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Mac - I need some Diva suggestions! It is actually quite difficult to get really iconic recognisable costumes, I suppose I haven't run a marathon dressed in various meat cuts yet Last marathon out a fortnight ago I didn't even make an effort and am not planning to at the Piece of Cake next Saturday
Go to see you unveil yourself Big_G - that is an almost dead cert that we will see you next year
Love all the cross events you are getting in Terry, hoping the impending surgery and recovery goes splendidly
Max hope the adjustment to your holiday can be achieved with no impact!
Bike IT - good to see you in the game - you and me both need to get our mechanics sorted - I ended up dragging my left leg behind me for the last 30k this year after cresting half way on personal target for that bronze
Losing hope of getting the one photo I love each year; that "just over the line shot with the clock in the background". Here is a photo of that photo being taken! Left side, me facing the toggy who is actually just out of frame. Talked to Jetline till I am blue in the face and they can't locate the FOUR shots taken of me, 2 in Union Jack mode and 2 with the glasses and cap off... grrrrr!
Southern Snail (and anyone else interested) looks like they have finally produced a secure way for you to purchase that wall of honour plaque:-
I don't believe this; there should be 4 shots of me, taken by this toggy, just like Lynn - Jetline say no... I stepped up straight after her put me head gear back on, beamed a massive smile and he went, bop, bop, with the flash and then I doffed me cap and glasses and he went, bop, bop again... Jetline say no? I wasn't that far gone that I dreamt it?
Max, 2O is run at Easter, which of course floats around a bit, if you want good separation from Comrades then I think 2021 or 2024 are the best bets
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Thanks JAR I am always reflective on this one; they close the site down really quickly after the big day. My company does a "double match" scheme, last year, if the site had been left open a bit longer, I could have recorded an additional donation of 65,000 ZAR and been top fund raiser and got an invite to the Comrades awards later in the year. As it stands that 65,000 was recognized but punted into this year's, total. The same will happen again this year, although not to the same effect, I'm expecting an additional 25,000 ZAR to come in from my company, that wouldn't have got me to the dizzy heights of No.1 this year, some amazing work being done by those top people this year
The problem with recognizing that match though is it locks you in to the same charity for the following year, so I have collected for World Vision two years in a row now and I'd have preferred to move on, not for any particular reason other than to spread the money around a bit. Different people donate to different causes. You can of course choose "Amabeadibeadi" which automatically spreads it across all 6 favoured charities, but when I did that a couple of years ago it was very confusing explaining that to the donating audience. So, I might just keep quiet from a Comrades angle on the 25k and hand it to World Vision, then I can collect for a different charity next year.
On the course tour this year I got chatting to the bloke who has ended up in 10th place - I don't think he believed me when I non-boastingly mentioned I was ahead of him He couldn't find his plaque at the Wall of Honour - I too couldn't find mine where I knew it had been last year. In the end we did locate them, mine had moved a whole row later from PP to QQ - I am quite pleased that I no longer sit in pee-pee! His had retarded miles down th'road to R and dropped from high up to "way on down" (you have to sing that with an Elvis pub singer voice ending with not just "down" but "down--eeer"). He was getting a bit distraught as the tour bus horn was honking for the off and he still hadn't located it - but, 1owrez style, I found it with seconds left on the clock
Ooo! The net tightens, they are trying to tell me that this picture is the one I am talking about, but its not... I'm posing for Mr dreadlocks in the high viz jetline life preserver (haha - that was a different Marty), he's taking the pictures of me, not the bloke holding the camera for this one - so now we have the cameraman! Where are his pictures? I have asked them to continue looking
I'm feeling your pain SS - keep it up - it will be worth it - how I long to be manipulated - ha ha!
I stumbled over a story that illustrates a dress is rather mild compared to what some have done at Comrades
Was on my feet for 6h31m yesterday to earn that piece of cake. 4,500ft of ascent (and descent) in a half marathon loop run twice in scorching heat. Great training. Great medal.
Sending out heart mending vibes for you Terry! The diving sounds wonderful
Mac; this "build up" is focused on C2C at the end of August; I'm not expecting to "want" to run at marathon distance until November at least following that, but we will see. Will certainly need to guard against going to seed if that is the case; I don't want another qualification debacle like 2017
Hope everyone else is ticking over nicely, go easy on the ice creams in this marvelous UK summer!