So last we’ve cracked Paris marathon. All 26.2 miles of it. It was without doubt the hardest race I have ran and my third marathon. I came in at 3:59:46 so scrapped under sub 4. Rich in his very first marathon came home in an amazing 4:10:56. A really superb effort in exasperating conditions.

We’ve been training for the last several months in 1 and 2 degrees and we hit 21c in gay Paris. A truly beautiful city and the home of some outstanding house and electro music, as well as Daft Punk of course.

Next up is Dublin in October, then both the Brighton marathon – which I ran in 3:55:57 in 2014 – and London marathon consecutively in April 2016.

Bish bash bosh