A great race (about: 2004)|
P. L. from Krakow, Poland (10/4/04)
2 previous marathons
| 1 Cracovia Marathon
It was my first marathon, but now I have another event to compare with (highly praised UK marathon - not nearly as good as this one) - and certainly there will be more. I decided to participate few days before the race, with little preparation, and finished in pain in just over 4 hours - but I enjoyed it thoroughly.
The track consisted of two loops (one for half-marathon) starting on a historic Market Square in medieval town centre, and went mostly along Wisla River (rare opportunity of watching race leaders finishing - on the opposite shore!). It was really scenic - and finishing round along the Market Square, with all the cheering crowd, was impressive. Also, organization was great: no cars anywhere on the route, drink/water points regularly, nice medals, car draw for participants... I will certainly be back.