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Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: Today at 08:27

Hello all, hope everyone had a good weekend. Something of an epic trek for yer maj and me on Sunday in the Brecon to Cardiff race. Definitely not your average big city road race - beautiful scenery though, even if it rained most of the way. Back in training again, though I might give the speed work a miss this week .

2nd ultra tapering ?

Posted: Yesterday at 08:13

How did you get on yesterday cpb2507? It was a good bit wetter than I was expecting, it's very unusual for me to wear a jacket for a whole race. And I'm very glad I had someone with me who knew the route or I'd still be staggering around Pontypridd somewhere, but a good event I thought with some great scenery. And what's not to like about a race where you see a wee steam train?

Comrades 2016

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 22:10

Hello all. I've been lurking a bit (somehow can't stay away....). Yes, I'll be stalking on the day, up at 4:30am, wearing my hat . Sorry to hear about your hip Debra, that really sucks. Congratulations on the book prize though - well deserved!

A word about insurance policies - check with your insurance company whether you're covered for Comrades. Some will include marathons in their policy, (but it's still worth checking even that - I had a very protracted conversation once about what 'marathon running but not racing' meant). However, very few policies will cover races of over 'normal' marathon distance, like Comrades, as standard. You might either have to pay extra, or go to a specialist insurer, like Dogtag, which does extreme sports cover. Always worth checking, you don't want to find out the hard way that your policy isn't valid.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 28/04/2016 at 08:06

Smudgerncfc - no, the routes are different. The May one is what used to be the BUPA 10k which starts and finishes in St James's Park. The July one appears to be what used to be known as the British 10k, which I think also finishes in that area but starts somewhere in Picadilly. Not sure where they go in between. In previous years the BUPA one has been significantly better organised, especially if you're going for a time.

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 21:47

 Well, I'm looking forward to Sunday's race, then...

First time VLM spectator.... any tips?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 20:07
Exactly that

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 18:13

OnTheBeach - depends on where you're coming from, but definitely possible to get back to many places in the UK on Sunday night or even at a pinch Monday morning. I got the 7am Eurostar this year and was at work in London by 9:30am, and there are early flights too. Because of the time difference you get an extra hour of travelling time.

PatrickNSF - I can't remember when the entries closed last year, but I think you'd be OK to wait until you hear about Boston. I have a feeling it was maybe November? They do start to say on the website when the number of places is getting low. The longer you wait, though, the more expensive it gets.

First time VLM spectator.... any tips?

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 13:03

Good work . Although it was a bit windy for flags yesterday - had a few issues myself.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/04/2016 at 10:10

Quiet in here, isn't it? Time to switch on 2017?

Paris Marathon 2017

Posted: 20/04/2016 at 13:40
Nells - please put me down for the Vitality 10k and the Lyon Half on 2nd Oct.
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