Well, this #7 of 2012, but my 21st marathon to date, and I can say this is a first. Never have run an evening marathon before.
Along with 600 other runners, I will start my 42km race at Tromso Radhuset (Tromso City Hall) at approximately 8:30 PM on June 30 and finish around 1:15 AM on Sunday, July 1st. Not sure what the hydration, food and rest plan should be as these are all usually tied to a morning race. Get back to on that.
Tromso is beautiful. At the far north tip of Norway, it will be broad daylight when I am running...another novelty.
A mainly flat "figure eight" course except for two bridges of 45 meters each in the first half of the race. Temp should be upper 40s or low 50s. Expected sunshine but rain is now on the radar. Fingers crossed for better weather than last month.
Race number is 1013. Follow me on www.msm.no.