The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 22:32

Weedy, 50 quid for the entry fee, plus 46 quid for 3 years membership. i need to think it through ....

kS, sub24 5k, awesome, thats just the start of it, 4 months paris training and pb awesomeness ahead of you

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 13:42

Any Great Northerners get their GNR prioirty booking email? mine's come in ..... who else is thinking of doing it next year?

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 29/11/2013 at 06:53

FruitSmoothie. Welcome and congrats on getting the bootcamp. Having ran Paris, London and Berlin they all have a great atmosphere. Its hard to top London for atmosphere but Paris is a great city, a great route and one of the best.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 16:03

9 miles total today split into 2 tempo runs at "marathon" pace - had to stop for an hour to enjoy my daughter's school concert. At the moment, that "pace" was not as fast as my recent marathon, and again slower than my target marathon pace for Paris2014, but slightly quicker than my recent Berlin training plan target marathon pace. My Paris plan hasn't started yet. I have a lovely formatted spreadsheet, blank as i havn't written it out yet. I have a start date. Which is Sunday 15th December - yes my week's will run from Sunday to Saturday. Crazy Boy !

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 28/11/2013 at 00:20

That's been around a while weedy, I saw the trailer about a year ago, showing the crazy people training dragging the tyre along and cutting their toenails off (grim). Looks pretty emotional. I watched the film recently called Spirit of the Marathon. Set in Chicago 2005 doccy about some different runners trying to realise their dream. Really nice movie.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 21:22

Johnny , you have to email them proof by end of November If you want to go into the Preferential Pen. a link to your marathon result if it was a chip timed race, or a link to your profile on or showing your recent performance at a marathon. If you are happy to go into red zone then you can just take proof to the expo, like a printout of your result. That's what I'm doing. 

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 20:44

Scoot, I'm backing you for a GFA time in Paris. C'mon buddy, lay of the sugar and the crap, there's a good boy, don't let me down.

Sub 3

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 19:05

Ahhh, that explains a lot. And your mentionings of Overall? What's he got to do with all this? 

Sub 3

Posted: 27/11/2013 at 17:14

Please someone fill me in on the whole Dids/Crab Smackdown - i feel like the sort of person who is laughng along at a joke but don't really understand why. (nothing new there then)

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 26/11/2013 at 16:49

Retrovate (James) Welcome:

YM - and anyone else, i recommend a midweek run of at least 10 miles at your target marathon pace - more like 12 once you get into the February mileage. So for Sub4orDie'ers .... thats 9 minute miling. I recommend doing one of those every week. Each to their own, but getting the body used to always running that pace will give you more confidence on race day. In my own experience, in my last couple of marathons, even when my mental state started to slide, and it did plenty, my legs/cadence just carried on doing their thing - i didn't get greedy - just stuck to the pace and had enough confidence that they would keep turning over. Just my opinion.

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