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I've been trying to get into runing on and off for about 2 years now, and I think I've finally managed to get into the swing of it. Just finished my third ParkRun last week in a time of 31:22 - slow for most on here I'm sure but pretty quick for me.
I'm currently just under 19st (having been as high as 25st about 3 years ago) and I'm finally feeling like I can push on and get a bit more distance in each run. I finished a 10.5k run a couple of weeks ago and have been training for the Major Series North run this Sunday which I'm hoping to get round without dying...
I have another run (Pain Barrier) in December but other than that nothing planned, and I'm seriously thinking of taking on a marathon. My first thought was to try to work my way up to it through next year, lose some more weight, and maybe do something in Spring 2014, but then having read through booktrunk's thread it really inspired me to go for it sooner.
I know there will be alot of training involved, and I'm quite prepared to stick to a plan (or at least try my best to!) but my main question is over whether the Paris Marathon would be a good first marathon to go for. I think it will be enough time to train, but is it a 'beginner friendly' marathon? And will it cost me a fortune to stay there?