Edinburgh marathoners past and present

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08/06/2009 at 22:33
CRIKEY BEDSHAPED.You have become a Gurka.Sherpa Tensing Mrs. Bedshaped.Moustache and all.SCARY MATE!!!!!!!!
09/06/2009 at 05:13

Morning all hows this for an offer, was in the pub last night with wifes mam and dad and we were talking about the marathon and if i wanted to do another etc, i said i really wanted to do Paris one year and that James (my son) wants me to do it as well, so Father-in-law said if i enter it, he will pay for the hotel!!!!!!!!

more later after work, 

09/06/2009 at 07:52

Smout describing bedshaped and Smiffie as "paint drips" seems a bit hard on them don't you think?

Soph - hope you feel better today.  Those lungs of yours can't be that bad if you can cycle 70+ miles in a day.  Caniggia I think you'll find carp lungs are called gills !

bungie - don't let Smiffie see that book - anything to do with cheese and she'll eat it.  A book on nuts - now that would be safe.

Adie - I enjoyed Paris although it was very congested in the first 6-7 miles of the race.  I'd like another crack at it next year perhaps if I don't get into VLM.  If you do it getting as far forward as you possibly can at the start would be my advice and watch for debris underfoot.  All sorts or crap was just thrown down in the start pens and first 1/2 mile of the course.  Your Father-in-law has bot been to Paris recently I'm guessing.  Was painfully expensive with current €  /  £ exchange rates.  You'll also need a medical certificate to run in France which was a bit of a pain in the butt.

09/06/2009 at 08:03
LOL DCB! Ooop.... I'll go hide in my bean bag

LOL Can too - bedshaped's outfit..... you've hit it on the nail there

Right.... having my breakfast then off to work..... trying not to forget the 2pm appointment

Edited: 09/06/2009 at 08:07
09/06/2009 at 08:21

Hi all, well legs still work, took them off to the gym last night for a couple of miles on the dreadmill, am going to let them loose on the highways and byways of Harrogate tonight see how they fair.  Having watched a programme about frostbite on Everest last night I have to say my toes look remarkably good compared to those on the telly - yikes no climbing up Everest for me!!

Smout hope all goes well this afternoon.  Adie I quite fancy doing Paris, but, I love Paris so much that I fear I might miss the race and just spend the whole time mouching about drinking coffee in lots of nice cafes.

09/06/2009 at 08:51

Oh that made me laugh, remembering Bedshaped jumping out at mile 12 last year  really picked me up!

Off for run with friend first thing, then spts massage, then work.  Swapped day off tomorrow for today....... well prob go in this afternoon.....

hope you feel better Soph, heres some (((boing)))

Caniggia33 you are sitting on the fence in this new house, so you might as well finish creosoting (can't spell) it while there

09/06/2009 at 09:22
SCharm - a fellow Harrogate Runner. Our club will be running around Follifoot tonight. Do you run for a local club? Have a good run.
09/06/2009 at 09:51

I watched that too Scharm, the toe thing made me barf!!

Morning, why does Kiwi keep shouting.

You ok today Soph?

09/06/2009 at 10:48

Hi Jovi, no not a club member yet but thinking of joining Nidd Valley Road Runners as I live in Starbeck - which club do you belong to?  Am scared of Harriers, they all seem so fast!!!!!!!

09/06/2009 at 11:19


Am ok thanks Karen.  Listening to radio in work.  Gah is this my foreseeable work future, listening to radio???  

DCB, I don't have Gill's lungs? 

Smiffie, isn't creosote banned????  I used to love the smell of that stuff.

Heh I like that idea for doing Paris SCharm, cafe stops!!   Adie, sounds like a good offer.  I'd stay with my Uncle if I did it....   It's good having jet-set relatives.

Heartbreak make me a dancer, dancer
Keep my heart beating faster, faster...   Guess the lyrics?

09/06/2009 at 11:37
SCharm - I'm member of Harrogate Harriers. We are a very friendly bunch (honest!)- nothing to be scared off. We have groups for all abilities from a social run/walk sort of group right up to elite guys so something for everyone. If you do decide to pop by be great to see you but understand if Nidd Valley would be preference as closer. Anyway, my "real name" is Wendy Marks so feel free to ask to point me out if you do pop up to the club to try us out.
09/06/2009 at 11:51

DCB thanks for that, am well aware of the exchange rates from NewYear when we went skiing, they are better now from then though, need to check dates etc of it, do they base start on expected/previous times?

SCharm, Easingwold for me tonight, YorksRoadRaceLeague, nice run even with a big hill in it.

Hi all

09/06/2009 at 12:03

Thanks Jovi (aka Wendy) my husband works with Paul Stockburn from the Harriers, and Paul was my "virtual" trainer for Edinburgh (my name if Sarah Chalmers)!  I'm actually quite shy which is why I haven't joined a club as yet, its the getting through the door bit that scares me!  so your offer of asking for you is much appreciated, however, I don't have use of the car on a Tuesday night which is why I will probably join Nidd Valley, I am not sure I am up to jogging up to Harlow Moor before an actual run!!!!  although I could get the old bike out of the shed.

Adie - hills don't scare me - Guy Fawkes 10 miler at Ripley!!  Birstwith Brute!!

09/06/2009 at 12:08
been there and avoided since lol
09/06/2009 at 12:17

Ah, but some of us will do anything for a big bag of chocolate!!!!!

09/06/2009 at 12:21

Och you lot. I finally get myself an early night and turn intoa gurka??!!  Kiwis, I'll hold you to that pint you know - you'll never escape that one   Problem with me doingEdinburgh is how will I run out from the bushes and surprise people?? I think last year's point was definitely more interesting than this years, though a bit more remote. I'm sure it made that section more interesting

Good luck with the midwife appoint Smout. Ooooh how exciting but not for me lol. 3 times was plenty thanks

I love watching stuff about Everest SCharm but like you have no desire to climb it! You need to be a millionnaire for a start it cost so much!!!! 

Paris sounds great Adie - can you get you in-laws to pay for all your housemates too

Nope Soph, didn't get that one. What was it? Oh time for Jeremy Vine - must get the radio on while watching the tennnis too and folding the washing while making no.3's lunch. Oh I'm a busy bee today   Look after yer lungs woman BTW, they'll be back soon enough, just take it easy

Howdi everyone else

09/06/2009 at 12:21
oh, somehow that posted twice??!!
Edited: 09/06/2009 at 12:22
09/06/2009 at 12:28
Have done Ripley too - I agree - def worth doing it for the chocolate- we certainly deserve it after the Birstwith hill. My goal is to one day be able to run all the way to the top of that hill without stopping - I can but dream! I think Ripley race was in RW a while back as being the hilliest road race in UK.
09/06/2009 at 13:28
OMG Bedshaped, Jeremy Vine!! Nooooooooooo, next you'll be reading the Daily Mail and writing complaint letters.  How old are you woman????  Deffo blue rinse time.   It was Sophie Ellis Bextor...  I think you enjoyed the bushes a bit too much huh.
09/06/2009 at 14:11

Aw Soph Jeremy Vine is great -- he makes my afternoon   I draw the line at the Daily Mail tho..... and yeah a blue rinse is definitely on the cards

Is this race where you get chocolate like the races where you get cake??? Those are just the best. Who needs a t-shirt or a medal

No.3 off for his school visit this afternoon - awwww..... 

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