Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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26/03/2013 at 08:56

PF - that looks pretty sensible to me in terms of long runs.  As for the 14 miler seeming tough, I've had the same thing and I think its part psychological with me - I know the long runs will be tough but when faced with a cutback I somehow expect it to be like a 4 mile jog and it's not, it's still a pretty long run and that seems to take me by surprise.

26/03/2013 at 08:58
Dannirr wrote (see)

When it gets tough in Paris, remember this:

God, when the father runs on and then Derek just bursts into tears - thats when it kills me

26/03/2013 at 09:01

You complete bastard Jimbob 

26/03/2013 at 09:03
Edited: 26/03/2013 at 09:03
26/03/2013 at 09:08

Sorry about the presentation.  I've pinched times off the rogues gallery.

               Gold  - Silver - Bronze

Alexandre - 3h30 - 3h40 - 3h50

ATM   3h59

Bedders   3h09

Clag   3h59

Dannirr - 3h44 - 3h45 - 3h55

Dark Vader - Beat someone - Post on forum - Get an Eye Full

Dave the Ex Spartan - Pub - Pub - Pub

Eggyh73 - 4h30 - finish - stay alive

Emmy H - 4h29 - 4h45 - 4h55

Goldeagle  3h45

Iain Moore 2 - 4h30 - 4h45 - Finish

James B73 - 3h58 - 4h05 - 4h15

Johnny Lyall -  3h59

Jus T   3h45

Kaz1 -  Find daughters - Finish - Start

KeyserSuze - 4h12 - 4h30 - Finish

Larri - 4h30 - 4h45 - Finish

Marathon Maus - 4h55 - 5h00 - 5h10

Onetit   4h45

Orbutt - 4h05 - 4h10 - 4h15

PC91 - 3h55 - 4h00 - 5h00

Peter Burke 5 - 3h59 - 4h05 - 4h10

Rick James   3h59

Running Rodent - 3h49 - 3h50 - 3h58

Scott the Walker   3h59

Simon  MacDoughnut -  3h30 - 3h35 - 3h45

SP13 - 3h59 - 4h10 - Finish

Sporty Badger - 3h15 - 3h20 - 3h25

Stray Runner   2h59

The JimBob - 3h30 - 3h40 - 3h50

Tommy Mac 2 - 3h50 - 4h00 - 4h25

Trevor Olver - 3h30 - 3h45 - 4h00

Weather - Sunny - Cloudy - Rain

Weedy - Mariage - Romance - Kiss

Yer_Maj - 4h10 - 4h15 - 4h20

Edited: 26/03/2013 at 09:18
26/03/2013 at 09:12

I suppose I should add on the targets.............. BEAT THE WIFE AT ALL COSTS

26/03/2013 at 09:19
Emmy H wrote (see)

You complete bastard Jimbob 

sorry embo (still sniffling)

26/03/2013 at 09:27

Peter - I got your message, but can't reply. Drop me an email and I'll forward it


26/03/2013 at 10:06

Oh no.....I watched the video again and now I'm sobbing....!!  gets me every time.....

26/03/2013 at 10:09
Iain Moore 2 wrote (see)


Daddsy - nurse yourself and take it easy, you'll be back to normal in no time. Forgive the science-bit but Lemsip good, Ibuprofen not so good, particularly when you are in danger of dehydration.

Cheers for the advice, read it before grabbing the ibuprofen so will stick to the lemsip. Already feeling a bit better, I'm sure it'll clear up by thursday.

Found this article earlier: will be taking my own drink with me for as much of the route as possible then!

14 Day weather shows the sunday as expected to be a peak in the paris weather, little cloud, no rain, 11degrees c max. I could deal with that.

Oh, and as I don't think I did the G/S/B thing:

Gold: 3h30, Silver: 3h45, Bronze: 4h. I'll be bloody happy with any though

26/03/2013 at 10:18

Worried today.  I'm a born worrier!  Worried about the dreaded gingerbread man during the marathon....Marathon Talkers will know what I am on about 

26/03/2013 at 10:23

Wow, that's disturbing.  I always carry my own, but do need to refill it on route, hope I see my mates/himindoors on route and get them to carry a non contaminated brand. 


26/03/2013 at 10:29
Daddsy - where did you check the weather? I've just looked on accuweather which is giving rain and metcheck is even worse with sleet
26/03/2013 at 10:34

I was using world weather online, but even that has updated to a greater chance of rain since I checked last night

26/03/2013 at 10:39
26/03/2013 at 10:40
I'm going to stick with my belief that you can't trust metcheck but might have to start preparing myself for rain.
26/03/2013 at 10:52
Well my 12 miles became 10k legs felt heavy, and its lots hotter today- unsuitable clothing meant overheating anyway 10k done at What I hope will be Goal MP(if I have a goal????). It felt hard but after last nights 3x1600 efforts within 9 mile run I am not surprised.

And I have Incredible Hulk hands.
26/03/2013 at 10:55

Morning folks, long time watcher, first time poster.  Thanks for all the helpful tips and info on this race, it's really useful and good entertainment.  This will be second marathon for me and first time doing Paris.  I have just read quite a fun book on marathon running by Phil Hewitt who waxes lyrical about the route but is very neagtive about the starting pens, that they are hard to get into, really overcrowded and generally a bit lousy. is that the consensus on this forum?  If so, any tips on how to avoid that stressy start?  Cheers

26/03/2013 at 10:59

RAIN?!?!?! No no no, there'll be no rain. Don't worry everyone, it's going to be sunny and 34 here tomorrow, I'll put just a little bit of that sunshine on my packing list, ok?

It will not rain on Marathon Sunday. End of story.

26/03/2013 at 11:07
PC91 wrote (see)

Sorry about the presentation.  I've pinched times off the rogues gallery.

               Gold  - Silver - Bronze


Jus T   3h45


PC91 - Lets make my gold time 3:45, silver 4:00 and bronze finishing!


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