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The 40th Istanbul Marathon

The 40th Istanbul Marathon

It’s done, 42kms 0r 26.2 miles of The 40th Istanbul Marathon.   Would I do it again? At the moment, the morning after the event, probably not. Would I recommend it to others, looking for a challenge? Definitely! Would I do things differently? Yes, but not a lot. I trained hard over the 4 months leading up to the Istanbul Marathon event, completing 7 half marathons. My longest run, however, was only 26 km.  For anyone taking up the marathon challenge, I would…

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Marathon training Diary Part 2

Marathon training Diary Part 2

Marathon training, what exactly are you doing? Well, & sorry to those completely uninterested, but I wanted to give more information about my exercises and marathon training routine. Hopefully, this can be useful for any middle-aged people interested in marathon training or just regular exercise. As I said previously I’m not following anyone else’s training routines but am putting my own together to suit my fitness level, age and ability. So far, having completed four 5 km runs, I’ve upped…

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The Istanbul Marathon

The Istanbul Marathon

The Istanbul Marathon has been run every year since 1979. It is the only marathon in the world that is run over two continents. The route begins on The Asian side of Istanbul and crosses the Bosphorus Bridge. It is one of the most stunning marathons in the world with (literally) breathtaking views across the city. The route passes many incredible sites including the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia and Topkapi Palace. Much of the route runs along parallel to the…

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What are the 6 Best Things about living in Turkey?

What are the 6 Best Things about living in Turkey?

Ever thought about living in Turkey? Here are 6 reasons to make the move: Living Costs everyday living costs are cheaper than the UK and most other European countries. The exchange rate is currently 5 Turkish Lira to 1 Euro and 5.5 Turkish lira to the pound. You can check current exchange rates here xe.com . The Weather The climate is one of the main reasons we moved to Turkey. With an average of 272 sunny days per year, it…

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