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Just a few quick things before I sign-off from this thread.
Someone (I think GiantElf) - I did a -ve split 1:59:40 / 1:58
FB - I used Endurolytes (my only source of salts) on Sunday and they worked a treat 1 every half hour.
Thanks to everyone for all the support advice etc of the last 10 months or so, very helpful and much appreciated. I will single out one person who contributed so many individual comments I don't konw how she did. Thanks Julia T
Bye!! See you on the 2012 thread although I doubt I'll be running.
Thought I'd just pop in to clear the Powerade bottles, pick up gel wrappers, and clear up the general mess left behind.
Unfortunately some people use online forums to vent their frustrations out in life. Fortunately many people on Runner's World forums seem to be genuinely supportive of one another, at whatever levels of athlete we are. The former will use their virtual persona to heckle, intimidate, belittle. The latter will use the forum to meet like-minded people. The former are virtual personalities that don't matter in real life. The latter are the people that could have a positive affect on your life.
Remember, until you've met, your online friends are virtual, making them virtually be whatever they want to be.
I know of many friendships/relationships that have been formed via Runners World forums, and still maintain it's a positive place.
One of the people amongst the better list is Julia T who is one of the nicest, kindest most thoughtful people I've met on here, not to forget Toby, Vee, 2btiny, Spen etc.... and thanks to FB and Dips for their worldly advice.
NLR I'll leave you to decide which group you fall in. By the way, your photos are showing some slacking form for such a fast runner... I wish you luck in beating your 2008 marathon PB, but it gets harder as we get older....
Tracy B if are paths don’t cross again the i wish you all the luck in the world and hope that you active everything you set out to do hope you and Mike G are very happy together as i said before you have come such a long way since the early days of last years from when a 10 mile run was a daunting task
To a lady running Triathlons in which i wish you every suck success your race last year was a testament to courage, determination and may i be so as bold as to say sheer bloody mindedness you to have been an inspiration to me and others on theses threads
When i look back over this year’s thread and see how much it has grown since that first year when we were a small bunch weren’t we in an out of every bodies lives you, me, Julia T, Veester, Essex E gale wonder how Australia worked out, 2betiny, spen, TraceyG, FB and dips and a couple of others i forgot
Look after Julia T for us as you say she has a heart as big as anyone i know and has always been supportive of any one fast or slow so again i wish you every success in whatever you set out to do
james will yoy be jioning us on the 2012 thread
I have to finish this thread (which I wasn't planning on doing) with the most surreal experience tonight..I was lucky to be asked by niketown runners who i have run with for 2 and a bit years to go out on their promo event this evening in london for 2.3 miles...
..alongside Paula Radcliffe and Steve cram.....very nice bloke Cram...showed enormous concern about two guys who weere kept in overnight after the race that he had kept track of...showed he keeps tabs on what went on...
Paula..well what a stride..was lucky she took it easy tonight...what a great week!! Bit surreal running in regents park with the two of them...oh and trying to keep the other 100 runners behind at bay!!
I've now officially retired from marathonning - the 45th was just one too many. First time ever that I couldn't run it all, in fact I walked well over half. Road running is just too hard on my old bones. I'll stick to triathlon in future. Good luck to all.
Thanks Northern Lass - almost a week later and I still can't believe I managed to crack the elusive 4 hours. Hope you heal quickly, the training goes well for Liverpool and that that marathon is the one which was 'meant to be' for you. I'm going to keep the mileage ticking over for a couple of months while I do my final year of Law exams then ramp it up again for Abingdon, which surely cannot be as hot as Brighton.
First things first though and another early start tomorrow for London. Not in the least envious at the moment but I bet I will be when the runners start piling across Tower Bridge
Just sat here watching the London Marathon after my 2 mile bimble this morning. It was pretty warm even at 9am, hope all the runners will be OK out there.
Thanks for your kind words NL. I'm taking at least a year off from marathons to get my mojo back. Good luck with Liverpool and hope you get over your foot and cough soon.
Hey, where is everybody??
Sheezzzz, head off for a bit of much needed R&R for a week and everyone has disappeared
I will enter every year from now because its better then Skegness.More Cleaner and Private Beach for the Nudeisty.I will be back.
Good Luck with Liverpool, Northern Lass. Enjoy your down time-guess its just your body saying 'Phew, I can have a bit of a melt down before I'm expected to do anymore work!'
Little Nemo- Hope your mojo is back and raring to go, soon.
See you all in the 2012 thread.
Get on it Sarah,it is very easy to navigate all on foot.