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London Marathon: Could You?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 1:50 am

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

 
kaddyuk
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RE: London Marathon: Could You?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:09 am

If anyone does decided to run the marathon, can you pick me up a big mac meal as you run past MacD's please!
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ABfemme
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RE: London Marathon: Could You?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:11 am

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?"
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RE: London Marathon: Could You?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:17 am

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
 
NeilYYZ
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RE: London Marathon: Could You?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:19 am

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.
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Duff44
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RE: London Marathon: Could You?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 2:41 am

Not me.... I get tired driving 26.2 miles...  Big grin
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AirCop
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RE: London Marathon: Could You?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 3:52 am

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.
 
babybus
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RE: London Marathon: Could You?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 6:55 am

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.
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kiwiinoz
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RE: London Marathon: Could You?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:24 am

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
 
kmh1956
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RE: London Marathon: Could You?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 7:57 am

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!!
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RE: London Marathon: Could You?

Mon Apr 24, 2006 8:02 am

Only if I get to use Skidmarks motorised wheelchair.

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