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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 10:50

They've changed the entry system for next year. There is a ballot, but it's for cheaper entry places. The normal first come first served system will open up in September/October as normal, but the entry price is higher than the ballot places.

The race can sell out, but having ran it the last three years it's never sold out quickly. There were still places available as late as February for this years race.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: Yesterday at 16:29

Steve - Well done. Amazing effort to do two marathons so close together.

Defenderken - Glad to hear Jo's experience hasn't put her off and that you'll both be back to have another go at Paris.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 12:34

NGUG - You should enjoy Amsterdam. Great city, great race.

Heroine - There's no doubt weight loss and better attention to training will see your times improve, and possibly based on some peoples experience improve quite dramatically.

On the whole sub-4 or die thing, as someone who almost went insane chasing that goal (not the die bit) and only ran his second sub 4 in his 12th marathon the other weekend I think sometimes we need to set our goals based on where we are as runners. There are people here I looking for that time that I believe have it in then if everything is good on the day and I'll support anyone here in chasing their goal. I do think we often pick random targets that have nothing tangible about them than a round number and that ends up causing all manner of issues.

Personally this year now with Paris done I'd love to nail a new half PB. My PB is 1:43 set back in August 2012. Mentally the thought is of sub 1:40, but I'm ignoring that thought to see what level I'm at over that distance just now. Once I have a better idea of current form I can plan what I can do from that. Its always worth aiming to improve, but sometimes we need to be more rational in selecting our targets.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 16:33

runnersbean - I think the official cut-off time is 5:40, but I have heard of others coming in after that time and still getting their medal. The main issue he could encounter is them opening the route back up while he is still on it.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 13:59

That picture so sums me up! Been forcing myself not to click enter on a couple of events this afternoon.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 21:43

Hatter - I think a post marathon come down of some sort is always to be expected. You've spent a good part of the year with thoughts of training plans and the race and once it's done and dusted then suddenly there is a big hole that all that planning and training consumed.

In the great tradition of running making you a mental idiot now that I don't need to go out and train I find myself wanting to go out and run!

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:14

DefenderKen - Really sorry to hear Jo had such a hard time of it. Amazing determination from her to make it through the day. Glad to hear you had a good race though.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:58

Matty - Congratulations.

Great to hear everyone's stories. Sorry to hear some had a tough time of it.It was great to catch up with some old friends and meet some new ones.

I had a good day and a great weekend. I liked the disco tunnel idea, just not the heat of the disco tunnel. The fact they were playing the Star Wars theme when I was running through it was awesome!

A big shout out to all the supporters this weekend. Your support was amazing and seeing you all along the course was a huge boost. Thank you all.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 16:43

I'm all sorted after visiting the Expo. The breakfast run sign up needs sorting at that, but you do actually get a proper technical t-shirt.

Hope everyone is getting/got here ok.

Nearly time for carb loading again.

TinkerBEL - I'm up for the cinema. I'll keep an eye out for your updates.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 20:03

I fly over tomorrow morning. Just in case I don't get to post it again the Breakfast Run meeting point is the Arc end of Ave Foch at 8:40am Saturday morning.

The runners list is:

Kaz mini

Any lurkers wanting to join us please feel free to do so. I'll be the tall, suave, sophisticated chap. Erm, well maybe not. The tall, peely wally looking guy who looks like he's never seen sunlight before might be a more accurate description!

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