Come one, come all; everyone welcome on this year long build up to the GNR
Tanlash wrote (see)
Good morning & Happy New Year everyone! I was just wondering if anyone has received a confirmation email to say they have entered the GNR ballot? I entered last night, money 'taken' from my account - checked on my great run account and it says I have entered the ballot! In previous years I have received the confirmation email quite quick. I have checked my inbox and junk but still no mail Bit concerned, only a bit!!
Good morning & Happy New Year everyone!
I was just wondering if anyone has received a confirmation email to say they have entered the GNR ballot?
I entered last night, money 'taken' from my account - checked on my great run account and it says I have entered the ballot! In previous years I have received the confirmation email quite quick.
I have checked my inbox and junk but still no mail
Bit concerned, only a bit!!
I entered the ballot yesterday and got an email confirmation pretty much straight away.
I'm a bit concerned you say money was "taken" from your account as the confirmation email says that the race entry fee will only be deducted from your account if your name is drawn out of the ballot.
Made it out last night for the first run of 2013. Managed just over 5 miles but damn those mince pies & chocolate over the holiday break
I havent had an email confirmation either, but according to their FB page if it says you are entered on your profile page then thats fine.
Payment is deducted from your available bank balance immediately, but only processed if you get a place.
Good luck everybody!
Oooh panicing then because I thought peeps were being notified of their success - and i wasn't... again
1st run in absolutely months today. Only 5k and it took almost an hour. But it was through bogs and stuff and included 301m elevation gain (Moel Arthur).
Couldn't believe the state of my face when i got back in the car, I looked like the Ribena men.
Sorry Andrew what I meant by 'taken' was that there is a £49 deficit in my credit limit at the moment so it hasn't been deducted yet( but I hope I am successful and it will be )
Thanks Oscarsmum for confimation - feel better now
Blimey Spongecake, that is a bargain! Sorry to hear you have caught the lurgy, hope you are feeling better soon (hot toddies are highly recommended!)
Evening everyone - and Happy New Year to one and all .
I've just checked my mileage for 2012 and it was 578, which doesn't seem a lot but I was barely running at all until May so it wasn't too bad I suppose (for me).
Best of luck to everyone entering the ballot.
My first run of the new year tonight after work - just 6.5 miles. The first 3 miles were great, the last 2 were a bit tougher, but I was pleased with my pace. Now it's a case of ramping up the miles and training for the Sunderland Marathon in April (I still think I'm kind of in denial about it).
Was supposed to go out running yesterday, but attended my uncle's funeral. He was 96 and his death got a lot of attention in the local news as he was the last surviving Jarrow Marcher. Well, technically he wasn't a 'proper' Jarrow Marcher, as he only joined the Crusade once they got down to London - he was working down there so accompanied my grandad (who was one of the marchers) on the last bit of it. He was a real character, travelled all over the world in the navy, had tons of stories and has often appeared in documentaries about the Jarrow March over the years, including a 3 part programme about the British working class fronted by Paul O'Grady that's going to be shown some time this year.
To anyone interested, the entries are open for the junior and mini GNRs now. I was expecting a reminder email which never came - must have entered wrong email adress or something. My 6 year old has been nagging me ever since last year when some of her friends turned up to school on the Monday after with their medals.
Last day for the Mirror ballot for the main event as well.
Shielsy - sorry to hear about your uncle. I'll keep my eye open for that series to start. It sounds like it will be a very interesting programme (and I just adore Paul O'Grady).
mr sj - nope.....you are still not selling those club sessions to me!
Bearstead Plodder - that must be such a relief for you and your family. Hope the inhaler does the trick for you.
Hope you are feeling better today, Spongecake.
Mandie R - Cheers - as soon as I got back from hospital yesterday I went on the treadmill and did a speed session just to get my mind back in gear that I was not going to keel over - it felt so good. now the hard work of 16 weeks training for the Manchester Marathon.
Spongecake - thats a bit rubbish that its down to you to find cover when you are not well and all you want is wrap yourself up on the settee. Take care of yourself tho, won't you?
Finger is starting to feel a lot better now, thanks, although its still feels very tender to touch and the nail is still black.
Thanks Mandie,The person I was going to ask for cover was my boss but shes ill as well.I'm sure i'll survive.
Your finger looked really sore in the pics,it must of been painful when you did it.I once trapped my fingers in a hatch door on a ship and three nails on my left hand were throbbing like hell,In the end I had to have pins heated over a bunson burner,and pushed through the nails to relieve the pressure.Sounds horrible but was such a relief after procedure had been done.
Yuck - you were braver than me then, I just couldn't have done that!
It didn't actually hurt when I did it. I think my finger just went into shock and shut itself down. Its been damn painful whilst its been getting better though, its amazing just how many times I bang it on something! At least it has stopped throbbing when I run now as i felt such a baby saying couldn't run because I had broken my finger!
Your on the mend thats the main thing
mr sj,Where did you get your sufferfest dvds from.Been looking at clips on youtube and they look like fun in a sick kind of way.
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