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London Marathon: Could You?  
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 887 times:

Up to 40,000 runners - aged 18 to their 80s - braved the damp weather for this year's London Marathon to complete the 26-mile (42km) course. Now I imagine it's hard enough but full respect to those guys AND many did it in costumes too! Anyone here fit enough for that?  Smile



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User currently offlineKaddyuk From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2001, 4126 posts, RR: 26
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 879 times:

If anyone does decided to run the marathon, can you pick me up a big mac meal as you run past MacD's please!


Whoever said "laughter is the best medicine" never had Gonorrhea
User currently offlineABfemme From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 879 times:

Not a chance - I'd need an Ambulance following me at the very least!! I can't even bring myself to say the word....R....R.......n I'm having a hot flush now at the thought!!

Kudos to all of them - but " Are they quite mad?"
 biggrin 


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 874 times:

Quoting ABfemme (Reply 2):
" Are they quite mad?"

No way! They raise vast amounts for charity. I just wish I was fit enough - I'd probably get a stich before I got to the start line.  Big grin


User currently offlineNeilYYZ From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 871 times:

Sure I could, give me a few days, some food and some hotels along the way and I'd be done in about 5 days.

User currently offlineDuff44 From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 1723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 857 times:

Not me.... I get tired driving 26.2 miles...  Big grin


I'll rassle ya for a bowl of bacon!
User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 840 times:

In my younger days running cross-country and track ten miles was the limit. No way for 26+ miles. Wondering it the human body can withstand that type of punishment over and over like the world class runners absorb.

User currently offlineBabybus From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 815 times:

This year ten of them were from my running team.

To my amazement one of them, last year, cycled 20 miles to the start of the course as a warm up, ran the marathon in just over 3 hours and then cycled the 20 miles home again. I'll check to see if he did that same routine this year.

Marathons, not for me a I'm afraid. I feel ill thinking about it.


User currently offlineKiwiinOz From New Zealand, joined Oct 2005, 2165 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 812 times:

I did it in 2002 when living in London, 3 hours 26.

If I did it now, I think I would end up vomiting all the way around. There was nothing fun about it-it's just pain and bragging rights


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 802 times:

My sister (age 47) just ran the Boston marathon......just for the sake of doing it. She did it in about 4 hrs 15m, enjoyed the whole experience(?) and said she's happy now and doesn't have to do it again!!


'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineBill142 From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 8439 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 799 times:

Only if I get to use Skidmarks motorised wheelchair.

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