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need some help planning my trip
Posted December 8th, 2012 - 8:21 am by from Northampton, England (Permalink)
Hi my name is Tony and i am planning a motorcycle trip to Slovakia around july/august time ,we will only have 1 week in slovakia as we are riding through Poland first and want to visit Vien and Prague on the way home
i want to find out if there is a Half marathon or marathon bieng run any where in Slovakia in July or August as 3 of our bikers are also marathon runners and i want to try and arrange this for them as this is the first time they have been to Eastern Europe and they have onlky ran UK marathons
[they are only amateurs]
I have been to your beautiful country 3 times before but only ridden through it so this time i want to ride the Tatras and see some of the wonderful countryside
Also quench my thirst with some of your beer and Slivovitz
if anyone can help i would realy apprecieate it and the dates of our trip will then include the marathon
Best Regards
Tony
England

Posted December 11th, 2012 - 4:50 pm by from Northampton, England (Permalink)
hi ive had a response to my request for info on marathons in Poland so might do one there
unless some one knows of one in Slovakia
Tony

Posted December 12th, 2012 - 9:11 am by from Bratislava, Slovakia (Permalink)
hi Tony
closest i could find sofar are:

Bratislava 1st Sept
http://www.maratonbdb.sk/

Banska Bystrica 7th Sept
http://www.marathonbb.com/news.menu

cheers
Vlad

Posted December 12th, 2012 - 6:22 pm by from Northampton, England (Permalink)
Hi Vlad
thank you for the response but i think they are a bit late
i am not sure what the weather will be like in september
keep trying for me and see if you can find some in august
please
and thanks once again for your help
Tony

Posted December 12th, 2012 - 8:23 pm by from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (Permalink)

4.august, half marathon Rohace - Podbiel, slightly downhill, 10.august Rajecky maraton (also half marathon).
I would prefer runs in spring or autumn, summer is generally too hot.
It is strange combination, long-distance running after hours spent on bike. What are saying your knees and legs to that?
Greetings to Mallaig!

Lucky break!

Posted December 12th, 2012 - 10:08 pm by from Northampton, England (Permalink)
Hi Peter thank you so much for your halp but i may need more ,i am interested in the 4th august ,do you think you can find the website for me and is it in english
Mallaig is fine and luckily for me i do not run marathons so i will drink beer and cheer my friends on ,
Tony

Posted December 13th, 2012 - 7:30 pm by from Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany (Permalink)

Hi, here is the contact for registration - var@kozmos.sk .
As there have been already participants from UK they should speak english, although their website is just in slovak - http://sk.podbiel.sk/ It is run in really nice area.
Let me know how do you like slovak beer :-)

Posted December 13th, 2012 - 8:31 pm by from Northampton, England (Permalink)
Hi Peter thank you i will check it out
i think Slovak beer is good
your wine is great and your
Slivovitz is beautiful but not
as beautiful as your women
or biking roads
Tony

Posted December 13th, 2012 - 8:44 pm by from Northampton, England (Permalink)
Peter we wil be in Zilina so we may be able to meet for a beer or two
Tony

Posted December 16th, 2012 - 11:35 pm by from Spisske Podhradie, Slovakia (Permalink)
Hi Tony,

I'm not a runner, but I'd be glad if you rode through Slovakia wih your mates. I looked for marathons in SVK and found this website http://beh.zoznam.sk/behy/terminovka/ You can choose a date range for marathons here. I know nothing abt them, but I guess you can look for translation and and ask couchsurfers about specific runs.

And a suggestion for a great place to see on the way : Spis castle.I think it's the nicest castle here.

Have a nice holidays

Mirka