Paris Marathon 2013

...and the beat goes on...

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13/07/2013 at 22:52

Not a runner?


We can sort that...

13/07/2013 at 22:59

Nice one Iain. 

hope u all have a ruddy marvellous time and no one gets too sore. Keep the photos flowing

14/07/2013 at 00:31

Good luck all! I will run 1% of what you're doing and think of you all. 

14/07/2013 at 05:31

Day early as I prob won't get any time to post tomorrow...

Jul 16-22: In The Long Run - DLR, Douglas Maus, Emmy, Helterskelter, Iain M, RR, Suzy M, TD, Weedy, Clark, Ellen, Audrey, Rusty.
Jul 20: Wohlf's birthday. Musselburgh 10k - Wohlf.
Jul 21: Lottery Anniversary Run - Jimbob, RS.
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: Enigma Gold - Weedy. Helsinki Marathon - Pottermoss. London Gay Pride 10K - DLR.
Aug 17-18: Enigma Gold Double - Emmy.
Aug 25: Perth 10k - Eggy.
Sep 1: Wolverhampton Marathon - Weedy.
Sep 7: Aberfeldy Marthon - Clag.
Sep 8: Elizabeth's birthday. Cumbrae 10-miler - ATM, Eggy, Helterskelter, RR, Scott W, TP. Run to the Beat Half - Jimbob.
Sep 9: Bala Olympic Triathlon - Dave The Ex Spartan. English Half - Orbutt.
Sep 14: Eco Trail Brussels - Emmy, TD. Silkstone Shuffle - DLR.
Sep 15: Great North Run - Iain M, Jimbob, OO, RS, Steve Duffy, Tiddy, Weedy. Lake Vyrnwy Half - James B. Stirling 10k - Eggy.
Sep 16: Paris registration opens.
Sep 21: Langdale Marathon - Weedy. Paris Mud Run - PC91.
Sep 21-22: Cotswolds 102m Ultra - DV.
Sep 22: Harvest Trail Half - Yer Maj. Ladybower 35 - RR. New Forest Marathon - Emmy.
Sep 29: Berlin Marathon - DLR, Emmy, Iain M, Jimbob, Kaz, Maus, Neil B, Orbutt, RS, Suzy M, Tiddy. Nottingham Marathon  - Weedy. Paris-Versailles 16k - ATM, TP.
Oct 6: Cardiff Half - Yer Maj. Great Scottish Run - Wohlf. Kielder Marathon - Weedy. Royal Parks Half - Carl D, Lawyer Aaron. 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 - Danni. Yorkshire Marathon - Malcs.
Oct 20-25: Inverness to Skye 136k - TP.
Oct 26: Beachy Head Marathon - Yer Maj.
Oct 27: Frankfurt Marathon - Emmy. Marine Corps Marathon - Fanfan, Rick. Northumberland Castles Marathon - Weedy. Venice Marathon - Elizabeth.
Oct 28: Dublin Marathon - Carl D, James B.
Nov 2: DLR's birthday.
Nov 3: Derwentwater 10 - OO. New York Marathon - Tiddy.
Nov 6: Danni's birthday.
Nov 8-10: BCRC Cumbria weekender - Jimbob, RR, Yer Maj.
Nov 9-10: Enigma Fireworks Double - Emmy, Weedy.
Nov 10: Athens Marathon - Wohlf.
Nov 17: Marathon d'Orleans - PC91. Valencia Marathon - Jimbob.
Nov 24: Florence Marathon - Engineer.
Nov 25: Jimbob's birthday.
Dec 1: James B's birthday.
Dec 8: Newcastle Racecourse Marathon - Weedy.
Dec 12: Enigma Marathon - Weedy.
Dec 14: Enigma Christmas Marathon - Emmy.
Dec 27: Wiola's birthday.
Dec 31: TD's birthday.
Jan 3: OO's birthday.
Jan 4-5: Enigma Double - Emmy, Weedy.
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. Nothumberland Coast Ultra - Weedy.
Mar 2: Silverstone Half - Iain, Jimbob, Wohlf.
Mar 8: Jus T's birthday. Peter B's birthday.
Mar 16: Barcelona Marathon - Emmy, 1T.
Mar 17: Week at the Knees Marathon - Weedy.
Mar 18: Paris Half - PF, Suzy M. April 6: Brighton Marathon - Iain M.
Apr 6: Paris Marathon Definite: ATM, DLR, DV, Eggy, Emmy, Jimbob, Kaz, Maus, Mrs DV, Mrs O, NGUG, Orbutt, RR, Steve Duffy, Suzy M, TP, Weedy, Wohlf, Yer Maj. Maybe: Carl D, Danni, Engineer, James B, Lawyer Aaron, NCane, Nic E, OO, RS, Sc

14/07/2013 at 05:33

...Apr 6: Paris Marathon
Definite: ATM, DLR, DV, Eggy, Emmy, Jimbob, Kaz, Maus, Mrs DV, Mrs O, NGUG, Orbutt, RR, Steve Duffy, Suzy M, TP, Weedy, Wohlf, Yer Maj.
Maybe: Carl D, Danni, Engineer, James B, Lawyer Aaron, NCane, Nic E, OO, RS, Scott W, Simon Mac.
Apr 8: Alexander's birthday.
Apr 10: Kaz's birthday.
April 13 London Marathon - OO, TD.
Apr 24: Audrey's birthday.
May 15: Scott W's birthday.
May 17: Simon Mac's birthday.
May 23: Suzy M's birthday.
June 25: Keyser Suze's birthday.
June 2014: Comrades - Danni, RR.
Jul 10: RR's birthday.

14/07/2013 at 07:21

Douglas Maus, however, as far as we!re aware, is single.

Today's task is to find a camping mat. On a Sunday. In Bratislava. Unless it turns out I'm too knackered at the end of the day to care what I'm sleeping on, in which case I won't need one. 

Dark Vader    pirate
14/07/2013 at 09:03

TD..  what's the plan for the run..?   How will the task be distributed between the 15 runners..?

Best of luck with it..  sounds epic  


14/07/2013 at 09:25

Very Jealous, and not just of ITLR  but of anyone running at the moment...........its only day 3 but I am not handling this very well! Indication of how ill I am -  I have just woke up!

Good luck ITLR and the anyone racing!

Dark Vader    pirate
14/07/2013 at 09:54

sorry to hear this kaz...   but rest is good.  You need it.  Take it easy today...  ((hugs))


14/07/2013 at 11:39

RR Douglas Maus is single and I hear he's quite a catch!


Just had a ruddy marvelous 32k run. Pacing exactly where I wanted it and nothing fell off. There are not one but two 10k races in the west end today, I ended up running the last 10k of my run on the entire British 10k Run course. I was slightly ahead of time so didn't end up getting passed by the Kenyans. All the cheer points and crowds were in place so it was quite amusing, some people thought I was winning the race, I had the course to myself and finished a few minutes before the elites came steaming through. The crowds helped me get through the difficult last few miles in the heat!

14/07/2013 at 11:56

Jimbob - only you....

14/07/2013 at 12:31

YM, I didn't run through the winners tape mind, that would have been a liberty, the stewards looked nervous as I approached the line so I just veered off to the side!

14/07/2013 at 12:57

Oo-er! One of the movie quizzes that I know for once! National Lampoons. I hope I will hear the refrain of "Holiday Road" by Lindsay Buckingham from Eastern Europe!

I may attempt running this afternoon. If this serious case of CBA ever decides to leave me alone. And I don't faint again.

Dark Vader    pirate
14/07/2013 at 13:03

JImbob..  that's brilliant  


14/07/2013 at 13:14


Went out today to run 25k and all was going reasonably well until about 6k when my calf tightened. I stopped and gave it a bit of a stretch and then decided to walk for a bit to see how it felt - ping.

Mrs O went home to get the car and I hobbled for a bit until she picked me up.

So, no running for at least a week - maybe more. Great preparation for Berlin.

Could be worse.

14/07/2013 at 13:30

Yay, point to MM.

DV, Jimbob - congrats on the runs.

You'll all be pleased to hear they eat cake for breakfast in Bratislava

14/07/2013 at 13:40

Good to see the first choice 11 are settling in well in Bratislava.  They'll put the game beyond doubt before a couple of late substitutions on friday when there's no risk.


Orbutt -ping might not be too bad.  I had a very similar thing once and thought I'd be out for ages.  Six days later I ran a hilly 10 mile race.

35k done for me today.  Easier than last week and average pace finished precisely where I wanted it but the heat was tough so, again, number of stops needed.

14/07/2013 at 13:58

Good luck to the ITLR guys, fantastic stuff.  Mad, but fantastic.

I've been in hiding as constant knee trouble means I hadn't been out in weeks, but managed a broken 6km today without feeling any pain.  Still going to the physio on Tuesday, but the 10km I'm down for next Saturday is going to be hard work!  Hay fever adds an extra fun layer to running in this heat.

LA - Your 10k a couple of weeks ago gives me hope, well done.

Cracking run, DLR.  Can't imagine those kind of distances when it's so warm.

14/07/2013 at 14:03

Fantastic News from the Island Games in Bermuda - Orkneys own, Bobby Oag, won gold  in the triathalon!!!

Edited: 14/07/2013 at 14:13
14/07/2013 at 15:14

Good luck to all the ITLR team and well done TD for getting it organised. Keep us posted on progress please.

Loch Lomond Tri was fantastic - beautiful location, scorching temperatures and blue skies. Best of all was seeing BCRC members, and they really gave me some raucous support. Finished  in 1 hour 13 minutes- pleased with that as it was a very tough course. And I lost some time when I came off my bike in a field full of mud that had been baked into ruts that caught quite a few cyclists out. The view across the loch from the top of the (very steep) hill was spectacular, and just reward for the gruelling climb. And the OW swim was great fun - not sure why I was so worried!


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