Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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05/04/2013 at 06:51

hee hee hee, the eggy hunt.  I have visions of Eggy sprinting around Paris hiding behind poles and the like while ATM does her best mad scottish woman act.

Carl D wrote (see)

RS - Thanks. Not sure why I am stressing about this as my goal is to get round but do you think the footpod would be cheaper at the expo than in a running shop in London ? This is probably a silly question.

It's a question...I'm a bit of a cynic and even when there's stuff on "sale" at the expo I really don't think it is.  They've got 35,000 + supporters guaranteed running mad people passing by.  The prices aren't going to be cheap.

I wanna go to paris NOW!  Can't believe I have to go to work and try and concentrate and like get stuff done People are expecting me to be far to constructive at the moment.

05/04/2013 at 07:04
Am working today too RS. Anyway, me, Leeds Ron, Jimbob's sexy thong wearing cousin Ingrid, Kaz's daughters, maybe mr JusT and any other hangers on who joined us at the Arc de Triomphe at 8am (my suggestion, get there 5-10mins earlier)... We will pop up with our various flags around km8, km20.5 and towards the end around km41.

You will see us before we see or recognise you so make sure to shout and yell and we'll give you a big cheer in return. Our flags should hopefully be hanging in the sky, not at crowd level. It's a big psychological boost to see a friendly face in the crowd, so look out for us! BIG GRIN
05/04/2013 at 07:07
The Pasta Papa list. Some will meet up at the Arc at 1730 and walk down. I will wait around the Roosevelt metro (?) at 1745 and then we can all go in together spot on 1800.

The Jimbob
Jimbob's mate Dan
Jimbob's friend Dan's American ex work colleague Molly
Jimbob's lovely cousin Ingrid
Eggy
Weedy
Emmy
Trevor Olver
ATM
Orbutt, Mrs. Orbutt
Iain Moore
Simon MacDoughnut + wife
PC91 + 2
Radar Sal
Running Rodent + friend Bec
Danirr + wife
James Rickert + 1 (aka Superfreak and Superfreakette)
Dark Vader + 1
Tricky Dicky
Marathon Maus
Jus T and MrT plus 2
Larri and wife
TartanPimpernel
KeyserSuze + mr KS
05/04/2013 at 07:21
Very envious of all you people already in Paris - another day at work for me.

For the Francophones - apparently there's an interview with Paula Radcliffe in L'Equipe tomorrow, talking about marathon running.
05/04/2013 at 07:32

Just read some bits about Garmin losing signal in tunnel, now panicking...nothing I can do now I guess as I don't want to fork out for a footpod. AGH...oh well at least I know in advance and won't panic when I look at my watch and go WTF!!

Paris tomorrow - off to London today...just want to say a HUGE thank you to all for keeping me sane  and putting a smile on my face during my weeks of lurking here

Safe journey to you all and have a great run!!

05/04/2013 at 07:42
TD it Would be really handy if you decide whether you'll be standing on the left or the right so we know which side to look for you and avoid having to do motorway style swerving
05/04/2013 at 07:45
chasmiles wrote (see)

Just read some bits about Garmin losing signal in tunnel, now panicking...nothing I can do now I guess as I don't want to fork out for a footpod. AGH...oh well at least I know in advance and won't panic when I look at my watch and go WTF!!

I agree.  I'm not going to buy a footpod either, but I feel much better knowing in advace that the tunnels will mess with the readings.   If you're prepared for it, that sort of thing is easy to deal with.  If it hits you unexpectedly mid-race, it can sometimes throw off your conentration.  

05/04/2013 at 07:49
Ooh, I'm to get the train, see you soon Paris.....and hopefully all you Forum Runners. Excited and nervous, and a wee bit sickly, hope the breakkie stays down......
05/04/2013 at 07:52
Eggy, Iain et al - can I come to the movies too? Don't care what I see? I saw bits of 'Lincoln' on the plane from Australia and it was good. Would happily see it again to fill in some blanks where I fell asleep.

Am at the airport waiting to board now! Hurrah!
05/04/2013 at 07:59

How many days left Winston?

http://www.speechbuddy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Winston-Churchill-Flashing-Victory-Sign.jpg

Winston says the war's nearly over, Sudetenland's in sight, the big push commences 8.45am Sunday.

In other news, I stumbled across this on my travels through the internet...

http://25.media.tumblr.com/ce75c3c9f94e3651d1e3add79e74d1ac/tumblr_mjo5gloG8m1qdw1kro1_1280.jpg

 

05/04/2013 at 08:08
I'm just off to Paris now. Expo this afternoon/evening and then resting up tomorrow before the big race on Sunday! Excited!

Hope you all have a safe trip to Paris and a great run on Sunday. Looking forward to seeing how we all get on!
05/04/2013 at 08:18

Weedy - that made me laugh so much I'm sore. Brilliant!

Listening to 6music, final packing and The Stone Roses' I Wanna Be Adored comes on.

This can only be a good thing.

05/04/2013 at 08:22
Just about to head for Abedeen. Stomach already doing cartwheels.

Yer-maj, A gazelle? No! Don't you listen to a word I say? A camel. You want to be like a camel!
05/04/2013 at 08:27
A very good thing Iain.
05/04/2013 at 08:33

MM - sure, no problem, I'm not sure if anyone else is but can discuss at the breakfast run - are you doing that?

05/04/2013 at 08:59
Tricky - are you sure that you didn't submit that piece to the newspaper? We know that you love your cycling!
05/04/2013 at 09:03

In Paris since tuesday, poor weather. Now heading to the Expo, you can spot me by my dyed blonde hair (anything to raise funds!) Bib #15059 See you all there! And good luck for Sunday!!

05/04/2013 at 09:33

Marathon hair cut done.  Little sleep...too excited and nervous about forgetting something.  Leaving for the airport after lunch.  See you all soon  

05/04/2013 at 09:48

Hi all, just waiting for the taxi to tatke us to the train station for the train to get to London, then on the Eurostar at about 3pm. Checked the packing list a few times!

I'll tie my green ribbon around my bag so please come and say hi if you spot me at the expo tomorrow. If not, we're aiming to be at the Arc at 5.30pm tomorrow evening for PP, then again just before 8am for the RACE!

Good luck to all, looking forward to meeting you IRL. 

 

Happy travels!

05/04/2013 at 09:55
Stuck in work and can't concentrate , another day before I leave for paris

Safe journey to everyone traveling today
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