Coops10 - Missing ten days of training will have had little impact on your fitness level. Don't attempt to play catch-up though, as that risks injury. There are six weeks of training still to go. Get to the start line injury and illness free and you'll be fine.
Roger - Good to hear you are putting your injury problems behind you.
In Paris the traditional meetings tend to be at the Breakfast Run on the Saturday morning for those that are planning to do that. There's also a pasta meal on the Saturday evening, which I guess we should get around to organising sooner rather than later. There's also a meet-up at the Arc the morning of the race. The big one that is not to be missed is of course the after race pub session. This is held in the downstairs area of Corcoran's in St Michel.
Normally closer to the time people are happy to arrange to meet up to go/at the expo, or chill out somewhere on the Saturday afternoon.