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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 10/09/2014 at 22:53

ok - what a service! I'm doing 'Birmingham Canal Canter' (marathon distance) on Saturday - too late for this week's list ... its a LDWA event, so slow running, low fee and cake

Thanks for the welcome, and birthday wishes! Really excited about running in a foreign place - I decided to call the fee a birthday present to myself!! 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 09/09/2014 at 23:34

I"m in - had to ask OH when I saw the price, but its my birthday, so today was a good day to ask  

Easter in Paris - woooo! 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/09/2014 at 21:59

Alas - as a teacher I have no choice but to miss the party and rush back ... 

Rachelcgen - have you stayed there before? Might check it out ...?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 19:59

I've just read that our EA subs allows us to run IAAF races without needing a medical letter. A guy up our way has just had this confirmed in an email by Florence Marathon. That'll save a bit of hassle / money ... 

Guernsey Marathon 2014

Posted: 01/09/2014 at 23:11

In support of Ivor, however - there was a junction when an inland road met a coast road at around 18 miles where we had a right turn, and I did feel that I was pretty fatigued by that point, and wasn't as focused as I would normally be. I didn't enjoy running out into that junction - fortunately the oncoming cars (in both directions) were courteous (as I'd found them to be all week on holiday there), but I felt it was a significant safety issue.

I also agree that predicting who would come first, second and third wasn't the best way to introduce your best runners - raise their profiles, yes, but don't anticipate the outcome of the race.

Not everyone has the experience to know that if a race says there'll be gels there might not be any ... I take my own gels now, but I didn't on my first marathon. In my opinion, it would have been a courtesy to have informed people at registration.

I've done 15 and to date nothing beats Mablethorpe for me  !! (no milk, mind!)

Guernsey Marathon 2014

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:42

I read your review, and agree that there is some work still to do. I couldn't quite get my head around them funding a runner from Kenya to run and then paying him when he wins? That all seemed a bit contrived to me ...

I liked the milk at the end, mind 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 31/08/2014 at 18:29

Hi everyone

Considering this race next year, but I'm at work the next day - how easy have people found it to get from the finish to Gare Du Nord to catch the Eurostar back home?

Did I read somewhere that someone had an 'recommended accommodation list'?

Some of my club mates might come as well ----, but some are waiting for a response from London first - will Paris be sold out by then?



Posted: 28/08/2014 at 12:43

What's the secret to being successful on this, then?

Guernsey Marathon 2014

Posted: 28/08/2014 at 12:36

Did I miss the energy bars and gels? I just read on the website from Vazon Bay onwards ... I don't remember seeing any at all?!

Running following micro fracture that hasn't worked

Posted: 14/06/2014 at 20:58

I had a different problem to you - mine was a ACL rupture, and I had an exploratory laparoscopy - when I woke up the surgeon told me he'd done a micro fracture, gave some crutches and told me not to weight bare for 6 weeks - that was a bit of a shock!

Mine didn't work either ... I had a ACL reconstruction a year later and 14 marathons later I'm doing ok!

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