We are looking at the feasibility of running a club trip to this years Amsterdam Marathon/Half Marathon/8K to be run on Sunday 16th October 2016.
Race entry and travel would be an individuals responsibility (with some suggested options) and hotel accommodation would be co-ordinated and booked by the club to allow for twinning and sharing of rooms where requested.
Return airfares or ferry crossings are currently available for around £115/50 return respectively. There would be options available for individuals for staying either the one night (Saturday) or staying two nights (Sat & Sun). Apparently, for those that are culturally stimulated, the city of Amsterdam has a variety of night time options for entertainment.
Note that those wishing to run the Half Marathon would not be able to return by boat on the Sunday as the Half Marathon is run in the afternoon and there is not sufficient time to get to the port post-race.
Race entry is currently:
Marathon (9.30am start) – 70 Euros
Half Marathon (1.20pm Start) – 27.50 Euros
8k (10.10am Start) – 15 Euros
We would arrange accommodation that would also benefit from a club subsidy in a 3 or 4 star hotel within walking distance of the start.
Hotel cost approx. £50-60 per person per night in a shared twin room
If you are interested in participating please add your name to the list at Willowburn or reply to this post on Facebook by February 17th.
Flying (currently approx £115-135 per person)
Flights from Newcastle to Amsterdam Saturday 15th October 9.30am
Return Flight Sunday Night 22.05pm (Return journey currently £135 with KLM)
Return Flight Monday (Numerous flights available including one at 8.35am that gets in at 8.45am) currently approx. £115 return
Alternative Boat (approx. £50 per person in 4 berth cabin)
Friday Night 14th Oct 5pm from North Shields
Returning Sunday night at 5.30pm (Note Half Marathon runners or 5 hour plus marathoners would struggle to make this ferry) or Monday at 5.30pm – 4 berth cabins available for less than £200
If you are interested please indicate whether you would prefer the plane or boat option and whether you would wish one or two night’s accommodation.