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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 08/05/2014 at 09:06

aye aye!

this is my adopted home for Spring 2015 Marafun cause no one else'll have me ....

Sub 3

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 16:51

Marigold. Congratulations on the 100k (you nutter!)  - I'm running a marathon soon at the Cyclopark, how did you find the course? (any tips)

 

How is the all-conquering hero Mr kowtow himself T-MOTH today? has the permo-smile gone yet?

 

Sub 3

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 08:03
Tmoth-BOOM!

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 03/05/2014 at 12:31
Jolorr82.

Paris vs Berlin

Expo. Paris wins like London you collect you race number first and then funnel through the expo. Berlin you go to the expo to collect the number and back thru after- totally chaotic and un-German. Transport wise it was quick arriving on the Eurostar getting to the expo.

Start. Paris wins. Pens organized loads of space. Berlin start terrible considering such a major race.chocka

Finish: Berlin wins. Brandenburg gate vs Woods of death! The finish area is excellent in Berlin but Valencia trumps them both.

Course: Paris wins. As a city, there is plenty that is easy on the eye when u are struggling especially along the seine. The tunnel is a bit smelly and the woods are endless, but it's Paris by a nose.

PB potential: Berlin wins. Despite the chaos in the first half and the busy drinks stations., the 2nd 20k of Berlin are superb. Lightening fast, flat and wide and fantastic support along the way. It's the world record course! That said, there's plenty of flat and atmosphere in Paris and virtually no hills so there is pb potential a plenty.

Atmosphere: Paris by a whisker cause there are so many friends and Brits doing it. The Germans enjoy their marathons so Berlin has a great atmosphere and deserved a title of marathon major.

City:Berlin is cheaper and does better beer, Paris is easier to get to. Berlin by a nose.

Verdict Paris 4 - 3 Berlin

Paris Baby!

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 15:43
HIAHS, Well done!

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 02/05/2014 at 07:40
Jolorr82. Paris is brilliant. Considering how many competitors there are, they are strict with the starting pens so it feels busy but you should be able to run your target pace without having to jostle. The route is flat and does have pb potential. The feed stations are fine although I try to avoid them and carry lots of gel. I had more issues in Berlin with busy water stations. We all love Paris in here , you should do it for sure.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 17:59
Weedy, YMCA Hornsey 10k on May 18th Ta.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 09:44

Morning all, had a hilly half marathon in Plymouth on Sunday in 1.25.29. Really pleased with the run, the last mile was all uphill and sucked the life out of my legs - came 48th out of 4267 finishers. No PB but so much gear changing, didn't get a chance to cruise. Was either puffing up a hill or catching my breath coming down the other side of it, so about a minute shy of my fastest I did back in the beginning of March.

This morning in London the tube strike is in full effect, cars everywhere, so I commuted in with a recovery (short very slow) run. 6 miles in 51 minutes is all the quads would permit after beasting them on Sunday. Kept the HR nice and low though, and it was a lovely mild calm (if not a touch cloudy) morning on Hampstead heath as I jogged over, past Kenwood House, through the woods and past the ponds so still the reflections looking like watercolors.

Sub 3

Posted: 27/04/2014 at 20:28
Evening. Good luck in the Mara in 3 weeks HR. You will have good fitness in you legs. You could do some serious business over there.

Well I had a brilliant run today at Plymouth half, no pb (45 seconds short) but given the course difficulty and weather conditions, 1.25.29 was very good going. It was a real up and downer, with a steep uphill mile at the end. The winner ran in 68. I'm hopeful to flip that into a pb in June at the new Hackney Half. It improved my handicap on runbritain by 0.5 to 5.0 even. Not quite sure what it all means but it feels like progress.

Paris Marathon 2014

Posted: 26/04/2014 at 20:06
You'll be back ATM surely ...... You are the Paris Marathon
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