London 2008

Sub 3:30 Anyone

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10/04/2008 at 19:59

All the best DRK if I dont see you.

Geoff will be at the church around 0830 I would have thought.......

10/04/2008 at 20:01
Did I say last post  ?   (getting addicted to   ) Forcast changed since lunchtime : now showers not arriving til after 13:00 and more sun than not ? doubt we'll be warm enough ...  .....   
10/04/2008 at 20:04

Looking at the current weather using the link above, this just gets better, between 10:00 - 12:59 blue skies no cloud, temp 12 degrees C, very light wind.


10/04/2008 at 21:21

Good luck to you all. I will be there cheering you on as my marathon is now over!!!!!!!!!!!!

On Sunday I tore both sides of my calf muscle skiing and have been limping around for the lasy four days. Have now been completely ruled out by the local medics. Calf is black from the ankle to the knee. Curretly heavily strapped and taking blood circulation pills.


I will be looking out for all of you.

Good luck to you all. May you all achieve your dreams.

 As for me, well I have £10,000 pledged so will do a mara later in the year. I will not give up!!!!

 Best wishes


10/04/2008 at 21:39
Swayer - Best Wishes, never give up.
10/04/2008 at 21:41
Swayer: I feel for you. I broke my foot last year with 7 weeks to go and had to defer to this year. I only had £2,500 raised. I took myself off to Dublin and ran 3 hours 30 mins and 52 seconds. I've only run two marathons London 2005 and Dublin last Oct.  However my feeling was that Dublin was such a nicer experience.
10/04/2008 at 21:51

This'll be my last post until it's all over for this year as I'm off skiing tomorrow and will no doubt return in a week's time to many stories of blood (not too much I hope), sweat (plenty of it) and tears (of joy hopefully).

I just wanted to take the opportunity to wish everyone who's taking part the very best of luck. There are too many names on this thread to mention, but if humour, inspiration and motivation were indicators of success then there would be PB's a-plenty.

I'm not an expert, let alone an FLM veteran but a few thoughts:

If it's your first marathon (or your first London Marathon), then take time to soak up the atmosphere, smile whenever people call out your name if you've got it visible and cherish the run up the Mall.

Go with the game plan; pace yourself well and make the most of the drinks stops

When it gets tough (and it will), put a positive picture in your mind - a proud child holding your medal, the impact on the cause you're running for, the feeling of getting over the line knowing you've done your best.

Most importantly, enjoy it and I really hope to be on the start line with many of you next year!!

11/04/2008 at 07:11

Lorenzo, thanks - enjoy your holiday.

Swayer - what an nightmare That's twice skiing's wrecked your marathon. Feel for you. Do Berlin - you'll love it.

Drk - and everyone else heading up to the Smoke today - good luck and look forward to reading all about it.

I'm kicking around for days yet!

11/04/2008 at 07:16

Morning Sub 3:30s!

Just popped in here for a quick lurk and to wish you all well for Sunday.  I really belong here as well, but in a desperate attempt to at last break 3:20 (ie 200 minutes) I've been on the sub 3:15 thread this year.  Nice people, but their training is scary...

Enjoy Sunday!

11/04/2008 at 07:51

come onnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

not been on the thread this year but as an old sub 3:30 forumite

 good luck everyone, all the dedication and hard work is about to pay off for all of you with many PB's, run well, run strong and remember the weakest muscle in your body is your mind.....

11/04/2008 at 12:59

Swayer - Sorry to hear that, I'm gutted that I'm missing out this weekend, especially now the expo's on, but I've had six weeks to get used to the idea.

I had £3,500 pledged so I'm booked for NY instead.

11/04/2008 at 13:03

Swayer - Gutted for you - rest well & come back stronger.

Off to get train in a couple of hours for the long journey from oop north to the big city.  Will be taking a lap top with me for forum & weather updates - hopefully will have wi-fi at hotel.

Just in case - good luck all & hope we all get the times we are dreaming of.

2 more sleeps !!!

11/04/2008 at 13:04
MF - NY - Now thats an idea - Will have a think about that after Sunday - How did you get your entry?
11/04/2008 at 13:24

CT - ballot or there's a GFA system on half maras and full.

Online entry too so no hanging around to see if your chqs cashed....

Great city atmosphere in manhatton too

11/04/2008 at 13:42
My wife does voluntary work for Beating Bowel Cancer and I think they have charity places for NY .
11/04/2008 at 13:49

Good luck everyone. Have a brilliant day and may all your dreams come true.

Special wishes to RFJ on what I'm sure will be a very emotional run for him.

Looking forward to hearing the stories afterwards.

Are we meeting up on the Green start again at the same place? I'll e-mail my number to the usual suspects and if anyone else would like to come and say hello then please e-mail me. You never know, you might get your photo taken with James Cracknell! (That is who it was, isn't it? I'm rubbish at celeb spotting).

11/04/2008 at 14:58
or Ronan Keating LOL
11/04/2008 at 16:13

Thanks CG.

Swayer, sorry to hear, you must be gutted.

All the very best to all racing on Sunday, take care and hopefully see some of you.

11/04/2008 at 16:30

I'm exhausted and want to leave work now - having completed all I can before taking a week off!  Collected my number and everything else yesterday.  Was excited till today - have had a headache all day and two nose bleeds! 

Tonight I need to pack - as we're going from London on Sunday to Stanstead to fly out to Italy on Monday morning and I still havent booked a hire car OR got any euros!

Supposed to be coaching tomorrow morning before we drive to London - think I'll see if the others can manage without me and then I can have a more leisurely morning to get ready - but I know we're already 1 coach down and just thinking of it makes me feel guilty!  Why did I think it was so clever to go away the week after flm?

I've promised my club friends that I'll get to the start early instead of late this time.  I estimate that this will mean leaving the hotel at 8am - allowing 20 mins to get to tube station from hotel, 20 mins on tube and 20mins from tube to start, arrive at 9am.  Might just book a taxi though - its got to be easier? So I'll keep an eye out for you others.  AA - I might recognise you from meeting up at expo last year!  

11/04/2008 at 16:47
RJF - Sounds good, 08:30 at the church then, may I suggest to wait by the main doorway, anyone else joining.
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