Lovely photo Nells, I really understand the refusing to let you run, I have never had a ballot place either. When I didn't get a place this year after applying for what must be the tenth time I seriously thought about challenging how the select. Ho hum.
Pancake age is just a number, just focus on the running and read the advice and you will be fine. Im slower than probably most runners on this forum, just don't let it bother me!
Keysersuze im also doing a different marathon same day as Paris-Brighton-hopefully we can both post although we are not doing Paris. I would love to do it but New Year and no money! The NYC ballot starts on Monday also!
Eggy, seriously impressed with number of and length of LSRs. I've never been able to manage more than 2x20 miles myself. I follow a variation of the First programme and I intersperse runs with cross training, still find it hard though.
Orbutt, sorry I missed saying Happy Birthday to you!
Hope all is well with everyone and running okay this frosty weekend. Just managed 8 miles this morning!