The Jimbob

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Sub 3

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 19:05

Jools, Cool. I'll be wearing the mildly amusing BCRC blue running top with the catchphrase "where the Foch is the finish" on the back (it's a Paris thing). What top will you be sporting? 

Sub 3

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 10:00

morning all, long time no speak ... I've been wallowing in injury depression (being a drama queen really) - after Plymouth had another good week of training, but it all went Pete Tong the week after that. Achilles started playing up on the return leg of my commute double, took 4 days off, then went for 9 miles slow with my neighbour - pain kicked in at 5 miles, subsided by the time I reached home but was sore for a few days after. Took a whole week off - felt like I was going a bit loopy.

Then mustered a 41.28 in the heat at the Crouch end 10K on Sunday which isn't that bad, considering its about 2 minutes slower than the Bupa London 10K (course difficulty) - and the heat. My original plan had been a sub40 but after a week off there was no chance of that. There was a guy collapsing about 200 metres from the finish and not getting any help - he had that marathon runner jelly legs/knees thing that I've seen on youtube. I took a moment to encourage him to take a breather before he attempts to "walk" the last couple of paces to the finish. Actually it wasn't all that bad, I felt stiff so I am encouraged enough to try to go sub40 at Bupa on Sunday. Have a 39.03 as a best but that was a chipped section of a half so wouldn't mind a sub40 for an actual race - currently standing at 40.49. Not sure if going quicker than 39.03 will happen given my shortness of match fitness.

talking of Bupa on sunday - whos's playin' - wanna say hello? I'm in red Zone A

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/05/2014 at 06:51
Hark at you lot, all signing up for races...... Thames Meander eh? This is turning into a bit of a jolly. Dan inTokyo?. Amazing D. I wonder if anyone joins you ....

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 19:08
Roundman, thats cause you battered your immune system on the way to that glorious pb in Paris. (Plus with little kids in your life you are an easy target for those lurgy bugs)

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 09:36

has the list fairy created a bib list of all the pre-registered dudes and dudettes? would be good to see how many were caught on the first round

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 09:06

aye aye!

this is my adopted home for Spring 2015 Marafun cause no one else'll have me ....

Sub 3

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 16:51

Marigold. Congratulations on the 100k (you nutter!)  - I'm running a marathon soon at the Cyclopark, how did you find the course? (any tips)


How is the all-conquering hero Mr kowtow himself T-MOTH today? has the permo-smile gone yet?


Sub 3

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:03

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 12:31

Paris vs Berlin

Expo. Paris wins like London you collect you race number first and then funnel through the expo. Berlin you go to the expo to collect the number and back thru after- totally chaotic and un-German. Transport wise it was quick arriving on the Eurostar getting to the expo.

Start. Paris wins. Pens organized loads of space. Berlin start terrible considering such a major race.chocka

Finish: Berlin wins. Brandenburg gate vs Woods of death! The finish area is excellent in Berlin but Valencia trumps them both.

Course: Paris wins. As a city, there is plenty that is easy on the eye when u are struggling especially along the seine. The tunnel is a bit smelly and the woods are endless, but it's Paris by a nose.

PB potential: Berlin wins. Despite the chaos in the first half and the busy drinks stations., the 2nd 20k of Berlin are superb. Lightening fast, flat and wide and fantastic support along the way. It's the world record course! That said, there's plenty of flat and atmosphere in Paris and virtually no hills so there is pb potential a plenty.

Atmosphere: Paris by a whisker cause there are so many friends and Brits doing it. The Germans enjoy their marathons so Berlin has a great atmosphere and deserved a title of marathon major.

City:Berlin is cheaper and does better beer, Paris is easier to get to. Berlin by a nose.

Verdict Paris 4 - 3 Berlin

Paris Baby!

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 15:43
HIAHS, Well done!
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