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Paris Marathon 2013: the spectator’s view

If you ran the marathon in Paris, Milan or Connemara today, well done. For those of you who were running Seine-side, you can see your Paris Marathon results, photos and videos already on the race website. As you’ll know if … Continue reading

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Missing the Paris Marathon

Like Albert Camus’ The Outsider, I’m feeling left out of things this weekend. Here I am in Paris, and I’m not running in the 2013 Paris Marathon on Sunday. I made the decision a good while ago to sit out … Continue reading

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Springtime in my head

Throw off your winter woolies – spring is here! Okay, so if you’re in Scandinavia or North America and right now defrosting your frozen hands after cycling in to work this morning, you might be a bit sceptical. But every … Continue reading

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Paris Marathon 2013 – but not for me

The clock ticked past 5 p.m. yesterday, and so ended registration for the 2013 Paris Marathon. Online entry for the race  is now closed, although places are still available via travel agency packages. Around 40,000 runners will line up on … Continue reading

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Don’t feed the runners

Like Marcel Proust with the taste of tea and madeleines that whisked him back to blissful childhood, I’ve been having food-influenced flashbacks to the Paris Marathon two months ago. The new running blog on the Irish Times website, Body and Sole, mentions a race … Continue reading

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Paris Marathon 2012 – finished!

So how was your Sunday morning? Mine was great, thanks. I ran the 2012 Paris Marathon in 3 hours, 32 minutes and 10 seconds – my second-fastest time of my five marathons to date. I had been hoping to go … Continue reading

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Ready!

Right. I’m stuffed full of carbs. My race number is pinned on my running top. The alarm on my clock and the alarm on my phone are set for the crack of dawn. I’m ready for the 2012 Paris Marathon. … Continue reading

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Paris Marathon 2007: the best of times!

The 2012 Paris Marathon this Sunday will be my third time running the race. Last time, in 2010, I didn’t prepare properly and ended up with my slowest ever result. But my first one, in 2007, is still the fastest … Continue reading

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Paris Marathon 2010: the worst of times

One reason why I’m running this year’s Paris Marathon is because I wasn’t happy with how I performed the last (and second) time I ran it, in 2010. Looking back, I see that I was badly prepared both physically and … Continue reading

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Eiffel Tower running

By the time of my second Paris Marathon, in 2010, I had left behind the suburbs and found a new home in the city centre. Now I lived in a quaint neighbourhood in the 7th arrondissement, just behind the Musée d’Orsay and … Continue reading

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