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Paris Marathon

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Has anyone done the Paris Marathon/signed up for next year's?

Posted 06.11.12, 2:06pm

When is the marathon? Are you signed up for it Carly_A? I reckon this would be a fun one to do.

Posted 07.11.12, 9:18am

No, but my friend recently signed up, so contemplating going to watch her next April (I think it's just before the London Marathon). Thought I'd be a good friend and see if I could pass on any tips.

Posted 08.11.12, 3:33pm

7th April

Posted 08.11.12, 3:54pm

Thanks wannabe_tri_star. That would be good; you get to be a supportive friend and have a trip to paris - win win!

Posted 09.11.12, 12:14pm

Exactly! Do you know if the route goes passed the Eiffel Tower/any other landmarks? 

Posted 10.11.12, 6:29pm

I imagine it would. I'd be really disappointed if I siged up to run it and it didn't go past any of the landmarks.

Posted 12.11.12, 12:30pm

Very true! Apparently it goes past the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame.

 

Posted 13.11.12, 10:56am

That's good. You could browse round some of the sights while you're waiting for your friend. Although I guess as you would be going to watch her run she may not appreciate you going off up the Eiffel Tower instead haha.

Posted 14.11.12, 9:48am

wow what a good sightseeing experience!

Posted 15.11.12, 5:29pm

Quoted from hannah_mc:

That's good. You could browse round some of the sights while you're waiting for your friend. Although I guess as you would be going to watch her run she may not appreciate you going off up the Eiffel Tower instead haha.

Probably not... I'd probably stay for a few days after the race to do a bit more sightseeing though, so I'd see everything else then Laughing

Posted 16.11.12, 9:39am

yeah that would be great, you might be too tired to actually walk around though.  I reckon that would be hard work!  Maybe you could go around the city in a horse-drawn carriage! lovely

Posted 19.11.12, 10:10am

That sounds nice. There's so many places to see there!

Posted 20.11.12, 3:31pm

I'm running it on 7th April :)! By the looks of it, it goes past a few landmarks in Paris (Place de la Concorde, place de la Bastille, chateau de vincennes, notre dame, louvre, musee d'orsay, eiffel tower) and it starts and finishes near to the arc de triomphe! Looking forward to it!

Posted 13.03.13, 1:32pm

That's great - it definitely sounds like an interesting route! How's the training going?

Posted 14.03.13, 11:19am

Shame not to run with a camera with all of those landmarks on offer!

Posted 19.03.13, 5:24pm

Very true, maybe get one of those head cam things!

Posted 24.03.13, 11:24am

Haha, make for a great youtube video for all of those running Paris next year

Posted 25.03.13, 5:28pm

It would probably make you a bit dizzy watching it though!

Posted 04.04.13, 5:27pm

Haha yeah it probably would make you a bit dizzy. I guess a lot of the time you'd just be watching other runners' backs too.

Posted 05.04.13, 10:10am