30 Nov 2011

Which European Spring Marathon Should I Run???

Ok. I really must have this marathon bug thing!

I'm signed up for Berlin 2012 but that's so far away that I want to run a spring marathon as well :-)

I'm thinking about Madrid but would love to know what your favourites are and why? I will go for a few days and make a holiday out of it. I'd like to run a marathon where the crowds are 100% behind you as they were in Valencia :-)

Thanks for your help!!


  1. Madrid is really hard (lots of hills) and the weather in April could be very hot, but probably the crowds are even better that in Valencia

    I think Barcelona is less hard

    Un abrazo!!

  2. Barcelona's course is flatter than Madrid. Madrid is one of the Spanish hardest marathons. In spring the weather coulb be hotter than in Valencia in November.

  3. Hi Lynne! We've noticed you might be running for the Marató in Barcelona! Have you heard of http://running.knok.com/? It's a way to we help runners find accomodation and connect with other runners!

  4. We of course you need another marathon before Berlin! Duh!

    Hmm. Here's the list:


    Since you are on a spanish kick, how about Seville? Its a beautiful city, the race is earlier (ie. 19 Feb not hot yet?) and they say the course is flat.