London Marathon 2012: Runners and Supporters

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21/04/2012 at 22:30

Fab day at NHM then with LN & Frodo for lunch then Woman I Black.

Hope all our runners are chilled and ready to go ...
21/04/2012 at 22:30
Off to bed with you Loon! Sleep well and have sweet dreams. See you at Mudchute
22/04/2012 at 16:40
I had a great day at Mudchute, brought along my brolly for nothing! Congratulations to ev eryone who took part. It was great to finally meet people like Sister Bad Habit, Foxy Lady, B, Liverbird, and others!
22/04/2012 at 19:20

Lovely day, ditto to what moomoo said.

post mara depression may officially commence!

22/04/2012 at 19:36
I missed you all! No idea how - I was looking out too. Also missed my family...suspect I may have ran large parts with my eyes closed!

I found the day overwhelming - so many people running for personal reasons with pics of loved ones on their vests, crowd support which can only be described as amazing and people in running-defying costumes! That said, I was really demoralised on leaving Canary Wharf having missed everybody, found the weather hot (it can't win, I'd have complained if it was wet!) and found it very congested and had to just stop running many times as I couldn't get through, especially in the last mile. My chip time was 4hrs 58 mins so I am happy to be sub 5, but no PB for me today. VLM really is an amazing experience.

Even though I missed you, thanks anyway for all the support here - it made the build up a lot more enjoyable and felt a bit like I wasn't running alone ;0)
22/04/2012 at 20:23
absolutely fantastic day and it was lovely to see you all

now, does anyone know where you can get new feet?
22/04/2012 at 20:26

THANK YOU!, all you fabulous supporters at Mile 17 (and other places) - it meant such a lot to see you all waiting beneath the yellow and blue balloons and the hugs and champagne were a huge boost. Sorry for the tears, but I found it very emotional seeing people like TP, Womble, Foxy Lady and others who have walked the difficult path with me over the past year. I had a LOT of tears after I crossed the finish line and again when I met up with Mr ST and LD again at the end (they saw me at seven different points en route, the superstars!).

Thank you again - I know how much goes into making Mile 17 happen and we all deeply appreciate it. You are total stars

22/04/2012 at 20:32
brilliant day!

see you all same place, same time next year !!
22/04/2012 at 21:00
Great day had by all I think
22/04/2012 at 21:26
Yep a great day
22/04/2012 at 21:48

Fab day.

Well done to all runners. Same time next year.

22/04/2012 at 21:59
sad day for someones family, on bbc news a 30 year old woman collapsed and later died around mile 23
22/04/2012 at 22:03

Thats so sad.

22/04/2012 at 22:03
Yes, I read that - terribly sad. Imagine, she woke up this morning, nervous and excited about the race and her family and friends would be waiting to hear how she did and then something so tragic happens.
22/04/2012 at 22:10
I know, it puts all the fun into perspective doesn't it
22/04/2012 at 22:11

very very very sad about her death. so tragic.  Makes you think and the extreme pressure we put our bodies under for the marathon. Very sad.

I also missed you guys!  I was completely do-lally at that point. And many other points to be frank.  What with having to pull my trousers down for a bottom massage quite early on, i decided just to block the experience out and get on with it!  Done.  Dusted. NEVER EVER AGAIN.

Next time - i'm on the other side of the fence!

22/04/2012 at 22:14
It is fab the other side of the fence and apart from a slight headache I am sure I will feel far better tomorrow than I did a week ago....
22/04/2012 at 22:51
Anyone see the red devil?

That was me

23/04/2012 at 06:12

Morning all

It was fantastic to see you all at mile 17...I was really struggling..thank you all

23/04/2012 at 08:08
Great day out, quite a few people missed us, but some sweaty hugs and ditto the slightly sore head.
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