I know I'm slow, but this is ridiculous!

For Sunday's London Winter Run, you are allocated a start time based on the estimated time you gave to complete. I'm not fast, and my 10ks vary from 1hr 12 at my very best to around 1hr 23. Given that there are going to be around 16,000 other people there, I probably said my time would be about 1hr 25 mins. It could well take me even longer as I am recovering from a heavy cold and I hate running in crowds.

My allocated start time is 10:18am.

Imagine my amusement when one of our lovely Beyonders posted elsewhere that his start time is 9:30am and he expects to be finishing by about 10:15am :D :D :D

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  • London Winter Runs, plural, evidently.

  • I might suggest he goes round twice :)

  • Aforementioned "one of" must be very fast. You just enjoy the sights and soak up the London atmosphere :)

  • Yes, he is super-speedy :) It doesn't bother me - it should be a great day :)

  • Well he can get the kettle on and have cake waiting for you then.....πŸ˜‰


  • Ha ha - I shall suggest that! :D x

  • He's just showing off Annie 😊

    Enjoy the run and mind the polar bears 😭

  • I shall send him through like a minesweeper to clear my way of all polar bears, St. Bernards and similar scary obstructions :D

  • I have run in a race where the first across the line finished before I even started!!!! :)

  • Ha! I don't do many races anyway, but this is making me giggle :D

  • Have fun Annie! Its a good run, really cold day when we were there so hot choccy after was amazing! I went and met the gang there in 2015! Enjoy Realfoodieclub s choccy cake too !πŸ˜†

  • Oooh, hot choccy! Oooooohh!!! choccy cake!!!

    Race? What race? :D Thanks, Ali :)

  • And you get a pretty medal! 😊

  • Woohoo! Bling :D

  • Bet the adrenaline will get you round quickerπŸ˜† but if it doesn't, just enjoy the day. I'm sure you will have a great time(despite the crowds)!☺

  • Apparently there will be 1900 people in my starting pen :O Eeek! Never mind, it will be fun :) Thank you - I'll do my best!

  • I am a "black catter" - any black cat that you have seen, I have seen blacker!!! For my one and only run in the "famous" Sydney City to Surf in 2014, there were 20,000 in my corral - and there were 4 corrals :)

  • Erm... no thanks! Although the City to Surf run does sound very tempting, but so many people? Terrifying!

  • I would stick as close to your own pen as you can I got in the wrong one last year and I literally have never run so fast in my entire life. It is still my fastest km to date. I tucked myself in as soon as I could and settled down after the 1st km. the people at the back of me must of seen a rare sight because what I didn't know is when I run that fast my Capri pants start to fall down so there I was running holding the back of my capris up to keep my dignity. I will have choccie cake for you. Are you meeting up before hand? I'm so where.?

  • Ha ha! Well, there's something to be said for pushing yourself :D I am considering inventing some sort of braces to run in because I have had this problem with descending leggings as well!

    I think some people are meeting at the Caffe Nero in Trafalgar Square at 8:30, but not everyone will be there. I have yet to work out where my hotel is in relation to the start! Looking forward to meeting you :)

  • I'm really looking forward to it. See you in Cafe Nero on Sunday.

  • ROFLOL!!!!πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€

  • Ha ha Annie ! Ah this reminds me of when I met up with Runon from here for the GMR 2 years ago and he texted me whilst I was still running to say he was in one of the tents having his legs massaged and I still had a fair way to go ! I was like " Ah yes, just on my way over ! Arrgh , keep going Pug, keep going !!! " :-D

    Have fun , enjoy the cake and please don't forget to take some pics ! :-) xxx

  • Well, I won't say that I've checked out all the Tube shortcuts, but... :D I'll stay honest, I promise!

    Yep, "Sorry, Runon, I can't quite see the actual tent you're in at the moment, there are quite a few... aren't there?" Tee hee! I'll post about my dream as well - that'll give you a giggle.

    Ta, Pops, I'll deffo take pics of the cake xxx

  • Ha ha ! Yes I had to come clean afterwards and tell him that I was still on the course ha ha :-) xxx

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