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NCane2 wrote (see)
Just got back home and read back through the forum. Well done everyone and i mean everyone, there are some exceptional people here. Be proud and that includes Dannir, its hard to make the decision to stop, you did the right thing, your body will thank you for it. Emmy i saw the back of you and tried to catch up at one point as saw the union jack tshirt, i saw others as well that i wondered if were from here but didn't get to speak to. All i can say is thank you all for the support. Anyone doing Edinburgh...if so hopefully see you there! Also does anyone know why l'equipe has two times per runner printed?
Tried to catch up? Are you sure it was me as we were tootling along at a slow pace I was with someone dressed as a pirate and I heard that we were pretty easy to spot. One girl told me she had her eyes on my shirt (i asked if it was also my rear and she laughed) to catch me.
Dannirr wrote (see)
Best sign: Pain is temporary, but Internet results last forever!
How did I miss that?! Great sign!
A few people were asking for a picture of my medal hanger yesterday - here you are:
There's a few more on it now though
ok,so I'm not Peter Some...
What a mixed bag. Congratulations to all those with hard won PBs,includingthe whippets, and comiserations to you, Dan. You know you did the sensible thing but we know how much it must've hurt.
'Had disasterous second half but, in all, a great day and a fantastic evening I'm not home til Wednesday but would reallyappreciate copies of some of the photos, especially of us in groups. And of the frocks, of course.
I loved the handmade signs , especially the ' Run like you're naked' and the home made Scotland flags some French runners made. I thought the crowd was great.
And I'd like to echo all the comments about the supporters' group. Good job! You kept us going....especially at then end....my annual 'near death' experience. Without the white light.
Off to crowbar my way into random conversations...
Corcorans - Rue St Andre
Did you get my message Yer Maj?
Bonjour mes amies!
I had such a bril time yesterday and last night. I'm so glad I came over this year. It was lovely to see so many friends after so many years.
This post does mark my return (and the merging of all my niks.. let's not ask where 'naughtyferret' came from). In a few weeks i'll remove the BrandyB bit.. but i didn't want to confuse anyone from previous years. An updated picture of a particularly naughty ferret will also be forthcoming.
I can't say i'll be here every day (you lot sure to talk a lot!), but i'll poke my head in and wave from time to time.
Thanks again for an amazing time everyone and looking forward to the next year of chatting and the 2014 Paris marathon!!
Congratulations to all that took part and also to the supporters.
Felt good early, but probably went to hard, struggled over the last 10k's or so and finished with a 4:06, this put me at the 30% point in my age group.
Disappointed in not breaking 4 hours but first marathon and 7 months ago my first training session was limited to 1 minute walk, 1 minute jog, already planning the next marathon.
Safe trips home.
kaz1 wrote (see)
Today has been eventful......took kidz to a fun fair thing in the park at Viciennes, After 4 rides Naomi was sick so headed home and we had to get of the metro so I could be sick in a bin!!
Were you sick or Naomi? I hope you havent got what Daniirr has? Get well soon Little Kaz's.
Emmy H wrote (see)
NCane2 wrote (see) Just got back home and read back through the forum. Well done everyone and i mean everyone, there are some exceptional people here. Be proud and that includes Dannir, its hard to make the decision to stop, you did the right thing, your body will thank you for it. Emmy i saw the back of you and tried to catch up at one point as saw the union jack tshirt, i saw others as well that i wondered if were from here but didn't get to speak to. All i can say is thank you all for the support. Anyone doing Edinburgh...if so hopefully see you there! Also does anyone know why l'equipe has two times per runner printed?
Nice Rack (her words not mine)
ATM - I have some group photos from the weekend if you want some. I'll e-mail then to you.
Kaz - I hope you and the bairns are ok.
Dannirr - I hope you feel better soon.
I'm sad to be home now. Paris really is my favourite event. Amazing people and a good course. It was great to catch up with everyone again and finally meet some I'd missed before. I had a fantastic weekend and thoughts of the park of death are already slipping from memory! A big shout out the TD/DLR led support crew. Coming past the halfway point I couldn't stop smiling seeing TD's flag hanging over the road for a good 1km before I reached it. London in two weeks has an awful lot to live up too!
Oh, and France seems to be the only place having Eggy written as your name on the bib sees nothing but shouts of encouragement.
Hi... apologies for having to bail out mid-race and head off home and thus missing all the fun... there was a bit of a crisis at home that I couldn't ignore... it's under control now though... major bummer though....
Great to meet everyone again and some new faces... the group of us at the back kept up a nice comfy pace and Radar Sal's constant 'slow down DV' was very funny.. had a good chat with everyone in our little group and that was fun too.
Seeing both Emmy and Radar Sal squat down in front of me for a wee on the Champs was an unforgettable sight....!
It's really great to read all the stories... I won't mention names, but there were some amazing perfomances....! Well done to everyone.... roll on Paris 2014.
And I'm back. AWESOME weekend fellow forumites!!! I'm loving my awesome personal worst and rocking my finisher t-shirt while catching up with all the chatter. WOOO HOOOO!!! and just to bring a couple of words of semi-warning. Watch out for the post-marathon lull everyone! Good solutions: enter your next one
James - nice one. I'm in GNR and then Berlin...someone has a little list of all our next races somewhere, don't they?