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  • Help For Heroes 10k, A race i will never forget.

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    Jul1420148 a.m.

    Good morning everyone.

    Hope you are all well,looks like this week is gonna be a scorcher for weather so make sure you enjoy it but also make sure you keep hydrated through those runs and walks of yours!

    Yesterday was the British 10k Help for Heroes run through the streets of old London town.This was a race that i knew was going to test my emotions more than anything else! a race i had to do,i cant portray through words over a computer screen how much respect i have for our armed forces past and present,what they do and what they did day in day out to help keep us safe makes me feel very humble.this was a chance for me to pay my respects to them all.

    Got to the baggage drop off point at 8am,this was the exact time it opened and i was greeted with Abide with Me and Jerusalem blasting through the music speakers, my bottom lip was quivering just handing over my bag to the lovely gentleman!i hoped i could keep my composure as i knew it would get so much more emotional before the start!

    Walked to the start and we were held there for 35 minutes or so,yve had text me to say she was at the start also but she was in the Help For Heroes team and quite righty they were taken to the start line first.Whilst waiting we had marching bands go up and down past us,soldiers in armed vehicles pass us but the bit that made me burst with pride was a parade. it was a parade marking the 100 years since world war one up to the present day,soldiers in old uniforms went past on horses,loads of them,heads held high,chests puffed out,the applause they got from the crowd was incredible,the tears running down my cheeks were real,i could taste them(ive tears running down my cheeks now writing this) i didnt care who saw me,i held my head up high as they past me,i applauded as loud as ive ever applauded anything in my life.

    Not long after that the race started,but first we sang the whole national anthem first( 3mins 30 secs) and now my heart was pumping through my chest,i could feel it! at that moment i could have lifted up king kong and thrown him into the thames i felt that strong and proud of being british! The Help for Heroes team went off first(around 2300 of them i think) and i crossed the start line around 7 minutes after the off.Im so thankful that the first 3-4k was very crowded and congested as the pumped up mood i was in i thought i could win the whole race lol! 

    The crowds were wonderful and plentiful,everywhere you looked you saw support,you saw help for heroes tops,cancer tops,dementia tops,children with cancer tops,all different charities that were being run for by these wondeful people.I was running well,i felt pretty smooth,i was passing lots of people,there were no straight lines to run in due to congestion so i was weaving side to side trying to find small gaps(not easy when your 17 stone 4lbs) to squeeze through! we ran down towards Trafalgar sq and the golden jubilee bridge,everywhere i looked a saw history! i ploughed on,i knew yve was somewhere on the course in front of me and id calculated i had a chance to catch her before the end,i was looking out for her every minute but there were so many people running!

    I saw the 5k halfway point,this was the first time i looked at my stopwatch on my phone,i was hoping to run the first 5k between 26-27 minutes,i passed through in 26 mins 29 seconds, bang on i thought to myself and i felt strong,the congestion had eased by now,still no clear running but people were starting to fall back.i was now in the second half of the race! we turned back up the embankment up towards Big Ben,we went under a long tunnel(i think its the same tunnel as the london marathon,the one with all the insprational messages in it) lots of people walking by now and i was geeing then up trying to get them moving,99% of them responded. we were now running up the embankment,i remembered this from london marathon 2013,memories came flooding back,the crowds were not to different from that day,cheers rang out,it was raining but everyone was full of sunshine! my legs were now beginning to tire,that embankment is a long road lol! you can see Big ben but it takes an age to reach it!

    Running up towards Big Ben i saw a huge gentleman running in front of me,not huge in weight but huge in stature,he radiated greatness,i could sense it,he had Help For Heroes emblazend on his back and he also had a prosthetic leg from his hip down,he was running on a blade,i had to catch him to tell him something but boy he was fast! i gradually got up to him and tapped him on the shoulder,he turned to me (he looked like a god to me) and i just said the words 'Thank You' and i held my hand out,he shook it and ill never forget those 2 seconds i held a true true heroes hand in mine. that spurred me on,my legs felt less tired,my breathing got a tad better,my body ached a little less.

    I eventually got to Big ben and they turned us left over Westminster bridge,we ran along it then rounded a big red london bus and ran back up it past the houses of parliament! lovely touch. we were now on 8k and i was thankful we only had 2k to go! my hips were fine but my dodgy right calf had flared up again.i kept an eye on it and stretched it out. i pushed on,they took us around Parliament square and up towards Whitehall,i had seen the 9k marker and this was the point i decided to go for broke! the calf was pretty bad by now but as i turned left i could see both the finish line and the Cenitaph.i saw a young lad walking,slumped shoulders,head down, i told him to run with me,i told him to look at the finish line he was so close,he done as he was told and we ran for 200m together and then he sprinted off towards the finish! my finish was almost kenyan like!(for me anyway) i passed the Cenitaph and closed my eyes and looked skywards,i so hoped the soldiers that had passed were looking down seeing us all run for them. i sprinted the last 200m as fast as my legs would take me and i crossed the finish line in 54 mins 37 seconds! yipiee!! i wanted a sub 55 min and through sheer pride,grit and stubborness not to listen to my body i had done it! i was so so proud of myself. i had to rest against the barriers at the end,my head was spinning around,i was asked to walk on but for a few minutes i couldnt,i soon regained composure and off i went!

    So that was that! A day i will never ever forget,a day that made me proud to be british,a day that showed me that 95% of this great country truly is great,yes we have our problems but i truly truly belive that british people are special.we have inner desire,a strength in adversity that only really comes out when we are in adversity. i saw human beings yesterday that didnt have the right to be able to walk but still they were running,they didnt quit when their legs and arms got blown off,they didnt mope about when the going got very tough,they just got tougher.

    I left most of my lungs on that course yesterday but i also left most of my heart.

    Thank you London and thank you all our armed forces past and present.

    Comments (70)

    • marcphillips 'You write from the heart (and what a huge heart!) Hollywood, telling us everything, no holding back. Just like you didn't hold back running yesterday and smashing that 10k. A huge, sorry not big enough, HUGE, that's better, HUGE well done for the sub 55!!!!!' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Morning big Marc P:) I'm still on a high pal, what those lovely people do for us blows my mind away and gets my heart every blooming time! I never show my emotions but our armed forces brings it out of me every single time. I was welling up on the train on the way there and in the way back again lol! People must have thought I was mad!! So pleased I ducked under 55 mins as it looked dodgy until I saw my god with the prosthetic legs, he got me under 5( mins not me:) hope your well pal and keep fighting!' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • Berlin_Bolt 'SUB 55 ALERT!! SUB 55 ALERT!! SUB 55 ALERT!! I can feel that pride busting out of the screen in front of me Mighty Dave Hollywood!! AWESOME EFFORT INDEED!! Fantastic, emotional (rightly so!) description of a day that meant so much to you in more ways than one! I hope you've gathered up all your bodily parts again! Good luck at the hospital today too! Once again, YOU ARE GREAT, YOU ARE!!! :))))' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • sacha_f 'Brilliant stuff Dave, so fantastically well done! And a really great, uplifting blog to record it all. Love it! xx' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good morning sir bolty:) I thought about you and army john a lot during the run, you have both served your country and for that I thank you:) it's people like you who make this country great, I saw first hand yesterday how much the general public admire our armed forces and I hope the guys and girls know how much they are admired and respected. I was so happy when I got my time through as I did struggle in the last 3 kms! I thought I had blown sub 55 min but I just scraped in lol!! All the best pal and I am now standing at ease:)' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good morning sacha:) my favourite race I've ever done, the most pride I have felt during a race and the most humble I have felt during a race and definately the most emotion I have ever felt during a race:))' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • Jennymcc 'YIPPPEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!! Well done on getting your sub 55 minutes. Just brilliant. That's now my 10k target!! It's a distance I hardly ever do officially myself. Dave I've read this blog twice now and both times I've cried! Granted I'm a big softie but what you've written is so full of emotion and pride. Huge respect to you and your whole outlook on life. ' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • libbylaird 'Good morning Dave....absolute wonderful Blog that brought out the goosebumps on me! The guys who run with the prosthetic limbs are humbling beyond belief. A fabulous 10k time too on a day you'll never forget. Good luck at the hospital today.' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Morning Jenny:) what a day! My fav ever race, the time was decent too so that made it better lol! You can do sub 55 no problem:) If I can do it so can you! It's a hard distance to gauge as it's not a sprint and it's not too long lol! I went off at a decent pace and held on for as long as I could before the final 1k push!! Keep fighting young lady:)' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good morning Libby:) I hope you guys and girls can sense the pride I felt running yesterday! Was a truly wonderful experience. I'm trying to remember as much as I can and I'm so pleased I wrote it down in a blog:) when my mind goes like my dads at least i can read this blog! Thanks for for good luck message for the surgeon:) I'm off to see him at 4.15pm! CCCHHAARRRGGGEEEE' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • TaniaT ''Dave as always a huge heart bursting with pride and it will have been so appreciated. Help for a hero's is close to my heart also for obvious reason and I salute you sir for all your courage running again for other's. Thinking of you today at hospital! Also Thanks for earlier all WILL be fine.' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good morning tan:) your brother is a hero to me too! Running on oggie run 1 from Afghanistan was one of the pictures of the year for me last year . I hope the whole day got that charity millions and millions of pounds:) a day I will certainly never forget! Ps no probs ref earlier.' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • bevlar 'Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant. Yet again I am in awe of you. A charity also close to mine & Mr B hearts as he is still a serving solider and one of the worst days in my life when I saw him head off to Afghan! Thankfully unlike so many others he came home safely & without loss of limbs. xxx' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'What a hero mr b is:) you tell him that from me! Huge respect! I gave it all I had and luckily the time was pretty good too! I can go faster , I reckon 53 mins and below but that will have to wait until both my hips get fixed! I came 3500 out of 18000 too so a top 20% finish! I'm well happy with that:))' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • bevlar 'Thanks Dave - I will. And still a great time but know you will want to beat it, and you will!! I didn't beat my park run PB this weekend as it was so hot but I WILL get there :-) ' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Never mind young bev:) just keep pushing and fighting at it will come! ' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Just worked it out that I ran an average of 8min 45 sec miles yesterday for the 6.2 miles!! YIPIEEE sub 9 min mileing!! CCCHHHAAARRRGGGEEE' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • HOBSCowboy 'Fantastic Dave. A top draw run and an emotional write up. Great great time achieved, you did well not to explode with passion must have been hard. ' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • AngusMc 'You would have made a top quality soldier yourself. Brilliant blog and super well done for hitting that sub 55 target, mighty impressed. Relax now and do what the surgeon tells you to do, he will have you running faster than before. ' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • HellenH 'Very well done on that time Mr H! And what lovely write up for them too-made me tear up as well! ;) those soldiers deserve all the respect and love they get-heroes is the right word, every time! :) hope all goes well this afternoon for you too! :) ' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • Runwithroxy 'What a fantastic run to be part of Dave ! So emotional. So very pleased you got below 55 mins. I do t know how you do it! We'll done x ' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Afternoon hobs:) the emotion and pride I felt shook me to the core! Id be a happy boy if I get the chance to run it one more time! It's the first running target I've achieved since the hips been really bad so I'm very content! ' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Afternoon Angus ! Aww thanks pal:) I think I may have missed my calling in life but it was great to be part of a very special day like yesterday:) I saw the pre op nurse today and alls not well with my echo cardiogram , it's come back abnormal and requires further tests! I'm hoping this news doesn't delay the op as I'm starting to get fired up about it ! I think it's because I have a larger left hand side of my heart compared to the right , that's why it takes me quite a while to get into a run, I'm more breathless after 100 metres than I am after 10 miles lol!' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Afternoon Helen:) that was my first ever official 10k so I suppose it's a PB lol! I have gone faster during training for the marathon last year but that doesn't count! As I said to Angus above the ECG result came back abnormal at the hospital so I'm hoping that doesn't make a difference to my op date ! Fingers crossed:)' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Afternoon Jane:) thinking of all the soldiers got me round yesterday, especially the hero with the prosthetic leg. I was struggling at that point but after shaking his hand it was like he gave me super powers lol! The first 5k was 26 min 29 secs so I've a small chance of going sub 25 mins at St. Albans on the 9th! Can I handle the pressure lol! CCCHHHAAARRRGGGEEE' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • Runwithroxy 'Will be there on the 9th Dave - chasing you around. If I can keep you in sight I might break 26 mins' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • DavidHaworth1965 'Amazing Blog Hollywood. Speechless!' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'What did we do last time at St. Albans Jane ? Was it 25.09?' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • Runwithroxy 'No. I wish !!! 26.09 is my best time ' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'You'll go under 26 mins:)) no problem!!' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • gaellebryant 'What a post for such a great race! Absolutely fantastic Dave.... How do you do it???? Real fighter you are !' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Evening gaelle:) one day I will look back at this period of my life (sporting wise) and smile, and maybe one day I'll look back and think to myself how did I do it but at the moment I don't think too much about it lol! Once the race is entered and my trainers are on I just do whatever I can to get to the finish line. Sometimes the times are good and sometimes the times are bad but the medal at the end can never be taken away:) I ran with great people yesterday, extraordinary people and I wouldn't have done that sitting on the couch! To me memories and looking after my kids is what life is all about. The memories I have from yesterday will hopefully never leave me! ' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • Nick 'Wonderful event and wonderful account of the day, Mr Hollywood! Let me know if you're doing it next year and I might well join you!' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • KickAS_Kat 'Late to the party again, sorry Hollywood, but this post's sending me to bed with a huge smile on my face at what you achieved A SUB 55 CCCCCHHHHHHAAAAAARRRGGGGE........ You're a legend, you really are. And what a fantastic blog too - really had me going too. Hope that big old heart of yours is OK :) x' added 14th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good morning nick:) the atmosphere and crowd and just the pride to know your running to help our heroes was very very special, and the course was great too! The last 2 miles or so is virtually the same as the last 2 miles at the London marathon! I loved running over Westminster bridge and around the big red bus lol! Couple of bad points of the race was the congestion at the start plus the baggage reclaim and collection of medal was very poor but if you put this to one side and just think what our soldiers go through day in day out us waiting for a bag for 40 minutes pales into insignificance! Be great to run it with you next year mr speedster! I'll keep you informed:)' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good morning Kat:) I was so happy when I looked at me watch with about 200m to go and it was on 24 mins! I knew I had a sub 25 in the bag! I really didn't think i had kept the pace up to do it but the second 5k was 28mins 8 seconds which wasn't too bad at all! It just shows what grit and determination and a sprinkling of madness can do to you lol!! I'm a bit worried about my heart and they checked the heartbeat and it was a bit irregular, I've had minor problems for about 10 years now and have slight furring of my arteries too! I'm not sure what they gonna do now but I'm sure the op will still go ahead, they will just keep a closer eye on the heartbeat when I'm under anaesthetic! All the best young lady and keep fighting!' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • moose10 'Brilliant effort once again big fella congrats on getting under the 55 mins sounds like a very special day out made all the more special by people like yourselves. I have several friends in and work very closely with the services and they really do appreciate the support they get from the public it real is important to them and a massive morale boost. Hope everything went to plan with the surgeon.' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Morning moose the bullet:) you thank your friends from me pal:) they very very special people , I hope every penny raised on Sunday helps them out a little bit. It was a very very special day for me, I knew my emotions would be all over the place and they were lol! Not many things get to me but Sunday definately did:) .Had a bit of a problem regards my heart at the hospital yesterday but hopefully it will all be ok for the op! They told me it's a 4-5 hour operation and it's 1 night maybe 2 in hospital. Around 9 months recovery time as they want to be sure that I don't get hetrotopic ossification again( re growth of bone) . I will do whatever they want me to do as this is my last shot before total hip replacement! Hope your well pal:)' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'GOOD MORNING ALL! JENNYMC MANAGED TO GET MY BLOG ON TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE OF THE BRITISH 10K HELP FOR HEROES! YIPIEE!! WHAT AN HONOUR! CCCHHHHAARRRGGGGGEEEEE!!' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • Jennymcc 'Here's the link Dave!!! https://www.facebook.com/TheBritish10k ' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • gloshawk 'Great write up Dave. I knew that it was going to be emotional for you - it would have been for me too, I always cry when I sing the National anthem, especially all the verses! It must have been humbling to see the nation's finest all around you, warriors all. You'd certainly have had one and all following you over the top - a truly inspiring figure for all of us here. I've seen the FB link (good work Jenny!) - maybe we'll get you to join that too!! A great time posted too, but I know that it was all about so much more than the time. ' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Afternoon jim:) I still get goosebumps thinking about Sunday and I think I will for many years to come! Lots of races are just races, this race was much more than a race ! Yes I wanted to do well but the main reason for running was to be involved in the day in a very very small way:) I've not set a time to beat after my op and if I ever run a 10k race again it will be this one:) hope your well pal!' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • moose10 'Not like you to do what you're told lol but you've got to give yourself the best chance to get back out there firing on all cylinders. They've never seen such a big hearted individual before matey thats all it is.' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Lol moose:) I say that now but after 3 months I'll be chomping at the bit to get exercising again!! ' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • DavidHaworth1965 'Well done Jenny, the big man's blog has gone even more viral! And you deserve it HD. As ever you are an inspiration on here. The way you described that day, that race, those people, full of pride and passion, you are a star. And a blooming great time too... Now sort your hips out!!!!' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey RD:) it's great that more people can read it and hopefully be inspired to run it next year ! Of course people will whinge and moan about waiting 40 minutes for a bag or waiting at the start but some soldiers wait 6 months to see their first born child, it was a day to put things in context:) I've only 1 more run now on 9th August and them I'm done:)) ' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • DavidHaworth1965 'Of course! The glorious 9th the Hollywood 5K, the day we are all going to stamp all over our gauntlets and mash our golden carrots! ...Lol... Then sort the hips!' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'I don't fancy going into an op with squashed carrots RD LOL!! Not long until the 9th!! CCCHHHAARRGGEEE' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • Jennymcc 'Hollywood have you seen at the top of this that your blog has been 'liked' 43 times on Facebook; and tweeted 32 times??!! You've gone viral !! ' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • Baylie 'Well done :) I was there too in my tiger onesie on Team TigerBalm, was very hot!! Really need to get back on it with the blogging! ><"' added 15th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'I wish i knew what that meant Jenny lol! The only viral I've had before was an infection!! All these computer words go right over my head:)) I just hope it inspires people to run or to keep fit or to give money to charity!!' added 16th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hey hi baylie! Long time no speak! I saw all those tigers! I knew I wasn't hallucinating lol!! Yeah, get back blogging as soon as you can:))' added 16th Jul 2014

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    • Baylie 'haha - yeah there were a few of us tigers ;) I love the race write up, definitely captures the run perfectly. Okay so it wasn't the best organisation - and I've had a good rant about it too, but watching the parade and running surrounded by runners in charity vests, each with their own story - was overwhelming :) I wish I could have had the energy to chat to some of them, but I just wanted to get to that finish line and get the onesie off! ><" Well done again :) x' added 16th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'True baylie! The race by no means was perfect and a few things for the organisers to work on but putting everything into context and knowing what our heroes go through day in day out 40 min wait for a bag or not finding a medal quickly means nothing really:) how many other races have you had a chance to run around a London bus lol! You must have been boiling in that onesie! Very well done for finishing it!' added 16th Jul 2014

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    • Baylie 'Exactly, and very well put :) thanks - yeah was a tad warm :P ' added 16th Jul 2014

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    • Baylie '- and congrats on the PB, in this heat too, imagine what you can run when the weathers cooled down a bit :D' added 16th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Thank you baylie:) I'm thinking more of what I can run when my hips are fixed lol! Sub 53 will go down!!! CCCHHHAAARRRGGGEEE' added 16th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Maybe sub 52!!! Oh my I'm dreaming now lol'' added 16th Jul 2014

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    • Rob_Barber 'Thank you Dave :-) I've a tear in my eye and a lump in my throat and a smile on my face and as clear a picture of my grandad in my mind as I have seen in years. ' added 16th Jul 2014

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    • Rob_Barber 'You did an awesome job there mate. Not just with your own running but with a beautiful write up to. Brilliant! :-)' added 16th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good evening mr barber:) your grandad was a hero pal, my utmost respect, I was running for every service man or women past or present on Sunday and your grandad was in that group :) I'll never ever ever forget the sense of pride I felt seeing those soldiers on horseback at the start, that continued through the race and all the way to the end! For me it was incredible. A joy. I hardly ever cry , and ionly mainly cry when either I see someone else sad or I see people applauding extra ordinary people and supporting them. The tears I had on Sunday were tears not of sadness but of immense pride and thankfulness. I really hope to experience those feelings again:) ' added 16th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'GOOD MORNING EVERYONE! CONGRATULATIONS TO MRS H AND MY ELDEST DAUGHTER KAYLEIGH ON FINISHING THE RACE FOR LIFE 10K LAST NIGHT! THEY BOTH RAN VERY WELL IN HOT CONDITIONS AND DONE THEMSELVES PROUD!! IT WAS A GREAT RACE AND LOADS OF MONEY RAISED FOR CANCER:) I LOVED THE SLOGAN ' CANCER WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU' THATS THE SPIRIT!! CCCCHHHAAARRGGGEEE' added 17th Jul 2014

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    • ymonks 'Keep dreaming and believing big man. Loved the blog. Shed a tear. And many many congratulations to Mrs H and Young K.' added 17th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Good morning flying machine yve!! I shed a few tears on Sunday! No shame in that:)) blog soon as I want to read your account of the day:))' added 17th Jul 2014

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    • ymonks 'Morning HWD. Have you checked the photos yet? Marathon-photos.com. Not sure if it's you I'm looking at but he sure looks focussed! (Just putting the finishing touches to the text. It'll be up soon).' added 17th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'Hi yve:), yeah I've seen my pics, some lovely ones but they so expensive! All the photos I need of the day are all stored in my head allready:) it's free up there lol!!' added 17th Jul 2014

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    • hollywooddave 'GOOD EVENING EVERYONE! IM OFF ON MY HOLIDAYS OVER THE WEEKEND AND I CANT GET ON HERE TOMORROW! GOOD LUCK TO ANY OF YOU RUNNING RACES OVER THE NEXT 2 WEEKS, GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU TRAINING TOO!! BE CAREFUL OUT THERE! ILL BE SEEING SOME OF YOU ON THE 9TH AUGUST AT ST ALBANS (VIN WILL BE MAKING HIS COMEBACK AND HIS TWO LOVELY DAUGHTERS AND HIS LOVELY LADY WILL BE THERE TOO) ALL THE VERY VERY BEST TO YOU ALL AND ALWAYS REMEMBER TOO......CCCCHHHHAAARRRGGGEEEEE' added 18th Jul 2014

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    • Berlin_Bolt 'HERE WE GO HERE WE GO HERE WE GO, HOLLYWOOD'S ON HIS HOLS ON HOLS!! HAVE A FAB HOLIDAY DAVE AND ALL THE FAMILY!! TURN OFF THE PHONE AND THE WI FI AND HAVE FUN FUN FUN IN THE SUN SUN SUN!!! :))))' added 18th Jul 2014

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    • DaveCH 'Sorry I`m a bit late getting to this Dave. Have a good holiday. What a special race to run and a great description of it. Congratulations on your time. Just think what you will be doing when your hips have been reworked. Good luck for St. Albans as well. ' added 19th Jul 2014

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    • Alaistair 'Your support on the streets of London for such a worthy cause is appreciated more than you will ever imagine. Enjoy your holiday...' added 31st Jul 2014

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