Back from Paris today. Loved the marathon yesterday. I hate tapering and lose a lot of confidence so its a relief to get started. Held a really even pace till the last 2 miles when I knew I was moving ok but heat stroke had got me. Managed 3.25 which I am really happy with, Enjoyed it far more than Berlin. Water stations were horrific , cobbles orange skins and water ???
After a bit of a panic I now have a signed and stamped official form as per the one on the website so have in effect 2 fit 2 run letters now. Convocation printed off also. Our hotel then e-mailed and said it needed to months of repairs so is shut but they aranged the Holiday Inn at Paris St Germain with coutresy breakfasts thrown in. Everything seems in order thankfully. This is my tenth marathon. I did my last 20 mile run today which was my sixth and did 52 miles this week. I will run 15 next Saturday but keep doing shorter brisk runs and mix it up a bit. Personally I wouldnt run for 2 days before the marathon. Just relax , keep hydrated and have a nice day enjoying the sights of Paris. Good luck to everyone.
Hi There. Thank-you. I am waiting for the convocation to become available online. Wasnt today. I went to my local surgery and picked up my medical certificate. It is not the same as the generic one on the Paris website but it is on headed paper with my name date of birth etc and states I am fit to run and signed by my gp. Surely this is ok. Berlin was a doddle compared to this.
sorry guys but a bit fed up. Cannot print off this convocation form as the ASO site says unavailable. Also I have a signed doctors certificate on headed paper saying fit to run. Surely this is acceptable?
Hi there. I have a medical certificate headed etc from our surgery. Hope thats ok cost £16. Getting wound up by this convocation form. Where is it it just says unavailable but I know my number already.