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Mudchute Live 22/04/2012

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22/03/2012 at 09:55

Hi B

Lady B

sorry , just didnt know what u was

22/03/2012 at 10:09
Speedy G, I've sent you a PM.  If anyone else wants my mobile number then PM me.  Also if anyone doesn't want to put their details on a public forum then you can PM them to me.
22/03/2012 at 12:48
*waves to Mick*

Caz seems to have everything organised
22/03/2012 at 12:51

good old caz

i only wish i did

* waves back at B * MWAH

22/03/2012 at 12:58
Well it's good distraction therapy B
Edited: 22/03/2012 at 12:59
22/03/2012 at 14:49
I can understand that Caz, but do let me know if I need to do something other than natter on the forum

mwah Mick
kittenkat    pirate
22/03/2012 at 14:54
Number came this morning
22/03/2012 at 15:50

Not sure there's much else to do until the week before B.

I'm making cake for the supporters.  Any preference to flavour B and Madge?

Exciting KK!  I don't suppose you can tell me what times the various starts are?  The official web site doesn't appear to have them, helpfully.

22/03/2012 at 16:52


I should be downt eh day before now as I have somewhere to crash - I will soprt a picture out once I have done my roots -not that it is much of an improvement

22/03/2012 at 18:39
Evening all

Marathon magazine arrived today - how jolly exciting - blue start for me - with the elites. Well not 'with' exactly - fenced off and hidden from view - with a few thousand people separating us.

Did enjoy the comment some pages back about the difference between 'training' outfit and 'racing' outfit because of the effort levels involved. I have only have the one pace/effort - super slow/nuclear fusion red and sweaty feeling I'm about to die. I know I'll only really need vest and shorts but I'm worried about being a tad chilly at the beginning and at mile 23 - 5 hours in when my leg falls off and I'm staggering slowly to the light at the end of the tunnel..... can you tell I'm feeling supremely confident!?

Will look through some recent 'race' photos and try and find one that hasn't got 'copyright' stamped all over my face to give you an idea of what I look like. The only person I managed to 'spot' when I was supporting at mile 17 last year was Rob who was dressed as a giant nurse - everyone else just threw themselves at us in a sweaty heap
22/03/2012 at 19:11

Ooh, will my magazine be waiting at home when I get there tomorrow?

Difference between training outfit and racing outfit?
Men - training outfit shows off everything as tightly as possible, racing outfit is purely practical.
Women - training outfit is purely practical for getting lost on Snowdon in winter, racing outfit shows off everything as tightly as possible.

I haven't done London before.  The cold bit before the start, how long do you wait, and how do you keep warm?  Bin bags and rip them off when the gun goes?  I can make a great shell-suit out of bin bags.  They sell a version of it at my local Primarni...

kittenkat    pirate
22/03/2012 at 19:19
SuperCaz wrote (see)

Not sure there's much else to do until the week before B.

I'm making cake for the supporters.  Any preference to flavour B and Madge?

Exciting KK!  I don't suppose you can tell me what times the various starts are?  The official web site doesn't appear to have them, helpfully.

We'll find out, usually it's elite men followed by elite women and champ start, and then the masses.

However, where you are in the masses can have quite an impact on your gun time. The year I paced for RW, I was put in pen 5/6 as the 9 min mile pacer and there were people in there who were running 11 min miles from the start. Unfair all round. And the congestion in the pack is just so constrictive.

I would say that unless you can clear 3.30 at the very latest, don't even try to get a PR. Just enjoy, it's a great atmosphere.

Tommygun2    pirate
22/03/2012 at 20:36 my magazine Blue start Not sure if its worth saying my number but here it is anyway


ok what are the red laces for ?

ohh its only a month away  can't wait

22/03/2012 at 21:50

Got my magazine today too, very exciting

My number is 221 - I put it down wrong on my earlier post.

23/03/2012 at 17:58
So how is everybody's training going?  Have you all done your longest runs or are they this weekend?
23/03/2012 at 18:23
Next weekend for me Supercaz. It will be a time on feet run of indeterminate length!
23/03/2012 at 18:27
That sounds like my kinda run SG.  I prefer it if I don't know how far I am going but going out for a fixed amount of time makes it easier to plan your day around it.  Unfortunatly the only time I get to run like this is with the club, when someone else is dictating the run, and I have (temporarily) fallen out of love with my running club at the moment.
23/03/2012 at 18:35
Why's that?
23/03/2012 at 18:40

OK, let's get this out in the open.  I am in the process of separating from my husband.  Very early days and it's not public knowledge yet except on here.  Hubby resigned from running club in September due to health issues.  If I go to the club then everyone asks after him.  I'm not ready to tell them that I have no idea how he is doing as although we live in the same house, we haven't properly talked for a month.

It also makes me angry that since he anounced his illness, not one of his running 'friends' has bothered to get in contact with him and ask whether he is OK.  He was group leader for three runs a week, membership secretary and also on the committee.  Everyone begged him to stay on when he chose to leave, and he won the Chairmans award at Christmas for greatest contribution to the club. He also used to meet a lot of them socially. You would have thought that someone would have made the effort to check on him.

23/03/2012 at 19:20
Blimey, you would. I'd find a different running club if I were you, it sounds like that one will always be awkward in future.
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