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Up North those are the finest delicacies of Eccles Cakes, maybe I could offer you an alternative of ours;
Now, we need to take it easy on the above cakes as eating too many makes you feel like you've just run Comrades, well, at least I feel this way after it... Healthcare professionals have warned against overindulgence in Pontefract cakes after a 56-year-old woman was admitted to hospital following an overdose. The woman consumed about 200g daily, leading to dangerously low potassium levels and subsequent muscle failure. The European Commission recommends limiting consumption of the active ingredient, glycyrrhizic acid, to 100 mg or less per day.
A good chunk of us ran London this year - I picked up a late spot via a charity after the intended runner fell in training and broke their elbow. They ultimately recovered from that; they were "only" on a crusade to run London really and haven't consequently continued to run long. Anyway I made the commitment to bring in £2,500 for the charity with the hope that whatever I managed to draw in would be "double matched" by the company I work for. Happy to say that came about and I dropped in a couple of weeks ago to hand over "the double". In total the charity got £3,550...
Loved the London run so much that I want to run it for the next few years for sure; its at a great spot in the calendar to just have a marvellous day out (if you've already qualified of course - or if not have a go at a sub-5) and a fine opportunity to see some of you. So I'm already in for 2019 with another charity, being able to pick this early means I have managed to limit the "burden" to "only" a £1,800 commitment.
Thanks Terry - I am in the ballot too - I don't want to flaunt any rules - but the mind goes to thinking that if the ballot place came through would the connection to my charity entry automatically be made or would both remain standing alone? In which case I could defer the ballot place to 2020? I know the charity would release me from my £1,800 commitment if I declared it so I wouldn't mind that either if the scenario above was not right and proper.
So, if you do get in Terry we could attempt a similar rendezvous to last year, but this time I might actually catch you up and we could have an ice cream or two?
I'm not running it, but this made me laugh...
When is a marathon not a marathon?
Or have I gone 42k blind? Can anyone find an option for it?
That is an amazing tale Terry - I have to admit I am laughing! You did really well to re-locate the finish, sub 5, AND pass completely under any scrutinizing radar! Can't see this happening at Chicago etc!
I will continue my search for something flattish in Januaryish