Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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02/05/2013 at 19:07

DV - I'd love to her that but will be on Skye so out of digital contact - I'll find it when I'm back. Mr Lamacq is a legend. 6music is fab.

Attention Scottish people! 

Advice please - I am going up to Skye on Sunday for a week. I have today, for the first time this year, been attacked by bugs in Newcastle's Town Moor and wondered - am I going to get eaten alive up there, on the off-chance there is some good weather? Do I need mosquito repellent etc? I am prepared for the wet - always - but not sure what it's like in Scotland when the weather's good. I'm not sure I've ever been in that eventuality...

Thank you as ever.

Running high has been achieved tonight after work. How lovely. Nice to see the sun too.

02/05/2013 at 20:06

It's early for midges, but I wouldn't rule them out. As a person who is apparently a walking midge buffet I have much experience of this. And don't assume they'll only appear if the weather's good - you can definitely get a delightful combination of rain and midges.

There are various approaches - the midge helmet http://www.langdale-associates.com/finland_2012/part_4/pic_26.htm chemical warfare (anything containing DEET, or if you'd rather smell nice Avon Skin So Soft Dry Oil). Or you can take up smoking. 

Can you tell I've been scarred (literally) by Highland camping holidays? I'm sure you'll have a lovely time IM2 . (Seriously, it's a fabulous place).

Edited: 02/05/2013 at 20:07
02/05/2013 at 20:15

RR - your first two sentences completely cracked me up. That's all I have to contribute.  Except...iain doorstep you can always do (like me and London). Paris she'll get to meet all of us...

02/05/2013 at 20:55

anyone thinking about Paris Accommodation next year? I'm thinking at least 2 nights with my 3 girls in tow- anyone else thinking of getting an apartment? got a couple of spare rooms, they want someone to chip in on? Just throwing it out there early doors

02/05/2013 at 21:23

Iain - I have had a quick look at the weather and you might be lucky. It's probably a bit too cool for the little blightlers. A stiff breeze might also help. As RR says, Avon Skin so Soft really works. And you will smell lovely. It's a magical place - enjoy.

02/05/2013 at 21:53

Thanks Simon - I'll see if I can find some of that avon stuff before setting off.

I can't wait. I will be out of wifi/3G coverage for a whle 7 days though! Not sure how I'll survive...

02/05/2013 at 21:55

3G whats that??????????

02/05/2013 at 22:10

Iain - have a good time on Skye. Probably an urban myth, but apparently the SAS swear by Skin so Soft to keep the midges away. Bummed about Paris for you.

Dear Paris and Brighton...

02/05/2013 at 22:16

Weedy - thanks dude. Good luck for Saturday.

02/05/2013 at 22:21

Iain you know you want to come to Paris....

And the Skin so Soft stuff works - I used to get bitten to death.  You too can smell like a laydee....

02/05/2013 at 22:28

Cheers Iain

02/05/2013 at 22:30
Iain Moore 2 wrote (see)

Suze - Is that pic Eric Liddell? I'm in. 

RS - it's my sis. She won't go for Paris - already tried. Brighton starts and finishes on her doorstep, it's her 'bucket-list' run etc.

So. Berlin will have to be Paris substitute this/next year...

Yes, I believe it is - I googled 'sub four or die' and that's what came up!

I think I'm going for Brighton next year too.

02/05/2013 at 22:48

Iain - There's not been many midges out yet, but be prepared. Skye is notorious for the little blighters.

02/05/2013 at 22:57

They're having a wee snooze just now.  They heard Tasty iain was on his way so they're building up an appetite 

03/05/2013 at 01:41

They heard of his recent Nutella intake....

03/05/2013 at 06:57

I tried skin so soft.  Didn't work for me. People take me to scotland as a midge safeguard.  When I'm around everyone else is safe.

03/05/2013 at 08:02

RS - what you doing this weekend then?! I may have a job for you on Skye!

Danni - they like nutella too? Oh dear...

03/05/2013 at 08:06

 If you do try Skin so Soft, make sure you get the dry oil spray. There are various lotions and potions in the range, but the oil spray is the one you need.

  Cracking run this morning - bright and sunny and the flowers are coming out. First cruise ship of the season parked in the river - beautiful morning and not one of the passengers appears to be up yet. Time to practise the vuvuzela maybe? 

Edited: 03/05/2013 at 08:08
03/05/2013 at 08:12

Skin so soft in abundance here....seems to work well even on the dog!!!

Cracking morning here too RR, after torrential rain all night. Gorgeous Sunshine will make today a  nice day at work. Hope it stays so I can ditch the winter running jacket this afternoon!!

Going to a Wedding dance tonight........Must I wear a dress????

03/05/2013 at 08:31

Wierd double post happened again. I have nothing of value to add just don't want to leave the double post.

Edited: 03/05/2013 at 08:35
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