I'm running VLM too for first time but have few marathons under my belt. I used to carry gels with me but soon realised that it was better to get used to what was being handed out on a particular course. In training I have only carried one or max two when getting to 20 miles or so, but have ditched the belt. I see for VLM that Lucozade have feeding stations. Not sure if that is just drinks or includes their gels. If it is the latter then I intend to have a go with them before hand. Why haul a belt around when you can pick them up on the way?
Guys, not sure whether power drinks and gels are on the course menu. Did the Dubai marathon in January which also had Gu as a sponsor and although not shown on the course map had a gel station at every 10km. Made carrying them a bit pointless really. Is it the same on Paris? Same goes for Powerade....they are sponsors so are they going to be forcing their juice down around the course or just at the end?
Mabrook! Appears my med certificate is in order and I am accepted to run. Better get some miles in then although this weather is confusing me. Ran this morning in 7 degrees on the most beautiful spring morning, meeting deer, pheasant and red squirrel. Ran this evening in a blizzard! What to wear for my first half marathon of the season this weekend?!
Silly question time. I eventually got a medical certificate completed and sent it to the race email address last week. Can't see the runners list but I'm assuming that it will be OK at the expo even if I don't hear back from the organisers.
Crossed my mind while chasing the dawn this morning whether a certificate is also required for the Breakfast Run? I've got two wee supporters who would be gutted if they were turned away from their Paris Marathon! Do I need to trawl them down the doctors too?
Thanks Seanb. I can now see the runners list and although I'm still listed as not having a medical cerificate. I'm still cool about it since they've only had the Email for a couple of days. I will be taking the certificate to the expo anyway. The main thing is it looks like a sick note written by a five year old and hence would prefer to have a thumbs up before we travel. However it is legitimate, written on their proformat and stamped so it should pass ok.
Since no certificates required for a fun run then the good news is that Plan B is to do the breakfast run and get bladdered on beaujolais!