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Female faller at start of VLM

Posted: 26/04/2010 at 09:13
Does anyone know if the lady who fell at the start of the london marathon was able to carry on. She was at the front, possibly pen 1 or the championship start, and she fell very early. She went straight over, flat on her face. It didn't look good. Was this you? Did you see her get up? And was she able to continue? The start was very congested and it looked as though she'd collided with another runner.

Woman fell at the start of the vlm

Posted: 25/04/2010 at 20:28
Does anyone know if the lady who fell at the start of the marathon was ok. I think that she was probably in the front pen, or even the championship pen. She fell flat on her front. Was this you, did you see her get up, and could she carry on. It looked pretty bad, and shuck me up a bit.

Good for age

Posted: 22/04/2010 at 22:46
Thanks for clearing that up.

Good for age

Posted: 22/04/2010 at 19:34
I'm 40 and am hoping to run sub 3 hours. That hardly makes me lazy or sedantry does it?
Ex pat Scott, if it goes on my age on race day in 2011, and I'm 41 then, doesn't that mean I can run 315? Not that I intend to, but it's there as a back up.

Good for age

Posted: 22/04/2010 at 14:42

I'm 40 at the moment. At next year's marathon I'll be 41. If I run a sub 3 hour 15 this year, will I be able to apply for good for age next year? Or will I have to run a sub 3.10

Sound vs Silence

Posted: 04/06/2008 at 11:50

why imski?

Sound vs Silence

Posted: 04/06/2008 at 11:36
the funny thing is that the same people who moan about ipods and taking the sport seriously are quite happy for fun runners to run around dressed as a giant  apples rhinos etc.. I think you would have more problem talking to them, and they'd bump into you, and are they really taking our sport seriously? They walk most of the time.

Sound vs Silence

Posted: 04/06/2008 at 09:59
If listening to music is making people crash into eachother at races (which I doubt) might I suggest that we try to ban car stereos as well?

Sound vs Silence

Posted: 03/06/2008 at 18:16
I ran last years' London marathon in 3 hours 14 mins with no ipod. This year I ran it in 3 hours and 30 seconds with an ipod turned right up so I couldn't hear any marshalls, spectators, or loud airoplanes. I didn't meander around and I didn't collide with anyone. I did knock 14 mins off my previous time.

Sub 3

Posted: 14/04/2008 at 12:12

Congratulations for the excellent times all.

I did carry some carbs and in my hands, it really worked, so thanks for the advice. I had one every 4 miles.

I was aiming for a sub 3, and managed 3 hours and 30 seconds. I'm not as gutted as I thought I'd be, and am actually really pleased. I ran the first half in 1 hour 30 and 48 seconds, so a bit cautious perhaps but that does mean a negative split, so that's all good. The biggest lesson I've learned from the day is don't rely solely on a garmin, because when you go through the tunnels and around Canary Warf, it lost the satellites, and I was guessing from thereon in pretty much. That said, I had the best finish to a race ever, and the blow out just never came. I just kept pushing through from 18 miles, and even  managed a late sprint(ish) for the line. Last year I crashed at 20 miles and finished in 3 h 14 mins, so it felt good not to lose it this year.

I can't help feeling that if I'd given it more in the first half, I would have a GFA time now, but who knows? A PB by 8 minutes and my legs don't feel too bad today. 

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