Pirates at VLM

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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!
Iron Pingu    pirate
23/04/2012 at 08:26
PRW, if somebody told me I was running a marathon this Sunday I would use words that I don't normally type on hear.  Well done, the thought of running 2 in a week makes me a feel a bit sick!
23/04/2012 at 14:08

It was me in the red visor - going for the proper tri ponce look

Great pirate support as usual - at Mudchute and other places - thank you, it helps

Finished in 3.39, which I'm pleased with as it's been a busy 3 weeks - I'm just disappointed that it took me 17 miles to drop Jaffa

Great to meet pirates I haven't met before
IP - how long did you hide in the toilet for?

Holly_Golightly    pirate
23/04/2012 at 14:22

Tall blonde pirate might have been Gyraffe.

Thanks for the soaking, hairy. I only got the tail end of it, but that was bad enough!  I hope you received adequate payback from your lovely lady.

23/04/2012 at 14:32
Iron Pingu    pirate
23/04/2012 at 14:45
hairier half wrote (see)

IP - how long did you hide in the toilet for?


.. quite a long time, had a rather bad tum, was lucky that loo was free!
M.r Zuvai    pirate
23/04/2012 at 15:05

cracking effort all!

great inspiration for next week!

Slagiatt    pirate
23/04/2012 at 15:21

 Well done all .. seeing you all yesterday has given me the kick up the arse i needed to get training properly again. 

 Sorry to bring the tone down .. But for anyone that didnt already sponsor someone .. and that enjoyed watching the marathon then you might want to throw a few quid at the just giving page of Claire Squires , the young lady that tragically died on the final part of the course  .  https://www.justgiving.com/Claire-Squires2  she was running to raise money for the samaritans.

Golden Boots    pirate
23/04/2012 at 16:11
Such a tragedy! Have just donated a small amount of money... and in the time it took me to make the payment her sponsorship went from £38k - £44k. It seems it has gone a bit viral in the last couple of hours or so... at least it is a viral for a good cause, but at such a cost
Holly_Golightly    pirate
23/04/2012 at 16:23
Hi Slagiatt - good to see you.  Nice tatt by the way.
Slagiatt    pirate
23/04/2012 at 16:33
Thanks Holly   lovely seeing you again .   I think your Tatt still has the edge though, thats dead smart.
M.r Zuvai    pirate
23/04/2012 at 17:08
Holly_Golightly wrote (see)
Hi Slagiatt - good to see you. Nice tatt by the way.

+1 seriously impressed Slag

Iron Pingu    pirate
23/04/2012 at 17:16
Hey Mr Zuvai, cheers for the hug, hope I wasn't too sweaty, was seriously regretting the extra T shirt, it was supposed to rain and be bloody cold!
M.r Zuvai    pirate
23/04/2012 at 17:19

Hey Pingu - was great to see you! you were looking quite comfortable considering you'd run 17 miles!

well done on your time

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