Thanks for the kind words and invitations. Can't make the breakfast run due to flight times but count me in for the plate of pasta, the Arc photo and most definitely Corcoran's. Sounds like it could be a long night of merriment.
Hi guys. This is a second bonjour from me. I came on the Paris thread quite a few months ago full of beans after securing my place.
But since then I've been beset by a two-month hamstring injury and repetitive lower back pain after running Snowdonia in October.
I thought I had no chance of making Paris. I felt so down in the dumps, I couldn't even look again on this site.
But the hamstring is now ok, my back pain is easing and my form is slowly coming back after running 16 on Sunday. I've entered Milton Keynes 20 this Sunday coming and now booked my flights and hotel for Paris.
The plan was to bring the other half but because of how things have panned out I am coming on my own. Just to save me trawling back through 240 pages is there a get-together planned of forumites before or after and would I be welcome?
If you can add me to the list I'd be most grateful my bib number is 31006 and I'm in the purple pen.
I can't believe I passed anyone T Rex between miles 22 and 24. I was moving at snail's pace. Maybe I went past you before then. It would have been nice to say hello, though I'd done most of my chatting by then and was searching my inner soul for inspiration.
Got to admit I think you lot on here are all mental. A double Snod - one straight after the other going in the opposite direction. I know people who have been sectioned and they seem normal compared to some of you crazy fools. My first words to Mrs Dodger when I fell in her arms was "I'm never doing Snowdonia again". Okay I'm already changing my mind about that .... but two in a day, you have got to be kidding.
And I'm on telly while crawling up Pen Y Pass next to a bloke dressed in an orange suit. The kids have been warned that if they delete it, I will pack their bags for them.
More good helpful tips - thanks very much to everyone. I will be definitely making a visit to the Snowdonia Parc after the race clutching my slate coaster like gold.
Okay, last question I promise, about directions. Say Mrs D watches me start in Llanberis, then hops into the car and drives to Beddgelert in the opposite direction that we run (heading south along the A4085 going past the Parc). Is she then stuck or can she go back along the A4085 north heading towards the pub and Waunfawr as we run in the same direction. Or will the the road be closed completely to traffic by then for the benefit of us athletes!!!?