The Jimbob

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Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 22:01
Evening ..... I had the pleasure of Selbs' company for nearly 24 miles today in Flozza. He is a machine of a runner so steady and strong .... We paced pretty even for most of the race, neither of us targeting 3 hours this time and we both had a negative split. I came in at 3.06.04 (out in 1.33.30) ..... felt tired the last couple of K. Having a couple of weeks off, it's been a busy year for me. Selbs hip pain kicked in with about 10k to go but he dug for as long as possible till we parted company with about 4k to go. What a great bloke .... had hoped we might finish together but met just after the finish for a bit.

Sub 3

Posted: 28/11/2015 at 10:39
Morning All. I'm out in Florence for the marathon. Not in any shape or form to attempt a sub3 this weekend. Will be looking to enjoy the race and cap a good year of running for me with my final race. 3.0-something would be nice but main objective is to not be death marching the last 6 miles.

I keep bumping into Selbs and hope to eat up some miles with him tomorrow. And then drink a quick beer with him at the finish

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 21:32

Hello Iain. In my experience, they won't be making any more race places available. Charity places are available and I believe Sports Tours International have some places:

pricey but probably your only option.

It's a great race. There are other spring marathons worth a look like Manchester, Vienna, Rotterdam, but we love Paris here (2016 will be my 3rd Paris) so can't recommend highly enough.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 20:22
Glad to hear it!

Btw the new Rocky film gets a good review

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/11/2015 at 18:55
Urban Fox. Superb Run. Did you run through the market high fiving the locals like in Rocky?!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 17/11/2015 at 19:42
Paris Baby!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 15/11/2015 at 15:57
No second thoughts here. No doubt in my mind. Paris is a special race for me .... I couldn't be more determined to do it. If the authorities advised near the time not to travel there (or anywhere) I'd heed their advice. It's horrible what has happened. We need to get over there and represent our sport en masse.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 14:23
Sunnysider I think you have to prove ..... If someone has a 3.00.xx time then one might be able to blag it. I don't have anything to base that on.....but I'd try it. I sent them proof of a 2.58 and they moved me straight away. With 3.07 I'm not sure, but Red is fine, so much quieter than blue. I suggest those in red seeking sub3.15 but just under should move to the back of the red zone and those seeking sub3 should get up as high as possible, possibly in front of the 3 hour pacer (cause they get a bit mobbed)

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 12:46
Yes Urbane Fox ..... good ploy with the Philidelphia race plan .... you take a little off, practice having a good execution and enjoy the experience of running in a new place .... and then you will hopefully recover quicker so you can get cracking on the serious Paris training. I'm hoping to run at least 40 miles Christmas week to limit the mince pie and cheese damage. My spring campaign will only be 9 weeks plus 2 week taper so I have to make it count and have adjusted my expectations.

Heroine, you mean Paris spring Valencia autumn. .... good for you. A full block of training for each race, no knackering yourself at other races effectively killing the goal race plan. Doing it this way you will be able to see what you really capable of! Eye of the tiger baby!

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 10:57
I'm based in Norf London, with London Heathside. Sometimes we run the canals out your way on a Sunday morning
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