Paris Marathon 2013



  • Fastest route to the Expo from the airport (and it also works from the Gare du Nord) is RER line B (the blue one) to Cite Universitaire, leave the station, get the tram from the stop outside straight to Port de Versailles for the Expo. If you buy a carnet as suggested above, those tickets are also valid on the tram, but don't forget to stamp them in the stamping machine when you get on board.
  • ok so the possible dash across paris from CDG to the Expo at 6 on Saturday has got to me and I've changed my flight. Can't wait to turn up at the Expo with my suitcase! Now on the 8.40 from Manchester.....

    Off to sit in a steam room to kill any possible cold viruses. My knee just survived playing football with my nephew on Sunday. What was i thinking? Full on taper madness here.......


  • TrevOTrevO ✭✭✭
    Thanks RR, guessing it's a different ticket for the RER?
  • TrevOTrevO ✭✭✭
    Looking at things I might get the Paris Pass as will be going back to the airport to meet Mrs Trev on the Sunday and planning to go Disney on the Tuesday so probably works out cheaper.
  • G-DawgG-Dawg ✭✭✭

    Came back here for some comfort as I'm struggling with taper madness only to find everyone else is the same! image

    I guess that's comforting in itself. Good luck with the final prep everyone. After struggling with injuries and manflu during the campaign, I have no idea what time I'll do from the yellow pen but as long as injuries stay away for the first half (20 miles), I'll be happy to deal with whatever the second half (6.2 miles) throws up.

    Final run tonight and then time to pack, unpack, repack, do some more fretting. image


  • Loch Ness is on my list too. Thanks for the Baxters plug Keysersuzi. (They pay my wages and therefore fund all my marathon 'holidays')

    I have just photocopied all my documents, twice, so I have three copies of each. One copy for each bag. Just in case. And scanned them all and emailed them to myself. Just in case.....  Bloody hell.

    And all my leg muscles are so tight they should live in Aberdeen. (No offence Clagg)

  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭

    Trev - I think the tickets cover zones 1-3 (City centre ish) but if you're going to the airport and Disney then you probably would be better with passes which cover them both. For info though, as long as you are within the valid zones, you can use your carnet on RER trains too.

    Stan - good move switching flights, you would have been cutting it really fine otherwise.


  • yer majyer maj ✭✭✭

    I've found my safety pins and left myself wide open for some Tricky Dickery on facebook.  Game over for Kate. image

  • Yes - what Orbutt said. The standard tickets are valid for travel in the central zones on the Metro, RER and trams (and I assume buses too, although I've never been on a bus in Paris). You will need a separate ticket to get in from the airport though because it's out in zone 5.
  • Nerves are getting to me now, I've opened the case and made the list :

    Socks - three pairs (can't decide)

    Long leggings - only going with one pair

    Top - new with name on image not long sleeved either

    Crap top to chuck when I get to start line - I will be baking hot by then!!

    Bra top - two - just in case

    Gloves - two pairs - just in case

    Baseball cap - never leave home without it

    hair ties - several - they always PING when I'm stressing on Race morning

    Safety pins - a lot

    Drinks - four bottles

    Tablets/nibbles / Jelly babes - heaps

    Running bottle - must clean it...

    Paperwork - needs a suitcase all to itself

    Trainers - need cleaning once I've run today

    Glasses - two pairs - one for running, one for looking like a normal person

    Other clothing to wear before and after

    Nice smelling things to use in shower after

    I think that's me.... image


    Thanks for words of comfort re vet - sadly it's not going to be nice later today.....image

    Sun is out, it's glorious and warm, but not going to last.  Paris meteo is saying 1 to 9 on Sunday. No rain, but cloud

    Our neighbours have just been over to go over animal feeding and they have rellies from Down Under who have someone running on Sunday spooky is that - wonder if he's on here.  They have sent him a text to tell him to come to the Arc at 0800 to meet up...Small world.

    Off to run, then chill and stuff my face tonight.

    Two more sleeps.......

  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭

    Onetit - sorry about the vet news, is it the Llama(s)?

  • I'm convinced I'm getting a sore throat. Have procured more drugs from Boots.

    Am also convinced I've injured my patella. It hurts walking/running down hills.

    Moi? Marathon doo-lally? Never!

    Onetit - cyber-hug for you. That's no good at all.

  • Simon MacDoughnut  - brilliant, do you get soup and other food items as part of the salary package? I've heard it's a lovely route, very friendly. I was impressed with the stand at last year's VLM expo too - lots of additionals such as travel to and from start/finish, a meal the night before and if memory serves, a meal after as well! Will do it one day. Definitely. 

    Although Amsterdam is now pencilled in  for 2014 and I think that's the same day or if not, a mere week apart. Hmm. 

  • image going doo- lalleee here....left all the very important things in the bathroom :

    vasaliine - very very large pot

    micropor tape

    hot and cold rubs

    that really is it now....I think?

    Yes, llamas.  Male is very very poorly now, so I think it's time, but vet is due at 4pm so we shall see, one girl has a malignant tumour up her nose, whilst it's not constricting her breathing now, it soon will, and nothing can be done there either.  So a sad day in llamaland and himindoors is not in a good place (his babies).  thanks for your thoughts.


  • ATMATM ✭✭✭

    The Loch Ness marathon must have the best logo in the world...   It makes me laugh,every time I see it.

    Kirsty, I've emailed you. If nothing arrives, check spam.



  • Just pack, 10 minutes, everything chucked in my suitcase
  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭

    I wonder if I can use ATMs link to add a picture?


    Woo hoo - I miss pictures image

     Onetit - hugs all round

  • ATMATM ✭✭✭

    oooooo  image

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  • ATMATM ✭✭✭

    image There goes the afternoon...

  • Thank you so much!

    I want to fast forward the next few days. I wish it was saturday, just arriving into Paris!

    Or maybe I should be fastforwarding to the finish line!

  • I know, and the medal has that on it too. 


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  • E mmyE mmy ✭✭✭

    I wish it was already Saturday for completely different reasons!

  • Managed 5k and my legs are's hot out there, forgotten what that feels like, it won't last..

    Collected a trailer of wood for the burner and have been stacking - doing my Rocky impression, made me laugh anyway....



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    Annie RW

    Looks like they'll be a while fixing things. Spotted the post above in a thread about the problems.

  • I keep meaning to go out and out and do 5 km. but cycling on telly
  • hello thread, I can't possibly catch up with all the madness but at least I have a place to rest my head

    just booked 3 nights for under a oner - what can possibly go wrong  image

  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭

    Pottermoss - is that per night or in total?

    Dave the ex Spartan - wow, that's some balance you've got there mateimage

  • Years of practice
  • Just thought I'd nip in and wish you all good luck. If you've never ran it before you'll love it. Nice to see a few old friends on here. I'll be tracking you on Sunday and hoping to see good times. Savour the day and made sure you enjoy .
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