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April 22nd - All scream for the dream team!!! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ†

April 22nd - All scream for the dream team!!! ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ†

I really wanna see those pompoms!!!!

It's racing time again, and I expect to hear some hearty cheers for our sensational sizzlers competing this Sunday:

โ˜… It's "Go Mike!" Mike1942 legging it round the Longhorn Marathon!! GO MIKE!!!!!

โ˜… And also Longhorning it are "Two Funky" Anniemurph and misswobble lapping up the Longhorn 10K!! Run ladies, RUN!!!!

sbrevents.co.uk/events/the-...

โ˜… As if that wasn't too gorgeous already, we've only got the "HM Hotties" aliboo70 and runfasterdoyle slam-dunking the Southampton Half Marathon!! KICK ASS!! TAKE NAMES!!!!

abpsouthamptonhalf.co.uk/

โ˜… Oh, and then there's "a few people" doing some marathon up in London. Give it all you've got left for C3PO, JohnTheHulk, John_W, Joruss, and roseabi (yes, me again, hi! :) ) IN THE LONDON MARATHON!!!!!!

virginmoneylondonmarathon.c...

โ˜… And this just in: "Beirut-iful" runningnearbeirut is storming round the Beirut Women's 10K!!! BEAT THAT DUST, AMAZING LADY!!!!!

beirutmarathon.org/

To these fine folk, and to anyone and everyone else running this weekend:

GOOD LUCK AND HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Oh thanks roseabi !!! That has made me smile amongst feeling stressed (not cos of HM, general life stuff ๐Ÿ˜•) HM hottie!! Haha! Love it!! All the best to everyone running, and you doing two marathons in 2weeks is totally brilliant!! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thanks Ali!! Hope you have a chilled out time at the half, you hottie :)

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Go Alixxxxxx

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Woohoo, go for it! Hope you have a fab run :)

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Wow what a busy weekend! All the best to everyone running and may the weather smile down upon you. Have a great race!

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Thank you :)

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2 marathons in two weeks?! I can't even process that. You Kick Ass!

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:D

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Wishing everyone a great run. Come back safely - I (we) need to see the bling ๐Ÿ˜„. Have fun y'all.

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Good luck everyone!!

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Ooh yes, come on you fabulous lot, I am so looking forward to the pics and bling, the weight of all those medals will bend the hanger ๐Ÿ˜‚,

Positive vibes, cheerleading and a hug at the end coming your way (I donโ€™t care that youโ€™re all sweaty, look what you did!)

Bring it home gang!๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ…

Mx

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โค๏ธ

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Good luck everyone!

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Woooow - I am shaking the pompoms like mad! Good luck to everyone of those lovely people! When the going gets tough, try to remember to be happy that you are able to run that far. Enjoy what your body is able to do!

If I am awfully quiet on this forum at the moment, it is because I am still battling with my injury - a painful right groin/buttock perhaps caused by a tight piriformis (caused by what??).

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Thanks Pippi! Sorry to hear you've been in so much pain, looking forward to your recovery and return :)

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Thank you, Roseabi!

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Sorry to hear that iben ๐Ÿ˜•we miss you hope you get it all sorted soon. No words can be much of a consolation when injury strikes but sending you a big hug xxx Oldfloss will be pleased to see you name popping up!

Thanks for the good luck vibes xxx

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To be honest, I miss my old runner self too :-( thanks for the hug. Much needed.

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Rotten news about your pain... after five weeks on the IC with a trapped Sciatic nerve... I empathise... xxxx

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Thank you so much Oldfloss, I need all the empathy I can get. In 4 days I have been on the IC for FIVE months!! I am devastated and depressed! Two doctors and three physios specialised in sports injuries are involved and nobody seems to know what to do. I am so frustrated I could shout at them. And they are all doing their best, I'm sure.

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My trapped nerve obviously is very close to the piriformis muscle.. my physio said the NHS exercises I was doing were good and I will PM a link that Rignold gave me... it was almost a miracle cure!

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I will do anything! Especially if it comes from you or Rigs

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Have sent the links :) x

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That was a like for your good wishes and your pompom waving. I don't like the fact that you are still on the IC at all - that's awful :( It must be really depressing for you. I hope Floss's exercise helps xx

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Thank you Annie

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So glad to hear from you, even though youโ€™re injured. God bedring!

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Tusind tak ๐Ÿ™

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I came specifically to this forum to see how you were! I suddenly realised I hadn't seen you post for a while. Glad you are still with us, even though on the IC.

Very best wishes for a full and complete and fast recovery to one of my first friends and constant inspirations. XXX

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๐Ÿ˜˜ Thank you John. I hope to return soon. Some of my runner-friends tell me that being on the IC is part of becoming a real runner. โ€œYou donโ€™t know what it means to you until you have had to do without it for a whileโ€ True! Iโ€™m a runner! No doubt about it.

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You are a great Runner โ˜บ

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Good luck everyone! Hopefully everyone else is chilling out and not like a cat on a hot tin roof (me)!! Weather is looking better and we have some water sprinklers! Will it look odd if I run forwards and backwards numerous times through these ๐Ÿค”

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Ha :D You could, but in my experience those showers are freeeeeeezing!!

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Hope it all goes well, you have worked very hard for this one.

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Happy and safe running every single one of you!!!! Go, go go... :)

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Instead of getting out for a run I stood in the garden waving frantically as my mother was on scenic flight overhead so I have practiced well for cheering on this weekend's forum runners (also seem to have spent a lot of money (for me) on sponsoring London marathon runners for charities special to me who don't get much publicity and a neighbour)

But an especially shout out to Anniemurph and her new shoes on the Longhorn. You take good care of her misswobble

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Thank you! My coffee&cake shoes :D Irritatingly, all the chat on the SBR events FB page says it's going to be really dry and that road shoes are all that's needed, but I have tested them now on roads and they feel fairly comfortable, although stiffer than my Cliftons. But I will wear them!

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Yeah, what an irony! Can't say I like the sound of 'stiff' that's my problem with my Cascadias (well, that and the fact they now make my heels bleed on every outing) I hope you have a really enjoyable run and don't do yourself a mischief.

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Thank you, I'm planning to take it really easy anyway. The nice thing is that because there are incredible people doing the ultra on the same route it doesn't matter if it takes me two hours :D It will be interesting to see how the shoes are on uneven ground. Possibly I should not wait to find this out until a 10k circular route, but hey...

Bugger about your Cascadias. Has this just started? How odd. Have you had them for long - as in, can you justify retiring them now?

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Amazing guys, good luck to each and everyone of you, xxx

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Good luck everyone! Itโ€™s exciting int it ๐Ÿ˜ƒ. Go us! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

I am so pleased to be doing 10k! ๐Ÿ˜ I think we made the right choice Murph ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

I canโ€™t believe Roseabi is doing another marathon so soon after the last one ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘.

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Have a great run MW, Annie and Mike! It's a busy weekend for us all!go c25kers! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thanks, Ali! Off we all go - wheeeee!

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There's no way I could have done the HM with 6 weeks out - I don' even know if I'll make the 10k :O Yes I will - think of that bling!!! The nice thing is that even if I walk it there will still be ultra-ers out and about so I'll have company :D

I know - get that roseabi girl! I couldn't even do two 5ks one after t'other :D

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Busy day. Good luck to you all, sure you will all be fab. Can't make it into town to watch on Sunday but am looking forward to hearing everyone's reports.

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good luck all, i am sure you will all smash it and it will be all wonderful. Detention for anyone not posting medal photos and race reports! And take it easy with the weather too!

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Oooh, haven't been in detention for quite some time :D

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Wishing everyone the best of luck for their Amazing events this weekend!

Go everyone and take care in this heatwave ๐Ÿ˜Ž...

Will be watching the London Marathon and cheering you all on..

Go John W.. Seen all the hard work you have put in training ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ˜Šx

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Pom Poms all a shake here for everyone, have a great run and remember the most important thing, have fun. You are all winners already ๐Ÿฅ‡.

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Can I be a late addition to the list please?

I'm doing the Beirut women's 10k tomorrow and am really unprepared having not done much running this year :/

I'm aiming for slow with a friend, temperatures are decreasing so hopefully there will be cloud cover and at 7am it should be in the high teens rather than too scorching hot. The forecast for today says "Blowing dust and showers" so I'm hoping the showers bring the dust down and it doesn't stay blowing around tomorrow as it's very difficult running or breathing at all in a dust storm!

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Good luck!! Hope the weather is kind to you, I wouldn't fancy dust storms either!

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Heyup! Nice to see you :) Good luck!!!!! I'm doing a go-away-dust dance...

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I always love hearing about your very special running challenges. I hope you have a good time in the right sense!

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Good luck! Hope it goes well and dust settles! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿƒ

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Fingers crossed for no dust and cool(er) for you!

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Oh flippin eck! Dust storms! I hope not! Fingers crossed

Good luck! โ˜บ

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We've had a downpour so hopefully the dust has come down... problem with that is probably going to be impossible to see out of my windscreen in the morning and there's no point in cleaning it now if it rains again during the night. And I need to leave at 6. Ho hum!! Better than running in dust!

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Bit late to the party as ever. I hope today goes/went well for you. Very best wishes for a good run.

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Good luck everyone. Remember " don't just run" ,have fun. .......(plagerised from roseabi).๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ“ฏ๐Ÿ“ฏ

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Pom poms aloft here! Run safely in the heat ๐ŸŒžand come home champions every one of you!!๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ…

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Thanks for the good wishes. I had been meaning to get in touch about trying to meet up, but the trip has been pretty busy so far.

If anybodyโ€™s at the expo today, Iโ€™ll be there until about 12:30. Lady in green with hubby and daughter in braids, although hubby might sit and work. Or you can find me at the back of the red pen with a Tommyโ€™s vest and Norwegian flags on my sleeves.

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I got to the expo after you left. Will try and spot you tomorrow, but I'm in the blue pen. Feeling ready for bed now :) Good luck!!

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Poor you. It was heaving when I left. Iโ€™m in red pen 7. Have a great time tomorrow!

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Thank you for the addition :) :)

You are a wonderful encourager and I hope you can enjoy tomorrow yourself too!

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Thank you, I'll try :)

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Wowsers.... so many of you running, what a fab team we have in our family..... good luck to everyone and I am practicing my Pom Pom routine ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿผโ€๐ŸŽค

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Y'all are an inspiration to the rest of us :) Have great fun, great run and very best wishes! :)

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I hope you all had a wonderful day, you amazing bunch ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

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