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Anyone else running London Marathon?
« on: February 01, 2018, 11:19:23 AM »
I was in that 'lucky' 4% of people who got the draw the first time I applied.  Is anyone else running this year?  If so, anyone want a meetup after?  ;)
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Re: Anyone else running London Marathon?
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2018, 11:57:50 AM »
Wow!  Best of luck!

I only run from danger.   ;)


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Re: Anyone else running London Marathon?
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2018, 02:45:18 PM »
Congrats on the lottery draw!  My husband tries every year, and has been selected twice, run it once.*  This will be your first marathon?

Personally, I'm with KF; I only run from danger -- and even then I have to be really convinced.

*My husband successfully completed the 2012 London Marathon.  The second time he was given a place was the year we bought our house (2016, to run in the 2017 marathon), and with moving and the commuting situation, and adjusting to our new reality, he didn't have time to train.  He paid the fee to secure his place with the intention of deferring to this year, but then he forgot to log in to defer by the deadline (he remembered at about 10pm on the "by close of business day" deadline), so he forfeited his place and his fee.  He was really disappointed.
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Re: Anyone else running London Marathon?
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2018, 03:06:45 PM »
Respect!  8)
March 28th 2013-Moved to UK, husband on spouse visa.Oct 20th 2015-Applied by mail for FLR(M).Feb 1st 2016 FLR(M).March 7th 2018 ILR. YAY! March 21st NCS&JCAP appointment.


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Re: Anyone else running London Marathon?
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2018, 10:14:32 PM »
Ah congrats!! That’ll be so incredible!! I’m cheering on several of my friends this time around.

I damaged my knee pretty badly in a half-marathon in Berkeley (November 2016) and I’m super bummed I may never get to marathon length from now on. I can get up to about 8 miles now (over a year later) so maybe it’ll be better next year?


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Re: Anyone else running London Marathon?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2018, 09:50:57 AM »
Yes, this is my first one....I'm much more of a mud run girl :-) Had heart surgery back in the states and I guess I'm going through a mid-30's crisis of wanting to feel like I can still do things  :)

I'm doing my half marathon distances around 2 1/2 hours without much sweat, but I'm still wondering what I've gotten myself into...
2015
June 13th: Married  June 14th: Applied online
June 18th: Biometrics and posted documents
July 8th:  Retroactively upgraded to Priority
July 10th: Email with decision and documents shipped

2018
Feb 1: Here we go again
April 5: Sent off FLR(M)
June 4: I've got another 30 months!


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