Aftermath

Aftermath

The body I had an awful nights sleep after the marathon. I would have thought I would have been so tired that I would have surfaced sometime in July. I did manage about an hours worth but then tossed and turned for the rest of the night. I managed to get away with...
Marathon Day

Marathon Day

Before I thought I would wait a few days before writing up this entry to get a more rounded perspective of what actually happened on Sunday. My initial feelings on the day were not what I had thought they would be. To be honest, I was a little disappointed in the...
Only one thing left to do now

Only one thing left to do now

Weather Stalking the weather started a few weeks ago with regular checking of unreliable long-range forecasts. This week, every available meteorological website was scrutinized almost hourly to see whether next Sunday was going be kind to 36,000 runners and hundreds...
Seven days to go

Seven days to go

Now that the longest run is out the way and the marathon itself is only days away, it is time to taper. This basically means that you put your feet up and eat pies. Well, actually it doesn’t mean that at all, but it is a time of rest and recovery. Eating sensibly to...
Sick Mick

Sick Mick

I mentioned in my last entry about the useful attributes of having a distraction to take your mind off a niggle here or tweak there. However there is nothing quite as distracting to one’s marathon preparations as a stomach bug that produces entertainment at both ends....
FUNdraisers and Inspirators

FUNdraisers and Inspirators

Quiz Night As the week progressed, the teams for the quiz night increased in numbers, the questions were formulated into a series of brain-bashing rounds, raffle prizes were flooding in and we were all set for a fun, money-making extravaganza. Over 100 people turned...