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  • Welcome to the gang Fleet Girl. You will love it. Such a great city to run.
  • You won't regret it StephA. I did Paris as my first marathon in 2014 and have now run it three times. It can be addictive!
  • Well done everyone. Finished in 4:02:04. The slowest of my three Paris runs. Had one target and that was to be sub-4 and was on track until mile 25 when I had to stop and walk for a bit. A bit disappointed but love love love Paris. Made it to the …
  • Eggy - Thank you for organising all of the meet-ups. See you at the weekend.
  • It is true that you can change pens at the expo. I thought I had read somewhere that if you are moving down a start area, i.e. to a slower pace, then you don't need to change your bib. But I can't find it anywhere. But I did find this marathon guid…
  • Someone was asking about bathrooms on the course. I've never seen any and can't imagine why anyone would want a bath mid-marathon    But there are showers at some points along the route. Nice and cool but remember to keep any electronics protected.
  • Running Rodent can be considered an expert run/walker. She has practiced it well. I was also running at Portsmouth Marathon and in the first half I kept pace with yer maj and RR would pass us and then we would overtake again on her walk section only…
  • Thanks for the info Eggy. This will be my first Paris that I'm not rushing off to the airport to catch a flight back home immediately after the race. I will certainly be having some drinks after and hope to get to the pub with you all. But I will b…
  • Katey - As much as I don't want to promote running in a faster pen than you are capable of (slower runners in the wrong pen are a huge annoyance) I'm trusting that you are going to be doing your running respectfully along the side of the route rathe…
  • Gregory - I had a friend running last year who had the same thing on their form. The doctor referred to medical records rather than making an examination or an appointment. He had no problems. I will be recycling the same form I used in 2014 and 20…
  • I have run Paris marathon twice before and both times the weather has been in the 20s and warm. Last year it was cold and rainy the Saturday night but the next day the sun came out and it was glorious weather - but a bit too warm to be running and a…
  • Eggy - Can you put me down as coming to the meal with 2 friends and a maybe.
  • Sorry to hear about your injury TT. Real bummer. Eggy - Thanks for taking on the meal arrangements. I'm travelling with a small group and last year they all agreed to attend and then dropped out on the day so I can't be sure yet. Don't want to mess…
  • A start line with Eggy on it is the best kind of start line. Fingers crossed you mend well.
  • Oh, and well done Nells again on the parkrun PB. It is wonderful to have followed your progress.
  • Catching up on this thread after not checking for a few days. Can tell we are getting closer as the comments are coming through quicker. I was due to be the 4h30 pacer at a marathon on 12 March but it has just been cancelled with just a few weeks t…
  • On the subject of hydration and carrying water ... I had some time out a few months back and saw a physio. As part of my recovery I was educated on running style and gait and something that really made an impact was balance when running. Just holdin…
  • Eggyh73 said: Medical certificate and photo ID are all you need to collect your bib at the Expo. Don't forget the convocation!
  • Nells said: Oh bother, looks like RW have deleted the last two weeks of posts from the Forums... Oh dear. Need a thumbs down button for that.
  • Thank you for all the advice Richard.I returned in early hours of this morning having had a fantastic weekend in Tromso. I didn't do the whale watching but a number of my group did and were thrilled by it. We tried dog sledding and had an amazing …
  • Just discovered this thread, a bit late in the day. Sorry Richard, I'm travelling with friends and one of our group is in a similar position. Good luck with finding a place. Cyrillia - no doubt you have decided on your footwear already. I'm plan…
  • Thanks Nells - for your comments and for maintaining the list for us. Flying out to northern Norway tomorrow afternoon. Looking forward to it. The temperature has been down to -17C this week but forecast is for it to warm up a bit for the weekend.…
  • Just noticed that Paris marathon entries are still open at the 3rd tier price which I believe indicates it is the last batch of a few thousand. The past few years have seen the race sold out by November time. I'm thinking most people have started tr…
  • Another super report Nodster. Kudos to you for doing 18 & 19 back to back and in less than inspiring surroundings. That is when you find out about physical and mental toughness, as if a single marathon wasn't enough. Every time I have run a ma…
  • Nice-Cannes sounds like a great event. I already know it is a super setting. One for the list.
  • TT - Interesting comment. The French are more serious than where? How have you been treated better and in what way?
  • Welcome to all the newcomers on this thread. And shout-outs to those winning new PBs. Great work. kenno - I'm also likely to be doing Southend marathon in March and I'm using it as a training run for Paris. I have offered my services as the 4h30 p…
  • Welcome to the thread ryantilley. Paris was my first marathon back in 2014 and I'm back for my third Paris in 2017. You've made a great choice. Both my runs have been on the warm side so I'm hoping we're due a cool one too.
  • I also have some people whispering in my ear about Comrades and Two Oceans. What have you started Dannirr?
  • Have a great time Christopher Field. I was in Marseille to watch England v Tunisia in France '98. I had a memorable time! If anyone is venturing out to the Southend Half Marathon on Sunday then make sure to say Hi. I am the official pacer for 2 ho…