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Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 08:14
Thanks hatter and tricky for swimming input.
I may give it a go outside now it's getting warmer.
I can swim it's just I'm a bit breaststrokey (!)
Never been taught how to swim correctly really so no front crawl experience
Emmy you do make me laugh (the fish!)
What a gorgeous husky you have he must be lovely to run with. Did you get him from overseas? You mention bringing him to the UK.

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Posted: 17/04/2014 at 07:27
Wow, good for you hatter.

That wasn't meant as sarcasm by the way, I cant swim well either but feel i should take advantage of being near the sea.
Would you recommend improving in a swimming pool first before attempting open water?

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Posted: 15/04/2014 at 07:10
Weedy can you add to the list
My birthday 28th April (big 5 0 this year!)
14th September, Purbeck marathon

Been reading all the posts and can't keep up.
Great posting and great stories everyone

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Posted: 12/04/2014 at 07:17
Stutchbury, it depends on the sort of trails you intend to do. If nice dry forestry trails you can wear your normal road shoe.
If you are planning something a little mord serious you need more grip. I would recommend inov8 too for grip you cant beat them. I wear merrell pace glove for my normal shoe both on and off road but have some Inov8 bare grip for extra sloppy stuff!

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Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:40

E mmy, no not camping, i only live in Poole nice and local!

I am also supposed to be sweeper on another White Star event, the Ox, in May, so hoping my leg is sorted by then, or i wont be doing a lot!

would you consider the Purbeck in September?

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Posted: 11/04/2014 at 10:14

Having trouble keeping up with this thread now!

E mmy yes i know you were there, i read your very entertaining race report and watched the video! i believe you won this years competition draw too? well done!
i came in half hour after you, so you may have not seen me as i was behind you all the way LOL! will try to spot you this year and say hello

Ken what a story! hope things are looking better

Pete Sherri yes! do a trail marathon, they are a totally different animal - can recommend the Giants Head, or the Purbeck. both in Dorset

Zeena had i known things were going to be a whole week early i would have got some tablets from the doc i have had before that stops the whole thing. but sadly i thought i was far enough ahead. trouble is my age i think, cant rely on the calendar any more. the worse thing is finding room for all the 'supplies' among gels etc!

MakeyW great report! love some of those points and can sympathise!

runwiththewind Bournemouth Marathon is nice, i didnt run it, but i marshalled last year - lots of good feedback!

Tricky-Dicky thanks for your message!



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Posted: 10/04/2014 at 09:37

Keysersuze - yes thats me! well spotted

basically just do all your normal training, but do it off road! with as many hills as possible. you'll be great, its totally unlike a big city marathon. look out for the ladies in pink at the love station if you need a hug (think thats at mile 17 ish) Plus my other half is manning a jelly baby station nearby. apparantly he is planning on wearing a kilt, but it depends on how windy it is

The cider at mile 20 last year was actually pretty refreshing, i hope the weather is not quite as hot this year though. I will be taking a camelbak just in case as i ran out of water between aid stations last time.

the naked farmer in the bath may be making a re-appearance, he was near the beginning so watch out for him!

the organisers laid on shower cubicles afterwards last year, which were lovely, plus there was a BBQ, and we all kind of lolled about on the grass recovering.

Also, its nice to think that only a few hundred other people have a medal like yours, as opposed to several thousands!

Radar Sal - yes i sure am!!

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Posted: 10/04/2014 at 07:08
Whilst I had a great weekend with some lovely people I ended up having not a great race. Was hoping for a marathon pb (under 5:10) and was on track up to about.halfway. at 10 miles however I slipped at the aid station on some of the orange peel that was all over the road (accident waiting to happen!) and seemed to aggravate the leg that had been giving me trouble for the few weeks before the marathon, as after than the leg pain set in and didn't leave me for the rest of the duration. Needless to say the last few miles were more walking than running.
In addition mother nature decided to be a bitch and arrive a week early so that meant 3 trips to the loo en route and nothing you could deal with at the side of the road either.
This was my 6th marathon but only my 2nd road one and I wasn't sure how I would be as I hated the first road one I did. (London, and put it down to it being my first and hurting so much) all the others have been off road and I have loved them, especially the Purbeck one last September.
However, i think this weekend only served to confirm to me that road marathons are not for me as I really didn't like any of the race.(even taking the problems into consideration) I don't know what it is, whether it's the crowds, the tarmac, the bigness of it all, but I'm going to be sticking to the trail marathons from now on!

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Posted: 01/04/2014 at 13:18

haha! thanks Emmy, its probly the more hygienic option! plenty of bushes in bois de vincennes i guess!

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Posted: 01/04/2014 at 13:02

Are there toilets along the route? (probly scary ones but. . .) I dont envisage needing to go along the way but you never know
cant find any info on the website.

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