VLM 2018?............ Let's See!

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VLM 2018?............ Let's See!

Hi there, fellow bloggers!

I didn't get a place for  2017, but have been lucky enough to complete London 7 times so can't complain. This won't, of course, stop me applying again for 2018  !  

I would like to continue to share my training, ups, downs and just about anything else with you all!

I know you all to be the best gang around and am open to criticism, advice, support and anything else you care to say!

Now let's get going and see what happens.

Happy training, one and all

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Typical...Nothing For 5 Month...

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Hi All, Just to let you know I went on the treddie yesterday (only 15 minutes at a gentle trot) but everything seems to be fine.  I know it sounds silly, but eyes can be so sensitive/delicate that I'm not going to do anything daft or too much too soon, ...