Cheerful Dave

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Team GB

Posted: Today at 06:50

Did you tell your 'gash' (outstandingly offensive, even by your standards) about this thread?  It would be great to have a 'race report' from the alternative viewpoint.

I suspect it's a bit like Reading.  In your eyes it was a strong, confident start and a sustained finish, to others it was a 'wtf' start and a bit of an underwhelming performance, if we're honest.

London Marathon Cheat?

Posted: Yesterday at 18:01

Lots of people who DNF will drop out on the highway, so seeing someone step off the road wouldn't be unusual.  Easy enough to get to Westminster on the tube from there, and then slip back into the race rather than go round to baggage collection.  Somewhere along birdcage walk would be the obvious point, the marshalls are at the crossing points so inbetween those you'd get back in with no problem.

Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 17:35

Bainspj - I had a club place years ago, and I gave an estimated time when the entry went in and got a pen allocation based on that.  Just like a ballot entry, in effect.  Blue start.  Put 3 hours on your entry and you'll be in pen 1 behind the champs runners.

London Marathon Cheat?

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 17:21

Nobody has suggested that cheating in a race is a criminal offence, but I'd be happy to take the piss out of someone on a running forum who is known to have cheated in a race and is then rude to someone trying to find out a bit more. 

Especially when they post photos of themselves on facebook with their medal. That rules out the "it was all a mistake I was just getting to the finish to get my bag" excuse that's been used in the past.

That's regardless of the charity angle.  

Sub 3

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 14:08

Re boosts: I can't discern much difference between the adios boost and mizuno ronin, apart from the ronins being a touch lighter and unfortunately discontinued.  The boosts are more pricey but that's offset to an extent by being more hard-wearing.

I was pretty done in at the end last Sunday but a light week has sorted that out.  My plans to run at Richmond next weekend have been scuppered by family arrangements so the next race may be the BUPA 10k. I suspect I won't be the only thread representative at that one.

Sub 3

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 07:34

Nice one Jools, that's a good result.

London Marathon Good For Age

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 06:05

Unless they change the rules again, it's always been age on the day of the race (VLM) that counts.  So yes, you can run a GFA qualifying time for 50-59 when you're 49.

Sub 3

Posted: 18/04/2014 at 14:46

Great stuff Lev, it sounds as though it couldn't have gone better in any way.  The perfect race.

VLM gps watch accuracy

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 17:07

Almost certainly you didn't run 27.2 miles. Upload the file to garmin connect or strava and take a look at the track.  Mine has me swimming through a few of the docks, and the elevation goes up to 200m at canary wharf.  I don't remember running up all those stairs before diving off the top!


Sub 3

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 13:31

CW - nice of you to mention age gradings, but you've forgotten that marigold is nearly 40 - we're all a long way short of him even clutching at the WAVA straw...

(to save looking it up, he got 93% on Sunday.  Mine was a paltry 85% by comparison)

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