Two-Stroke Tart

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London Marathon Starting Pens

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 10:39

You'll be on the blue start then.  I think all the blue numbers are low, I've had a ballot place twice and my numbers have been low, think it's just how they pick them.  Really at the blue start you can just start where you like, there are just poles up that say where the 'pens' are, it's a much smaller start than the red one, I've always started at the back of the blue start and it took about 20 minutes to get to the start line.  I had to walk the first time I did it because of a bad injury and by the time I got to mile three where the red and blue starts join there were about 2 others from the blue start with me but they were still streaming out of the red bit, reckon it must take ages to cross the line if you are at the back of the red start!

London Marathon Starting Pens

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 10:19

I don't think you find out until you get your pack about a month before the race.  Did you get in through the ballot?

Gluteus medius / hip Ache

Posted: 08/08/2014 at 12:30

I don't know anything about osteopaths to be honest, so not sure.  It sounds like the fact that you are sitting all day is what is making it worse as I suspect it's tightening up while you are sat still.  How often do you get up from your desk to walk about it bit?  Do you do your exercises at work, say in your lunch break?  How long do you hold each stretch for?

Gluteus medius / hip Ache

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 16:31

If you were still feeling a niggle it wasn't wise to increase the distance really.  Doctors won't really want to know as it's only to do with you running, unless it's affecting your mental health or something.  So what advice did the physio give you about stopping it reoccurring?  Are you doing any exercises you were given before or after a run? 

This article may help and give you some useful information

Gluteus medius / hip Ache

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 15:55

Maybe see a sports therapist instead of a physio?  Mine is great at diagnosing problems; I also get a massage that releases any knotty or tight areas and she'll give me exercises to help with whatever the issue is. 

After a two week rest are you going straight back out and doing the mileage you were doing before?  Are you stretching properly (2 x 30 second stretches of each stretch when you get back from a run)?  Have you been told what the issue is by the physio and been given rehab exercises or instructions?

Mudchute Support Group 3

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 09:19

Morning isn't really practical Cake as I'm coming from Norfolk and I didn't want to then be stuck in London all day with nothing to do!  From what I can gather this year a lot of the freebies seem to be gels and stuff, which I don't use anyway

Forgot I need to post a picture, although my running vest also has my name on it now in sparkly white letters!

 See you Sunday everyone!!

Mudchute Support Group 3

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 12:36

When we went last year on the Saturday afternoon there weren't any freebies and most of the stalls seemed to be either the gold bond place ones or ones that wanted you to buy something, so I didn't really see the point in bothering again this year!  Want to get a Bondi headband from the DMP stall, but that's it really

Mudchute Support Group 3

Posted: 09/04/2014 at 10:48

Not really sure yet, sorting out train times with my friend who's coming with me tomorrow; she's been on holiday in Japan so bit last minute with some stuff!!  Probably not until mid afternoon though as we don't really want to just be hanging around in the hotel room stressing!

Mudchute Support Group 3

Posted: 07/04/2014 at 16:59

Hello!  It stopped sending me notifications that people had posted and I've been too busy at work to drop on

I've now got my vest and my sparkly name letters came today so will post a picture of me in my kit tonight or tomorrow

I'm coming up on the Saturday so will be at the expo in the afternoon and then straight off to the hotel.  To be honest I probably won't stay there long as I don't want to spend ages on my feet on Saturday, need to save them for Sunday!!

All feels a bit real now doesn't it!

*waves at SL*

Mudchute Support Group 3

Posted: 25/03/2014 at 13:37

Hello!!!  New arrival here!!  So, details:

Forum name: Two-Stroke Tart, or TST

Real name: Sarah

Estimated arrival time at Mudchute: around 2:15 (assuming it takes me about 15 minutes to get across the start)  I know that's late so if it's going to be an issue please say, I don't want you hanging around for hours after everyone else just for me.  I'm walk/running (injuries, again) and I've been averaging around 15 minute miles in training so I'm hoping that will work out the same on the day. 

Description of race gear: I'm running for Mind, but I'm still waiting on my vest.  Will stick up a picture when I get it

Special needs: just big hugs and encouragement!!  We won't be getting to the expo until fairly late on the Saturday so not sure if anyone will be around to leave bits with, but if there isn't it doesn't matter as I have someone who can do that a bit further along the course

And will be awesome to finally meet you ST!

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