Autmn Tour 2014 announced

V.R.R. Autumn Tour News 2014 
Hi Folks! 

It’s Lisbon a go a go!! 
Yes – by very popular demand, we’re off to another race in the Rock n Roll run series. 
Once again you have the choice of a full marathon or a half. 
The event takes place on Sunday 5th October; with both courses having awesome views of Lisbon and the Tagus River. Add in numerous live music stages along the route plus a post finish concert; this really makes for yet another memorable tour. Think blue skies, beaches and brilliant running…… oh and a few beers of course!!!!!!! 

So… Here’s the vitals to kick start your experience.

Race Information 
Full details (in English) and on line entry can be found at
http://pt.competitor.com/portugal/
Marathon starts at 8:30am in Cascais whilst the half commences 10:30am on the Vasco de Gama bridge (Europe’s longest!!). 
Capacities are always limited in races like this.. so to avoid disappointment, it’s strongly recommended you register for your race first BEFORE booking travel and any accommodation. 
Race entry fees are: 55 Euro in respect of the Marathon and 33 Euro for the Half (up to 30th June). Prices include medal and Adidas technical t-shirt. No medical certificate required. 

Recommended Flights 
Both options departing Friday 3rd October and returning Monday 6th October. (NB… No Saturday outbound flights available). 
– Easyjet from Liverpool: Dep 10:00, Arrive Lisbon 12:45
Return 13:15, Arrive Liverpool 15:55
Cost £118 (ex hold luggage & booking fees) baggage 

– Ryanair from Manchester: Dep 20:50, Arrive Lisbon 23:35
Return 17:50, Arrive Manchester 20:35 
Cost £102 (ex hold luggage & booking fees). 

Alternatively; additional flight routes with non low-cost airlines (e.g. Iberia, BA etc…) are available from Manchester on a direct and non-direct basis. See websites such as ebookers.com and expedia.co.uk for additional info. 

Hotels (*)
Recommendations to follow. 

As usual if there are any queries, thoughts or comments, please do feel free to contact me on my mobile: 00421 949 547 205. Alternatively please e-mail: gary.jenkinson1@yahoo.co.uk

Cheers for now

Gary J. 🙂
30/04/14

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Posted in Half Marathon, Marathon, Races, Tours

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