FLM 2009

3:30 Anyone ?

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14/04/2008 at 00:06
The 2008 thread is dead......Long live the 2009 thread !!!
14/04/2008 at 23:21
14/04/2008 at 23:24

Here we go Caterpillar Girl

Now how many old faces will post here ? I am 50 this year so must mark the big 50 with a 3:30 next year. Will be hard work getting back in shape but I am determined to do it. This thread as always will be an inspiration !!!

Edited: 14/04/2008 at 23:25
15/04/2008 at 09:57

This is my spiritual home so will be hanging out on here as well as 3:15 thread.

Hope you get in this year 3:30. Anyone else.........?

15/04/2008 at 10:00
Yep- am joining this!!!- made this mistake of predicting a 5:30 fin on my sheet and so started off in group 8 right at the back- did it in 3:49 with loads of fuel still in the tank!!!- will be hoping for a 3:30 fin 2009!!!!yay!!
15/04/2008 at 14:08

Has to be done....... I would say again, but havent got there yet...... 4 years now on here...... and down to 3:33 out of London and now 3:43 at London......

What will be this year..... through to FLM 2009.... to which I have already applied for......

New Forest or Abingdon in the Autumn, but sneak into the Vet cats in July...... as a V40 male.

Oh well here goes

Good to see new faces already, welcome Lamb and well done.

Edited: 15/04/2008 at 14:09
15/04/2008 at 14:16

This is the plan if I get in, actually I put 3:27 on the form just to be different

Past marathon history...2004 - 4:15, 2005 - 3:45.

I managed a 1:37:30 half marathon off 2 months training a while back.  Plan is to get under 1:35 for an HM by the years end!

15/04/2008 at 14:16
3:30 is my target if I get a place. My name's in the ballot, so keeping fingers crossed. I've done the FLM once before in 2006, and finished in 4:14:45. Was on course for sub 4 until my legs gave in at about 20 miles, and was a struggle after. Lesson learnt - not enough long runs in training! Have tried to get a ballot place for the last couple of years without any luck, so I'm not counting my chickens just yet!
15/04/2008 at 17:41

2009 will be the year!!!!

Having missed again this year thank to that damed fall skiing 7 days before, it has to happen in 2009. At the tender age of 46 (in June), I will crack this 3:30. Having ovnly done one before in 2005 and managed a 3:43.03, i hope to run a mara later this year to collect my £10k in sponsorship for my charity. Not sure which one I will do as it now depends on two things - Ultrasound scan on my calf and MRI on my knee. Went to see my knee consultant last night and I told him about my calf. When he saw it he was aghast!!! Never seen bruising like it - from my heal to knee completely black....I was quite proud of it. Insisted I had it scanned as I may have also torn my tendon!!!

So, see what comes of the next couple of weeks and then get the plans in lace.

RFJ - New Forest......its a tough one. Very...errr.....undulating and miles 18 through 20 and 22 to 24 are murder with a capital M. Not done it but am local and have cycled around the course with my training partner when he did it in 2006. Can recommend the half though.

Here we go again!!!!!

15/04/2008 at 18:32
Yehay found you!
15/04/2008 at 19:48
Swayer - Did a 3:40 there in 2003..... at the time a PB in my 4th mara..... I seem to prefer undulating courses...... I see they have / are changing the route this year, hence why the entries are not yet open.....
15/04/2008 at 20:07

Signing in.

3:30 was looking so good for me this year until I got a stress fracture.  Have applied in the ballot so fingers crossed, although we've just found out that my wife's pregnant and due at Christmas, so even if I get in I will probably have to defer due to lack of training opportunities!

However, if the injury heals up in time I'll be running NY in November and hoping to crack that 3:30, but I feel that this thread is where I belong whatever happens!

15/04/2008 at 20:08
Swayer - Who are you running for?
15/04/2008 at 20:19
Hi all, im in with 5 rejections. Will it be sub 3.30? or will it be sub 3.15? We will see after Amsterdam.
15/04/2008 at 20:21
Only 54 weeks to go!
15/04/2008 at 20:31

MF - was running for Naomi House Childrens Hospice. Its a charity that I hav suppored as a business for the last 5 years. Do all I can for them both personally and as a business. Managed to raise £24,000 in 2005 in my first FLM.  Was so hoping to have run on Sunday so I could personnaly hand over a cheque for £10k tomorrow night when we are with them at the launch of the Ventura. Looks like I will just have to spend some money on the auction....as long as Mrs S doesnt make me sit on my hands.

RFJ - If you do run it, there's a place for you to stay with us before and after...although we are right at mile 18 and the chance of a sunday roast and glass of wine might be too tempting. I will be doing the half.

Gee....I really wish I could get out for a run!!!!!

15/04/2008 at 20:50
I'm with Macmillan, I'd managed £3,500 prior to injury ruining my FLM, most of which had already been paid via Justgiving.  Thankfully they've transferred my total over to NY, all booked now, just a case of whether the leg heals in time to train for it.
15/04/2008 at 20:56
Chuff me Swayer, though respect with with war wound bruising, hope scan result are OK!
15/04/2008 at 20:57

Hi all you speedy chaps.  I jsut wondered if I could hijack your thread to ask a quick question.? 

Did any of you enter the 1009 ballot on line on Sunday or Monday, and if you did, did you make a payment?  I did  enter and they didn't ask me for any money.  I need to find out if my entry was registered or not, and I cant ge through to the office to ask.

15/04/2008 at 22:02
Took my credit card details, said only billed if ballot entry given..........  I did as catch all as can't get through to number to see if GFA will still remain seperate entry system..........
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