The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 22:46

Boys and girls ..... You will hopefully receive a plastic poncho thingy in your bag from the expo. This is to keep you warm on race morning.......I advise you to wear it and don't discard until right at the last minute. You may need to have a last minute pee in the pens. Easy for the boys ..... Take a screw top bottle, maybe old style lucasade ..... Make sure you "fit" otherwise it could all go Pete Tong. Then carefully throw it to the side just before you cross the start line.  Ladies, someone will be along in a bit to give you a tip, but I think it involves crouching (Paula Style) and then casually moving to another bit of the pen and acting like you haven't done anything. Last minute wee wee can be stressful ..... You lose you place in the pen. If you don't go, it's bad.  Moments after I crossed the start in Tokes it was all I could think about and ended up stopping in the first mile. 

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 18:27
I'll be Foching in green this year.

Radar Sal bring any spares you have, with you .... you might be able to shift 'em

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 15:02
Pistol101 wrote (see)

London Marathon final instructions have just arrived! This will confuse me for a while!


Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 14:39

..... and the Pasta party is on this year at 8 euros a pop (bit skanky) but I'm in .... all else fails, meet in there

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 13:49
Sorry Nells. Wilko's last minute drop goal v Aus in the world cup final is the stuff of legends. He trumps Jenkins for that No.10 slot.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 10:02
Orbutt wrote (see)
The Jimbob wrote (see)

The French play on words is getting a bit old now, 

None taken

that Titanic one is a cracker mind .... but change is good

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 08:20

I agree Holder on Mr Wilkinson - good call! It's good to have a variation on the daily countdown gags. The French play on words is getting a bit old now,  tomorrow are we having a nerf gun, the next day a blade of wheat, the next day a set (jelly) maybe, next day a stop sign to represent "cease", the next day a picture of the Titanic just before it completely submerges ..... etc etc (you get my drift)

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 08:10
Smudgerncfc wrote (see)
Jimbob, EHN and Bandits. I too am the EXPO on Saturday morning on my own. Would be nice to have some company while hanging around in the queue there. I am arriving in Paris on Friday evening and was going to head over to the EXPO as soon as I was up and about on Saturday, although wasn't planning on dashing across the City too early. Should imagine that I'll arrive about 11am and join the queue then. If you want to exchange numbers then I don't mind you hopping in the queue where I am. If I'm already in the venue by then it would still be good to meet up.

The queue moves and I don't know what the code is like for "saving a space" .... i'll be with a few lads. I'll wear the distinctive Boston2015 jacket (purple in colour) ... drop me a pm with your number and i'll text back. It'd be good if the pasta party is on this year ..... they had it in 2013 but not 2014. It's a good place to sit down, the expo so packed and chaotic.  

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 06:44
RunBaz ..... They check your name, date and signature of doctor and doctor's stamp ..... then they stamp your convocation as "accepted" and then keep your med cert. Best to give them a photocopy just in case you want to do another race in France later this year. It's a very quick process ..... Once you have the acceptance stamp on the convocation you go to the desk for your race pack based on race number.

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 22:03
Banksy7 wrote (see)

Good call on the travel Kettle - a lot of the hotel rooms etc won't have one. Best to take your own Kettle / Porridge / Coffee etc


the coffee is fine in Paris ..... but to get a decent cup of tea, take some PG

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