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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 15:50

Boo to the flu! Should be over the worst by Thursday though, or at least well enough to point at sprouts and demand that they are peeled for you?

KS - works well with mushrooms too if you don't use sweet pastry - fry them in garlic butter first.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Today at 12:11
Roll out the pastry into a rectangle. Draw a line around the edge, to form a border of about an inch all the way round (do it with a knife, but don't cut all the way through, just score it). Fill the middle bit with sliced apple, sugar, cinnamon, whatever you fancy. Bung in oven to cook. The sides will rise up and form a crust - no need for a pie dish.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 22:14

Hi Paul, welcome and congratulations on breaking your duck in the Paris forum, as it were . I'm afraid the answer for Paris, or any other races in France is no, it has to be the certificate exactly as printed on the website, signed and stamped by a medical doctor. It's a French insurance thing, and it applies to all kinds of sporting events, not just running. Other countries' races (eg Italy) will accept EA membership.

You GP may do it for free, or for a fee - £20-30 seems to be about standard.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 09:05
Clearly Kim Jong Un has hacked the satellites this morning

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 19/12/2014 at 08:26

Morning all. Odd Garmin experience this morning - was getting strange readings on my run that suggested I was going absurdly fast, then at the end had a substantial overrun on a route I do regularly. Downloaded data and it had my start point about a mile away from where I actually started. Never had this before. I'll do a hard reset, but just wondered if anyone else had had this problem? It's a 310xt.

Marathon de Ben Nevis

Posted: 18/12/2014 at 22:17

Looked at the website and that's quite a challenge - good luck. Can't advise much on the training other than practice a lot on hills, and maybe try out a walk/run strategy to see what intervals suit you. But my main tip would be to take midge repellent, and lots of it.

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 22:30

Natty - I'd use the 10k time, plug it into something like the McMillan calculator and see what you get. But that might be a bit easy, because you've done a lot of running since May, so if you're not pretty knackered by the end, consider upping the pace a bit .

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 21:25
Natty, yes, you should be fine. Do you have a recent 5k time to base your interval session pace on? If not, suggest you get along to your local parkrun to set a base line.

Comrades 2015

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 22:05
Fido2Dogs wrote (see)
 off work yesterday, only in today as cleaning lady due.

I thought I was the only person who did that kind of thing

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 22:34

 I feel I should point out that's a bit of a high risk strategy, in case your supporter(s) get stuck somewhere, or fail to spot you, or can't get to the front of the crowd. Mrs O has superhuman supporting skills and an uncanny ability to get to the right place at the right time.

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