actually, wet wipes probably are better than loo roll. if you have a cheap fleece you can wear and dispose of at the start that would be good. I imagine you won't need more than vests and shorts if it's at least 6 degrees as I soubt it'll stay like that for long, And remember the stairs leading to the metro - an absolutely nightmare to go down after running 26.2 miles, so avoid the metro if you can!
Hi Carl, I did Paris two years ago and didn't have a great experience to be honest, but I would recommend loo roll, as there's very little at the start (also seem to remember there's a hotel I dipped into to use the loo just off the Champs Elysees on the left hand side as you head down, by the 3.45 section), a bin bag for the start, and if you can carry water for the first few km, it helps avoid the bun fight at the water stations. Bonne chance - it's a nice course as long as it's not 28 degrees!!
Hi all - thanks for the warm words. It's made me feel a whole lot better. Sorry to hear that some of you have faced your own issues over the past few weeks. I know what you mean about perspective Oirish: one of my best friends (I met her through running) lost her battle with cancer last week and my firstrunning outing after she died made me realise how lucky I am to still be able to put one foot in front of the other no matter how tired I am!!