I didn't want to run it anyway * fights back tears *
Millsy1977 wrote (see)
If you can appreciate the views then you are not running hard enough.
Not sure I agree with this. Scenery isn't my first concern when choosing a marathon, especially if a PB is a priority, but the marathon is a long old mental slog and actually a bit of scenery probably helps. I love the atmosphere of London but I'd certainly take Paris for the scenery. Eiffel Tower vs Canary Wharf... hmmm...
I've never even bothered applying for this one.........a nightmare for travel/ accom/ actually getting enough room on the course to run without bumping into people- no , not my idea of fun- go for a smaller, friendly race- who needs to screamed at by thousands of spectators?- try Lochaber, ( very small race), Edinburgh- big race atmosphere, but fewer spectators ( has had some organsitioal "issues" in the past), or any other local race- come on, London isn't the be-all and end-all.
Bit cheesed off. 4th year on the trot for rejection. Been ill for last few months with what seems like never ending colds. This was to be my motivation for getting out there and starting afresh. Now, the mood I am in, don't know if I can be bothered, certainly not for the short time.
most relieved to see Elvis drop on the mat. Enetered in a fit of something - brain storm, i suspect, after Brighton last year - and haven't run since. the running mojo's just complete left and is showing no signs of comming back - while the fat is.
so at least I don't have a guilty sense of taking a proper runner's place...
Not pleased to see Elvis, but was ready for him. First time entering and bequethed fee so got the jacket thing. Not quite decided what I'm going to do with it, quite possibly wear it to the start line of a cold race and ditch it.
On the plus side, this means I can use my voucher for the Rock and Roll Half in Edinburgh next year, possibly following up with the Edinburgh marathon the next month. I gather it's not the best, but it's home turf for me.
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