Belgrade Marathon Day – 22 April 2017 – before the event

It’s on next week, the 30th edition of the Belgrade Marathon.
Belgrade Marathon 30th logo
My family will be taking part in the 5 km Fun Run, supporting BELhospice.

Below is a video, from photos along the route I took for the 2015 event; the route for this event is still the same.

I’ll be running the half-marathon, 10 years since I last ran it. There is a new route this year for the half and full marathons. Below is the map from last year (as it was in 2007) and the route for 2017 – can you see the differences? Just, perhaps, yet from the Marathon HQ you would think this was an amazing new route!
Old Belgrade marathon route

Old Belgrade Full/Half Marathon route

2017 Belgrade Marathon route

2017 Belgrade Full/Half Marathon route

Anyway I am hoping for a reasonable time. This will be my fourth half marathon this year, following on from Palić (4 March), Kruševac (26 March) and Bratislava (1 April). In each of those races I finished either in 1 hour 34 or 1 hour 35 minutes, which for me is excellent.

Let’s just hope the weather is good. Last year it was boiling hot, and the year before cold and pouring with rain.

Start times are 10:00 am for the full/half marathon, and then about 10 minutes after for the 5 km Fun Run.

And the following day I plan to rest and watch the London Marathon, live on Eurosport 🙂

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