The Jimbob


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Sub 3

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:32

Took m'self off to hossy today as didn't feel right, got tonsilitis, laid up and it's not looking good ..... Got a 7 day course of anti Bs, what a f ing bummer. chances of being able to attempt a marathon on Sunday in the balance. Sub3 is a gonner. Pls can u guy amend my goals to, a) finish b) start c) get to Paris ....... DOH! I spose the dodgy calf and toe get a good rest .......

Sub 3

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 22:32

Took m'self off to hossy today as didn't feel right, got tonsilitis, laid up and it's not looking good ..... Got a 7 day course of anti Bs, what a f ing bummer. chances of being able to attempt a marathon on Sunday in the balance. Sub3 is a gonner. Pls can u guy amen my goals to, a) finish b) start c) get to Paris ....... DOH! I spose the dodgy calf and toe get a good rest .......

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 15:44
orapidrun wrote (see)

Well said - TD! Especially the bit about always someone faster or slower.

Jimbob - you mean you left something out? Ha! I see from a previous thread you've entered the Abingdon marathon, right? Me too. Good luck in Paris. In fact, good luck everyone, not long now!

Yes good luck all ....

Orapidrun: I signed into Abo as I heard it's a quick one - a bit "clubby" so hopefully be able to drag a decent performance out of it ....

the list gets added to as I remember more stuff I might need

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 14:09
 
Les Champs a PC wrote (see)
Le Jimbob wrote (see)
there'll be one more publication later this week with more stuff added. You can never have too much stuff, like I said before, an assassin selecting from his arsenal .....

Impressive list, I'm panicking now as I don't half that stuff, I'm going to struggle finding the M&S hot cross buns and the contact lenses.  More like a Goonner selecting from his Arsenal.

I liked you Jimbob... until now. YOU"RE A GOONER?!?!


I've always known about your horrendous taste in football teams Ems, like you've always known about me supporting the red-shirted/white sleeved half of North London (you've only forgotten) - we've had this conv before!. I just don't bring it up here on the thread as it's footy and it's a bit dull talking about that on Runners World. Also, our relationship is so volatile - do we need any more spice than we already have?

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 12:47
orapidrun wrote (see)

Jimbob - that is one seriously comprehensive kit list!

there'll be one more publication later this week with more stuff added. You can never have too much stuff, like I said before, an assassin selecting from his arsenal .....

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 08:59
Radar Sal wrote (see)

Jim - travel kettle? 

BTW i'll have a kettle at my apartment but i'll bring my travel kettle in case someone needs to borrow ....

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 31/03/2014 at 08:57

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Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 21:02
Hatter 88 wrote (see)

Le Jimbob - hope you've got a big bag ! 

Yes i have a suitcase and a rucksack. Looks like the loon in me has decided it's sensible to pack the short shorts, he BCRC running top and my first choice pair of running socks into my rucksack along with 6 gels and one of my gel belts plus a set of pins. (i'm bringing spare gels BTW a la Pottermoss Valencia2013)

In other words i'm having my main racing kit in the rucksack and a complete backup set of kit in the suitcase.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 20:27

i may be throwing a few bits and pieces into a suitcase .....

Kit 

Running Shoes, Running Tops(1 x GB Vest, 1 x Adidas Long sleeve, 2 x Technical T's: BCRC & LLR), Shorts (1 x Short, 1 x long), Running Tights (Adidas), Running Socks x 2 pairs, Compression Socks (for after), Cap, Sunglasses, Sweatbands (wrist, head), calf guards

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, 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 (aka travel plug), Contact Lenses, Contact Lens Solution, OROD, MP3 headphones, my trusty spoon, plasters (aka tit-tape), a small plastic bag (waterproof protector for your smartphone in the running belt in case of rain or drink station splashes) Deep heat

Other foods

2 x Porridge Pot, 3 x M&S Fruit & Seed flapjack, Bananas x 2, 1 x 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 (Valencia & Silverstone) Travel Insurance and/or EHIC

Electronic Back up

PDFs of Train tickets, Convocation, Med Cert and accomodation booking confirmation all saved on phone, tablet and in dropbox. Also all 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, ibruprofen gel

Toiletries

Shower Gel, Deoderant, Moisturiser, Travel cologne, Toothpaste, Toothbrush

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 08:09

Ahh Pee Pens .... It'll be like a lake down there in zone Rouge .....

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