Blimey, must be cheap here in Norfolk then, I've only ever paid £25 for an hour for a qualified sports masseur. And I get a free one after I've had 10! As Tricoops says there are different types of sports massage and I've had pre and post race ones before a marathon but they are much less deep than the normal one I get. Mine also helps with niggles I get and advises on stretches etc if I need help with those.
I've been running on and off (off bits being due to injury) for a few years now and I'd still class myself as a beginner. Some of my running friends say I'm not a beginner as I know how to do different sorts of runs, do a few races and do different distances, but I'm really slow and a big part of me feels you don't stop being a beginner until you speed up. Which probably means I'll always be a beginner as I don't think I'll ever get much faster!
I always thought it was easier to get a charity place as you have to raise a lot of money, which can be tough for a lot of people. I think the odds are 1 in 7 of getting a ballot place so I don't think they'll be 1 in 29,000 a bond place
So, magazine came yesterday, Mr TST popped home to check as it was doing my head in not knowing!! And I'm in Had a little chat with my coach who said, pay for it then forget about it, carry on trying to get fit again and sorting out the ITB issue and then look at where you are further down the line and we can decide then if I'll be ready to start the training or whether to defer to the following year. As usual she has sensible advice, so that's the plan so far. Also have a friend in London who actually lives on the course about a mile from the start and who has said I can stay there, so that solves the expense of staying in a hotel and having to eat out Commiserations to those of you that didn't get in, especially as I know some people have been trying for a long time. Must be a bit of a bummer when someone like me gets in twice. But I'm looking at this as an amazing opportunity to do what I couldn't do last time and actually run it this time. Someone somewhere must be looking after me and offering me a second shot at something I've always wanted to do.
lol Sinbad, it's not an electric car, it's a 10 year old diesel! Not sure if you are getting confused with the old Sinclair C5s which were some electric thing years ago? Glad your group sessions are going well. Part of getting better is realising why you drink and dealing with it, and looking at who you are is a big part of that. I can be hard to deal with, but stick in there and you will come out the other side in the end
Well, Mr TST has just popped home to check the post for me as I drove him nuts yesterday and I'm in! Now I just need to have a very long chat with my running coach about whether I'll actually be fit enough to do it next year!
Seen lots of people posting on FB about not getting a place though, don't think they're going to be too pleased I've only applied twice and got in both times. Don't blame them, it does seem a little unfair.