People keep telling me to give up!!!

Should I shouldn't I?

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seren nos    pirate
03/02/2013 at 20:22

so why is everyone answering so nicely when this has to be  a windup.........

 so Jo does power walking.and favourite races are 5k, 10k and then marathon.......

if she/he can't go further than 2 miles then how on earth would you have your favourite race as a 5k.........

also a power walker  would be able to combine running with walking to travel more than 2 miles.........

yes someone can train for a marathon in a few months to be able to walk it,......but then they could probably go out and run a 10k just from natural fitness.....

someone who after 3 months still can't run or run/walk more than 2 miles it going to suffer big time as tgheir natural fitness must be very basic

03/02/2013 at 21:24

I personally would defer if that is an option via the charity - I would also ditch the personal trainer because to get up to 2 miles in 3 months is just not good enough -

03/02/2013 at 22:10
Err why only 2 miles in 3 months? Only you can answer that sensibly, and if you are willing to put the work in and accept you aren't going to run it but walk it with bursts of running...

You are allowed longer than most other marathons!! But frankly why 2m in 3 months if it means so much?
03/02/2013 at 22:20
Guess so, hadn't realised this was their first post. Oh well!
Edited: 03/02/2013 at 22:22
03/02/2013 at 22:49
I say give up. If you can only be bothered to get up to 2 miles in 3 months what will make you put in any more effort over the next 3.
Why did you bother entering the race in the first place?
As David says above you have taken a place away from someone else who would actually put the blood sweat and tears into training to the required level. Places in London are very hard to come by so I can see why it will get many people annoyed.
Anyone can run a marathon but you need to put the hard work in.
03/02/2013 at 23:20

Jo - You only have to manage each mile in just under 19 minutes to beat the cut off and get your medal. Eight and a bit hours on you feet for a life time of glory is well worth it.

Go for it! 

03/02/2013 at 23:50
Only just started posting on here, but as far as I can work out from reading around, Jo Hauge 2 (if I've got that right) is a fake account set up by David Falconer 3 for entertainment.

Or have I overstepped....?
03/02/2013 at 23:50
Sorry, Haigh
03/02/2013 at 23:59
Okay, overstepped.
04/02/2013 at 00:12
Ah, fair point!

I, on the other hand, have an inability to take myself - or anyone else - very seriously. Which of-course falls down with all you serious runners (compared to my pathetic attempts!).
kittenkat    pirate
04/02/2013 at 06:23
mArshallini wrote (see)

Jo - You only have to manage each mile in just under 19 minutes to beat the cut off and get your medal. Eight and a bit hours on you feet for a life time of glory is well worth it.

Go for it! 

I wouldn't call completing a marathon 'a life time of glory'.

04/02/2013 at 06:52

Marathon virgin then. You won't be if you take this one on. After eight and a half hours you'll be well and truly f...  !

Rafiki    pirate
04/02/2013 at 08:26
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

. Unfortunately thats once less place for someone else to run the VLM. Charming.


The OP was running for Scope, who, according to their website, still have charity places available David - so maybe you could take up the challenge rather than crticise others who at least attempt it??

04/02/2013 at 09:46
David -- Even if you don't work in an office, as many people don't, you can create a Just Giving page and post the link on your various social networking sites. I'm sure the money would come rolling in quicker than you think. Surely it would be better to at least give it ago rather than make excuses for not trying.
cougie    pirate
04/02/2013 at 09:56
Don't take up the commitment if you're not up to it. But the charity can't hold you liable for the difference.
04/02/2013 at 10:03

@cougie - yes, they can.  Part of taking on a charity place could be the contractual obligation to meet their minimum funding requirement.

cougie    pirate
04/02/2013 at 10:05
No they can't.
That would be selling the place for a guaranteed amount. And that would incur tax as its not a donation.
04/02/2013 at 10:26

Tell you what, DF3, I'll donate a fiver if you do it. That nice man who was only asking for £700 might still be looking for runners.

04/02/2013 at 10:27
David -- Do you have a mobile phone and/or email? You could text and/or email out a Just Giving link. Given a couple of months I really can't believe that it would be too difficult to raise two grand... Having said that I've never done it (no interest in charity events) and each to his own
04/02/2013 at 10:29
DF3 -- If you do it I'll also donate a fiver.
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