Pirates at VLM

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Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
22/04/2012 at 10:17
Hi Kanga - how's things down under? Any races on the horizon? Wouldn't imagine you'll be getting up to watch the mara!
Kanga M    pirate
22/04/2012 at 12:06
Hi IW  We're settling back in to Oz life, done a couple of runs, and got IM Cairns (was Challenge!) in a few weeks, so that will be a tough day out on no training. Will sleep through London mara, big day at work tomorrow including flying to Brisbane and back for a 1 hour meeting ...
Cheerful Dave    pirate
22/04/2012 at 16:52
Really fancy IM Cairns one day. Let us all know what it's like mate.

A bit windy today, but otherwise perfect for running. A tough last 7 or 8 miles for me, lost a few minutes to come home in 2:39. I managed to spot the pirate massive at mudchute for a change, thanks for the support HC et al. I spotted one pirate racing, coming the other way at 13/22 miles, so if that was you giving me a bemused look at around 2:10 or so, you were running well there, hope it continued...
Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
22/04/2012 at 17:05
Excellent run there, Dave, well done!
IronCat5    pirate
22/04/2012 at 17:14
Well done CD. Fantastic time.
22/04/2012 at 17:24
Well done CD, you might have to watch in case you get a bit good for the Pirates!!
Hope    pirate
22/04/2012 at 17:29
Yeah... that's scary good!
Hope everyone is happy and pissed
Cheerful Dave    pirate
22/04/2012 at 18:40

Cheers all.  Well on the way thanks Hope, courtesy of a few at the Red Lion.  As for LS's comment, let's just say I earn the "crap swimmer" calls out there.

Roll on Outlaw, should be good fun.

22/04/2012 at 18:57
Well done Dave. You looked pretty happy at 17.
VT'd    pirate
22/04/2012 at 19:23

A fantastic run CD. 

I looked out for pirates on't telly and spotted one wearing a red visor hat.

Cheerful Dave    pirate
22/04/2012 at 20:02
I was suffering big time by then HC, but it was good to see you all because I usually get half a mile further on and wonder how I missed the RW groups at Mudchute. Plus I had the family waiting at 19 miles which always keeps you going. After that it was real slog.
22/04/2012 at 20:57
VT'd wrote (see)

A fantastic run CD. 

I looked out for pirates on't telly and spotted one wearing a red visor hat.

I saw him as well. I think it may be Cougie but I'm not sure.

Also saw a lot of a lady pirate who seemed to be stalk ing Gardon Ramsay near the end

22/04/2012 at 21:00
Gordon stopped for a chat at 17. The temptation to tell him to fuck off was very strong but we resisted <beam>. He was very charming really.
22/04/2012 at 21:29

Gordon didn't look vry happy at the end.  there was someone next to him who was showboating and I  think Gordon was a tad bemused...

PSC    pirate
22/04/2012 at 21:40

it was great to meet a few new pirates today and catch up with some shipmates from previous campaigns... 

4:11 for me...  not the target I was going for, it all went a bit wrong somewhere after the 7 mile pee break!  Ho hum!  London DONE!  Never again, it's just not for me...  too many flipping people getting in the way.  Being tripped up twice didn't endorse the mass marathon concept to me either.

Congrats to all who ran.  I hope you were closer to your targets than me...  

Fab support from around the course - although in truth I found it hard to spot people in the crowds.  I think I spotted DTB, and a few others. 

VT'd wrote (see)

A fantastic run CD. 

I looked out for pirates on't telly and spotted one wearing a red visor hat.

VT'd - that would have been Hairier Half I think....

Iron Pingu    pirate
22/04/2012 at 21:41

Wow CD that's an amazing time!

I did 4.22 which I'm very happy with.  All went well and paced it really well until mile 25 when I blew up.  Gutted I didn't go for a drink with PSC, FF and HH at the end but got totally overwhelmed with the all the crowds and had to runaway

Holly_Golightly    pirate
22/04/2012 at 22:18

Lovely to see everyone - old and new (as it were) today.

I offered Gordon a beer before I realised who it was...he was very lovely...

22/04/2012 at 23:11
Well done Pingu and an amazing time from CD (that's hours not days, right?).

Despite looking, I managed to miss the Pirate support posse. Although I was so spaced out from 17-22, I also missed a number of major landmarks (including the inconspicuous Tower of London)!

There was briefly a tall blonde female Pirate in front of me (wearing white visor) but as a forumite rather than a socialite, I've no idea who it was.

All is left to declare is that I narrowly avoided a PW today. That'll teach me for running two in a week. At least pleased not to have finished on a weekday.


Rw
Dustboy    pirate
23/04/2012 at 00:26
Dunno who the woman was who died yards from the finish according to Yahoo, but condolences to the family and well run. Very sad and I hope she is in a better place and wish strength to her family.
Dustboy    pirate
23/04/2012 at 00:29
And just noticed Fauja Singh is still going at 101 years old! Says it will be his last mara so he can concentrate on shorter distances and faster times! Bloke is a fekkin' hero!
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