My first and favorite marathon (General Comments)|
Scott McCamish from Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (6/26/03)
Melbourne is where I was born, and although I now live in the US, I will be going back there very soon. I ran my first Melbourne Marathon in 1991, and ran 4 more consecutively after that. I am VERY pleased to see that they returned to the original Frankston-to-Melbourne course, instead of looping around the city. Those bayside suburbs and beach views are spectacular. I am hugely biased, but I would choose this marathon over any other, if I could pick any marathon in the world to run. When I ran it, it was in June, but October is a beautiful time of the year to do it; warming up a bit after winter, but not too much. It's the best marathon in Australia, so go for it!