The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 21:39

Cheers for the well wishing GoldEagle, and thanks also for your mention on the Tokyo thread ....... Hope you are well mate. 

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 13:39
born2run4 wrote (see)

Hi all,

Do they do a similar thing on the metro like they do with London where you get free travel on the tube if you are running the marathon?


I don't think so .... but a couple of miles walk before the race won't hurt you, it'll help.

if you get a Carnet it works out about 1.50 per journey which isn't too bad. I will carry a few in the wallet with me for after, but hope to walk a bit after. it really helps

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 09:32

Foxy .... I'm up for hanging in preferentials before we set off. I'm planning to run on my own though. I need an extra couple of miles to get up through the gears .... so we'll part company as we go through the start. Meet as at the Arc at 7.30 for the photo call and we'll head down. Post race wait for me and we'll go Beer station for a couple of swifties. Message me your mobile as well, we can swap details. Also, try to come to the pub on Sunday evening .... it'll be a laugh

It's right what you say about this thread. It has been going on for 10 years .... we renew it every year. Don't be a stranger, we're always here. We do other races and meet up. (actually another meet up coming at the Bupa London 10,000 - which is now called the Vitality 10,000 end of May)  ... May the Stool be with you ... Always

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 29/03/2016 at 14:54

god there are some dumbos out there .... I had the "how far;s that" question on Sunday ...

Sub 3

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:26
Morning ..... got the VLM final instructions through. They'd changed my number previously and now i'm Red Start FGFA where you still have to go to Blackheath for the blue start. So I'm exactly where I was last year then. Anyone else not there this year?

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:17
Orbutt wins

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 21:45
As per Orbutt. ... The proper pup pup doesn't really get going till 5 .... Beer Station is for the Alkies among us! See u there Nodster Andy and anyone else

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 19:36

Or frites........

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 13:10

and anyone who crosses the line ..... earlier and feel the need to drink beer straight away ... which is what I will be doing, there is a pub nearby called Beer Station. The food ain't all that but they do beer and chips and its a stones throw from the finish ....



Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 10:10

Yes Orbs .... that's more like it. Nodster, you obviously don't know your Tolkien. (tut tut) 

Kenny .... there are many things to make it all work well on the day, and to lay down your best performance you need them all to line up. You can be perfectly fed, rested, tapered, trained, hydrated, toileted, everything'd ... but there are still some things that you cannot control, like weather conditions, or congestion, or someone tripping you up, so you need a bit of luck for everything to go your way.

I reckon play the percentage game with the things you can control, so stay off the spicy curry for at least a couple of days before, make sure you get good sleep through the week in case you have trouble sleeping the night before, don't spoon share with your partner or kids and risk catching one of their annoying little colds, if there is a chance of rain, tape up those nipples, don't overhydrate on race day but make sure you hydrate well through the week. There's probably a good list of dos and don'ts somewhere on the web ... but its percentages .... if you follow as many of those you'll have a better chance of doing the business.

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