My hubby did mine and had problems. It now appears that I have 2 entries as I have had 2 different confirmation e-mails. I have e-mailed them to say that this was a genuine processing error and that I have not tried to enter twice!!!
I really enjoyed my first London Marathon, taking in the sights and smiling at everyone! The support was terrific and the crowd on Tower Bridge brought a lump to my throat! I managed to finish in 5.30 which I was pleased with bearing in mind that I was injured until about 3 weeks ago.
I am really disappointed that the first phase of the ballot for 2009 has now closed as I didn't realise it would fill up so quickly. My hubbie is on standby to go on at 9 am on Monday morning to do both of our applications.
Just to say thanks to Mike and everyone else on this forum. The advice has been great! I enjoyed my 8 mile run in the snow yesterday, the hip has eased considerably since I had the orthotics fitted. I even relaxed enough to stop and walk occasionally to admire the scenery! (Grey skies and Canada geese on the Jubilee River).
Good luck to everyone and hope the last minute preparations are going well. I am off this evening to inspire the beginners at my running club, they always look so nervous on the first training night. Not as nervous as I will be on Sunday!
I did 10 miles today very slowly (about 2hrs 15) and was OK, just a bit of stiffness in the hip and felt tired. I intend to do some shorter runs through the week, and do another 10 miler next weekend, does that sound OK? I am also doing yoga to keep me stretched and flexible.
It's good to hear that other people are experiencing problems. I am determined to do the marathon even if I have to run/walk, which seems pretty likely at this stage!