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London marathon mags

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 13:48

Ah, I take it back. Just found an old web link for unsubcribe and apparently I'm subscribed to:

You could still run the Marathon
Welcome to realbuzz
Virgin Money London Marathon 2017 choose a charity
VMLM 2017 ballot E-Zine

Looks like I'm out. Schroedinger's cat has expired.

London marathon mags

Posted: 10/10/2016 at 13:45

I already unsubscribed from the VLM emails, don't have my account password at work, and won't see post until I get hom. I'm therefore in some marathon quantum state where I have both been accepted and rejected. Probably.

VLM 2017 !!

Posted: 03/05/2016 at 12:48

4th entry to the ballot this year. No success yet, and the odds got worse last year so not holding out much hope. At least the email was faster than waiting for the rejection mag.

Birmingham Marathon

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 08:50

Good news for the city, West Midlanders and others. Interestingly, I note that registration is in "autumn" 2016. Presumably after the VLM ballot results are out.



Safe to run a marathon with high blood pressure?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 11:39

Sounds great - thanks for the update!

Safe to run a marathon with high blood pressure?

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 08:49

Good to hear back from you Rick, wondered what the email notification was after six months! Looks like the message got chopped off before we got the to the running part.  Look forward to reading the rest if you care to post it!

London marathon mags

Posted: 02/10/2015 at 11:49

Rejection email for me this year, to go with the collection of rejection magazines. As I believe I posted on these forums last year, they can shove their marathon where the sun don't shine - until the ballot opens next year and I enter again.

Off to do the Euromillions, pretty much the same odds it feels!

London marathon mags

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 16:56

"For the first time this year, we are trialling an e-zine version of the Commiserations magazine. A random selection of approximately 50 per cent of unsuccessful applicants are sent the Commiserations magazine and the remainder are sent the e-zine version. Overseas applicants will be contacted via email."




Safe to run a marathon with high blood pressure?

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 10:50

Speaking from experience Rick! Had the odd one or two, then drank a ridiculous amount of coffee one day, went for a run on a stressful day the next and had palpitation for a week, fixed eventually by beta blockers. While I had it they put me on aspirin with the plan being to go to blood thinners to reduce stroke risk. Once it went away docs were happy to stop the meds and not seen it since - I drink less coffee too (but still some).

Glad to hear you stopped. You'd have probably struggled anyway as you have less puff during palpitations.

They are surprisingly common, once I mentioned I'd had one lots of others said they had too.

Safe to run a marathon with high blood pressure?

Posted: 18/06/2015 at 08:57

If chest flutter is the same as heart palpitation (e.g. atrial fibrillation), it's a bad idea to run though it. Whilst your heart is beating irregularly you're at a much higher risk of stroke, so making it work harder is likely to be bad. Most likely it will recover of its own accord if you stop for a few minutes and you can then carry on running. If not, GP/cardiologist is needed to sort it out.



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