Paris Marathon 2017



  • TBO2TBO2 ✭✭✭

    Good luck Nodster!

  • baldstanbaldstan ✭✭✭

    Hi Nodster. Just read your report about the Arun River Marathon yesterday. Sounds like the perfect way to run a marathon and the view from the top of that hill (and the cake) hopefully made up for the climb.

    List Fairy could you add me to a couple more races please, Beachy Head Marathon on 29th October (I might try carrying some cake with me for that one) and Brighton HM on 26th February? Thanks

  • NellsNells ✭✭✭

    Happy Monday everyone! Only five to the next weekend... I had/have a family member visiting last night, and although I managed to ration the vino quite well (I think I may have been alone in this) I'm probably going to need a nap later today... I did manage to get in a little run with my lovely new garmin yesterday morning though, and it's just told me I need to move... 

    Beachy Head is on my bucket list baldstan, but I'm going to have to run up a lot of hills before I'm ready for that one. How were the weekend races Nodster and Christopher Field?

  • NellsNells ✭✭✭

    May 17: Simon Mac's birthday.
    May 20: TBO2's birthday. The Dark and Light Ox - KeyserSuze, Betzza.
    May 21: Half Ox: KeyserSuze. Ironman Lanzarote - Magna Carter.
    May 22: Richmond Park Marathon - Nodster. Worcester Half Marathon - Christopher Field. Great Manchester Run - UrbaneFoxLondon. Copenhagen Marathon - Eggyh73, Running Rodent. Ox Ultra - Heroine in a half-shell. St.Annes triathlon - Kirsten B
    May 28: Kent Roadrunner Marathon - Nodster, LeggyMountbatten. Liverpool Rock & Roll 5k - Christopher Field.
    May 29: Comrades Marathon - Danni. Liverpool Rock 'n’ Roll Marathon – Andy-W, Orbutt. Liverpool Rock 'n’ Roll Half Marathon – Christopher Field, Kirsten B. Mont St Michel Marathon - Miss Laure. Edinburgh Marathon - Mistletoe Mike.
    May 30: Bupa London 10k - Nodster, Nells, LloydR, HeatherS, EHN, Running Rodent.
    Jun 1: Penny71’s birthday.
    Jun 2: Eggy's birthday.
    Jun 4: Harvel H5 - baldstan.
    Jun 5: Stour Valley Marathon - Lloyd R.
    Jun 11: Worcester Go Dad 10k - Christopher Field.
    Jun 12: Two Castles 10k - Christopher Field.
    Jun 18: Tromso Midnight Sun Marathon - Heather S, Nodster, Meadower, Running Rodent, Eggyh73, Heroine in a half-shell, KeyserSuze.
    Jun 19: Arden 9 miles - Christopher Field.
    Jun 23 : Nodster’s birthday.
    Jun 25: Keyser Suze's birthday. Giant's Head Marathon - Heroine in a half-shell.
    Jun 26: Olympic tri - Tallington - Magna Carter. Harry Hawks 10 - EHN. Donnington 10 miles - Christopher Field.
    Jul 2: Black Country Half Marathon - Christopher Field.
    Jul 3: Bewl 15 - baldstan.
    Jul 9: Timberhonger 10k - Christopher Field.
    Jul 10: Leeds 10k - Andy W. Sprint tri Spalding - Magna Carter.
    Jul 16: Race to the Stones: Heroine in a Half-Shell, Running Rodent, Stuchbury, kenno.
    Jul 17: The Dorset Invader Marathon - Nodster. Windmill half (Lytham) - Kirsten B.
    Jul 20: Meadower's birthday.
    Jul 23: Iron distance tri - Outlaw Nottingham - Magna Carter.
    Jul 28: ATM's birthday.
    Aug 4: Uisge Jo's birthday.
    Aug 6: Phoenix Summer Marathon - Nodster.
    Aug 7: York 10k - Andy W. Run Norwich 10K - Smudgerncfc.
    Aug 13: Roseland August Trail (Black RAT - 32 miles) - Christophe D.
    Aug 18: Andy W’s birthday.
    Aug 27: Enigma Marathon - Nodster.
    Sep 4: Benign Murmurring's birthday. Maidenhead Half - iantcox.
    Sep 10: Half Ironman - The Vitruvian - Magna Carter.
    Sep 11: Great North Run - Andy W, Christopher Field, Hales HayleyB, Hari2, Kirsten B. Surrey Bacchus Marathon - Benign Murmurring, Nells, Nodster, Betzza. Sapiac Half - Sweety2.
    Sep 16: PC's birthday, Mrs O's birthday.
    Sep 18: Richmond Half Marathon - baldstan. Coyote Marathon - LeggyMountbatten. Worcester City 10K - Tired legs.
    Sept 25: Berlin Marathon - Mister Mike. Ealing Half - iantcox. Robin Hood Marathon - Nodster. Cheltenham Half - Christopher Field. Bristol Half - yer maj.
    Sep 26: Hayley B's birthday.
    Oct 2: Chester Marathon - Andy W, Meadower. Leon Half - Running Rodent.
    Oct 6: Onetit's birthday.
    Oct 9: Yorkshire Marathon - Karen Bowman 2, iantcox. Great Eastern Run Half - Magna Carter.
    Oct 16: Amsterdam Marathon - Christopher Field. Cabbage Patch 10 - Nells. Manchester Half - Kirsten B.
    Oct 23: Abingdon marathon - yer maj.
    Oct 29: Beachy Head Marathon - baldstan.
    Oct 30: Orapidrun's birthday.
    Nov 6: Danni's birthday. New York Marathon - The Jimbob, Nodster, Sweety2.
    Nov 13: Lytham windmill 10k - Kirsten B.
    Nov 20: Phoenix Winter Marathon - Nodster.
    Nov 25: Jimbob's birthday.
    Nov 26: Saxon Shore Saturday - Nodster.
    Nov 27: Saxon Shore Sunday - Nodster. Florence Marathon - Tired legs.
    Dec 18: Portsmouth Coastal Waterside - Nodster.

    Jan 1: Roundman's birthday.
    Jan 3: OO52's birthday.
    Jan 7: Polar Night Half Marathon - LloydR
    Jan 12: Orbutt's birthday.

  • NellsNells ✭✭✭


    Jan 12: Orbutt's birthday.
    Jan 15: Yer Maj's birthday.
    Jan 30: Stuchbury's birthday.
    Feb 10: Emmy's birthday.
    Feb 26: Brighton Half Marathon - baldstan.
    Mar 1: Radar Sal's birthday.
    Mar 25: Leggy Mountbatten's birthday.
    Apr 3: Betzza’s Birthday.
    Apr 7-17: Marathon des Sables - Dannirr, Nodster.
    Apr 9: Paris Marathon
    Apr 10: Kaz's birthday.
    Apr 11: Chris Morgan's birthday.
    Apr 23: Kirsten Lancs Lass' birthday.
    Apr 24: Picklelily's birthday.
    Apr 26: Nells' birthday.
    May 14: Leeds Half Marathon - Andy-W-.
    May 15: Scott W's birthday.
    May 17: Simon Mac's birthday.
    May 20: TBO2's birthday.

  • LoubellaLoubella ✭✭✭

    Hi List Fairy

    Please can I be added to the calendar in the following events.

    May 22nd - Clanfield Challenge 12K

    Jun 5th - Portsmouth D-Day 10K

    Jun 18th - South Downs half marathon

    Oct 9th - Yorkshire marathon.

    I have done very little since Paris and have signed up to "loads" of things to try & keep me motivated between training programmes, unfortunately seem to have picked hilly events & I'm really not used to hills any more image

  • chris 1875chris 1875 ✭✭✭

    Hi Nells- I had a really good weekend in Chester with the Mrs, shopping at Cheshire oaks on the Saturday and relaxing in the early evening by the river. Sunday was a nice day for running sun out but not too hot, achieved a Pb of 1:39:40 by over 2 minutes so the weekend could not have gone any better.

  • Eggyh73Eggyh73 ✭✭✭

    Christopher - Well done!

  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭
    Christopher. Well done, mate. Cracking time
  • NodsterNodster ✭✭✭

    Well done Christopher, nice PB.

    Here's my report from the latest one :

    Hope everyone is well. Not long until your Rockin' n' Rollin' Orbutt, AndyW, Christopher & Kirsten !

  • NodsterNodster ✭✭✭

    Blimey Copenhagen has come up quickly for you Copenhagener's too !

  • Nodster - I think we're all dealing with it with that most useful of pre-marathon strategies - denial. Good work at the weekend. But you need to do some serious training on your cake eating. I know it's tough, but I have confidence you'll get there image
  • NodsterNodster ✭✭✭

    I'm sure you'll all be fine RR .... thank you, I just need to find some good carrot cake & I'll be good image

  • Eggyh73Eggyh73 ✭✭✭

    Well done Nodster! Another one ticked off.

    Copenhagen this weekend. Time to find out if my actual form matches my training. On the plus side I've noticed there's a Vietnamese restaurant just around the corner from my apartment. I know where I'm heading on Friday night. image

  • The JimbobThe Jimbob ✭✭✭
    Just lay off the little red chillies till after the race Eg image
  • baldstanbaldstan ✭✭✭

    Nells, a new Garmin, a birthday present perhaps? What do you think of it? I'm wondering about replacing my old motoactv and have been looking at the Garmins, especially the 225. 

    Good luck to everyone in Copenhagen. Weather looks good so far.

  • Andy-W-Andy-W- ✭✭✭
    Thanks for the encouragement Nodster.

    I must admit I'm not feeling 'it' at the moment. I think Paris taken it out of my legs even though I've managed an 18 mile, 20 mile and HM race since.

    Really hoping my taper will sort 'it' out ...not sure I'm on 3:26 form (last year Lpool) or even 3:32 form (Paris 2016) ... Don't know how you do it? ... I think I'll stick with 2 marathons (instead of 3) per year from next year.
  • NellsNells ✭✭✭

    baldstan - more of a present to myself! I saw a good price for a 235 from a nice shop online, and decided I didn't want the double tan lines from Garmin + mio HRM again this summer and talked myself into it... I'm hoping that selling my old garmin + mio on ebay will bring the expenditure down a fair bit! I think of them like cars - you have to replace them regularly to retain the re-sale value image

    I think there may be some on here that have recently splurged on a 225 too.

  • yer majyer maj ✭✭✭

    I absolutely love my 235 image

  • The JimbobThe Jimbob ✭✭✭
    Just bought the 225 last week from Decathlon for ??155 and I'm lovin it lovin it lovin it......
  • Hi, I'm LenBhoy from Glasgow and this is my first post. My goal is to pass the finishing post in Paris next year, my 55th year, but the 1st I would have run a marathon.

  • Julie-MarieJulie-Marie ✭✭✭

    Welcome to the forum LenBhoy image 

  • Eggyh73Eggyh73 ✭✭✭

    LenBhoy - Welcome to the thread. Nice to have another Glasgow lad to join the ranks. There are a few of us Paris regulars from north of the wall.

    Plenty of time to get ready for next year. I'm sure you'll see that finish line. You've picked a great race as your first marathon.

  • OrbuttOrbutt ✭✭✭

    Welcome LenBhoy. Paris was my first too and it is a great place to lose your cherry image

  • chris 1875chris 1875 ✭✭✭

    running rodent, eggyh73 good luck in Copenhagen watch out for the cyclists!!

    To everyone running this weekend have a good one.

  • TBO2TBO2 ✭✭✭

    Good luck to everyone!

  • baldstanbaldstan ✭✭✭

    Hi LenBhoy. Welcome to the forum. I'm another 50-something who entered Paris as their first marathon, and enjoyed it so much I signed up straight away to do it again next year. This forum's a great place for advice (and support and encouragement when the training's not going so well). When you've got time would be good to hear a bit more about yourself and how you found yourself signing up for Paris...

    Great to hear you're loving the 225 Jimbob. Might head over to Decathlon this weekend to try it out. That's such a good deal.

  • Thanks Christopher. I'll be doing this one as a training race so not flat out - but that won't make it any shorter! I wonder if Denmark is ready for me and my mini kilt?

    Welcome LenBhoy - you'll love Paris. It's a great first marathon - I've run it 5 times now and spectated twice. It kind of draws you back.
  • The JimbobThe Jimbob ✭✭✭
    Baldstan. I've survived for years with the 110 and it's served me well. I've paced many of my favorite races with it and I will still use it on the marathon. But this 225 for training is great, so much nerdy data .... I have the garmin app and strava app on my phone and it all happens in the background. I just have to press start and stop.
  • NellsNells ✭✭✭

    Mmmmm, data... I might not be the speediest runner, but it doesn't stop me drooling over all the graphs.

    Good luck Copenhagers! Enjoy the post run pastries...

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