Anyone se the golf-ball tricks guy? He was near me at the start - pen 9 red- then I passed him on the embankment, still with his golf ball doing balancing tricks! don't know how many (if any) balls he lost en-route?!
+ Another Muscular Dystrohpy runner dressed as a taxi cab whose reply to 'can I have a lift' was usually 'wrong side of the river mate' (must be a london thing ;-) )
+ everyone shouting my name but best bit was on a narrow stretch of road, I think going over some water with a pub on each side. (ie haven't got a flippin clue where it was!) Spectators on both sides ended up chanting "Dawn, Dawn, Dawn". I had the biggest grin ever with my 15secs of 'fame'.
I'm sure you'll be fine on the day - lots of good advice from others already. I'm in the same boat. Had to cut the training back to 3 per week 'cos my body needed the rest. Should have done 20 last sat but have been laid up with a heavy cold. Just done short lunchtime run and felt terrible. I'm hoping i'll feel well enough to tackle 20 this weekend but have effectively lost one long run (not to mention the short ones!) If I manage 20 and feel ok should I try 20 again next weekend or stick with the recommended 15? Must admit even 15 seems a lot to be doing the week before the big day! dawn
Hi folks, About £800 already collected and should be up to around £1300 when the pledges are in. I had a target of £1000 for the Muscular Dystrophy campaign so should reach that - http://www.justgiving.com/26miles2go
mmmm, the reason I asked about the time was 'cos I thought we were going too fast *if* each lap was six miles. I looked at my watch at the end of lap one and it was 65 mins so either we were going way too fast for the pace our group should have been doing, or the laps weren't as long as they reckon - I'm hoping its the speed which partly explains why I felt so rotten after lap 1 !! But, if it is the speed I'm also a bit miffed - the whole point of driving over to Sutton was to be paced nice and slowly in order to do the distance!