When you're watching the VLM on TV this year, will you be slightly bitter?

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23/01/2013 at 21:46

nope, shall be trotting along merrily

23/01/2013 at 21:52
micknphil-marathonlads.com wrote (see)

all so sad ahh

highly skilled veteran (old hand ) marathoner, only for last 10 years has run only pushing his severely disabled son in his wheelchair

But then, the sick and disabled needing assistance are not welcome, no matter how expereinced the carer pusher is

me, angry, bitter peeved - YEP

Oh god ...... how am I supposed to reply to that??? Here am I, an able bodied person moaning about not getting in, and in comes mick and usurps any argument I have ............ sorry to hear about your lot there Mick. I hope youve given some stick to the organisers.


23/01/2013 at 22:02

David - you take care always friend

we got to run, well , walk and run in 2008 after a long hard battle with the organisers - in the end it was because the pressure was relentless - they gave in after we won the RW Jane tomlinson award - it was a day of celebration , we partied all the way - i was so disappointed when we arrived into last 3 miles - i was seriously chanting " lets go round again "

if they let us go behind wheelchairs id race it and crusify it



23/01/2013 at 22:05
23/01/2013 at 22:05

no its not having it

23/01/2013 at 22:06
23/01/2013 at 22:07

umm works for me, does it for you david

23/01/2013 at 22:10
Working now.
23/01/2013 at 22:30

Yep it works for me. Inspiration stuff ...... keep at it. Given the number of hms you do as well, I'll probably bump into you at Reading at some point.


23/01/2013 at 22:33
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Intermanaut wrote (see)

I won't give a shit.  I don't know why people get so wound up about running "The London".  "The London"?  FFS, you vacuous nobber.  Find a decent marathon and run that instead.

Errrr, OK, so you're clearly not bitter at all about not being in the London marathon


No.  There are far better options.  Eden is excellent, and Loch Ness is equally enjoyable.

23/01/2013 at 22:34

yeh, not sure we'll be there this time - dont know yet

254 HM's pushing phil - 41 FM's - total of just over 500 races - thats pushing phil ""


23/01/2013 at 22:38
Eden, as in the Eden project in Cornwall?
Great race, did it in 2011 got a pint and a pasty at the end as well.
Not sure if it is on this yr though.
23/01/2013 at 23:10
I remember 2008 Mick I was on one side of the hi way you were on the other.
24/01/2013 at 08:39

Antwerp is the same day as london and i'll be planning to go round there. Flat course, few cobbles and i'll enjoy it every bit as I did London last year

I'm not bitter - but i've done London. Checked it off my list - now I want to try others and see what else is out there.

24/01/2013 at 08:47

i know many long term runners snub it, but its still one i want to do, its one of the most famous of not the most famous marathon in the world, i know there are better marathons and cheaper ones at that, but like many people it was one of the races/images that excited me about running when i 1st started, I will look forward to and enjoy running that event, one day.

24/01/2013 at 09:06

I'll be running it for the first time this year on my fifth attempt at entering. It'll be marathon number 11 for me.

I can't see why anyone outside the likes of micknphil who have had issues with the organisers would be bitter. Sure it's one many want to run, myself included, but after getting my rejection letter the last few years I just planned other marathons.

If you are one of the people that will only run the London marathon and no other will do because that's the one on the telly. Then are you much different to anyone else that just wants to run that one because it's on the telly and takes the charity route to do it?

24/01/2013 at 09:55
Millsy1977 wrote (see)
Eden, as in the Eden project in Cornwall?
Great race, did it in 2011 got a pint and a pasty at the end as well.
Not sure if it is on this yr though.

Eden is a really good one. Did the half marathon in 2011 (I think the marathon would finish me off!), then they had a year off in 2012, and the race will be back in 2013. It's definitely on my list of events for this year. Registration hasnt opened yet though.

The pasty and the pint afterwards were awesome!

24/01/2013 at 09:55

I'll be there this year too 

I'll enjoy my kebab on the Saturday night before the race as a reward for exceeding the 700 running miles in 2013. and I'm hoping the combination of training & chilli sauce will propel me fast enough to qualify for a GFA  time 



24/01/2013 at 09:58
Millsy1977 wrote (see)
Eden, as in the Eden project in Cornwall?
Great race, did it in 2011 got a pint and a pasty at the end as well.
Not sure if it is on this yr though.

Yes, as in Cornwall.  I, too, ran it in 2011 and very much enjoyed my pint & pasty!

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
24/01/2013 at 10:02
I doubt I will bother to watch it
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