Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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06/04/2013 at 16:24

PF, thank you.

Next problem, no direct trains tomorrow to Paris due to engineering works .... so have to leave before 6am and change at least once.  

RS, I am hoping to arrive at Etoile RER at 07h00 then will scoot round to your hotel for bag drop (and loo stop ...).

DV, great reminders.  Not sure about the smiling bit .... 

06/04/2013 at 16:41
Anyone know anything about the staggered start? First time I have run here, I've got a green bid, apparently I don't need to be in my pen until0910??? Seems a bit crazy to me, that is after the front guys have already gone!
06/04/2013 at 17:15

The firemen go first ... then the elite, then wave by wave everyone else according to your predicted time.  The further back you are then the longer you have to wait until starting.  No point in arriving too early.

06/04/2013 at 18:02
Sorry, forget to say bon app??tit.
06/04/2013 at 19:15
Daniel - you will need to be in your pen before the 8:45 start of the race.
The way the wave starts is they let the elites and reds go first then everyone moves forward by one pen. They let one half of the next pen go, then the next half, then everyone moves forward again.
Chances are that the green pen will cross the start line about 9:10.
We're you to only turn up at 9:10 then you would only get into the pink pen.
My advice, you will need to be in your pen by 8:35
06/04/2013 at 19:31
Thanks everyone, was not totally clear on the website. Good luck to everyone tomorrow, I'm the big bald guy in the teamgb shirt!
06/04/2013 at 19:37
Got to the expo at 5:00 large queue to get in , but very quick moving , only downside was the fact they ran out of goodie bags before I got one
Gutted ,, might as well go home , I only came for the freebies

Hope everyone enjoyed the meal in pasta paps tonite
06/04/2013 at 20:01
Great to meet you guys earlier. Thanks for organising.

Running gear all laid out with running number attached. Am probably going to play it safe and wear a base layer.

Breakfast lined up and hot water ordered for 6am to make porridge.

Gels in running belt.

Heading to bed now to watch tv and call asleep.

Good sleeping all and see you at the Arc before 8am.

Good running all.
06/04/2013 at 20:02
Never mind the goody bag Scott, unless you have a thing about green beer towels. It's the t-shirt and medal you really want - it's all about the bling .

Good to see so many people today - sleep well tonight folks.
06/04/2013 at 20:04
The race web site says green bibs don't have to be in the pen til 9:10 latest
06/04/2013 at 20:04
Hey all. Gels a loaded, didn't go for a pint doctors orders. Lovely crowd. Really enjoying Paris, see you all at the Arc for the big jog
06/04/2013 at 20:09
Thanks Maus for kettle, harmony restored!!
Thank You TD for the milk.
Thank You RR for supporters flag!

And everybody else Thank you too, for all your support and just being the lovely people you are!! - And no Ive no been on the wine!

See you in the morning! Sweet dreams......of Victory!!
06/04/2013 at 20:11
I'm in bed, my demons are awake and partying in my head

Febo and soon to be Mr Febo came round for risotto, bringing amazing cakes with them. Proper carb loading Really looking forward to seeing all you guys tomorrow.

Sleep tight everybody, remind me why we do this again?!
06/04/2013 at 20:12
And another thing....if I come in even a nanosecond under 4:10 I'll be on the table in Corcorans making a speech. So you'd best all pray for a slow time for me
06/04/2013 at 20:18

DLR - really sorry to hear your news. Just shows how fragile life is and how important it is to grab every moment. Terribly sorry for your loss.

Everyone - Final best wishes from blighty. You've all done amazingly well just to get there. So excited for you all! Go out there and do yourselves proud.

06/04/2013 at 20:19
I'm looking forward to your speech YM.
06/04/2013 at 20:22
me too YM!!
06/04/2013 at 20:31
Best of luck to everyone tomorrow! Great meeting up earlier and thanks to everyone who organised!! See yous tomorrow!
06/04/2013 at 20:32
Hitting the effiel tower for the light show at 10 then to bed! Aiming to get to the arc at 8.15 then find the green start, que for the loo then warm up. I don't trust the website that says I don't need to be there until 9.10
06/04/2013 at 20:35
Never trust a website...
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