that have done it told me. Yes, I did not use new socks, I did watch Chariots of Fire, I did use lots of Vaseline... and all the other tips I was given have been remembered and applied. Here is briefly what I recall of the day. It went like a shot; 4 hrs felt
learnt this month:Not to wear worn out old socks cause they give you blisters!
the pain was so bad.The biggest surprise: finding out that I had worn through my socks (twin skinned) and the plaster I had put on my heel to try and stop any blisters and that I now had red socks where my heel had been bleeding but didn't feel a thing
event and it still chokes me.I was expecting my best moment to be running down the Mall, but to be honest when I got there I really couldn't care less!The best bits by far for me were the starting line (knowing that I was part of the best marathon
4:00 TO 5:00 (Page 12) Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15Susan Brown, 4:02 --This was my second FLM and I thought I could not replicate the emotions and pain I had felt the first time - but it proved me wrong.I find this event
for a marathon. What would I do differently? I would have changed my socks just before the start and I would have been less focussed on my time. The London Marathon is a great event but unless you are a championship runner (i.e. starting from
. But in my shoes things were messing up.At eight miles I stopped and looked inside my socks. There were bloody blisters under each big toe, and huge blisters on the inside of each foot - under my Compeeds. But it was too early to pack it in - I pulled my
sneaks us in to the Novotel Greenwich (with en-suite marathon).At the start we split into two pens, we're in pen 8, but are joined by mates from pen 9 by the time I've finished rearranging socks and laces. In the first three miles the crowds shout
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