The Jimbob

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Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 10:57
I'm based in Norf London, with London Heathside. Sometimes we run the canals out your way on a Sunday morning

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 10:56
Urbane Fox .... getting away early and getting into a good rhythm early will help you have a positve race experience. Train hard through the winter for the times, but on the day just concentrate on a good race execution. ... and the times will (hopefully) take care of themselves

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 10:53
Any other takers for Preferential? Banksy ..... got to be worth a punt.....They can only say no

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 12/11/2015 at 10:45
Urbane Fox, Tokyo is my goal race end of Feb but I will hopefully be able to skim the 3 hour (or there abouts) in Paris. Be nice to have company there pre race .... was feeling a bit lonely on the bib list all on me jack jones. What part of London you based in?

Paris Marathon 2016

Posted: 10/11/2015 at 16:44
If anyone else entered has a sub3 I advise you to contact the organisers and get them to bump you up to Preferential. I emailed them my details and a link to my result and they replied saying they had done it and gave me a shiny new (3 digit) nombre de dossard. When I logged back into ASO it had updated and I was able download a thumbnail of my bib with the new number on it.

With 57,000 entrants in April it will be chocker! I'm thinking it'll be nice to start from there but I'm sure I'll overtaken by quite a few peeps from Red. In 2013 I went from blue and it was heavo. ..... Purple and green would be even more so.

New York Marathon GFA qualification

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 23:18
PC ..... I've reserved a hotel down near South Ferry Port for next year marathon weekend. Just in case I get in, and then I manage to get the nod from the Missis.

Medical Certificate

Posted: 09/11/2015 at 19:38
Hello All, For Florence I scanned / emailed my EA membership card for my entry and they accepted it. I'd assume it's the same for all the Italian races but drop them a line to be sure.

Sub 3

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 20:46
ES I was stalking. Your run was amazing, I think you have to knock 5 mins off for course difficulty. A lot of positives for you today, the main one is you managed to pace the late 2.40s for a lot of the run. A bit more training, hard work and dedication and on a course like London with good conditions, you could have a serious crack at 2.45-2.48. Congratulations, enjoy the beers!

Sub 3

Posted: 01/11/2015 at 15:52

Training cancelled again today due to my cold / throat woes.

I've got ES and a couple of other pals, all on the tracker and they appear to be making good progress. I can't find a stream of the live coverage tho'

Anyone got one they'd care to share.?


Sub 3

Posted: 30/10/2015 at 15:57

Electric Sheep ..... May The Force ..... etc ..... i'll have a stalk

Charlie - amazing run

Jules - nice toughing it out when clearly lacking the required energy levels you had pre-virus. You should be proud of that run, and there are positives to take away from the experience.

Bufo - Whoa!

Bainsy .... yes I have a bit of a tight schedule to run Florence with any intent, then a shortened 8-9 week plan for Tokyo, recover from that and then summon a bit of energy for the two in April. I've had a couple of mellow post-Dam weeks of training, will probably go around 30 miles this week for the total and then 40 next week, with at least two sessions of quality in. I can't see any value in doing any 20 milers before Florence which is on 29/11. I'll probably do an 18 two weeks out, and less general miles than a normal plan, with a bit more steady running thrown in. Also, will attend the track at least twice to try to sharpen up a bit. The targets are to maintain what I already have, any improvement on my PBs will be bonus, down to luck / better execution on the day. And all shorter races are no show-ers until Bupa London 10,000 end of May bar a couple of Jan Parkruns.

Happy racing, Parkrunning, XC'ing this weekend everyone. I've just started a course of antibiotics for my throat infection  - yuck so no running tomorrow for sure

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