The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 16:27

PC91: ASO site - log in, select Marathon de Paris under my races and then on the right there as an ad for optional upgrades. Video, texts, poster .... and pasta party

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 13:26
Orbutt wrote (see)

TJB - was it you who mentioned Porridge Pots for Paris? You may want to check with your hotel as most Parisienne hotels don't provide kettles in rooms.


Orb, thankfully hotel is B&B so i'll just grab so hot eau when i'm down there for a cuppa - might take a couple of pg pyramids actually





Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 12:39
Onetit wrote (see) it was you I used to see when I worked on the corner of Traf. Sq then.... LOL

I think i saw you blowing kisses at me - and i nearly crashed into one of the lions!

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 27/03/2013 at 09:58
Dark Vader wrote (see)

Rocky is a superb sequence of films...      I, like many tourists, have run up those steps and jumped up and down pretending to be him...   


whenever i do my central london LSR - i run up the steps at the back of trafalger square in the style of Rocky!

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 23:46
MCM. Then it's just relighting the stove to warm the roasties back up

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 23:05

Eggy, Orbutt - i've just bought my race video in advance for €3.99 from ASO. Apparently it goes up to €14.99 after the race. I don't usually punt for those - but four Euros aint bad really. I looked at the low-res videos available of you guys on the 2012 results page. Not bad, chuck in a bit of Eye of the tiger and we're on a winner! I also bought the text 2 of yer mates, race updates thingy for €1.99 - but haven't been prompted for the  telephone numbers yet.


Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 21:27
Tricky Dicky¹ wrote (see)

Nice video clip Phill in Fitter. You'll all be Steve jones's when you cross the line in Paris. I hope everybody gives a huge shout like I did last year, that way Orbutt can make his own inspiring video. Lots of punching the air and kissing whoever is nearby. Really OTT stuff please.

Off to the Oook for 3 days in the morning (UK). Hope I can fit in a cheeky run somewhere

TD - are you going to be in the Big Smoke this Friday afternoon by any chance? we're having a mini-get together / run at 3 oclock - followed by swift couple of pints and a snack

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 17:18
A lot of people don't understand why we (us runners) just LOVE running. When I'm out running a decent long run 10 miles+, I am at my most relaxed. Thought I'd just share that.

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 14:55

i think the carnet is the way forward for me - not planning to go out of zone 1 at any point (apart from when i'm running!) - gives me and Ingi 5 trips each. Do a couple of cabs for any other travel - like pub or restaurant action. Dan can sort himself out - he's a big boy, ive nagged him about his med certificate / convocation, he's like "oh year, i'll do that next week" (yeah right, just before we get on the friggin train D)

Paris Marathon 2013

Posted: 26/03/2013 at 12:43

i'm getting proper paranoia about getting ill! I'm going on a search to find immune system boosting food for my lunch time. Apparently, beef, sweet potato, shellfish, chicken soup, umpteen cups of tea, garlic, oats & barley, mushrooms, pro-biotic yogurt are but a few. I'm gonna add freshly squeezed orange juice and innocent smoothie to that list and stock up.

Also going out to accessorize my pre-race/post-race foods - can't rely on a french goody bag! Porridge Pots, nature valleys and M&S Super-nut bars are a must. And of course Jelly babies.

Travelling around Paris on the Metro - is it best to get one of those Carnet ticket books? then you can share them out with the people you are travelling with - thats what i'm thinking unless someone has a better suggestion.

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