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Dave Whittle 2 wrote (see)
i can't see my name on the list for group 5 with Mike
I can't remember who asked... but just in case:
I read in the weekly newsletter about people following you online during the big day:
Select and follow runners in real time on race day by searching the live results facility. You can follow your favourites and track their progress throughout the race. The live tracking service is only available on race day and will be accessible through the home page of the Virgin London Marathon website.
Hi guys, not sure if I'll have the chance to get back on the forums until after the Brighton Marathon. Eeeek!
One of my friends sent me this link to London Marathon Inspiration which I thought might help calm any pre-race nerves, I read it last week (substituting 'London' for 'Brighton') when I was having a complete panic attack about being unprepared and it calmed me down. Also made me tear up a bit but I'm a wuss. I'm 100% sure I am going to cry on Sunday!
Have a good weekend everyone, remember to take it easy - no sneaking in "one more 14 mile run" - just do enough keep your legs ticking over and relax. I'll be back early next week to help with finalising all the details for Support Group 4
"When you stand on the Start Line, you join the club. When you stand at the Starting Line you earn your membership. Millions dream of being where you are. You are no longer a dreamer. You are a doer. Thousands more started a training programme but never finished. They started with the same enthusiasm as (or more than) you. They started with more or less the same physical gifts or disadvantages as you did. They had no more and no less reason to be successful than you. But somewhere along the way, they lost that enthusiasm. Somewhere on the road or on the track or treadmill, they decided that the rewards just weren't worth the effort. They decided that they could live without finding their limits, without challenging their expectations of themselves and without taking a hard look at their image of themselves. You didn't. If you’re standing at the Start Line, you've not only accepted the challenge, but you've also beaten back the demons. You've conquered your imagination and self-imposed limitations. You've gone further, got stronger and become tougher than you ever imagined."
Glad you enjoyed the London Marathon Inspiration article at:
London Marathon Inspiration
If you are running and dont want the hassle of organising your spectators then there is also a guide for spectators on the website:
London Marathon Spectator Guide
Hello, can I join in?!
My predicted time is 3.45 - Is there anything else you need to know?!
Depends what you need Laura, if it's just a wave then we'll wave, if it's picking up gels or other fuel for later in the race then let me know and I'll assign you to a support group, likewise if it's support or banter, please join in one of the groups.
I am thinking with a 3.45 predicted time that you'll not be stopping for a chat
No, that would work fine as we'll have a specific spot with lots of balloons etc so you should spot us easier than a single supporter. You'll need to leave the drink at the Expo with your name, number and Group on it .... pop over to Group 2 and leave me your details - name, number, time to Mile 17 and what you're wearing.
Bear in mind that it's very busy and you will have to look out for us (right hand side of the road just after the water station, just before Mudchute DLR station) as we've no chance of spotting you
Not long now eh?
Everyone enjoying the taper?
were at Mudchute mate
VLM wont have us, were a health hazaerd
we only ran in 2008 after winng RW award
if we were and going from front - umm... sub 4
once i settled and crowd got behind me, id be unstoppable
ah, right, sorry, thought you'd got a place!
I'll shout at you as I sprint past Mudchute then!
you do that
thats extremely kind of u - first we got to get there - that at the moment is 99 % on
then when we arrive i got to get Phillip done - that might be easy, it might be a challenge
then i try and have some me time,
of course i wont want to intrude on others supporters fun-
Hiya I know its getting close but is it too late to join a group and drop some goodies off to keep me going on the day - in 2007 I remember you bringing a smile to my face when it was most needed. I am a slow 51/2 to 6 hour runner so with you about 4 hours I should think. wearing stroke assoc kit with ANN on the front and probably with a face like a beetroot - thanks A