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Team GB

Posted: 18/05/2014 at 22:37
Sogswash wrote (see)
Zig zag road - Ventnor IOW .. When driving up it everyone has to lean forwards

Is that the one where the IOW fell races start? From the promenade into the town centre? I wish they would start at the school where the finish is.

Team GB

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 18:07
Samir Haddad 2 wrote (see)

I would love to do a hm marathon down the las Vegas strip. There and back is like 10 miles. Or is that a polite way of telling me to go back home? I joke

Well, there is one,and it is in the evening 

Salomon S-Lab 12 Set (New 2013 model)

Posted: 16/04/2013 at 00:11
Gav@Godalming wrote (see)

Hmmm you sure M/L was the correct size?  Maybe you got your chest measurements wrong? You said in your post you were 43-44'


Yes, I just measured and got 40-41, depending on how lose I hold the tape. Which is good news, I think. I need to re-shuffle my wardrope.

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 07/04/2013 at 17:57
James B 73 wrote (see)
Can't get time up on website. Think it's 4.28. Went to corcorans had three pints. Left message for yer maj with waitress.

They seem to be online now. Try searching with the 1st name, it is the only way it works for me.


3:46:21. Decided to go long sleeve base layer and tshirt. Freezing at the start, way to hot from K26 onwards, basically after the big tunnel I stopped and 'changed'. Missing a PB by 90s, that's a huge chunk of that. Happy with the effort, I wouldn't rate Paris as a fast race. Fast start as space available, but running into previous waves once hitting the narrow roads doesn't help.

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 14:31

I decided on my running gear. Long sleeve winter weight base layer, tshirt over the top, and a windstopper jacket. Gloves, beany, long socks and tights. I spend about 4 hours outside this morning, and it is freezing cold and windy.

I never intended this race for a time, so I go for compfort.


Still not clear about the bag drop points. And the blueone they gave usdoesn't take a lot.

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 16:41
Dark Vader wrote (see)
At the expo. Got my number. No queues at all.

Nothing for me either. But they are set up for something special in terms of queuing, just based on the fences outside looking like Eurodisney type of crowd management system, and there are about 50 people that check the medical certificate.

Expo is a bit pants, didn't spend a Euro at all in there. It seems more expensive than what I can buy online in the UKand I didn't need any emergency items.

BEst was teh women that was trying to sell me a Lanzarote race. I asked if it was close to La Santa, just so I could guess what it is like as I have been there a few times. She answered, No, it is nearer to Africa than to Spain.

Salomon S-Lab 12 Set (New 2013 model)

Posted: 05/04/2013 at 16:34

Thanks Gav.


I just had teh chance to try both sizsa at teh Paris Marathon expo. The Salomon guy said that M/L would be the best fit for me. I will order online when back home, not prepared to pay Eur 170 for it if I can get it for £135ish online.

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 04/04/2013 at 20:00

Hi, I have last minute stupid questions.

Do we get a kit bag like at the London marathon? Or do we have to hand in luggage in our own bag?

Swiss Alpine 2013

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 23:57

I did the C42 in 2004 and back then I thought the K78 shirts look a lot nicer.

I also think  that back then the C42 was the same course as the 'new course' this year. The extra 12k compared to the K30 aren't very inspiring. In recent years it went further downhill to Tiefencastel, but now it seems to go back up to Berguen, which was a long hike over a steep gravel path, followed by a 2k down and up into a valley to get the added 2k.

I did the K42 in 2010 and found it really hard. But I was too heavy back then, which didn't help. There were some changes to it since, when I ran it there was a down and up in the K42 which wasn't in the K78. This seem to have been taken out now.

If I would run a marathon again, I would do the K42. It is the nicer event, and it has more cudos to it. Very photogenic as well. All the C42 has to give is the bridge at Wiesen, but that you can get with the 30k.


This year I am doing some proper training and all I want to do is beating the 14 hours cut-off for the K78. My hope is that I run well downhill, even if tired. So if I get to 50k, the next bit is walking terain anyway, then I could manage to 'roll' back into the valley.

The shirt is nice and I want one.

Salomon S-Lab 12 Set (New 2013 model)

Posted: 31/03/2013 at 23:24


Have you used it yet, or just sized it on?

I am looking for a back that holds a jacket and some tights, but also has some front storage. I want a bag where I am able to get to some things (food, camera) without taking the bag off all the time.

I am 6'1'' but a 43' to 44'chest, so I guess XLwould be teh one to go for.

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