Britrisky - I wouldn't risk that in Paris without contacting the organisers for confirmation. It's not an IAAF regulation, it's a French regulatory thing - you also need a medical certificate for other sorts of events such as triathlon and cross-country ski races.
Hi Betzza. I'm pretty sure they don't advertise the time to stop people all logging in at once and crashing the system. It's different this year as there was an early registration window a few months ago, but it usually takes weeks if not months to sell out.
Emmy - it was during the half that the calf gave way. DNF at 2 miles , right out of the blue. It was fine the day before.
Lorenzo - I'm planning on using Thames Meander as my qualifier too, but having torn a calf muscle at the weekend it probably won't be as fast as I'd hoped. Would be nice to get it in the bag before Christmas though.
Leg is getting better, thanks Weedy, but I still won't be able to run for a bit. Devil's Dyke is off for this weekend, but can you add Comrades to the list for next year. Rude not to have a go at the back to back, really .
I'm in too. Really had to think about it, as I had such an amazing time last year I didn't want to go back and be disappointed that the second time wasn't as good. But I have to have a go at the back to back, don't I?