Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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28/01/2013 at 20:54
@Kaz - I'll bring some spare jam sandwiches and throw them over to you

Yep... Wednesday again. It's confirmed tomorrow afternoon once I speak to the client. So tired... And still have the 1 hr drive home.

@Orbutt - I guess I've been lucky. My UK GP signed it off free and didnt even want a medical.... but ive been with this GP since i was born. The guy in Belgium gave me a spare one in French "to be on the safe side". How does one even make a stamp?
28/01/2013 at 21:02

Emmy - Thanx but don't think it would be a very good idea!

I must remember to take my medical certificate to doc on Wednesday.

28/01/2013 at 21:54
Emmy - you've seen Weedy's work
28/01/2013 at 21:57

hey all, saw there was a bit about supporter strategies.  If anyone wants the guide pop me a message with your email and I'll hopefully have time to update it with feedback from last year and send it this weekend (work allowing).

28/01/2013 at 22:23

On the spectator front:  Mrs D used RS's guide last year and it was perfect.  I wonder if any of the supporters (Mrs O, Mrs D etc) want to get together and move from spot to spot - at least there'll be someone to have a coffee with while they wait....

 

28/01/2013 at 22:26
Was just mooching on this new dangled Twitter thingy and found the following tweety thing
"@jarrowarrow: By the end of 2013, I Steve Cram will run sub 3.30 in the New York Marathon http://t.co/GLP9oFCz #stepup with @findarace"

I hadn't realised he was still as competitive in his running
28/01/2013 at 22:41
Orbutt - New fangled, maybe?! Steve Cram attends some races up here; he still looks pretty darn competitive.

Re: med cert. We've done this before. Clearly I would say this but I think you should get one from your GP. Not sure how it works but I assume it's got to do with the Paris Marathon organisers gaining appropriate insurance? It's a hassle but hardly that difficult, and as previously discussed, could pick up issues that otherwise would remain undetected, prior to them causing trouble. Orbutt, your friend's GP sounds like a money-grubbing prat. He could see someone else?

Anyway, just saying.
28/01/2013 at 23:40
Dannirr, my entourage would be very happy to have extra people join them...
29/01/2013 at 01:14

YM - cool - we can all set this up at the meetup before the race - pasta dinner the night before?

29/01/2013 at 06:29

Is it still ok yer_maj for my offspring to join your entourage?

I am so tired today.......

29/01/2013 at 07:34
Orbutt wrote (see)
Was just mooching on this new dangled Twitter thingy and found the following tweety thing
"@jarrowarrow: By the end of 2013, I Steve Cram will run sub 3.30 in the New York Marathon http://t.co/GLP9oFCz #stepup with @findarace"

I hadn't realised he was still as competitive in his running

His PB at the marathon is 2.35 and that was set in 1999 so it might not be too much of a push for him?

29/01/2013 at 08:25

IM2 - Fangled indeed

29/01/2013 at 08:27
kaz1 wrote (see)

Is it still ok yer_maj for my offspring to join your entourage?

I am so tired today.......

Come join me on the sofa... I have tea and a musli bar

29/01/2013 at 08:41
Orbutt wrote (see)
Swindon Dave
As long as your 'friend' used the proper form, downloaded from the website and added a stamp that would pass muster then I cant see there being any problem. My friend did it last year.

Emmy - not all Drs are easy going. My friends Drs surgery told him it would require a private appointment and the letter would be chargeable too. They estimated ??65.
His Dr isn't stingy but he is.

£65 quid!!!!!

I was charged £18 quid and I mentioned that I was running for a charity as well, in the hope that they would be charitable. Clearly not. Perhaps if they say 'I will dontae your charges to my charitable cause' they may be somewhat lenient.

29/01/2013 at 09:11

If there was a RW forum supporter's camp, I think with the range of runners and speeds, 3 sighting points would be the maximum that could be achieved. km1, km20 and km41. I think with that spread, the gathered supporters could pretty much be sure to see everyone.

If supporters prefer to keep in smaller clusters dedicated to one particular runner, you can get to more points.  Faster runners can not expect to get more than 3 sightings. At the other end of the pace spectrum, public transport or bikes can go faster than the runner, so you can have multiple sightings.

Do you think your various supporters would like to concentrate together and make a party of it?  Leeds Rob and I have toyed with the idea of making a core cheerleading team and doing something a bit funny  Need feedback.

Pop question for Dr.Moore. Do you like Stiff Little Fingers music? Have been listening to one of their albums over the weekend and it made me think of you...

29/01/2013 at 09:18

If the stuff below turns out as gibberish, I apologise now.  Looks like Canon have done something stupid by removing functionality from their image library website, taking away something basic that worked, for something complicated that is not useful.

** gibberish removed **

** sigh **

Edited: 29/01/2013 at 09:19
29/01/2013 at 09:34

TD - Stiff Little Fingers are a favourite of mine. Seen them playing at the Barras many a time on St Paddys night. Suspect Device, one of the best punk songs ever written.

29/01/2013 at 09:41

OK, I've plopped a bunch of photos from RW folk going to Paris Marathon between 2009-2012. Spot yourself or someone you might know here.

29/01/2013 at 09:44
kaz1 wrote (see)

Is it still ok yer_maj for my offspring to join your entourage?

Yes of course!

Ahhhh SLF - love them!

TD - I'm liking the cheerleading thing...and my lot will always be up for a party.  Just don't look like you're enjoying yourselves at 30km as I stagger past....

 

29/01/2013 at 14:05

Some good photos there Tricky - good memories i'm sure - i am looking forward to having my own Paris experience for the first time, although Yer-maj talking of staggering past at 30k made me wince slightly.

I may have a couple of supporters that might want to seek haven within the collective of RW supporters and make use of RS's guide.

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