Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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28/11/2012 at 11:44

it was even taken in wales is the final descent into llanberis at the end of marathon eryri

28/11/2012 at 12:07

@Weedy - Nah. We spoke about it briefly whilst we were on our run together. She found me on the page on facebook and sent me a mail. She's a lovely girl and has just asked me to crew with her for her first 100 miler as I kept her going for her 40 miler.


28/11/2012 at 12:15

SR - End of marathon! You're making that look way too easy.


28/11/2012 at 12:17
Eggyh73 wrote (see)

SR - End of marathon! You're making that look way too easy.


Agree with that... you were trying hard enough 

28/11/2012 at 12:19
Weedy Gonzalez wrote (see)
Emmy_H wrote (see)

@jimbob - do you remember his race number or name? You can do a search on the results? A girl from my last marathon did that and found me on facebook.

Hmmmm...she's not a cyberstalker is she Emmy?

EASY on the Stalkage Ems! - no seriously, cause its the crappy "Nike Branded" half marathon where they give you their branded running top to advertise their "Nike Brand" the race numbers are really small so i couldnt read it to find out was his name was so i could look him up on facebook so i could have a fine bromance with him. Plus, if he did have a race number it was covered by his blimmin bulletproof vest. He'll have to be remembered as my namesake in the bulletproof vest who actually used more curse words than me during the race (thats my thing - i go all tourettes when i'm trying to muster a bit more energy for the late miles)

28/11/2012 at 12:20

To give us a bit of a clue as we try to find each other among 40,000 in shorts'n' vests..


Edited: 28/11/2012 at 12:22
28/11/2012 at 12:25

'n' Dannirr

28/11/2012 at 12:25

@Jimbob - According to MarathonTalk; i had my first female version of a bromance! We firmly bonded during the 2 1/2 hours we ran together. I fed her jelly babies, sang loudly (and out of tune) and tried to take both of our minds of it!

What about finisher pictures?

28/11/2012 at 12:29

its so emotional Ems

28/11/2012 at 12:33

@ATM - the Whos Who? is coming together.

@Emmy, we didnt finish together so i'll just have to cherish the memory!

28/11/2012 at 12:33

It was.... I'm running the route again on 15th December so will let you know if I find someone else to have a bromance with

28/11/2012 at 12:46

This week's 'must read'

before the mad world domination..errr.. ultimate marathon plans ...   kick in.


28/11/2012 at 12:49
ATM wrote (see)

This week's 'must read'

I really need a copy of that one!

28/11/2012 at 12:52

Me 'n' Emmy_H

Hang in there Eggy. It's too icy to run , today, anyway...

TheEngineer    pirate
28/11/2012 at 12:56

Plans?! Oh that's scary. Went to see the physio/podiatrist/consultanty type person today. Same guy who went to Hawaii with Queen Chrissie both times she broke the WR. Even so, didn't realise that for a problem with the feet you had to pay through the errr.... nose. :/

Long story short: My feet aren't bad but they could be better. Have a few natural variations that predispose me to niggles. Been told to get massaged more (volunteers??) and live on the foam roller. Orthotics on their way, I really hope they sort me out!! 

I forgot how fast this bleeding thread moves... been a bit busy lately... ATM - I challenge you to a 200 word summary of the last 2 weeks...

Right, I'm going to try to read back...

28/11/2012 at 13:03

ATM - look at you, you're floating

28/11/2012 at 13:25

If only, Orbutt...

Tsssk, Engineer  Précis is not me strong point. But here'sthe team. *Good luck with getting volunteers to massage your feet.'Phone us from the cells..*


28/11/2012 at 14:31

I have got my number sorted!!!!


I guess I need to start training now. First run in 2 weeks today as I have had a cold. It is worrying how much fitness you can loose in 2 weeks.

Dark Vader    pirate
28/11/2012 at 15:06

Engineer....   I have lost all faith in podiatrists....  their proliferation to prescribe orthotics is just too much of avoidance for the actual cause of whatever biomechanical problem (if any) that you might have.  

The science of the foot is obviously complex and especially so where athletic demands are required...   but they just seem to fall back on orthotics as the cure to the problem.

I'm not convinced any more...  I used orthotics for about seven years until the summer just gone.  They seemed to solve one problem, but created others.  I saw three podiatrists during that time and all of them enthused about orthotics but none of them tried to suggest anything else as a problem solver.

My experiments over the summer with barefoot running (just 2 x 10 mins per day for six weeks) seem to have fixed the problems.   Now, I don't use orthotics, have no knee pains and no blisters.   

My Hoka's are a minimalist shoe (only 4mm drop) and I am increasingly convinced that minimal running is the way forward to avoid and perhaps fix biomechanical problems created by poor technique, poor choice of shoes and incorrect foot strike.

Its just my point of view, but worth thinking about...


Dark Vader    pirate
28/11/2012 at 15:16

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