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

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24/01/2013 at 21:17
Some clubs do a lottery!
24/01/2013 at 21:18
We used to have only 5 members 4 who got in under GFA and I used the club place
24/01/2013 at 21:50
How dare you! That's not in the spirit of things.
24/01/2013 at 22:01
I know shame on me, and David can't get a place
24/01/2013 at 22:07

...some clubs have more than they can use and give them away!

25/01/2013 at 10:47
LIVERBIRD wrote (see)
Come to Muddy Wilkie!
I'll bring wine

If the weather looks OK, I will.  I don't like coming into London at the weekends, though.  Especially when there are even MORE people around than normal and the transport system is made even LESS user-friendly than usual by closing stations near the route!

Our club place is usually contested by only two or three people, and in ANY club ballot you're likely to have better odds than the VLM ballot.

25/01/2013 at 12:02

Wilkie - I live the other side of London so getting to Mudchute involves national rail, tube, DLR. I was expecting it to be a nightmare last year but the journey in the morning was remarkably stress-free. Frequent trains, helpful staff and volunteers at every station, well signposted and not many other people on the trains.

It isn't one of the popular stations for the start line, so that probably helps. (It goes get busier going home, especially if you leave when all the spectators start to move from Docklands to the Mall)

25/01/2013 at 12:19

Xine, it's not getting TO Mudchute that's the issue, it's getting away later on when I want to leave.

I was at Mudchute a couple of years ago, and getting to the finish (from there or any other place I've ever watched from) is hideous.  You can get the DLR into Tower Gateway easily enough, but after that.... 

 In fact, my Squeeze, who was running that year, beat me to Trafalgar Square, even though I left Mudchute as soon as he'd gone by.

Oh, and TfL always diddle me, because I have a PAYG Oyster, and although I shouldn't pay any more than the cost of a Travelcard for my various DLR and tube travel, I end up with a penalty because they directly people out through a side exit at Embankment so that I can't 'touch out'. 

The more I think about this, the more I remember why I don't like going!

Edited: 25/01/2013 at 12:31
25/01/2013 at 14:01

I did get to snog BB at Mudchute one year................  

25/01/2013 at 14:11

I had a nice chat with Floella Benjamin on the DLR a couple of years ago.

25/01/2013 at 14:12
PhilPub wrote (see)

I had a nice chat with Floella Benjamin on the DLR a couple of years ago.

Kinky sod, But whats that got to do with VLM ?

25/01/2013 at 16:06
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

I did get to snog BB at Mudchute one year................  

Brigitte Bardot? 

25/01/2013 at 16:07
Better than that by a long way ! Blonde Bird
25/01/2013 at 16:12

She's not as hot as she used to be, it's true

https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQ1W5rDh3o4jKHqAqLgAiY47mU5XqSbnQ3lgZLzl3amNQtD25NYrA

But she is 78!

25/01/2013 at 16:18

Bobby Ball ?

25/01/2013 at 16:32
Wilkie wrote (see)

She's not as hot as she used to be, it's true

 

But she is 78!

I know BB has just become a Granny... But that's a bit harsh

25/01/2013 at 16:32

LOL- guess I'm going to be in trouble!

25/01/2013 at 16:39

Yep..... Could have been worse, you could have been talking about Mouldy rather than BB

26/01/2013 at 18:03
What a charming world we live in, where a 78 year old woman can be criticised for her looks.
26/01/2013 at 18:06
But she is a celebrity so if she asks the organisers nicely then they may be kind enough to give her an entry for "The Marathon".
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