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March 3rd and 4th - Good luck everyone!

March 3rd and 4th - Good luck everyone!

I hope there haven't been any more cancellations!

Thinking of TedG , AncientMum, Madge50, mfamilias, Realfoodieclub, and Whatsapp and all the other plucky folk running races this weekend.

Good luck and have fun! Or if you've been cancelled have an absolutely marvellous rest day :)

Edit: By the way, if anyone else would like their event added to our calendar, please do let us know in the comments on this post, or PM me.

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I’m not Abi, it was cancelled 😬

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Oh poo, sorry :( I guess your leg is fine as well?

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Leg is still a bit sore so a blessing it was cancelled I suppose 🙄

It’s the run through series runthrough.co.uk

So I’ve been offered alternative events 😊

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That’s good there is an alternative, it has been a long week waiting for news, good luck for your event when it comes around.

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That sounds good! About the alternatives that is :)

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Thank you roseabi Taper has been as annoying as usual, it messes with my head, kits nearly all ready, I have the gps tag to sort out for my shoe, not had one of those before and pasta on the menu for tonight. It is going to be a slow cold one but I am so excited. 😀❄️😀❄️😀.

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I'm gutted that we won't get to meet up after all. Have a fantastic run and think of me when you cross the bridge - I was looking forward to that.

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Best of luck RFC. Hope you have an amazing run!

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Thank you. Completion is my only goal 😀.

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Try to stay warm too ☀️!

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Good luck for tomorrow, hope it isn’t too cold 😊

It’s going to be a barmy 7deg in Oxford apparently 😎

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Very exciting! Go get it!!!

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Thank you lovely roseabi, event still on here.......taper not been as bad this time, I’ve been pretty ‘chilled’ 😂, but have been re - checking my training distances and times to reassure myself I can still do it......😬......🤔

Kit sorted, getting to the stage of just wanting to get on with it now.....🏃‍♀️

All the best, to all, have a good one!

Mx

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Of course you can do it, you will be fine. Have a great day. Rfc x.

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Thanks RFC, you too 🤗.....see you at the other end.....🏅

Mx

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Have a brill run, girl, you've got this :)

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Have a wonderful run Madge! Stay chilled! :)

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Have a fab one!

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Good luck to all those running this weekend. As for me, the game's off... we've been stranded in Edinburgh since yesterday, wth no flights or trains back. If you're running, wrap up warm, watch where you put your feet and have fun!

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Oh mfam, can’t have that, Gary’ll be rolling around in delight, me and Realfoodieclub and AncientMum will sort him out, send him out for snacks and hopefully he’ll get stuck in a snowdrift....

Mx

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He's actually quite peeved, because he's done his homework for this one and now can't put his plan into action. Ah well, he'll be back, Arnie Style.

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Sorry to hear this, mfam :(

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Oh, no, Mfam :( Sorry to hear that.

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Oh flamin ell Mfam ! 🙄 sorry to hear that matey, what a to-do.

Yep, I expect now you’re champing at the bit to get out there Madge. Go geddit! 😃👍🏃‍♀️

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It's a bummer, but hey, there are worse things than being stranded in Edinburgh I suppose. The HM may be cancelled anyway, unfortunately - I hope not, it would be awful for all the people who made it there. They've cancelled the short race and are deciding on the HM today. I hope it works out, and that they will give reimbursements or transfers to those who were stuck.

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Thanks missw, yes, after all the shenanigans- still going on, on the organisers FB page, it’ll be a relief to get running, I suspect, highly unlikely to cancel here now....

Mx

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Whoop whoop Madge! It’s getting exciting, the tension builds 😃

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Not ‘Alf! Need to go out for a bit of a walk about.....🤪😬

Mx

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Trouble is with the cold i’d Want to go to the loo more 😁

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This is an issue I have been having on my long training runs this time.....😳...including having to ‘pit stop’ aka ‘paula’ , it was really bothering me, I’ve tried all the usual, timing of drinks etc., but being a lady of a certain age etc., + the cold, it hasn’t had much effect.

Anyway, I’ve given myself a good talking to, won’t allow it to bother me tomorrow, there are loos at all the water stations, so if I gotta go, I gotta go......I am prepared.....😉

Mx

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I’ve never needed the loo at half marathons but I did on the marathon, four times in all cos you are sipping your drink all the way round. There were just two portaloos, and not marked male and female. I so wish they had been as women are so much tidier in their toilet habits aren’t they. Anyway it put me off using them. I did however, notice a sales office open at an adjacent caravan camp, so with a little posse of other lady runners, headed in their to ask if we could use their facilities. They were very happy to do so, thankfully. If you don’t ask....... 😁

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I usually take an Immodium (other preparations available 😊) for official HMs and that has worked well for me but a bit late as a new thing for anyone to try this weekend. Being a country runner I don't have any worries about alleviating stomach issues but I will take Imm when getting near to an event just to make sure I'm still ok with them. Will have to see what full marathon training brings.

Have a great time tomorrow.

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We have to go with the flow at times like these. If you’re safe and warm and got access to food then all to the good.

Ours is cancelled so we get the chance to go again soon or we enter another event with the same peeps.

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Good luck to those running!

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Good luck, everyone! I’m not sure whether I’m feeling envy or pity for you all! Looking forward to the bling shots and race reports x

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Thinking of All of you running today, I will be thinking of you as I venture out in the woods... 😺

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Good luck everyone - you've got this! Bring home that bling :)

I will look forward to all your reports. It's raining here and I suppose they could probably have run the race today although loads of people wouldn't have been able to travel so they did the right thing really.

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Eastbourne was on. All snow a distant memory now but plenty of cold winds and rain for company. I managed it, but it was the hardest thing I've done. A few lessons learned for next time (there will be a next time). My chip time was 2:21:00, so I am happy with that. Well done to everyone else who ran 🏃

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