VLM 2012 first timers???

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28/09/2012 at 17:38

Congratulations to everyone who has got a place so far and fingers crossed for those who haven't received their mags yet.

l followed this forum a while earlier this year when training for the 2012 VLM and am looking forward to hearing about everyone's progress for next year's event.

29/09/2012 at 11:26
Rebecca - gosh, you've really been through it with your knees. marathons are stupid distances and so gruelling on the body. Hope you get better soon. X

Well done for everyone who got into London.

B&t - yay! Running buddies again! I'm going to pull out at any sign of injury, no way am I doing it undertrained again. Soooooooo looking forward to tomorrow, hope it's a PB! Are you still doing it? Hope your legs are less achy.
29/09/2012 at 14:44

Black and Tabby and kaffeeg good luck for tomorrow hope the weather is good.  I said to Mr pippity got the opportunity to do London again, but any sign of problems with my knee then I will defer..... never want to go through that much pain again ! just been for an 8 and a bit mile run...felt really sluggish but hay ho that's the way it goes..Rebecca I can sympathise with you and your knees

Edited: 29/09/2012 at 15:44
29/09/2012 at 22:38
Hello strangers! Remember me??? I have sadly neglected the forum for months, but so lovely to see familiar names! My husband got the sorry mag yesterday but he has got a back up charity place. I am currently in South Wales, with Emsi, about to have an early night before Bristol Half tomorrow. Yikes! Will be furthest I have run since the marathon! If you are running, good luck. No blue ribbons this time!
30/09/2012 at 15:28
Thanks Pip! Wish I could cheer you on in london but I'll be in new york.

Emma - nooooooo, you and emsi should have said! I met up with B&t this moorning there, and she arranged to meet with a couple of people from another thread. Hope you enjoyed the race!

I got my pb of 2 hours 13 and 41 seconds (previous was 2:14;47). Would have liked 2 hours 10, but that's something to aim for. I have now been snoring on the train back to London.
30/09/2012 at 16:38
I am back in South Wales with Emsi, and am heading back to Bristol airport in a bit. I did 2:26 which is a pb for me. I am very happy! I know, if I hadn't been so neglectful f the forum, I could have met you all. Glad you pb-ed too.xx
30/09/2012 at 21:17

Emma mcglynn where have you beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeen!! well done on your pb

Kafeeg yeah well done on your pb brilliant that you managed to meet up with B&T ..what was it like ?? was it flat or hilly ??

30/09/2012 at 21:41
Pip - it was mainly flat, but after about 8/9 there were about 6 little hills, didn't last long but they were steep. And seemed to get steeper! That was tough. What's the Cardiff half like? Have you done it before?
30/09/2012 at 22:04

yeah do Cardiff every year, it is flat although last year they changed the route...and it wasn't !!  hopefully they get it right this year

01/10/2012 at 16:58
Congrats Pip on getting in again ... it was odds on one of us would but individually the odds of getting in via the ballot 2 in 2 must be massive, do the lotto this week!
Edited: 01/10/2012 at 17:02
01/10/2012 at 20:52

speed-10  can't believe it still !!   think I might try euro-millions !!

02/10/2012 at 22:22
Pip - good luck on Sunday.

Me and the wife are off to Australia n Thursday, so won't be on here for a few weeks. We're hiring a campervan and heading into the outback. Crikey. Taking my running shoes with me!
02/10/2012 at 23:10

ooh have a brilliant time Kaffeeg ....be careful  






02/10/2012 at 23:25

hi people

02/10/2012 at 23:28

hi where have you been ???


03/10/2012 at 10:14

Kaffeeg - have a great time!!!! Was lovely to see you again in Bristol - and amazingly I recognised you straightaway The other people I met were from the thread 'Gulp' - anyone from here is very welcome to come and join us! Well done on your PB - I too shaved a fraction more off my PB, but had hoped for a bit more. Did you find it really crowded, or was it just that I started too far back and spent the whole race overtaking?

Emma McGlynn - we could have met up!!!!! Sorry I didn't get to meet you, but hope you had a good time.

Emsi did you run as well, or were you just offering B&B?

hello again Mick!

Pip - has it sunk in yet??

Legs feeling okay now after Sunday - just had a nice easy recovery run yesterday. Weather is a bit ominous today so might hide inside and work!

03/10/2012 at 12:14

Piiiiip!!!! Well done - twice in a row is amazing! And you get to run with me after all then . Bring on the madness Part 2!

03/10/2012 at 16:29

Hi all. Hi Mick'n'Phil. Good to touch base again. Pip has got into London for a second year !!

03/10/2012 at 21:00

Len 2  crazy isn't it eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek !!

03/10/2012 at 22:45
I know, I am kicking myself for not being more organised and meeting up. Emsi did the run too, and Mr Emsi. It was his first half, and did just under 2 hours. Emsi was ill, so didn't have a great time of it. You shouldn't run when I'll!
Kaffeeg, how exciting! Have a brilliant time!
Pip, so nice to see familiar names. I am good. Had the best summer in France with kiddies and husband and new term is spoiling all my fun!
B&T - next time! I loved the Bristol run. Really well organised I thought. More loos than in London!
I am running tomorrow and looking forward to it. Enjoyed SundY so much, feel I have my mojo back!
Nice to be back!! Woohoo!
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