London Marathon - again?

The penultimate line in my FLM 2009 blog said "Never again". The final line said "I'm in the ballot for next year!" I've been rejected every year since, but always run the Halstead & Essex ace instead. But, this year, a local charity lost runners to illness and injury and I was given the chance to pick up a last minute GB place. How could I refuse? This ... READ MORE

  • May1320126:15 p.m.

    Halstead, how did it go?

    If I look a the goals I set last week: Finish the race (tick) Beat my VLM time (tick) Run the whole race (cross, see below) Run a PB (TICK!!!!!) Sub 4 hours...

  • May1220129:21 a.m.

    Oh no, not now

    Injury free training period? Cancel that Woken in the night by sharp pain in my right ankle. I suffered from this last year, but this year it's been clear No...

  • May1120122 p.m.

    2 days to go

    In reality, I hope in 2 days I'm close to finished. 2pm will be the cut off for a sub 4. Getting very nervous. This morning's easy 30 mins was quite a...

  • May1020127:16 a.m.

    Getting edgy

    I guess it's just the taper and I'm worrying about 2 marathons in 3 weeks. I need to run Got home from work last night and found I had nothing to do! No run,...

  • May0920127:32 a.m.


    Yes. Definitely Obviously RDM and Mr A are happy with 6th place, the FA Cup and guaranteed Euro footie next season (albeit Thu night Channel 5!) so they put...

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