In Camden, there had been a piece for around many years on the canal by an artist called King Robbo. Banksy painted over it to use it as the background for one of his pieces. King Robbo was suitably offended and doctored the Banksy piece along with 2 others that Banksy had done in the area. Safe to say by the tit for tat attacks on each other's work that followed Banksy did not see the funny side of his work being touched. Hypocrite of the highest order
Basher there is no bullying. I think that it is more a reflection of people being slightly incredulous of your dismissal of pretty much all feedback and advice.
Anyway, good luck, I've dropped down to the half, 2 colds seperated by food poisoning saw me manage just a handful of runs in a 5 week period, So I took the decision that rather than carry on with where I should be I'll train to where I am. I'd rather run a decent half than destroy myself in my first marathon.
To me training is like a pyramid with the race being at the tip. Missing the odd session is no big deal, But miss too many and the structural integrity will fail.
A lot of casualties at Ealing half on Sunday too, one pretty serious near the finish - unseasonably warm weather and lots of 'undulations' maybe catching people out. Not exactly the challenge of a marathon but still a reminder to respect the distance.
He was in cardiac arrest and they were giving him CPR when I went passed - not nice to see. I've read he's ok but genuinely feared the worst.
I've spoken to 2 friends that did Nottingham and both commented on the attrition rate but doubt it came close to Hackney where there were fallers everywhere - horrible experience.
There have been a few fatalities this year (Reigate and Southend spring to mind) and I do think it's at least partially down to the relatively warm summer that we've had this year. But I think people under estimate the demand of running a half, for most people it's around 2 hours and that isn't easy. Also as a cyclist, I think runners race fueling is stuck in the dark ages