VLM 2011 Support Group 8

Mudchute Live 17th April

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16/04/2011 at 20:58
TP - Think me and my friend will be soon after 17 mile point with a purple star helium balloon and a huge number of children.  I'll be looking out for you to give you a huge pink cheer.  Hope you (and everyone here) have a fantastic day. xx
16/04/2011 at 22:12

Will look out for you Geves.  Hope your friend has a great day

KKNN see you all tomorrow ... some earlier than others

17/04/2011 at 07:42
Good luck to all you lovely runners!! See you at mile 17)
17/04/2011 at 15:00
Saw our runners through. Well done to them all!!!
17/04/2011 at 18:51
ST: Your crew and yourself are little angels. MWAH
17/04/2011 at 20:14
Although I'm G4oper, as promised I called on by... and did!  Thank you all so much!  ST - I want a copy of THAT photo (Please!).
17/04/2011 at 21:02
Sweetest Thing wrote (see)
Saw our runners through. Well done to them all!!!

Well done to you and Foxy Lady too for being there.   xXx
Cornish Digger    pirate
17/04/2011 at 23:23

Thank  you all for being there to support. Hope your not too sunburned and hoarse.

A great day although too hot for me,. Really suffered second half but very pleased to have finished.

 ST.Hope the hugh I received wasn't too sweaty for you.

18/04/2011 at 08:41
Great to see everyone and a fab day. Thanks folks!!
18/04/2011 at 10:37

Cornish Digger, it was an honour to hug your sweaty runner's body

Well done to ALL runners yesterday - to get round in that heat was very impressive!! The atmosphere was just amazing and it's what the Forum does best - forget about any squabbles that happen during the year, on VLM day the forum comes together brilliantly!!

18/04/2011 at 10:45
Thank you for the bag of Jelly Babies.  I was running with Pinks (Hash)
18/04/2011 at 11:03

Many thanks for my Stronbow.  It kept me going nicely and banished the back pain - which is more than the Ibrufen did!  A few miles after I'd finished it a bystander jokingly offerred me a can of Carlsberg - not so jokingly I took it.  In the end I only finished 10 minutes after my previous time when I had 'run' most of the way.

Next year I hope to be with the supporters.

18/04/2011 at 13:51
Bear B.Hind wrote (see)
 A few miles after I'd finished it a bystander jokingly offerred me a can of Carlsberg - not so jokingly I took it

I'm not a beer or a cider drinker, but if someone had offered me one between 24 and 26 miles yesterday i would have ripped their arm off   

18/04/2011 at 14:03

Big thanks to you all for being there at mile 17. I didn't spot the stand, the ballons or anything but amazingly found myself stopped / collapsed / slumped within arms reach of Foxy.

Big applogies to whoever was there with Foxy. I did appreciate the comments about Nell McAndrew but I hardly recognised Foxy and didn't have it within me to make polite conversation. I can however give you a good description of the kerb and how the barriers were tied together where I sat for a few minutes! So a belated "hello" and thank you!

BTW Did I win the "buns" competition?

LWJ I know exactly what you mean. Too many spectators with cold beer en-route. I did get a cup full towards the end and, although not cold, it perked me up for a few more minutes.

BTW I think I have the worst finishing video clip. I was advised that I should look up to the gantry as I cross the line, stick my arms victoriously, revealing my number and my elation. I didn't know that 10m behind the finishing gantry was another gantry. Imagine a really, really bad version of the Village People doing a dyslexic YMCA and you'll get the idea.

18/04/2011 at 14:15

Johnfol - I was the person with Foxy who spoke about Nell McAndrew Glad you made it to the end and no need to apologise - it was a tough day for running and you weren't in the best place when you got to Mile 17 - although in fact you were in the best place as Foxy was looking after you

18/04/2011 at 14:18
When I got to the end, she had left!!  She's definitely off the xmas card list
18/04/2011 at 14:20
John get your nerf gun and come round to play- perfect recovery activity. I am of course unable to comment re the buns for reasons of propriety!! But Once again delighted by you completing your first ( and I hope last) marathon!!
18/04/2011 at 22:20
Can't believe I completely missed the RW forumites! I'd forgotten to look out for you, didn't really know where you'd be and found the whole Isle of Dogs/Canary Wharf confusing, it seemed to go on forever with twists and turns! Sorry guys, hope I didn't just ignore you shouting at me! My buddy was starting to suffer by then so we had slowed down and I guess I was concentrating on him.
20/04/2011 at 10:23
Wow, what an amazing day! I really enjoyed the race. Thank you all for the brilliant support and encouragement, it was really appreciated.
20/04/2011 at 20:15

I finished London with a time of 5.08.    Ok, so i'm no Speed Queen, but i'm no Spring Chicken either.  Everyone who knows me knows that was a really good time for me.    I put it down to the support on the course.  When i got to 14 miles i started to get tired and have negative thoughts, but then all of a sudden it came to me that i ONLY had to do another 3 miles to get a cuddle, i went for it...... my attitude changed completely.........  

Thank you Sweetest Thing and Foxy Lady for giving up your day to be there.  It was only my second marathon, but  it did make me realise how important support is...... xXx


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