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VLM ballot


Well somebody is pleased to have a new fleece!

I entered the London Marathon ballot on a whim not expecting to get a place and being a little worried recently what I’d do if I actually did get a place!  Fortunately today I got the ‘Dear John’ response  and the commiseration fleece so no worries there.

I was actually disappointed for a few hours this afternoon, especially getting caught up in the hype and excitement on twitter when a few people heard earlier on that they had places.  I even researched other possible marathons in 2012 such as the new Milton Keynes Marathon.

However common sense has set in, having asked myself,  ‘Do you really want to run 26.2 miles next spring?’  Erm.. Not really!   I’m not even half marathon fit at the moment after injury!  All sorted.  I am going to concentrate on rebuilding my fitness and set myself a few goals to improve my 5K, 10K and HM times by running a few more of these races in 2012.

I always did say that I would run a marathon when I was very very old and therefore could have the excuse of stopping for a cuppa tea en route!

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

10 thoughts on “VLM ballot

  1. Ooh yeah, a cuppa on route, that’s what’s missing! Sorry to hear you didn’t get in, but you’re right to feel relief, you need to be fighting fit and healthy for that kind of training. Have you thought of the Marathon Medoc? Not tea but wine!

  2. Hey just entered the MK marathon-how about joining me? Isnt the fleece huge AND I ordered the small as experience tells me they come up big!

  3. I’m definitely in for the marathon de Medoc :o) Great fleece!

  4. I do like the fleece but not enough to wish I got one!

  5. Your role is destined to be cheerleader for VLM2012. There are other races. Head for BARCELONA!

    • As a regular marathon cheerleader I can confirm that it’s quite fun and I like to think almost as exhausting as doing the race itself as you try to get yourself to key spots in time to see your athlete! 😉

  6. May I have some of your common sense, please?

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