all going a bit pear shaped!

am i to late for a support group?

14 messages
15/04/2006 at 07:34
morning everyone,

as a virgin marathon/FLM'er i'm not familiar with the support thing.

After only recently deciding i could do FLM, due to various injuries that have thrown any real training plan out of the window, i managed to lose the form for picking up race number, Doh!!!!!, got another one on the way, with race number on it, but i've probably left it all to late have i, to join a support group? It's been a long road to get even this far, but i've managed to raise a reasonable amount of sponsorship for the british heart foundation, so i will be wearing one of their bright red 'heart runners' vests. I'll also have my 'mad tortoise on a motorbike' logo, front and back with 'need for speed' around it, and on the front also, above number will read, 'ANOTHER DAVE'
I wouldn't expect any refreshment/food at this late stage, but a cheer of encouragement from any forumites would be really welcome.

All the best, and good luck everyone, runners and supporters.
15/04/2006 at 07:42
NFS, sorry that you have had such a difficult time in the run up to FLM. As you say, you are too late to be assigned to a support group if you had wanted anything specific like gin or a tuna sandwhich (yes, they have both been requested) but anyone will be welcome to pop by for a few sweeties, a hug and a cheer.
15/04/2006 at 09:01
morning to every one,looking forward to this year(not as much as i was last year!!!!) had flu at christmas which set my training back but have managed to catch up,went out on mothers day and ran my long run of 20 miles-chuffed to bits that i did it coz boy was it lonely!!!!!!
whats the thing about "dave"? last year all i seemed to hear was people cheering for dave,i've been thinking......for a bit of extra support i might get "dave" printed on my shirt!
good luck to every one and enjoy,its a great day!!!!!
15/04/2006 at 16:01
why is it that the only name i seemed to hear last year whilst running the marathon was "dave" ???????? think i'm going to get "dave" printed on my shirt for extra support!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
16/04/2006 at 00:32
NFS- I'll look out for you if I remember! What sort of time are you expecting? Good luck!
18/04/2006 at 07:31
moomoo
thanks, i'll look out for you too, i'm expecting to get in around 4.15-4.30, so should be around mile 17 at about 2.35-2.40ish, all the best,

tracy
us dave's are just soooooo common!, could also be something to do with David bedford and the 118-118 pi** take/lookalike thing?
18/04/2006 at 11:36
I think it's because in the late 60s and early 70's, "David" was top of the boy's name chart for about 10 years, and now all those wee Davids are prime FLM age "Dave"s.

I should know. I'm one of them!! Yep - another Dave!
18/04/2006 at 12:07
Blackers

s'pose we can all pretend all the shouts are for us then, can't be bad!

I'm an older vintage than late 60's and early 70's though, was also popular in late 50's and early 60's











............yeah i know i'm an old git!
18/04/2006 at 12:23

n f s

Waaaaabit popped into the Group 7 thread this morning and said she ins't actually running on Sunday . . there had been a misunderstanding . .

so they have one less runner now . . why don't you pop into their thread and ask if you could join?

if you're not too demanding (ie don't ask for a helicopter or anything mega like that) I'm sure they'll welcome you :)

18/04/2006 at 15:03
RichK

thanks, i'll give them a try.
Nicko. Hdau    pirate
18/04/2006 at 15:07
Oh Richard your my hero ;-)



Hehehehehehehehehehehe
18/04/2006 at 18:12

Nicko!!

I didn't know you cared!!

;)
18/04/2006 at 20:10
n f s
you said "us daves are so common" funny you should say that coz i know ssooooooo many daves!!!! but then again i should be careful when talking about names with a name like mine!!!!!! and can you guess where i live????
wish you loads of luck for sunday
19/04/2006 at 07:04
tracy

loads of luck to you to, what are you wearing, i'll look out for you, i havn't guessed where you live, but it is only 7.am and i'm a bit sleepy after working 12 hours yesterday.

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