Paris Marathon 2014

Non, je ne regrette rien

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01/08/2013 at 08:28

So, where is this race then?  Any good?

Dark Vader    pirate
01/08/2013 at 08:32

Woohoo..   gosh..  it looks so big and empty in here...


01/08/2013 at 08:37

Noted, and bookmarked. Morning all.

01/08/2013 at 09:01

This feels a bit like our apartment..

Dark Vader    pirate
01/08/2013 at 09:06

hey Maus..   have you relocated to Brussels now, or doing some kind of long-distance commute..?


01/08/2013 at 09:15

So clean and new ..... Lets DIRTY it up

01/08/2013 at 09:16

No no....this is the clean, OCD thread....

01/08/2013 at 09:21


01/08/2013 at 09:27

Morning all. Maus is pretending to live in Brussels for a while but she really does have to go back to do some work in IOM on Sunday. She can't go until I've taken her for a good run in the forests nearby though...

Anyway, she saved my sanity yesterday. I managed to pour a cup of tea straight into the keyboard of my 4 week old laptop (nice gift from Maus). Gobsmackingly bad finding is that Belgian insurances do not cover accidental damage. She did a great job at keeping me calm and not telling me what a big eejit I was. Lovely woman.

Right, given this is page 1 of a new thread and there will definitely be some people attempting to read this from beginning to end looking for advice. here's a few things that ought to be said:

1) This is the best place to find English language information on the Paris Marathon.  There are people on this thread who have been running or going there for years and years. Many come back as the race is a firm favourite, many people just keep coming back to this thread because it is funny and full of kind and helpful people. It doesn't really matter what the reason is, just try to be nice with one another.

2) There are many old jokes and personalities knocking around. Don't be scared or put off. Newbies are VERY welcome. Just introduce yourself and hop right in. It's unlikely that your question has never been asked before but don't be afraid. We were all new here once.

3) Sometimes we talk about running. Often we don't. Marathon training can be long, hard and intensive. Sometimes we specifically deal with related subjects but often we need to blow off steam or have a look at the saddder/ funnier bits of life. Don't get offended if people start talking about the Bristol Stool Chart. It's a crappy joke.

4) This is not FIGHT CLUB. Who the heck is Tyler Durden anyway?

5) Real men do bandage their tits. It's official*

*Phraseology copyright from Paris Marathon programme runner's guide.

ENJOY   (PS. It's probably not worth reading the whole thread. Just go to the last page, introduce yourself, ask a question, get stuck in. It could save several hours of your life).

Edited: 01/08/2013 at 09:28
01/08/2013 at 09:37

Good morning

As this will be my 1st marathon, I will keep a close eye on this page.  No one has managed to put me off so far!

01/08/2013 at 09:56

LL2 - "Oh but you will be !" .  Not really but there are some references to Star Wars.

01/08/2013 at 09:59

Don't worry LL.....we're marathon runners, we have endurance....

01/08/2013 at 09:59

Knock, knock. Room for one more?

01/08/2013 at 10:02

Room for one more who ?

01/08/2013 at 10:19

*pulls up chair*

Morning all. I already feel at home!

01/08/2013 at 10:21
Liversedge Lesley2 wrote (see)

Good morning

As this will be my 1st marathon, I will keep a close eye on this page.  No one has managed to put me off so far!

Welcome Lesley! Paris is very newbie friendly and this bunch are a lovely crowd to do it with.

01/08/2013 at 10:23

Happy Yorkshire Day Lesley!

01/08/2013 at 11:18

Oooooh DLR you're not D any more.  Did you get a shower?

01/08/2013 at 11:28
yer_maj wrote (see)

Oooooh DLR you're not D any more.  Did you get a shower?

New Thread, New Rob !  Surely nothing to do with the lovely Lesley ???  

01/08/2013 at 12:05

Everybody's getting sheep dipped before they set foot onto this sparkly, new, unsullied thread....

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