Medio Meraton de Donostia
Time of year: May
Value for money: 5
Crowd support: 4
PB potential: 4
Course: Flat, 2 laps
Locality: San Sebastian is a small, beautiful city which has it all. The sea on one side and the mountains on the other. It’s a paradise for runners, cyclists and triathletes. In the summer there are a lot of local Olympic and sprint distance triathlons, and in the winter there are running races from 10km to marathon distance. After the race, a great idea is to hit the bars and try the local specialities called ‘pintxos’, the Basque traditional tapas or a ‘Sidreria’, a cider house serving huge portions of food and unlimited cider from the barrel.
Getting there: The best way to get to San Sebastian if you’re travelling from outside Spain is to fly to Bilbao and then take a bus or train.
My experience: As I knew this would be my last year living in San Sebastian, I wanted to run this half marathon. The city is very pretty and this race goes along the sea and round the city.
I don’t remember much about the race itself, as I had spent best part of a year training up and down the same places as the race went, all I know is that like all the races here I enjoyed it immensely.