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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 18:16
I know what you mean, I hate those threads where they insist on talking about running all the time.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 08:18

Kenny - the med cert isn't specific to the Paris marathon, it's a standard form used for all races in France. And, with slight changes in wording, there are similar forms for other sports such as cross country skiing or tri. If you get you doctor to sign the blank, make copies and write the name on afterwards, you can re use it for any other races you take part in, in France - it's valid for a year.

Paris Marathon - Bib collection/Expo

Posted: 08/10/2015 at 17:25
You can arrange for someone else to pick up your bib for you, but you need to arm them in advance with a copy of your Convocation (confirmation letter) which you'll get a few weeks in advance, medical certificate, copy of passport and a letter of authorisation. Worth arranging with someone if you think you might be late as there's no collection on the day. As Jimbob suggests, drop by the Paris thread and say hello.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 11:34
Hayley - bear in mind there are quite a few people in here training for autumn marathons at the moment. No need to panic yet - Paris is still a long way off.


Posted: 29/09/2015 at 07:16

That's quite a substantial difference between watch and official time - it's unusual to be more than a few seconds. Are you sure the official one is chip and not gun time?

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 28/09/2015 at 08:53

I've been checking out Paris this weekend and confirm a) it's still here and b) still runnable. Had a lovely run first thing on Sunday morning - so nice to run along the river with fresh legs rather than sore and tired ones. Then 16k starting at the Eiffel Tower and finishing at the Palace of Versailles. 

Good stuff from all the racers this weekend, and the last-long-runners aiming for other autumn races. Hang on in there, people!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/09/2015 at 08:58
While you're at it, List Fairy, please put me down for Race to the Stones on 16th July.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 22:54

Congrats on the Boston entry McHilly - all those nice downhills will be good practice for the Down run .

Lowrez - another Hoka fan here. But be careful which ones you choose. I used Bondi 3's for Comrades this year and last, and I'm sure they saved my legs from the worst excesses. But I had an unsatisfactory interlude with the Cliftons - although they felt comfortable it turns out there wasn't enough support for me, causing my knee to collapse inwards and straining the muscles on the inside of the leg, which took me a while to sort out. So if you need support, maybe not the one to try.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 13:43
Nodster - pf can be caused by tight calves. Make sure you do lots of stretching and massage to work out any knots.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 20/09/2015 at 09:36
Good plan Wendy. Your next task is to locate the nearest bakery from which to purchase your body weight in croissants for the morning after the race.
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