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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 19:07
..........but it is a bit bonkers

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 19:05
It's not crazy talk to some on this thread Kirsty. I'm doing back to backers Boston on 20/4 London on 26/04. There are a few multi marathoners on this thread. You won't be able to do the second one as hard as the first. If you are ok then it's doable as long as you rest ice in between. GOOD LUCK

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 18:49
ORAPID you have to make the photo. Just leave half hour earlier

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 18:48
Orapid, yes that one CDG walk down Foch

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 18:47
Nice one Radar Sal you sorter outer of many things. I'll tell the Heathside Massive to also watch for it, plus in London there will be dozens of Heathsiders including me in the dark blue red trim yellow letters vests so send some Stool love their way. I'll tell them to look for the stools. London is going to be a slog for anyone doubling up

Boston Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 18:40
Cheers Big Boy. 4 more runs till I fly.

How's everyone's taper going? De-cloak and tell us what happening?

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 07/04/2015 at 18:05
The Bostool will be packed for my Journey. Will feature in 2 races

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/04/2015 at 23:46
15West wrote (see)

Can't decide whether to bother with the baggage drop off or not....

15WEST - here's my experiences from 2013 and 2014. 

2013, didn't bother with bag drop, my hotel was very close to the finish line, I finished, headed back to hotel straight away, was showered and dressed by 12.45 and headed straight for Beer Station where I met Running Rodent and a few pals. We were there for a while then went to Corcorans.

In 2014, again I didn't use bag drop. Accom was 10 min walk from Arc- I had the wife'n'kids in tow, left them to have a lie in. It was pleasant enough weatherwise to head straight out "race ready"  My wife carried my tracksuit in her backpack and waited for me at the end of avenue Foch. I threw that on - we went to Beer Station. Then later went back to the apartment and showered etc before heading to Corcorans. I don't think the collecting is the problem, it's putting it in there which is the faff. Better off getting a cup of coffee and head straight to the ADeT to meet these guys.

Also, I think some threaders, arranged with other threaders who had accommodation closer to the finish to , store bags / use their showers.

Having done Paris twice and feeling a little more confident about getting about the place, I think in 2016 I would be more open to getting accommodation closer to Corcorans, although it's nice to have a tracksuit or long sleeve top and trousers to put on straight after the race, so hopefully someone can hold one for me. If not, maybe I will have to use bag drop in 2016.


Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 14:36

Morning Parisians. I've done this race the last 2 years and had a ball with all my pals on this thread. I'll be at Boston on April 20th but I'm back in Paris for 2016. For now here's my packing list for 2014. Some of you might find it useful. You can adapt it

Kit: Running Shoes, Running Tops(1 x GB Vest, 1 x Adidas Long), 2 x T: BCRC & LLR), Shorts (1 x Short, 1 x long), Running Tights (Adidas), Running Socks x 2 pairs, Compression Socks (for after), calf guards, Cap, Sunglasses, Sweatbands (wrist, head) For Race Day & other important items:Safety pins (inc spares for other runners), Gels x 8 (Carb & Isotonic), Jelly Babies (2 bags), Running Belt, Gel belt x 2 (High5 & SIS), Bottle Belt & Bottle, Paris2013 Waterproof Poncho, Space blanket (prepacked), Vaseline, Plasters (& or tit Tape) 2 x Bottle of isotonic sports drink, Garmin, Garmin charger, Garmin power adapter (for use in Europe), Heart rate Monitor, Phone & tablet Charger, Power adapter, Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Solution, OROD, Travel kettle.  Other foods: 2 x Porridge Pot, 3 x M&S Fruit & Seed flapjack, Bananas x 2, Marmite travel portion, 1 x pack of M&S Choccy Hot Cross Buns, 2 x Bottle of Water, Tea Bags. Paperwork: Passport, Train tickets, Accommodation paperwork, Convocation, Medical Certificate, Travel Money, Credit Card, Proof of recent performances (if changing up to a faster pen). Electronic Back up: PDFs of Train tickets, Convocation, Med Cert saved on phone, tablet and in dropbox. Also emailed to my hotmail account. Regular clothes:  Light Jacket, Tracksuit for disposal, Pants,Socks, tshirts, Hoody: Medication: Nurofen, Paracetamol, Asthma Inhaler Blue, Asthma Inhaler Brown, Epilepsy Meds, Antihistamine tabs: Toiletries: Shower Gel, Deoderant, Moisturiser, Travel cologne, Toothpaste, Toothbrush


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