VLM 2010 Survivors

Onwards and upwards to other events :o)

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27/04/2010 at 13:40

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!

ImRio    pirate
27/04/2010 at 13:43
Good for you marathonmummy.  Well done.  Wear the medal with pride, it will be the first of many I am sure
27/04/2010 at 13:53
http://s4.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/148102/gallery/karen1.jpeg?width=123&height=184&mode=max


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.)

27/04/2010 at 13:56
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!
27/04/2010 at 14:17
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?
27/04/2010 at 14:17
Well done Marathonmummy (is it ok if i abbreviate that to MM?) - just think you were on your feet probably twice as long as a lot of the other faster ones so thats REAL endurance you have achieved!  Brilliant you want to do it again too!
27/04/2010 at 14:25

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.

Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
27/04/2010 at 14:29

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

27/04/2010 at 14:31

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.

27/04/2010 at 14:33

*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

Basil Brush Mk II    pirate
27/04/2010 at 14:35

I like lists

Hashette - hahahahah, lovin the photo

27/04/2010 at 14:36

Mine used to hang off the headboard on the spare bed, until we had a couple of friends stay over.....

Hi BB

Edited: 27/04/2010 at 14:36
27/04/2010 at 14:42

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

27/04/2010 at 14:52
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

I think it was some sort of initiation ceremony before I could enter the Runners Arms
27/04/2010 at 15:00
Owch - think I'm about to loose another toe nail, this time its the little toe.
27/04/2010 at 15:03

Run To The Beat - 26/9/10
VikW

Loch Ness Marathon - 3/10/10
marathonmummy

Cardiff Half - 17/10/10
MadWelshWoman
Schmunkee
Troublesome Knees

Birmingham Half - 24/10/10
Basil Brush Mk II
Pinkerbelle

Bedford Half - December '10
Pinkerbelle
Sparkly Bridget

27/04/2010 at 15:04
List Fairy - I'm definate for run to the beat.
27/04/2010 at 15:06

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!!

27/04/2010 at 15:07
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

I don't do facebook! Whats the picture???
27/04/2010 at 15:11

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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