Edinburgh marathoners past and present

welcome to wor new hoose!!!!!!

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06/06/2009 at 01:23

Hi folks welcome to our new house.

Over the past 3 years we have probably naffed up the Edinburgh marathon forums for real runners.  Subjects such as crap days at work, marriage, pregnancy, divorce, football, morris dancing New Zealanders, the Apprentice, Big Brother, naked ramblers, the sound of music, pop idol, illness, depression, shoes, shopping, drink, cakes, more drink, trains, bikes with stabilisers, more cakes, chocolate, easter eggs, more chocolate, pizzas, curries, chinease take aways, children (not available in takeaway outlets), holidays, more crap at work etc etc may have detracted slightly in hindsight from the event itself.  As quite a few of us didn't run or in my case didn't get round who cares!!!!!!!!!

This thread is intended to be a network where Edinburgh marathon runners past and present can get together and basically hang out of an evening (or whilst sciving at work).  Whilst reaching out to regular runners like smiffie, soph, amber, smout, Kiwi et al it also welcomes other newbees like Dippycat, Adie, Cavehill and Afresh who have joined us this year and we would miss if they didn't keep in touch.  We also love to keep in touch with folk like Bungee and KarenD who have done Edinburgh in the past and moved onto other marathons elsewhere in the world or bigger, smaller, better, more personal or in the case of Mrs D weirdly different challenges that seem rediculously long and unentertaining to the rest of us.  Oh and bedhspaped too who some horrific illness and/or injury befalls her year after year to prevent her running!!!!!!

I've made some really good friends via this forum for the last 3 years and I'd hate to lose touch with you all (the feeling is probably not mutual ) although some may find me harder to get rid of than others

This thread is the runners world equivalent of cheers.  Everybody knows your name and we are always glad you came!!!!!!! Come in, make yourself at home and I hope to see you all soon.

06/06/2009 at 01:48
The cake thing will be my fault then..... I'm still baking away quite happily and drinking my pineapple juice (told you it worked!). Edinburgh 2007 was my one and only marathon so far. Signed up for Dublin in October!
06/06/2009 at 05:11

mmmmmmmmm thanks Can33 i think i might pop in from time to time (most days then) and see whos doing what!!!!

will we set ourselves a target of 10000+ messages before next years race, though that should be easy!!!!!

06/06/2009 at 09:10

I've made it over from the other side.

First thing I have to sayis that I'm not sure what all the fuss is about England losing the cricket. Holland have produced some great players over the years e.g. Cruyff, Rep , Van Basten.  No shame in losing to them !!!

06/06/2009 at 09:24

Hey Can ace idea, think the naughty step might need a bit of refurbishment though, was it not curry kiwi who was in there last  so what race am I gonna have the pleasure of seeing you at next, Milnathort Dash? Is that the one with the bloody big hill at the start?  And yeh life running or not running is better having all you mad lot in it  

Hi KP long time no see, so you'll be training for Dublin and a load of us will be training for Loch Ness in Oct  Need to track done J Rex and see if she is doing Dublin aswell?

Adie we should def hit the 10000 lol

Housework, paperwork, dog walking and a run planned for today! Hubby at work so once I get off here, will get going lol

Enjoy your Saturdays all x

06/06/2009 at 09:28
Hey Foxy I don't do the cricket thing so all is lost on me!!! When I was a lot younger   I used to like David Gower, that's been the extent of my interest lol
06/06/2009 at 10:00

Ahh... that's better. Can I have a giant bean bag installed to support my expanding self

Who's doing Brig Brash 5 on 1st July ???? I hope to

I've had pudding for my second breakfast - is that bad even if it was the pudding I didn;t eat after dinner last night? Was a lovely chocolate moussey type thing!
06/06/2009 at 10:00
Sorry Bungee ! The Dutch are not partuiculary well known for their cricket (until now) so I threw in the names of a few footballers instead .
06/06/2009 at 10:54

LOL at bean bag Smout, you'll not get up!

New home

06/06/2009 at 10:55

It didn't take some of you long to find the new house. We dont just have a bean bag for you smout we have got one of those super delux birthing pools James advertised on the apprentice.  You know the one with the drinks holder and ashtray lol

Brig Bash and Milnathort dash are on the callender and work permitting I will hopefully get to both.  At the very worst I'll get to the brig bash because its a bit closer to Dundee and had a bigger array of cakes at the finish.  Against my probably better judgement I've also entered the dundee half in a fortnights time.  I'm playing with the idea of running a 10k in Arbroath tomorrow.  I think I've only ran one 10k in over a year so may be nice.  I went to the pub last night instead of tonight just in case I fancy it

Lovely to see the Kiora Plodder popping into play. Hope you have been fit and well

06/06/2009 at 10:57
It feels like home now (((((((((((smiffie's)))))))))) here
Edited: 06/06/2009 at 11:00
06/06/2009 at 11:04
hello, Can, I dont get how this automatically ended up as my bookmark without me saying I wanted it!!!!
06/06/2009 at 11:06

LOL Can thanks - I;m sure Mr Bailey will really appreciate that

Me too Hellen - I was a tad confused!
06/06/2009 at 11:07
Neither do I hellen.  Obviously your computer wanted to come to play even if you didn't!!!!!!  Dont worry I've not started hacking into computers or anything in addition to stalking smiffie. 
06/06/2009 at 11:27

ha ha I was wondering that too!!!!!! Thought you knew something we didn't Can lol

Just back from sunny doggie walk and now looks like it is going to pour!! Checked weather and the sun is meant to come back out by 4pm so its run time then instead of now. 

I'm doing both the Dash and the Bash  I love the Bash, its such a nice run on a summers evening  

Hi girls good to see ya  lol at the birthing pool Can. Bean bag sounds a good idea Smout for the expanding baby belly

Away to make food now that I'm not running till later now   

06/06/2009 at 11:30
I did Edinburgh 2006. May I join you all?
06/06/2009 at 11:36

The more the merrier Vixx hope you are fit and well.  Just one wee question though where the hell have you been all this time?

If Bungee says the sun is coming out at 4pm we will have a house warming barbecue on the roof terrace of this swanky new penthouse.  Its no a bad wee pad is it folks

06/06/2009 at 11:46

I think one of those pesky moderators at runners world must have been fiddling with my links to go to the bookmark place.  It wasn't doing that when I went to my bed last night

Just to disappear totally off topic when is fathers day?  Cant be arsed going into town to buy a pressie but would have to if its tomorrow.  It must be pretty soon.

06/06/2009 at 12:10

Its 21st Can

Hi Vixx course you can join us  so you did Edin in the HOT year  with the uphill finish!!! A lot of folk still like that route better even with the uphill end madness lol I was spectating that year. I ran in 07 & 08 and then decided I definately don't like the existing route! I'll never say never but at the minute spectating Edin will do!! Am looking forward to Loch Ness now

Just made and now eating a big bowl of red thai prawn curry with jasmine rice  So by the time this goes down I'll be ready for my run

06/06/2009 at 12:15

I never said I like the climb I like the 1st 22 miles better!!!!!!!

Old route until portobello, dont do u-turn and head back to hollyrood and continue straight ahead to musselburgh race course.  Best of both worlds.  Fast course, sees more of edinburgh, should be downwind for most of it (although hasn't happened for the last 3 years bizarrely) and a good finish at the racecourse. Win win situation.

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