Paris Marathon 2013



  • Might do what orbtuts doing

  • But I have to say London well off the mark. 

  • Ohh... I can do this from my phone again!

    well.. It's a no brainer for me.. It'll be Paris 2014.  I'll be there and so will Mrs DV and some friends. image

  • Yesterday - finally did 10k, tight hamstrings, bit sore today. No running then today, Sunderland Half - or indeed rather grandiously, the Half Marathon of the North, tomorrow am.

    Good luck to everyone one heading out for what looks to be a lovely Saturday am run.

    22 weeks to Berlin - now, where's my P&D at...

  • I'm very VERY annoyed at Paris and London being on the same day in 2014.  Most years I'd be okay to miss supporting in London but next year friend is running it for her 50th and will be the year I actually run it.  So miffed!!

  • You couldn't talk her into running Paris instead? Special weekend away?

  • RS - you're not in Paris next year?

  • It depends.  If friends don't get the ballot and can't be bothered with charity for London then I'll be in Paris.  Will have to wait and see. image

  • Cool. Fingers crossed then!

  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭

    Good morning all.

    Well it's fingers crossed time in the Orbutt household.

    All being well, I invite you to grab your popcorn and have a seat for the next 13 minutes.

    A few notes before the big premiere.

    If you spot an error, the wrong person or time - let me know and I'll correct it. (I know there is a little bit that is out of sequence at the end but this was by special request.

    You may want to let it buffer a bit.

    Watch it full screen.



  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭

    All being well, this will embed here but if not, the URL is
  • ooooooooooooo

  • image 'just logged in and look what's here! Thank you, O. What a shedload of work....'lovely dedication and so well-deserved.

  • Orbutt..  what an incredible effort that must have been....   well done!   It's brilliant..  image


  • Orbutt you are a genius. Another classic piece of work - well done and thank-you. Where's my hanky..

  • Unbelieveable...    my daughters school has opened its own Costa Coffee shop/cafe in its new library building...   its a great idea I suppose, but...  it's a school..!   Whatever next...?   Tesco Metro in the dining hall...??



  • Must be very dusty in this room .... outstanding!

  • Superb work Orbutt 

  • TrevOTrevO ✭✭✭

    Brilliant Orbutt, thanks for putting in all that hard work. 

  • What a cast list, even a special guest appearance.  What emotion.  Orbutt, you are vying with Weedy for creative genius award, thank you so much for all your work x

  • TartanPimpernel wrote (see)

    What a cast list, even a special guest appearance.  

    Brad Pitt?

    Just downloading it - appears to be in demand!

  • Incredible Orbutt. Thank you for this wonderful memory. I'm choking back the tears.

  • Got as ar as Gold Eagle.  YouTube is having a rest at that point - will let it load some more.


    Love it - great job O.  Nice emotion at the finish.  RR - was the Michelle Obama of the thread.

  • Orbutt - you utter tw@t.  I'm sat in the gym cafe welling up (again) when I got to the end bit!  image The whole thing - and that bit - are really appreciated my friend!

  • yer majyer maj ✭✭✭

    Oh made me cry again....!! That's just fantastic, thank you so much for you hard work - I know how long that will have taken!

    Mwah image

  • I cried watching the video and I don't think i am thje over-sensitive type. My daughter was watching it with my and she said, "That's why you do the marathons isn't it dad? The people are special".

    Cool vid, cool friends, cool daughter who is 16 today. Happy man image might try some Cool Runnings later.

  • DannirrDannirr ✭✭✭

    Awesome Jon again Orbutt.  Well done and thanks

  • +1 for the hankies here.

    Thank you for that Orbutt. it's outstanding. I can't imagine the work that went into it.

    TP - that's way out of my league.

  • yer_maj wrote (see)

    Oh made me cry again....!!


    Tricky Dicky¹ wrote (see)

    I cried watching the video and I don't think i am thje over-sensitive type. My daughter was watching it with my and she said, "That's why you do the marathons isn't it dad? The people are special".



    Weedy Gonzalez wrote (see)

    +1 for the hankies here.


    Will you lot pack it in...setting me off again. image

  • Iain - I'll have a look at the course map later and see where I can lurk. Might have to make a flag...

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