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Hi all - good luck for tomorrow! Any clues how long we should leave to get from the Metro to the pens (ie are there long queues for the bag drops etc)?
How did people get on?
Finished in 5:05. Spent 20 minutes in a medical tent at mile 14, as I'd reinjured my foot. Ran the first half in 2 hours and then 3 for the second. Mixture of lack of training and my foot causing me to fall apart. Lesson learned.
First marathon I've ran, first running event in fact. Enjoyed the feeling crossing the line A LOT, hoping to do the London Marathon at some point. Definitely game for keeping the running going.
Tough day out there folks. I ran home in 3:13 but imploded in the last 10 miles and even had to walk a few times. So glad I stated at 8:30am, must have been much tougher for you all out longer in the sun.
Great to meet many of you last night and thanks for all who organized. I am hoping to do better in London in a couple of weeks if I can pace it better and avoid the walking. But need to rebuild my legs first.
Rome was just as warm - tough, but managed to knock 20 minutes off my PB - probably because I didn't have a melt down in Bois de Boulogne this year! What sadistic marathon planner designs a route with an uphill finish?!
Home now after a great weekend in Paris.
I just wanted to say a big thank you for all the support either directly or just through me reading through this whole thread from beginning to end, it was a real source of info. and reassurance to a marathon newbie, that made all the difference.
Am now busily trying to source a suitable (fast/ flat) autumn marathon.
Well done everyone who ran yesterday and good luck in all future races.
well done everyone. I had a great weekend in Paris. I went with a lovely group of 4 and everyone got on really well which makes things much more enjoyable. I ran a 4h15 which I was quite pleased with. I was thinking 4h10 - 4h15 at my current fitness levels. I was a fair bit slower in my last half (2h3 first half and 2h12 second) but I was really pleased that I stubbornly refused to give in and walk when my legs were screaming at me to stop. My quest for a sub 4 goes on (I knew it wouldn't happen this time as I wasn't fit enough) so have entered Manchester next year.
I was pretty impressed with the organisation as a whole. Picking up bibs on sat afternoon was super quick.
2 of my group were on a Eurostar train on sunday that was cancelled. One had to pay £300 to get a business class seat on Monday morning and the other had to wait until tues night to get back. French love to strike!