A triumph just to finish
Dear Dr Robert
Foolishly in my haste to talk somebody into doing an Ironman I *might* have said I would do the Picnic. If so, can I start it earlier than 2pm if I promise not to get lost?
I must be mad! Ive been waiting since the knacker cracker for this race entry to open. Roll on next year!
Dr Rob, Just out of interest how quickly does this race fill up. There cant be that many silly people out there.!!
Just signed up for this. Perhaps I should have waited until after The Munro next month?
I have to do this again to see if I can get around without falling over as many times as I did in 2009. And I want to count the steps?
Thanks Dr Rob!
I don't think I'm interested in signing up for this - my calves are still hurting since training the other day. Those flippin' stairs.. But, if I did have a screw loose - do any of the Picnic veterans have any pearls of wisdom to impart? If it helps I managed the Munro course in 2hrs 37 - I don't think I could have squeezed any more time out of myself as I was fairly knackered but I could have gone further.
So, is there a suggested level to attain before being able considering this? I'd be grateful for any pointers - especially the "don't do it!!".
You know me... and I know you... so it goes without saying I'll be in!
Having already completed 2009 I need another dose of lunacy in my life so I'll trot round the Munro this summer and crank out a few more marathons before this one!
Please consider a certificate with a statement saying:
"This is NOT the London Marathon BUT
The PICNIC - Britain'sToughest Marathon!
6,000ft + of climb & fall & 2,000 steps!
No lifts or escalators included!
I'm fed up to the back teeth of everyone I've ever met since i took up running saying
"Have you done the London Marathon?!" God it grates my ears that question! I say:
"NO! But I have done The PICNIC - Britain's toughest Marathon!" "And only 120 people have ever done it and I'm one of them!"
Fact: The highest elevation on the London marathon is about 30ft from the Embankment onto Tower Bridge! The 1st hill we climb and immeadiatley from the start of the race is 400ft+!
So looking forward to the Munro - I'm going to have fish fingers and custard sandwiches and wash it all down with a bottle of Jack and a pack of Capstan full strength fags! Let's Rock!
You know I'm expecting a standing ovation from you when I come lumbering down the last hill.
Well, you did set a precedent at Tanners
I'm looking at the possibility of completing 100 (yes - ONE HUNDRED) marathons in a 2011.
I have a chosen charity, Project 65, which supports Help for Heroes. I just completed 5 in 5 with them.
I need to assess how much all the entry fees will cost and whether or not I could get a local business to pay for them.
If I choose the toughest Marathon in Britain as one of my 100, would it be at all possible to bring down the entrance fee a tad for a complete nutter attempting 100 marathons in a year.
many many many thanks
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