Friday, 20 April 2007

Marathon fever

WebEd has been globetrotting in Paris, Frankfurt and Birmingham (you wouldn't believe the problems I've had with making myself understood! And, to think, it's only 150 miles up the M40/M42!).

My apologies for the delay in posting congrats to those who took part in the Rotterdam and Paris Marathons. The weather took the headlines for all the wrong reasons in both cities with a couple of fatalities reported in Paris where runners had to endure 28 degree heat. No news yet from Tony and Kathie - so if you're reading you two, let us have your race report and a couple of piccies! Tony finished in 5.19.18; Kathie in 5.36.13 - and in those temperatures that took some doing!

In Rotterdam, organisers had to halt the race by advising runners to walk to the finish - once again, the heat was the problem. Peter finished in 3.52.25 - read Peter's race report above.

And so to this weekend and to those who are taking part in the marathon, make sure you're hydrated, carbo loaded, fit, rested and raring to go!

Ladies Captain Rachel Davies writes:

"I hope that the training and carb-loading are going well. If I see another bit of pasta ........!!!!!

The big day can be very daunting for runners and gruelling for the supporters who run around London hoping to catch a glimpse of someone they know, so I think that we will all deserve a drink at the end!

If you fancy a post marathon drink or cup of tea, you'll find a few Waddies propping up the bar and nursing smelly, blistered feet in the "All Bar One" in Leicester Square. (More details here)

Good luck to everyone!

See you on the train (if I seem a bit quiet, I'm not being rude - it's because I'll be refuelling on cake!) or in the bar.

Rachel xox

1 comment:

H. said...

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE ON SUNDAY, HOPE YOU ALL DO THE TIMES THAT YOU WANT AND REALLY ENJOY THE DAY. WADDLE ON. HELEN X X X