Paris Marathon: 5 April 2009

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All runners

Pos arrow Name arrow Time arrow Cat arrow Club arrow Graded arrow Pace arrow
1 1 Ian Sharman 2:38:02 SM Serpentine 79.0% 6:02
2 2 Paul Woodmansey 2:52:06 SM Serpentine 72.6% 6:34
3 3 Abdulrashid Abdi 2:59:58 V40 Serpentine 71.7% 6:52
4 4 Stephen Davies 3:00:58 V35 Serpentine 70.1% 6:54
5 5 Richard Fanning 3:02:34 V35 Serpentine 69.5% 6:58
6 6 Ian Parry 3:07:23 SM Unattached 66.7% 7:09
7 7 Sam Phelps 3:07:24 SM Serpentine 66.7% 7:09
8 8 Joe Thompson 3:11:37 SM Unattached 65.2% 7:18
9 9 Sarah Edmunds 3:12:09 SL Serpentine 70.9% 7:20
10 10 Jonathan Hoo 3:12:37 SM Serpentine 64.9% 7:21
11 11 Alexander Percival 3:12:39 V35 Serpentine 65.4% 7:21
12 12 Fredrik Bjurenvall 3:15:25 V35 Serpentine 64.5% 7:27
13 13 Jonathan Moscrop 3:18:58 V35 London Frontrunners 62.8% 7:35
14 14 Stephane Schneider 3:22:45 SM Serpentine 61.6% 7:44
15 15 Angus Hodgson 3:22:49 V35 Serpentine 61.7% 7:44
16 16 Martin Leat 3:26:30 V45 Serpentine 66.9% 7:52
17 17 Gary Joyce 3:26:48 SM Serpentine 60.4% 7:53
18 18 Scott Paul Johnston 3:35:42 SM Serpentine 57.9% 8:14
19 19 Matthew Bragg 3:42:27 SM Serpentine 56.2% 8:29
20 20 Ann-Louise Mulhall 3:42:27 SL Serpentine 60.9% 8:29
21 21 Jane Harris 3:46:03 FV40 Serpentine 64.2% 8:37
22 22 Phil Kelvin 3:48:46 FV55 Serpentine 76.8% 8:43
23 23 Raoul Mansukhani 3:51:43 V35 Serpentine 54.4% 8:50
24 24 Sharon Lindores 3:53:49 FV40 Serpentine 61.4% 8:55
25 25 Graham Simister 3:53:53 V50 Serpentine 60.7% 8:55
26 26 Antoine Jacquier 3:54:14 SM Serpentine 53.3% 8:56
27 27 James Stephenson 3:55:10 SM Serpentine 53.1% 8:58
28 28 Riette Oosthuizen 3:56:53 FV35 Serpentine 58.3% 9:02
29 29 Matthew Chiles 3:59:02 V35 Serpentine 53.1% 9:07
30 30 George Allan 3:59:42 V55 Serpentine 61.5% 9:08
31 31 Mark Kell 4:03:20 SM Serpentine 51.3% 9:17
32 32 Graham Carson 4:06:29 V60 Serpentine 63.4% 9:24
33 33 Angus Searcy 4:07:26 V40 Serpentine 53.0% 9:26
34 34 Susan Kennedy 4:07:27 FV45 Serpentine 63.0% 9:26
35 35 Hans Ho 4:25:57 SM Serpentine 47.0% 10:08
36 36 Derinola Hall-Thompson 4:33:35 SL Serpentine 49.5% 10:26
37 37 Roberto Ramos 4:52:56 V50 Serpentine 48.0% 11:10
38 38 Helena Engstrand 5:18:36 FV35 Serpentine 43.6% 12:09

Report

Paris was looking its best for the 2009 marathon, and running conditions were ideal – a pleasant max of 18C, without being hot or too sunny.

Paris puts itself out for its marathon. Unlike all but the last bit of London’s marathon, the route is a fabulous tour of many of the grand boulevards, and 10k in the wooded Bois de Vincennes. Bands and dance troupes of every musical persuasion are laid on, though it has to be said the tone is much more serious than London and the support rather patchy until the closing stages.

At least 29 Serpies took part this year. Fortunes were as usual mixed, ranging downwards from Ian Sharman’s storming 2:38:02 which gained him 112th place overall, a whole 20 minutes off his previous time in Paris.

There were also great first-ever marathons from Abdulrashid Abdi (2:59:58) and Stephane Schneider (3:22:45) both of whom pronounced themselves very happy with their results.

Our traditional eve-of-run pasta restaurant, Bel Canto, had morphed into an upmarket Moroccan place and nine of us rapidly took refuge in a nearby Italian place called Ristorante D’Ugo in the nearby Rue Heliopolis.

Beata Vogt and Ron Hagel supported us and put on a very welcome impromptu picnic in the finish area and Keith Evans also came to give support at the Bastille. Our thanks to them all.

All Paris’s marathon traditions were on full display, including the bands, the chaotic bag-deposit arrangements and the purveyors of Beaujolais, Calvados etc in the final 2km. There were a couple of serious bottlenecks round the course (notably at Bastille) which we must hope the organisers will address for next year. I would urge all Serpies who took part to fill in the feedback form on the organisers’ web site.

George Allan


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