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Annual trip to Dublin Marathon (26 October 2015) 6 years 1 month ago #1

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Missed out on a place in the Yorkshire Marathon then how about this one for an Autumn marathon, which takes place on Monday 26 October 2015.

This trip is a regular fixture in the Pacers running and social calendar! The marathon itself has had good feedback from those that have run it previously and there is a great atmosphere, encouraging for first-timers. It is also a great marathon route for spectators, as you are able to see the runners at a number of locations during the race. Usually the ratio of pacers support crew to pacers running is 2:1!

Check it out for yourself on www.dublinmarathon.ie

We sort out our own accomodation and flights. We normally travel out on the Saturday and back on the Tuesday. (Travel out on the Saturday is recommended as numbers need to be collected from the marathon expo on either the Saturday or the Sunday - so could be an issue if any delays with the Sunday flights.) The marathon takes place on the Monday, which is a bank holiday in Ireland.

We usually stay at Jury's Inn Christchurch, which is walking distance to start/finish of race and perfectly placed for our post marathon celebrations. Currently there is a good deal through travel republic (pay £1 now to reserve)


Others have stayed at Bewleys, which I also understand has a good rate at present.

Alternatively there are many other hotels/B & B's to suit all budgets, although we recommend booking early due to it being a bank holiday in Ireland as well as the marathon weekend in Dublin.

Flights - Ryan Air flights from Leeds Bradford. The return flight is not released for a few months yet as the weekend we go is the change over to the winter schedule. However the outbound flight is currently selling seats at £25.99 per person (a bargain). The inbound flights are generally a similar price when released.

Aer Lingus also now do flights from Leeds Bradford and their return flights are currently £83 per person but the return flight times are not as good (leaving Dublin first thing Tuesday morning).

All welcome to join us for the craic on this annual pilgrimage to Dublin (for the marathon and/or the guinness!)

Please feel free to post any queries. :)
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