I found out on Wednesday that I will be running the 2019 London Marathon. The place come through my company and will be running for WaterAid, a charity closely aligned with the company. Continue reading “London Calling! The 2019 VLM is on!”
The bulk of your marathon training will be done and the taper will have started. All those hard miles will be soon worth it.
You’ll be excited about the big day, and you can never have too many tips. I’ve only done 2 marathons (both London) but the majority of the tips hold up for any race.
Run in your vest – test this out well before race day. Most of the time charity vests are not the greatest quality and some have a seam under the armpit that can rub the inside of your arm. See tip on Vaseline and plasters. Continue reading “Marathon tips – Get your preperation sorted”
The 2017 London Marathon ballot results were out last week.
I won’t build the tension. I didn’t get a place (the sixth time in a row). Actually, I don’t know anyone who got a place (in real life or online life). Maybe the people who are in, keep it quiet as there are so many peeved off people grumping about the ballot system.
The email arrived (I am yet to find my magazine) and I was not too crushed; I knew the chances of a place were slim. (1 in 16 I believe).
I have also had the privilege of running the London Marathon twice (one back in 2008 via the NSPCC and then 2010 via the ballot), so I can’t be too down about it. Continue reading “The Streets of London – VLM 2017 Results”