A thread for all Runners from Macmillan in 2013 VLM and any other interested party!
Hi all, donning the green for Macmillan again in next year's VLM. Got my linky thing through this morning and signed up in a copuple of micro seconds. Sorry not to get in on the ballot but always happy to raise dosh for my favourite charity.Would love to hear from other Macrunners, talk through training, food, support travel, accommodation. Highs and Lo's too as well as fundraising activity. Hopefully will be a busy thread as it's such a big and such a cracking team. Will be going up to the Meet the Experts Weekend on 2/3rd Feb so perhaps some of us could meet up there.Hope to catch up soon.
Good morning all. I'll post every couple of days for a couple of weeks to keep this live and if no interest will bin.Things done so far: Set up justgiving and virginmoney web pages, organised a curry night to help with the sponsorship, started researching hotels and travel...now about some training!
Got the all clear at the quack's yesterday so can officially start training for VLM 2013. With one of the biggest teams in the VLM it would be good to catch up with some other Macrunners. Is there anyone else registered yet?
Clearly not many RW Macmillan Runners around yet. I'll pop a couple of more posts this week and then tap on the head until Dec.
Resurrected for one final call...any more Macrunners out there!
I shall almost certainly raise money for Macmillan again next year but haven't actually done anything as yet - it's a little early for me!
I'm running for Macmillan, but got in with a deferred entry due to injury this year on the applied 5 times rule. I feel slightly guilty now as I tend to think the fact I'm running 26.2 should be enough to make people donate...
Simon, welcome on board...I take it you have opted to run for Macmillan rather than Golden Bond? You'll get great support all the way through from the team at the Embankment. Pasta Party is usually good too. Is this your first mara?
Millsy - As others do more than just run to raise money. oh well...
Tinselcelt - Yes no bond place for me. This is 3rd, hoping to break -4, 4hr 14 min in Valencia last month, need to up the training!
Plenty of time Simon...if you can, mix it up with some 5/10/halves betwen now and April to up the speed and enjoy the difference. Keep us posted
Simon - I don't feel guilty about it! With your own place every penny you raise is extra for the charity and to be honest I would find having to raise a minimum amount very stressful. I do quite a lot of races and VLM is the only one I raise money with - mostly because if people know that you're running it they usually ask 'who are you raising money for' - which makes it a bit easier. Last year I just set up a Virgin money page and let my work colleagues, family and friends know that it was there then sold my t-shirt and medal and donated the proceeds which raised over £500 in total. Not a lot but every little counts and none of the Macmillan supporters asked how much I'd raised, just thanked me for my efforts.
Echo that. Virgin and justgiving pages both good ideas and carry a sponsor form wherever you go. Hot tip: Get the money up front...it's harder to get after than running the blinking race
First long run of the campaign yesterday - 17 miles in the bank.
12.5 Saturday and 8 Sunday for me...might get above 13 by Christmas
One more shout out for Macmillan VLM runners! Anybody there! Hope to see some of you in Feb. Trip worth making if you are a Golden Bond Runner as it's free and worth £20 if you're not!
I really must register with them and set up that Virgin Money page, was waiting to ensure I was still sound after Sunday's half but as that didn't happen there's no excuse now - other than this yuck weather of course - 17 miler on Monday felt much harder!
I'm glad your training is up to speed LMH...still to get to 13.1+
Welcome Stilts....are you going to the pasta party before or to the recovery centre afterwards? What time are you aiming for? Hope all is going well with the training and good luck on the day. Enjoy the experience
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