Friday, 27 April 2007

Marathon weekend update

I said I'd let you know how we all got on at the London Marathon. We had a great day. Stephen completed the race in a respectable 5 hours plus something (can't remember) which is way outside his PB but it was very very warm - about 28 deg C - which is July temperatures - in April (Global warming - the ice caps are melting - hope you can all swim!) The atmosphere was fabulous and we had a really lovely time.

We then went to Michel's house in Kilburn for a birthday party / buffet as it was Stephen's birthday - and we had cake and a sing-song. I met some great people and had a lot of fun.

Late in the evening we came home via the tube and the train again - which the old ladies coped with very well indeed.

Then we went to bed.

The next day the travelling masseur came to help with the marathon recovery but Stephen wasn't here yet so I had to have the massage instead - and very fantastic it was too.

Then we went to Wisley Gardens for lunch and a walk round.

Then they all went back up north, and I had a sit down.

2 comments:

  1. Hey, hey, hey, it was FOUR hours something, not bloody five. Still, not my finest hour, and if it weren't for the championship chip I'd have considered jumping on the No. 9 bus

    But it was fun, well afterwards was. So great to see you all at the finish line - think I had the largest support team there. And Champagne and cake is perfect for after-race recovery. Thanks for organizing the geriatic athletic supporters. You can be my team leader next time. Next time? What am I saying?

    Love,
    Stephen x

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  2. Hey, hey, hey, it was FOUR hours something, not bloody five. Still, not my finest hour, and if it weren't for the championship chip I'd have considered jumping on the No. 9 bus

    But it was fun, well afterwards was. So great to see you all at the finish line - think I had the largest support team there. And Champagne and cake is perfect for after-race recovery. Thanks for organizing the geriatic athletic supporters. You can be my team leader next time. Next time? What am I saying?

    Love,
    Stephen x

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