any ladies training alone for flm

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02/12/2002 at 12:19
i have been accepted for the flm but was wondering if there were any other ladies out there training on their own who would like to correspond by e-mail about their training etc, help each other, encourage and so on, anyone interested e-mail me.
02/12/2002 at 12:56
Hi donna, I have just been rejected for the 4th time but i will still be out there training, what area do you live in?
02/12/2002 at 13:05
i'm in south east essex, i just read your other post and am feeling quite guilty, i'm a first time applicant and have been accepted, really sorry and do think it is quite unfair, do you have guaranteed entry for next year?
02/12/2002 at 13:11
Hi donna, no i dont have an entry for next year, but at the moment i am looking for a gold bond place, its just lots more extra work trying to raise money as well as training.You say south east, any where near chelmford/colchester way? I would love to have someone to do the long 19/20milers once you get to that stage.
02/12/2002 at 13:26
i'm pretty close to chelmsford, about half an hour away.
sorry i meant to ask if you had a guaranteed entry for 2004, not as i put next year!
02/12/2002 at 13:32
donna, what sort of time are you hoping for in the FLM. Have you ran it before? What im trying to find out really is how much slower im going to be than you HA HA and if we are roughly the same speed we could do some training together. What is you age and are you a club member? so many questions, but its not worth running with somone that you are not simular to in speed or abilty otherwise its not fair on anyone.
02/12/2002 at 14:02
Hi Donna
I am running the FLM. I have never ran a Marathon before and the running that I do is to stay in shape rather than a serious hobey. I think that it would be good to get some support via email!
02/12/2002 at 15:17
Hi Girls - I'm also running FLM for the 1st time (Golden Bonds, still awaiting answer from FLM).

I'm in Witham (not far from Chemlsford), not a member of a club (thinking about joining one) would love to do FLM in around 4.30.

02/12/2002 at 15:21
Hi theresa, im also in witham, we will have to go for a run the more the merrier. my e-mail is please stay in touch
02/12/2002 at 15:51
Hi Michelle, I'll email you later with my phone No. Would be good to have some-one to run with. It may be a few hours before I email, due to work (bloody pain).

02/12/2002 at 16:04
i'm near great dunmow, i'm 37 and not a club member, i'm hoping to do it in 4.30 but think it will be nearer to 5.00
02/12/2002 at 16:13
Maybe we could all meet up one week-end for a nice long run.

Michelle and Donna are you doing the Witham Boxing Day 5 (or are you more sensible than me and boozing).

02/12/2002 at 16:52


I'm not a lady (though I am training for FLM) and was just browsing the threads (as per normal). Can I just make one little suggestion, and please don't take this the wrong way - it's generally not a good idea to post e-mail addresses (or real addresses either for that matter) on forums, or any kind of chatroom - you never know what kind of nutters are out there and what kind of e-mail you might get. That's what the "e-mail member" service is for on this site.

I hope this doesn't sound patronising, but there have been recent instances of forumites getting abusive mail from here, and if you're giving your address out to all and sundry, well....

Sorry to be a party-pooper, I'm just trying to be helpful. Tell me to mind my own business if you want.

On the other hand, I hope you all enjoy your training, and best of luck for FLM!

02/12/2002 at 16:54
Hi guys, Longlegs, Norfolk Dumpling and I should all be doing FLM and we're from Colchester and Ipswich...
02/12/2002 at 16:59
Thanks for the advise Mr A, and I'm sure it will be taken in the way it was meant as helpful, its just that everyone appears to be so nice and helpfuly on here, that you forget there are nutters out there.

Once again thanks.

02/12/2002 at 16:59
Hi, I've just been confirmed in the FLM, my partner has also, but I'm not convinced he'll be running it! I was lucky enough to run it last year also, I trained for 4 hrs. but finished in 4.30hrs. I did all my training alone last year, because it would have been hard to have fitted it in with the running club. Believe me, the long runs were just so difficult, my longest was 16.5 miles, and I don't think I'll ever forget how my knees felt afterwards. My partner was supportive, but I think you need to be doing the training to appreciate how difficult it is, and what a sense of achievement you get from a good run! I'm also an 'Essex Girl' and live and run in and around Billericay. We do have an excellent running club here, the Striders, but again, I think I'll be doing a fair bit of running alone because of my time schedule. I'd love to be in touch with other ladies in the FLM, for moral support as much as anything.......
02/12/2002 at 17:20
Hi Pebbles, I'm sure for you're long runs (i'm so looking forward to this NOT)some of us could meet up one weekend or more. Whats the problem with your time schedule, if I'm not being too nosy which I am.

02/12/2002 at 19:10
Dear friends - as a paranoid lady who loves her safety screech alarm - please be careful! Titles like this "lady running alone" are a magnet for nutters. Please remeber it is easy for someone to log on pretending to be a girl - sorry to put a dampner on things. Good luck with the marathon - I trained on my own last year and found the forum a great support.
Good luck and be safe. Allison
03/12/2002 at 10:07
Tired legs,

I guess it's not a problem, but last year I (tried) followed the RW marathon training plan for sub 4, which meant running about 5 nights a week, at specific distances, speeds etc. Along with rest days it would have proved difficult to have fitted the schedule in around the running club. Also, I am sometime able to do morning running, so it was easier to go it alone. Mind you, the long runs were the ones which were tough, and yes, I think it would be great to meet up with fellow runners for those long runs......
03/12/2002 at 11:50
Hoping to get in and would be interested in helping out with emails and training! Need some encouragement to keep going!

Still waiting to hear though...
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