Paris Marathon - 2005

The Official Paris Marathon website will be open later this week (we are promised) for registration online.

This will be my fourth year running.

Good oppos. for a pb and great for sightseeing during the race and for a weekend trip.

See you all there (again).


  • Beat me to it!

    Sulk ... ;-)

    I'll be there! (my first Paris marathon)

  • Tried to register on-line, but think that my attempt failed. Any way of knowing? What happens when application accepted? Does internet show confirmation screen?
  • Do you have the URL for it?
  • You can't register yet (see message #1 above)

    When you eventually can register, you will receive an immediate e-mail by reply to confirm your regsitration, and a few days later, you will be able to check online to see your allocated number.

  • Registration IS open. Completion of the first screen (personal details) went OK. The problem was the second 'secure' payment screen. Perhaps, when keying in my credit card no, I should have left gaps between each set of four digits? I just don't know.
    Don't really want to repeat the process over and over agian, just in case I end up with multiple registration and an empty bank account.
  • Where is it open?

    If I can have a gander, I'll check it out.
  • I have also tried to register (for the 1/2 as I'm doing London) but it won't take any of my credit card details (gaps or otherwise). Tried Visa and Mastercard. Assume bugs and will try later. Anyone completed on-line registration ?
    Unless the transaction goes through, you won't be charged.
  • Found the site in the end, but couldn't register either - will leave it a week or two until they've ironed out the bugs in the system..

  • Makes me feel better that everyone else unsuccessful. Indeed, don't think that the registration screen is currently even accessible.

    Might opt for my already 'guaranteed' London place, although can't help thinking that Paris would be 'sexier'
  • I didnt know they did a half...?
  • We've got plenty of time - price goes up after 31st October according to the website.
  • The half takes place the month before Tinks. I think 6th March (?) - perfectly timed as a training race for Paris of FLM. You coming over for it?
  • Snoop ........... are the DRR mob going again this year?
  • Hmm..might do the half. Might be in LA to run the marathon there on that date, but if i get cowardly and bail out i might well go for Paris...
  • DRR were considering doing the Barca marathon in March, but as that's been cancelled now, there is every possibility of a DRR trip to Paris again.

    Will get back to you on that Plummy.

  • Help please!

    Does this race usually 'sell out' very quickly, or can I afford to leave it for a few days?
  • I entered on-line in December last year. Tiger mentioned that the price goes up after 31st October though.
  • According to the website the price is:

    42 Euros until 31/10/04
    54 Euros from 01/11/04 - 31/12/04
    66 Euros from 01/01/05 - 20/02/05

    Paris Marathon
  • sold out by early February this year (34,500 places), so suggest you get in before the end of the year to be sure.
  • tried to register for the half but no joy on payment screen either, anyone know if there are any spaces left?

    An expensive race if the "support team" joins in for retail purposes and a holiday.
  • If you look at the runners list there is only a half a dozen or so.
    Think it's just a bug.
    Think I will try in the morning.
  • I'm going to do this again - really enjoyed it this year - I too have had problems with entering card details so will try again in a bit.

    Kiwi x
  • Hi Kiwi..long time no see (FLM mile 18?) - how're you doing?

    Any chance of getting Helz on board again next time as well?
  • Hey Snoop :)

    I'm building up miles very slowly this time around to try to avoid injury!

    Helz is coming to stay with me this weekend but unfortunately going back to our native country in about 3 weeks so I don't think she'll be in Paris next year.

    Cool to hear you'll be there in 2005!


  • The promised "London 2005" charity place came with 'strings attached'. Initially, I was told that I'd just need to raise £100 sponsorship. The story has now changed to £100 personal 'entry fee' plus a minumum of £1,500 in sponsorship. This is ridiculous. At £5 per person, I'd need to find some 300 sponsors. And this during the same period as I'm devoting more and more time to training. Paris for me!
  • Deffo Paris for me this time too! I was all set for Paris last Spring until I got accepted in the FLM ballot which took me by surprise.

    So how fast is Tim is Lightning!

  • Paris in April 2005 will be my 'virgin' full marathon, although I've done a fair few half-marathons (three this year- all on insufficient training - all around 2:00).

    My aim will be to run Paris in 4:30, which is approx. 9.5kph at level pace.

    Currently, I'm just three weeks back into my running. My weekly 4 session treadie training (soon to be upped to 5 sessions) is as follows:-

    1 x 55 minute run at 9.5kph - 8.7kms
    1 x 20 minute run at 12.0kph - 4 kms
    1 x 55 minute run at 9.5pkh - 8.7kms
    1 x 90 minute run at 9.5kph - 14.2kms

    Is this enough of a 'foundation' to run a full marathon in six months time?

    Please don't refer me to Internet training sites or comment that my running's on the treadie (as I will go outside in the New Year).

    What I'd like are your own opinions

  • Jose.Jose. ✭✭✭
    OH LA LA!

    Having said that, I may join you for a second year in a row. (If FLM declined my offer of running London in 2005).

    C'est la vie!
  • Don't worry I won't refer you to training sites - my eyes start swimming when I see those!

    When I'm marathon training I aim to train five days a week, which includes one speedwork session with my club and one long run at the weekend. However sometimes life gets in the way and I only manage four days!

    If you're doing a 90 minute run as your long run at the moment, I'd say that was a very good base to launch your marathon training - just build up your long run until you reach 20 miles (sorry I work in miles not kms!) around the first week in March then taper down to save your energy for the marathon. And include one speedwork session per week to help increase your pace.

  • there are a few of us from Copenhagen 2004 and New York 2002 threads who are expressing an interest in this one. I entered in 2003 but had to scratch through illness. Would love to do it this time.
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