Onwards and upwards to other events :o)
Hello all, I'm from Spinkletoes' thread and I survived the London Marathon 2010. Four of my toenails didn't, and it took me all day, but I have a medal and I finished. And despite saying never again, I'm aiming for Loch Ness in October, because it's my homeland and I'll have lots of family to cheer me on!
Whoop whoop excellent idea for new thread
Two pics up of me so far, one approaching the finish line, and one after the finish line. The first one has driven home to me how big my quads have become over the last 2 months (well, jeans were already telling me that.)
Hi Pinkerbelle, yes, abbreviate away! Going to try and lose several stone before the next one (planning the MK half in July) so that hopefully I'll be a bit faster and the poor old feet won't have so much weight to carry, even if they have to keep going for ages.
Hi everyone - intruder from Group 2 here
Well, the Brum half is about as close as it gets for a "home" race for me, and I've done it every year since it started (that sounds well impressive, doesn't it?! Until you realise it only started in 2008 ) so I'm kinda obliged to run it this year too. Might be tempted by a couple of others too
MM - I am always amazed by the faster men at my club who really respect what I do. They say they couldn't imagine running for that long.
My medals hang from the curtain pole downstairs. Well the marathon ones and the one for Stratford Half do (it was a nice one). All others have long vanished except for things like first 10 miler which is in a drawer.
*waves madly to HT*
MM you stay on that high, you've run a hell of a long way to get up there
Schmunkee - The List Fairy wrote (see)
I know not everyone appreciates lists , so thought I would ask what people would prefer. Would it make things more orderly to have a list of events and who is hoping to be at which event?
Oh yes please Schmunkee, as soon as I saw you on here I nearly suggested it, but didn't like to ask in case you were all listed out after VLM. If you're sure you don't mind, that would be fab.
Meanwhile as a few of my mates are asking....... What exactly was happening here? I've explained that whatever it is, it's probably entirely normal for Mudchute
I like lists
Hashette - hahahahah, lovin the photo
Mine used to hang off the headboard on the spare bed, until we had a couple of friends stay over.....
Pinks - to answer your questions from the old thread
As HT says parkrun is every week unless the weather makes it too risky. We are even hoping to go ahead on Christmas morning in MK if someone will operate the timer
Saturday May 29th is going to be a special parkrun week with venues competing for numbers of new runners and things like that. Lucozade are going to be at MK and there will be a Bring & Share 2nd breakfast afterwards on the grass.
Can you guess that I have been asked to be part of the Race Director team?
Next marathon? Probably South Downs in the middle of June although I haven't actually entered yet! Next entered for is Abingdon in mid October but there is the little matter of an ultra in September and probably a couple of maras on back to back weekends in July. I suppose I ought to make Mr S aware of my plans
Hashette wrote (see)
Run To The Beat - 26/9/10VikW
Loch Ness Marathon - 3/10/10marathonmummy
Cardiff Half - 17/10/10MadWelshWomanSchmunkeeTroublesome Knees
Birmingham Half - 24/10/10Basil Brush Mk IIPinkerbelle
Bedford Half - December '10PinkerbelleSparkly Bridget
I thought that photo was maybe you were all playing 'Twister' without the mat!!
MM if you are doing MK half are you anywhere near? I'm in Beds.
Sparkly - is the parkrun in a different location each week? I want to try and get Mr Pinks and little Pinks into it!!!
Lists are awesome!!
Hashette wrote (see)Meanwhile as a few of my mates are asking....... What exactly was happening here? I've explained that whatever it is, it's probably entirely normal for Mudchute
Go Schmunkee List Fairy!!!! excellent!
marathonmummy wrote (see)
Thank you Rio! What's really lovely is that despite taking allllllll day (they were packing up all around me) I've had so many 'proper' (ie fast) runners telling me well done. Everyone has to start somewhere, don't they? I'm on such a high I feel like I could explode with happiness!
Marathon Mummy - same here.. one of my work guys is so lovely, and he finished in 2:48 this year.. and was disappointed cos he was trying for 2:45... but we have great long chats!
Worked out that we both are in the emptier ends of the fields so it's a similar experience (with my 6:26 time !)
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