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VLM 2015 Charity places

Posted: Today at 14:03

I think a lot of charities expect you to enter the ballot first.

However, they also expect people to actually support the charity, rather than just picking one because you HAVE to do THE marathon.

They tend to pick people who have a track record of supporting charity, and who have raised a lot in the past.  They have the places, so they can be picky.

There are other marathons that you could run together, you know.

London Underground Staff Will Strike In Weeks To Comes

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 18:02

I remember when you could smoke on underground trains!

I need a little assistance please!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 14:09

Thanks all 

I think cycling will have to wait until I can balance properly - I've a tendency to fall to the right at the moment!  At least with walking or running you have some opportunity to correct yourself.  Bikes are less forgiving.

Chaffe indeed.... 

I need a little assistance please!

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:43

Thank you all so much for your kind wishes 

I'm getting better and learning to walk properly again.  

Then I shall run, then I shall cycle! 

Race The Train Cotswolds

Posted: 17/04/2014 at 09:04

SilkTork PM-ed me.  He says I have misunderstood him, and asked me to revise my statement.

SilkTork wrote (see)
This event has been canceled. I've just had my money refunded. Poor effort really.

He did not mean that having his money refunded was a poor effort.  I apparently misunderstood that.  He meant something else entirely.  Despite not mentioning anything else at all in his post. 

So I hope that is all clear!

Race The Train Cotswolds

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 22:30

It does seem small-minded to call getting your money back a 'poor effort'

Talkback: 261 Women's Marathon

Posted: 17/03/2014 at 22:27

The first woman to run the Boston marathon, disguised as a man because the rules forbade women to enter, is backing a women-only marathon.


Anyone got any tips on making a banner?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 16:24
Pipski wrote (see)

Husbands seems to think that the "For Sale" signs for houses are a good start...




How many husbands do you have?  

A sheet is a reasonable idea, but you'll need poles or something to support it on, and they will also need to be carried (while pushing buggy and keeping 6-year-old from disappearing in the crowd).

Then how will you support the two ends at once?  Can you pursuade another adult to go with you?

An alternative would be to join the RW supporters group at Mudchute - plenty of banners there.


OK, own up, who was it?

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 16:15

It weren't me! :-O

I wouldn't DREAM of running barefoot....

Shorter (5 inch-ish) dual-layer shorts

Posted: 14/03/2014 at 14:47

Turn up the hems on a 7" pair?

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