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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 30/10/2014 at 20:39

I'm glad I skipped NYC in 2012. I wanted to do that, but the cost was just too much to justify so I went and entered Chicago instead and then went to NYC in tourist mode. In hindsight that was a very lucky decision!

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Posted: 30/10/2014 at 20:03

Weedy - Nonsense. She'll be cursing her luck at passing up on the legend that you are.

Getting NYC envy now!

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Posted: 29/10/2014 at 20:10

Tim - My London marathon was a tough one as well. I did it two weeks after running Paris a couple of years ago and my legs rebelled in the later stages. I was ok until about 18 miles and then all power to the engine went bye-bye!

I need the 5 x 20 to be in good condition for a marathon. I didn't do that for LN and suffered badly as a result.

TinkerBEL - I've got two more sleeps before I'm off on my travels too! Although mine is more swanning about in tourist mode than important family stuff. Hope you have a great time seeing your folks.

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Posted: 28/10/2014 at 11:42

orapidrun - I was lucky as I entered the last year before it became a ballot (2012), so I got in on a first come first served basis. It's certainly a popular event and much like most other big city marathons one that's becoming more popular year by year.

I'd imagine the odds might be slightly better than they are for London, but I'm not sure how the ballot separates out allocation of places to foreigners. From a UK perspective it's not a race that seems to attract much interest at all, not sure if that is also how it plays out from other nations.

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Posted: 28/10/2014 at 09:06

Berkeley Runner - Welcome to the thread. I ran Chicago a couple of years ago. Great race and one of my favourite cities to visit.

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Posted: 24/10/2014 at 13:16
Dannirr wrote (see)

You are all invited:

Cool medal!

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Posted: 24/10/2014 at 09:21

A hot chocolate run. Now that sounds like my sort of run!

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Posted: 23/10/2014 at 13:41

Peter - Last year I had a tourist day to myself on the Monday after the marathon. Personally I find walking the day after is great for the legs, but stairs are evil!

I wandered from the Arc de Triomphe to the Pompidou, stopping off for a coffee on the way. Then I spent some time in the Pompidou before wandering past Notre Dame and grabbing a bite to eat in a cafe in St. Michel. I then spent some time in the Pantheon. After that I walked to the Eiffel Tower (didn't go up). All easy paced and good for the legs, but maybe more distance than some would fancy the day after the run.

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Posted: 23/10/2014 at 09:15
E mmy wrote (see)
It'll be my bf's first time in Paris and he's running the marathon as well. He's talking very optimistically about climbing the Eiffel Tower on Monday


Now this we need a video of!

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Posted: 22/10/2014 at 08:42

Hi Lorrainne. Another Scot! One more for the Caledonian Massives attempt to take over the world!

Hi Aaron. You should get two emails. One for confirmation of payment and another telling you that you're registered.

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