Avatar

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

Badges

25 LikesName DropperTenth AnniversaryNinth Anniversary5 LikesFirst Comment10 Comments100 CommentsFirst AnniversarySecond AnniversaryThird AnniversaryFourth AnniversaryFifth AnniversarySixth AnniversarySeventh AnniversaryEighth Anniversary

Dom Norrish ✭✭✭

About

Username
Dom Norrish
Joined
Visits
148
Last Active
Roles
No Roles
Points
110
Badges
16

Comments

  • Rudi said: LSR? Pod? OTT? Long Slow Run (the funnest part of the joy of winter training for a spring marathon) Park of Doom (Bois de Boulogne, the virtually empty final 5 miles through a park-cum-forest thing) Over The Top (British i…
  • Course update: it is with regret that I can confirm that, whilst miles in the Park of Doom are reduced in 2019, the course change just misses avoiding the short cobbled section. It's not too bad and if you hadn't just run 21 miles, you'd probably no…
  • StephenLT said: I have just chased up my GP and they want me to come in for a blood test in 2 weeks time!! Well at least they are taking it seriously! They said they had checked their insurance and apparently they need to have checked my blood …
  • andyc209 said: Going to try a walk in centre - felt really angry about the way i was treated - sat in a waiting room full of no doubt regular visitors with yet another cold and the first time in years i need help from a GP i get turned away - m…
  • baldstan said: I wonder if there's any evidence that having a medical certificate reduces the risks of runners suffering something like sudden cardiac death? I doubt many doctors would do enough tests to pick up anyone at risk. And although my …
  • Webby4216 said: Good spot, looks like it doesn't go down Av. De St-Cloud, just goes straight across and then up Allee De La Reine Marguerite Possibly cutting out that very unwelcome cobbled section of BdB? 
  • Eggyh73 said: It's an interesting change to the course. Hopefully it isn't a bottleneck, as the wide roads in the first few miles were always a plus point to the course. Looking at that map I can only guess it's a section of the final park t…
  • It's at the bottom of the first (downhill) kilometer and is a sharp left turn from a wide boulevard onto a much narrower street. There's a similar pinch-point coming out of Bastille that sometimes snarls up too. Will be interesting to see what they…
  • phronesis said: The route has changed from last year. Hmmm... That left turn off Rue de Rivoli is going go get slooow
  • Eggyh73 said: Well done Dom! Hope that you're holding up well after the run and have some time to explore the city. Feeling the pain today. 3:36, would have been closer to 3:30 had my calf not gone on 21m. 
  • phronesis said: I asked at reception they said it was impossible for anyone to sign the form. I decided to make an appointment with my GP she checked my records, asked a few questions, was happy. She produced a stamp, signed and stamped. Zero c…
  • Survived Tokyo! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Dominic-Norrish?utm_campaign=lc_frp_share_transaction_fundraiser_page_donation_received_-_nth_donation&utm_content=8b32d01f-d566-4955-bf69-478c786fc823&utm_medium=email&utm_source=po…
  • phronesis said: I was thinking of trying to cycle the route before the day itself. Is this possible? I may use a velib.  You may struggle on certain busy bits like Place de la Concorde, and I’m not sure you’re allowed to cycle in this tu…
  • Off to Japan for Part 1 of my Spring marathon challenge. Still injured & haven't run since. My new target is to start. If I make that, my target will become to finish without ruling myself out of Paris. I've foolishly (with hindsight!) put mysel…
  • phronesis said: Slightly concerning news this morning: for the first time there is a Gilets Jaunes protest on a Sunday starting at 13.00 (French time) on the Champs Élysée. On the plus side we’ll all have passed there a couple of hours ahead of…
  • kwkarl said: Hello all, My wife and I signed up for this race as part of our 10 year anniversary trip to London and Paris. We already have everything booked and planned, but just found out we have to pick up the packet at the expo. s…
  • K83nd0n said: > @Dom Norrish said: > Useful bit of info re: Eurostar and the days immediately post Brexit. I may not need to row there afterall! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47215904 I received an email today to say the …
  • Rammpants said: Medical certificate question....  I've got my signed document and uploaded it. It says 'pending' but that's not clear – has it not uploaded or are they just saying they will look at it before approving it? Thanks! Having…
  • Useful bit of info re: Eurostar and the days immediately post Brexit. I may not need to row there afterall! https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47215904
  • phronesis said: You go to your timeto personal page. Click on the little green person icon on the upper right side. Click on MENU. Then MY EVENTS. Then you should see an upload documents section on the left. You can upload your certificate the…
  • phronesis said: I got an email today accepting my certificate too. Where do we send them? I can't find any advice online, just the usual "Bring them to the expo" text. Thinking about it, I think I used to email them maybe back in 2010…
  • baldstan said: Dom, hope your calf is responding well and it's not as serious as you thought it was on Sunday.  Thanks Stan, FRG & Eggy for asking. Still have some pain walking today (Wed) and am seeing physio on Fri. Suspect I won…
  • FRG2 said: How do you manage running two marathons close to each other?  At the moment? Badly! I had to stop on 15m this morning and walk back to the car following a tight calf that turned into something worse... Am RICE-ing as I type. 
  • Long run day for many of us today, I guess? How are people doing? I have Tokyo on 3rd March so am at the peak of my distance now. Will be on the (wet, windy and cold!) road for 3 hours today.  It's odd, but it's something I look forward to, with …
  • StephA said: Interesting post on social media today, suggesting that the route will be different this year and asking people to vote on passing either Place Vendome or the Opera Garnier... Just seen that on their FB page, very interestin…
  • Rammpants said: Nutrition – I notice someone above uses Torq gels which I also have. They have pudding flavours (rhubarb and custard, anyone?) and delicious. If there's fruit on offer I'll probably have a go at that. I did the Berlin marathon y…
  • StephA said: @K83nd0n I used shot blocks last year - but nowhere near the quantities they recommend. I think their recommendations (perhaps intentionally) neglect to take into account the nutrition you're likely to take on board before the mara…
  • phronesis said: Thanks both of you. Dom Norrish: A negative split is running the first half slower than the second?  2nd half faster. The pros all aim to run even, but that takes real talent and experience. Most marathoners slow down in …
  • phronesis said: Thanks egghy and dom for responding to my earlier question. I have another. Do you find the food provided at the stands sufficient or do you augment it with gels etc?  What is provided includes raisins, sugar cubes, orang…
  • Eggyh73 said: The only must I’d say is use the course markers for distance. Your watch won’t be 100% accurate. Worth noting that the Mile markers aren't as easy to spot as the KMs (France is metric) so it's a bit risking relying on the…