Calling all Virgin London Marathon 2010 hopefuls

Let the search for our six-strong team begin...

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09/11/2009 at 12:51
fat face wrote (see)

I'd urge anyone who wants to improve their marathon time to enter this contest.

I was one of the lucky winners last time round and I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and I learnt a lot about training and racing .I wasn't so lucky when it came to actually running the marathon as I hurt my back with 2 days to go and had to pull out but the knowledge I gained will help me achieve my goals in the future. The training I did enabled me to set 5 mile, 10K and 1/2 marathon PB's.

It's a shame that with such a good prize will come all the usual comments. It's a competition that's open to everyone, new forumites and old, and hopefully there will be a mix of new and old in the starting line up. Just get involved and keep posting.

I'll be joining the sub 4 hopeful again. In fact I think I might enter again.


Hey Fat Face, bad that you had to pull out with 2 days to go.. i'd be proper gutted.

I've entered like has been mentioned its too good to turn down.

But you're right about the comments made about the new forumites. In a positive way say 100 new people join the site just to enter the competition and only 50 people actually hang round to carry on posting once they've been rejected then thats still 50 new people we can talk too (and how we know there are some people on here who can talk - not looking in anyones direction LB )

seren nos    pirate
09/11/2009 at 12:59

I think its a great way to bring new people into the forums...........But I still think that if they are going to get a chance they need to post around a bit now to get their character across...........if this is going to a vote then people will vote for people they know.....not sure how its going to be done exactly .........in finishing time groups or individual...........if they just post once by the time the vote comes along........I can't see them getting many votes..........

Hopefully they will have a way that will ensure at least one newbie will get through

09/11/2009 at 13:03
There's likely to be one new-ish-comer. I just hope their grammar is good
09/11/2009 at 13:05
And they're unfamiliar with text speak.
Edited: 09/11/2009 at 13:06
09/11/2009 at 13:10
I really would not worry about how many posts you may or may not have made.  As I understand it, RW are going to whittle down the entries to 18-24 and then people vote for the final 6 based on the cases people put forward, so people have the chance then to propose themselves based on a coherent, reasoned and appealing case to other forum users.
09/11/2009 at 13:11
So let me get this right or is that write, you have to be able to spend a considerable time per week blogging, you need at least an A level in English, you have to be down with the kids and at some point go out for a run. And then you might still have no chance!
09/11/2009 at 13:13

y J.  i m a gd rnr so i shld b pkd m8.

*thud*

09/11/2009 at 13:15

Has anyone ever done the Suicide Six?

Is it worth doing just for a laugh? Or might it actually kill me?

09/11/2009 at 13:16

haha, yes how annoying is that to read.

Though to be honest, there doesnt seem to be much of that on these forums.

09/11/2009 at 13:16
John Ford 5 wrote (see)
, you have to be down with the kids
I could well be wrong but my father used to use that expression, so I'm wondering if it's now out. Then again, maybe its come back  'b dwn wiv'..... 
Edited: 09/11/2009 at 13:21
09/11/2009 at 13:23
I am suitably chastened for even considering I could text speak (avoid shortening that for fear of another  shot across the "old" bows).  I might have to go for a run, less to think about!
09/11/2009 at 13:25
I would love to be part of the Super 6 - it's an awesome opportunity.
i know they have running experts & nutrionists - but do they have any bowels experts? Dunno about any other first time marathon hopefuls - but I'm pegging it already and it's 6 months away!
seren nos    pirate
09/11/2009 at 13:30

If it down to grammar then I might as well give upnow

I think there is little text speak on here because we are all old sods..........youngsters are having to much fun partying to be interested in running

John don't run too far as you have to save your energy till your picked.

do you think that the voting will be a bit like X factor and we have a daily vote and one gets chucked off each day............

09/11/2009 at 13:35
Ahh so most of the posters are older, thats good, whats X Factor?
09/11/2009 at 13:39
Has it got anything to do with Max Factor?
09/11/2009 at 13:48
Seren - Just teasing. I think you'd be a very well-deserving winner
09/11/2009 at 14:16

I'm just relieved this closes on Wednesday and short-listers told on Friday, and then winners 10 days after that?

It's the only way to run a competition like this, the hope and excitement overboils at the idea

09/11/2009 at 14:24

Sounds like you are going to self-combust pete.

Take an ice bath to cool down! 

09/11/2009 at 15:29
In fact I hope I do win if Im to climb the most active members ladder
09/11/2009 at 15:39

If it is based on the active members ladder I do not stand a chance as there are over 1,500 ahead of me..........

.............still someone has to be at the bottom to make the others look so good!

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