Chunky Monkey (formerly someone has got to be last)
Posted: 06/11/06 20:00:59 PM
My first two marathons were Paris 2004 and followed by London 2004. There were two weeks between them though. You can have a great weekend in Paris and if you cannot do London it is a good alternative. My times were only 6 minutes different. If you are going to be over the 6 hour mark there can be problems with medals, a friend did not get hers on her first marathon which can be disappointing. To be quite honest I am not a great lover of London due to the numbers stopping you getting a good time but London is a great experience and it will keep on dragging me back due to the good value of the entry price.
My advice would be to go for it and if you are lucky to get into London as well go and enjoy the day it is wonderful experience that will probably keep you running Marathons. I have now done London twice, Paris, Monaco and Amsterdam. Believe it or not the hilly Monaco course is my PB and to be quite honest a place I want to go back to.