Paris Marathon 2013

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  • yer majyer maj ✭✭✭
    Don't be ridiculous. RS and RR on a train....what could possibly go wrong...?
  • They've put us in separate carriages just to be safeimage I do have a spare seat by me though...
  • I'll sing the mickey mouse song as I hobble past

    Just for you td.
  • The Kiwi/Caledonian raiding party is on the move image .
  • Hee hee hee
  • Carl DCarl D ✭✭✭
    Just through passport control at St Pancras.



    Did not sleep that well last night but hopefully the excitement will get me round.



    Getting very real now.



    Will meet at the Arc tonight and if there is room at Pasta Papas it would be nice to tag along.
  • couple of beers lqst night settled the nerves. ready to tqke on the world.

    prqying for the knee;

     

  • Carl DCarl D ✭✭✭
    Just found out that my train is delayed. Must have been walking around in a daze. Bummer.
  • Always thought Eurostars ran more to time than regular trains...half hour too, hope the queue's not too long at the exhibition to get numbers when it gets in!
  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭
    Mrs O and I are heading from CDG to Expo.

    Getting closer image
  • Gentle bimble round the breakfast run, ran the last bit with Denis's OH rather than my own
  • Question of the day for tomorrow...    sunglasses...?   oui..  or non..?

     

  • Non. Simply cos I didn't bring any
  • PC -PC - ✭✭✭
    B-)
  • yer majyer maj ✭✭✭
    Oui. Over the hat, gloves, scarf...I run in my skiing oakleys and they don't move around so sit very comfortably on my head when I don't need them
  • Oui for me too. It's quite glary with the cloud cover. Lovely breakfast run with Eggy, IM, JusT (and Mr T), Kaz and Naomi. Followed by brekkie with DLR as well. Helped to calm nerves a bit. And who should plop down at the table beside us but 2 women from my newly-adopted home, the Isle of Man. The world really is tiny.

    Now exactly how many croissants should I be eating to appropriately carb-load?
  • Off to the start
  • In an open top tour bus. Bloody freezing!! Sunglasses on though. Five quid from Tesco, so I need to make full use of them.
  • Running Rodent wrote (see)
    Porridged up at St Pancras - far too early image . Still worried that odd tight feeling in calf will explode into grade 4 tear somewhere along the line but am telling myself it's just my chimp messing with my head.

    Hope the breakfast run was fun and you've all thawed out.

    RR - ignore that chimp, you'll be great.

    Dark Vader wrote (see)

    Question of the day for tomorrow...    sunglasses...?   oui..  or non..? 

    DV - the answer is yes, it's been beautiful and chilly out there today.

    JB73 - it's tomorrow dudeimage

    Breakfast Run - loved it, great to meet Eggy, Kaz, Naomi, JusT and MrT and of course Maus. Also, DLR, by some blue tractors.

    Rest up y'all.

  • MM - I have had 3 croissants so far and still have a craving for a few more...

    Hopped off the bus to pop into C&A's to buy some gloves.
  • 14000!
  • Over 14,000 posts , some great advice , some very funny posts , some very random taper topics , some very very strange people , it's been a great build up to the race ,,, is it a race ? No it's a celebration of life
  • Scott the walker wrote (see)
    Over 14,000 posts , some great advice , some very funny posts , some very random taper topics , some very very strange people , it's been a great build up to the race ,,, is it a race ? No it's a celebration of life

    Scott - you said it dude. Profound.

  • Carl DCarl D ✭✭✭
    So is the general consensus that it is going to be cold enough to warrant base layer and gloves but bright enough to need sunglasses ?
  • Carl D wrote (see)
    So is the general consensus that it is going to be cold enough to warrant base layer and gloves but bright enough to need sunglasses ?

    Carl - Agree. There have been a few no-shows so feel free to pop along to P Papas tonight. I'm sure it'll be no issue.

  • Dave was running (with my wife) this morning and he might be able to tell us more about what to wear. Personally, I think the temperature is ideal for a marathon (although I am not sure about the wind) and I will be running with my running vest. It will cold while we wait for the start so I have brought with me old clothes that I am planning to drop at the start or shortly after.

    MM - my target is sub 2:45 but I am not sure I can do it. I will tell you tomorrow afternoon.
  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭
    Well, that was very easy. Very fast bib pickup - much better than last year.

    Impressive
  • Carl DCarl D ✭✭✭
    Jimbob - how is the tooth today ?
  • DannirrDannirr ✭✭✭
    ATM - good Chagall exhibit. Hour long wait to get in bless you have already purchased tickets. Some iconic pieces.
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