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1Dec/050

Paris Marathon 2006

A couple of weeks ago, I signed up for the next Paris Marathon, taking place on April 9th, 2006. As far as world marathons go, Paris is definitely in the top 10 and I am already looking excitedly forward to it. I am not however, looking excitedly forward to getting back into training while the mercury skirts the zero degree mark outside!

The route is particularly scenic, passing by many of Paris’ most famous attractions and reaching its end at Avenue Foch. Last year there were around 35,000 runners from 88 countries. I imagine this year will be something along the same lines. Fortunately, the organisers had the foresight to operate a ‘bib system’ whereby faster runners get to start ahead of the rest of the pack by choosing a start group. The target time this time round is sub 3 hour, something of a benchmark among marathon runners.

It might just be time to get those thermals out and rejoin the Wednesday night marathon group at running club.

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