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18/04/2005 at 14:16
A massive thank you to the support crews! Was feeling the pace by 17 miles and couldn't stop, so had to make do by giving you all a big cheer as I went by! Had to hobble off sunburnt and knacked at the end so couldn't make it to the Thistle, sadly. Finished in 3:36, a PB by over 10mins - and that's partly down to Ultrameerkat and the rest of you wonderful supporters.
18/04/2005 at 14:26
Thanks for all your support.
Team 5, thanks for the hug. Needed a little break at that time.
Hope to see some of you at other events in the near future.

18/04/2005 at 15:47
I followed a 'young lady' for miles with PIXIE written across her shirt and hat. I told Mr L " that's Evil Pixie from the forum". Have now seen a photo of EP at mile 17 and it wasn't her at all!! Can't believe there were two pixies doing FLM!!
What a struggle in the crowds - I seemed to be jogging on the spot most of the way and became intimately aquainted with many elbows around me!! TV coverage shows everyone running in their own space - I must have been a 'pod' all magnetically connected to each other!!
A brill day though and MEGA THANKS to the supporters - I really must be one next year.
18/04/2005 at 15:50
you were all truly, truly fantastic

(wonders if there could be support at mile 23 too next year)
ip(FeS2)    pirate
18/04/2005 at 15:55
Hippo, I was wondering the same thing.
There are an awful lot of miles still to go at mile 17.- Psychologically it's before the dreaded wall and everything.-
I don't know whether we could get up enough supporters to do 2 good cheering points, and I think one good point is probably better than 2 mediocre ones, but it would be fantastic if we could.

18/04/2005 at 15:56
18/04/2005 at 15:59
Richk just had a look at the pics brilliant thought i had posed for you hope you have a few more i arrived just before shades at mudchute hope you have a nice pic of me giving caramac a hug??
18/04/2005 at 16:04
LP I think you did a fantastic job at mile 17, the fact that you where able to give out goodies, i.e. banana's where a major contributor as to why I didn't hit the wall. If you had been any later then I may have hit the wall and it would have been too late.

18/04/2005 at 17:08
Just adding my thanks

wil be there supporting if I don't run next year
18/04/2005 at 17:16
Just want to add my thanks to all the supporters at the mudchute, it was a tremendous boost to see you all and get your cheers and support. Being able to see real people who I only knew as names on the forum and know that they were there rooting for me and all the other runners gave me a big lift for the rest of the course.
I eventually finished this my first marathon in 5 hours and 36 minutes, tired but feeling very proud at completing it.

THANKS to you all.
18/04/2005 at 17:20
Just wanted to say a big thank you to all you supporters knowing you were there was a big help.

I must say i do agree with hippo about mile 23 i found it really hard between 19 and 23 miles.
18/04/2005 at 17:25
A big thankyou from me too.

I was the one who had "Hendo 2" on his vest who could only muster the words "Team 5" and "Banana"...!

Really was great to have something to look forward to, and a boost at the beginning of the inward journey home.

Like many others the heat took it out of me on the day and really I struggled from about 15 miles. The 4:15 target went out the window then and I ended up on 4:51 - right numbers, wrong order!

Still an awesome day though, although I didn't expect sunburn to be part of the recovery process!!
18/04/2005 at 17:28
Pompey Jon, glad we managed to give you the required bannana :-)
18/04/2005 at 17:33
Lots of thanks from me too. Even if RichK has taken a pic of me with someone's elses very short legs attached to my body. Great to get a cheer. Had nothing from our club the whole way round :-(
Daniel Benson.    pirate
18/04/2005 at 19:25
Hi guys,

It was great to meet you all yesterday at mile-17 and well done to all of you who took part in the race. A thoroughly great effort.

We’re still working hard to get your stories up on the website as soon as possible, but we're pleased to announce that the ‘FLM Support Team Photos’ are ready. Click here for a sneak preview.

If we've missed you, we're really sorry, just drop me a line and I'll see if I can find you among the remaining extra shots. Similarly, if we've got your names in a muddle, drop me a line and I’ll correct them for you.

Once again we had a great time yesterday and can't wait for FLM 06.


Daniel RW
18/04/2005 at 19:30
Superb photies Daniel
Im welling up here
18/04/2005 at 19:31
actually-never saw a cheering point for my charity
best bloody bit of the weekend-you guys
M...eldy    pirate
18/04/2005 at 19:33
Daniel they are brilliant!!!

but I think you should remove the ones of 10p and Jon ..... far too scary for small children.
Daniel Benson.    pirate
18/04/2005 at 19:36
Who votes we should upload those pics as their forums faces?!?
18/04/2005 at 19:38
These are great, thanks Daniel.
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