Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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19/05/2013 at 21:31
Marathon Maus wrote (see)
yer_maj wrote (see)

That would be the young strapping lad who collapsed in tears in front of us would it?  Only to be attended to bt DLR and JB...poor wee soul.

The 60 minutes thing really is a huge time to 10k time has slid down almost without noticing it since I managed that, but getting there was blody hard work!

Orbutt - you beat my PB you bugger

I'm afraid I also participated in massaging of his thighs. He was pretty cute! Albeit about 15 years younger than me...

ha ha  - i remember you and Radar Sal were blatently shouting support at all the handsome boys at mile 11!

19/05/2013 at 21:35
ATM wrote (see)

 Well, getting to meet the Ladies' Winner was cool...

Is that 'Ladies' Winner' in the sense of 'ran the fastest time' or 'snagged Eggy'? 

Well done Alexander, Orbutt and Jimbob on the PBs and anyone else who was out there racing today (Keyser Suze?). Also MM on beating the 60 min barrier - it's all in the mind, you know. 

I've sorted out my plan for the Ladybower 35 today. The good news is that my peak mileage week coincides with ITLR, and my longest run with the IoM marathon (might need to add a bit on to that one). The bad news is that I'm supposed to be doing 35 miles a week next week, which is some way off what I've been doing over the past few weeks. . Might work up to that gradually. 

Just for you DV - Ethiopian speciality. Don't know what it was called, but it was grilled strips of beef served up in a pot with charcoal underneath, and sprinkled with onion and chillis. And it was just fabulous.


19/05/2013 at 21:47

Well done to everyone running this weekend. Sounds like PBs falling all over the place.

RR - Great trip report. Sounds amazing.

I had a great time at Dunlop today. It was great as always to catch up with ATM and Audrey and I was really happy with my time of 49:01. Only two minutes off my PB on a hilly 10km route with no speed training at all for months! Plus you can't argue with a free cake and a cup of tea for finishers.

Getting to go with the first female finisher and carry the basket of goodies she won was a big bonus. That's about as close to first place in any race as I'm likely to get!

Edited: 19/05/2013 at 21:47
19/05/2013 at 22:01

You went with the female finisher's basket of goodies as well as the female finisher?? Goodness me, that's a lot of energy after knocking out a 10k....

19/05/2013 at 22:06

Well done you lot - stack of PBs there. You all been bitten by radioactive gazelles or something?

Orbutt - Calf feel okay tonight?

TD - great news.

19/05/2013 at 22:10

Yer Maj - sorry about the PB. You've still got me battered on the big one though

Weedy - calf was great, thanks. Had some phantom twinges waiting to start but I always seem to get them. The mind is a curious thing. 

Edited: 19/05/2013 at 22:11
19/05/2013 at 22:13
yer_maj wrote (see)

You went with the female finisher's basket of goodies as well as the female finisher?? Goodness me, that's a lot of energy after knocking out a 10k....

I have a large energy reserve for goodies!

19/05/2013 at 22:15
Orbutt wrote (see)

Yer Maj - sorry about the PB. You've still got me battered on the big one though


You're on th Sub 4 or Die team for next year, right?

19/05/2013 at 22:19

Maus - The magic hands certainly got that lad moving again.  The previously immobile young lass who stopped by us got moving pretty sharpish as soon as I started warming my hands...

Simon - I had a cold bath after today's 22km.  Definite walnut whip territory.

19/05/2013 at 22:21

Crowbarred myself  into  photos with the Ladies' Winner, today...First time I've felt like a groupie. The cakes were lush. 49? That's fab,E. The course is seriously hilly...

19/05/2013 at 22:21

...and that was before the bath....

20/05/2013 at 06:33

After having to have a very early night last night( 10pm after sleeping on sofa), KOC was easy this morning. Run started of lovely then the fog came down and I could hardly see 100m in front of me, but 7 miles D&D and legs feeling sooooo much better for it! 

Eggy - Well done on all accounts!!

Weedy - forgot to reply yesterday, soory. I don't know much about whats happening with the car?? As BF put it 'the evil witch has taken over'!! Apparently she ain't too happy about it! 

20/05/2013 at 07:19

Kaz - maybe she could lend you a broomstick 

Back to work today - hmmm, I could quite get to like this holiday thing. But today is the first day of my next running plan, and it's a day off. Strange how comforting it feels to be back to 'normal' - a nice spreadsheet all plotted out with my running for the next 16 weeks. Make of that what you will, psychologists.

20/05/2013 at 07:32

OCD ?! 

20/05/2013 at 07:34

There's nothing like a nice list schedule RR. Iif it weren't for those I'm pretty sure my life would slip into inertia. And I wouldn't be able to indulge in my notebook obsession anywhere near as much! In fact, you've inspired me to rewrite my running schedule at lunchtime.

Congrats to all the good running this weekend. I feel like a tortoise in comparison!

20/05/2013 at 07:53
Running Rodent wrote (see)

Strange how comforting it feels to be back to 'normal' - a nice spreadsheet all plotted out with my running for the next 16 weeks. Make of that what you will, psychologists.

On the fridge door or confined to the PC?

20/05/2013 at 08:04
yer_maj wrote (see)

You're on th Sub 4 or Die team for next year, right?

Oh, yes (Just hope it's the former.....)

20/05/2013 at 09:44

May 23: Suzy M's birthday.
May 25: We Own The Mid-Morning 10k - TP.
May 25-26: Chislet 24-hour challenge - DV.
May 26: Brussels 20k - Pottermoss, TD. Edinburgh Marathon - DJ Wolf, Tiddy, NCane, Weedy. Lochwinnoch 10K - ATM. Mittelrhein Marathon - Emmy. Mull of Kintyre Half - Helterskelter. Paris-St Germain 20k - TP.
May 27: London 10k - Carl D, Jimbob, Nic E.
Jun 1: Absersoch 10k - James B.
Jun 8: Luxembourg Marathon - Emmy.
Jun 9: Bala Half Ironman - Dave The Ex Spartan. Blaydon Race - Iain M. Chateau de Vincennes 10k - TP. Mersey Tunnel 10k - Orbutt, Sausset-les-Pins 11k - ATM.
Jun 15/16: South Downs Way Ultra - DV.
Jun 16: Pegasus Bridge Half - TP.
Jun 19: We Own The Night Alternative Run, Paris - TP.
Jun 21: Nacht van Vlaaanderen Marathon - Emmy.
Jun 22: Gent midsummer night 10k - Emmy.
Jun 22/23: Hadrian's Wall Ultra - Richard L, Weedy.
Jun 23: L'Equippe 10k - TP. Shrewsbury Half - DLR, James B, Jimbob, Maus, RS, Suzy M, Yer Maj.
Jun 25: Keyser Suze's birthday.
Jun 29: Giants Head Trail Marathon - Emmy.
Jul 4: Peachtree 10k - Danni.
Jul 14: Manchester 10k - James B.
Jul 16-18: Badwater Ultra - DV.
Jul 16-22: In The Long Run (Bratislava to Brussels) - DLR, Emmy, Helterskelter, Iain M, Maus, RR, Suzy M, TD, Weedy.
Jul 21: Lottery Anniversary Run - Jimbob, RS. Run Melbourne Half - Jus T.
Jul 27-28: Thunder Run - Malcs.
Jul 28: Ironman Switzerland - Engineer.
Jul 30: Maus' birthday.
Aug 3: The Devil O' The Highlands Ultra - Kaz.
Aug 5: Dublin Half - Straycelt.
Aug 10: North Downs Way Ultra - DV.
Aug 11: Isle of Maus Marathon/Half - Iain M, Maus, RR, RS, Weedy.
Aug 17: Helsinki Marathon - Pottermoss. London Gay Pride 10K - DLR.
Aug 17-18: Enigma Gold Double - Emmy.
Sep 7: Aberfeldy Marthon - Clag.
Sep 8: Run to the Beat Half - Jimbob.
Sep 9: Bala Olympic Triathlon - Dave The Ex Spartan.
Sep 14: Silkstone Shuffle - DLR.
Sep 15: Great North Run - Iain M, Jimbob, OO, RS, Steve Duffy, Tiddy, Weedy.
Sep 21-22: Cotswolds 102m ultra - DV.
Sep 22: Harvest Trail Half - Yer Maj. Ladybower 35 - RR.
Sep 29: Berlin Marathon - DLR, Emmy, Iain M, Jimbob, Kaz, Maus, Neil B, Orbutt, RS, Suzy M, Tiddy, Ben, Andrew, Anna, Monica, Lily. Paris-Versailles 16k - TP.
Oct 6: Barcelona Tri - Simon Mac. Cardiff Half - Yer Maj. Kielder Marathon - Weedy. Royal Parks Half - Carl D. Onetit's birthday.
Oct 8: Jersey Marathon - Princess Fiona.
Oct 12: PF's birthday.
Oct 13: Chicago Marathon - Danni.
Oct 20: Abingdon Marathon - Steve Duffy. Amsterdam Marathon - Emmy, Megs, Weedy. Cabbage Patch 10k - Nic E. Toronto Half - DV. Yorkshire Marathon - Malcs.
Oct 20-25: Inverness to Skye 136k - TP.
Oct 26: Beachy Head Marathon - Yer Maj.
Oct 27: Frankfurt Marathon - Emmy. Venice Marathon - Elizabeth. Marine Corps Marathon - Fanfan, Iain M, Rick.
Oct 28: Dublin Marathon - Carl D, James B.
Nov 2: DLR's birthday.
Nov 3: New York Marathon - Tiddy.
Nov 6: Danni's birthday.
Nov 9-10: Enigma Fireworks Double - Emmy, Weedy.
Nov 17: Marathon d'Orleans - PC91.
Nov 24: Florence Marathon - Engineer.
Nov 25: Jimbob's birthday.
Dec 1: James B's birthday.
Dec 8: Newcastle Racecourse Marathon - Weedy.
Dec 27: Wiol's birthday.
Dec 31: TD's birthday.
Jan 3: OO's birthday.
Jan 9-12: Disney Dopey - Danni.
Jan 12: Orbutt's birthday.
Jan 15: Yer Maj's birthday.
Jan 19: DV's birthday.
Jan 29: Kaz's ginormous dog's birthday.
Feb 3: TP's birthday.
Feb 6-9: Quadzilla - Emmy.
Feb 10: Emmy's birthday.
Feb 28: Iain M's birthday.
Mar 1: RS's birthday.
Mar 8: Jus T's birthday. Peter B's birthday.
Mar 16: Barcelona Marathon - Emmy, 1T.
Mar 18: Paris Half - PF, Suzy M.
April 6: Brighton Marathon - Iain M.
Apr 8: Alexander's birthday.
Apr 10: Kaz's birthday.
Apr 24: Audrey

20/05/2013 at 09:44

...Apr 24: Audrey's birthday.
May 15: Scott W's birthday.
May 17: Simon Mac's birthday.

Apr 6: Paris Marathon
Definite: ATM, DLR, DV, Eggy, Emmy, Jimbob, Kaz, Maus, Mrs DV, Mrs O, NGUG, Orbutt, PF, RR, Steve Duffy, Suzy M, TP, Weedy, Yer Maj.
Maybe: Carl D, Danni, Engineer, James B, NCane, Nic E, OO, RS, Scott W, Simon Mac.

Apr 6: Brighton Marathon - Iain M.
April 13 London Marathon - RR, TD.
June 2014: Comrades - Danni, RR.
Autumn 2014: Albert's Turkey: Danni, DV, Eggy, Maus, TD, Yer Maj.

Dark Vader    pirate
20/05/2013 at 09:49

Weedy..   I'm not doing the SDW100 ultra in June anymore..   and I was never doing the Toronto half in October...   no idea where you got that from!


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