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16/04/2012 at 21:49
Not sure yet if I'm going thurs or sat.
17/04/2012 at 01:39
carovet wrote (see)
 My sister has deferred her Boston place for a yr as typically there is going to be a relative heat wave in Boston tomorrow!! Supposed to get to over 30c and sunny,

And that's one of the reasons why my running has hit the buffers this year.  Absolutely no fun trying a complete a run at 8 at 30+ degrees and climbing!   Needless to say not doing London this year.  Can't defer either, as I deferred last year because I was in Canada. 

Apologies for my absence, and I'm certainly unlikely to attempt to read back, but it has been a touch chaotic relocating downunder, to say the least.....

Just wanted to pop in to say, Daz, best of luck for Sunday.  I hope you nail the PB. 

And to all others, enjoy the occassion whether helping, supporting, 'expo'ing, or grinding out another marathon.

17/04/2012 at 19:11
I forgot you'd disappeared to the other side of the world windy, I did wonder why you were posting at 1am! Hope it's been worth it, despite initial chaos.
17/04/2012 at 19:53
Daz best of luck for Sunday and you too Dave - hope you have a great run and hit your targets. Not been on here for sooo long now I tend to speak to most on Facebook or email. I did Brighton on Sunday - nearly didn't make the start line due to back problems again - and came in with 4:00:05........so so close to sub 4 but under the circumstances and considering when I first came on this forum I was doing 5:35 marathon times, I'm pretty chuffed!!

Anyone else got any other races lined up? Caro are you back running again yet or is it still too early after Eric was born?
18/04/2012 at 08:02

Windy – saw this briefly yesterday but didn’t have chance to reply.  Shame your not doing VLM, but as you say you’ve not been able to do the training.  Glad to hear from you and assume that you and family are settling in nicely - “Put another shrimp on the Barbie”.  My heart bleeds about running in that heat lol.


As I lay awake at about 0530 listening to the howling wind and rain did I think of running in a warmer climate, oh no!

As I stood outside at about 0600 in jacket, hat and gloves waiting for Garmin to get a signal, did I think of running in a warmer climate, oh no!

As the rain was hitting me so hard in the face at one point it felt like hail, did I think of running in a warmer climate, oh no!


As you can tell I’m not jealous lol.


Anyway, I managed to JFDI and ran to one of England’s most famous landmarks here, only 4.01 hilly miles at a sluggish 8:13 pace, and I was like a drowned rat when I got back pmsl.


Good to hear from you too Pinks.  Well done on the 4hrs at Brighton, just got to shave off 6 seconds next time lol.  However, as you say considering where you started you have every right to be chuffed!


Dave – my number is 4416.  Have a good race!


If anyone is likely to be around at Expo on Sat, send me your no by RW Mail and I’ll endeavour to catch up with you.  I have Gatton’s no and am certain to pop in and see him.  We should be there early/mid afternoon.


Be good y’all!

18/04/2012 at 09:53

Cheers Daz, sluggish 8:13mm , gulp , I'll be over the moon with approx 10mm (fast lol ) , but first goal is sub 5 hours!!!

 Pinks - you are utterly amazing and it was sub 4 hours cos you ran further than 26.2 eh !

my number is 9293......  

18/04/2012 at 14:41
Thought of you at Easter Daz, driving through the lovely solstice park off the A303.

Still not sure whether I'll be there tomorrow or sat, Gatton I hope I still have your no and that it hasn't changed. Check your phone!
18/04/2012 at 14:43
Pinks that is fab........but I bet you're secretly a little miffed! I know I would be . You're catching me up........next yr.
Not running yet as back really suffered this pregnancy and post birth. Am having physio now to try and get me going again. Am hoping to buy a running buggy as well.
18/04/2012 at 15:23
HaHa Daz. See me being a lazy mare saved me from getting soaked through with you. I am completely ignoring the fact it might be raining on Sunday if i don't think about it, it won't rain.
18/04/2012 at 16:10
I often run to and around Solstice Park Caro, but today I went in the other direction to Stonehenge. A nice view spoilt by the crappy weather.

Just accept it Jiminey, you're going to get wet on Sunday, just like the rest of us. You'd better not be lazy on Sunday.
18/04/2012 at 16:29
On easter Mon we drove past stonehenge in the pouring rain, laughing at the miserable blighters bracing themselves walking round it. I am always underwhelmed by it, probably because I drive past it so often. Given it is the most popular tourist attraction in the UK, I really think they need a proper visitors centre - not a porter cabin in a carpark!
18/04/2012 at 16:57
Yes - there certainly is a need for some investment, but I understand it's been a bone of contention around here for years, how to have a decent centre without spoiling the countryside and view etc.
18/04/2012 at 19:03
Yah I love the view of the A303
19/04/2012 at 07:57

Yay - it's lovely .  It's so attractive around here, even a bunch of illegal immigrants jumped out from a lorry in Solstice Park a few weeks ago.

Last run before VLM tomorrow, only 2 miles but got to remember to do slow, not at MP.  Hve a route from my gym, so quick run then sauna to try to keep weight off.

Anyway, weather forecast for weekend looks great, we're gonna get very wet!

19/04/2012 at 09:13
I thought the weather forecast had changed to be ok now ?
19/04/2012 at 11:30
19/04/2012 at 16:09
Gatton and Trig, I'll be there on Sat! A bunch of the running mums are meeting at 12 outside the expo, but I plan on doing the expo before that, so will prob get there about 10. Gatton I'll text you later and check I still have your no, incase you don't get back on here. Trig, fancy a coffee or something?
19/04/2012 at 16:39
Daz just saw that you will be there too on Sat, what sort of time do you think?
19/04/2012 at 20:54
received your text Caro and look forward to seeing you and anyone else on Saturday.. Will txt you as to where I will be in the expo...
20/04/2012 at 06:50
Sounds like a plan to me Caro.  I'm not sure if I'm doing parkrun this week but have your number, Gatton's number and Daz's number so should be able to track one of you down
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