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Old Oct 28th 2009, 9:41 am
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So which of us mad fools are taking part in this event & what distance are you doing?

I'm doing the 10.5km which originally I planned to walk/run but due to damaging the lateral meniscus in my right knee, I'm going to have to walk it all. I haven't managed to do much in the way of training but I've been walking since I was quite small, so I'm hoping that my feet know what they should do by now

Good luck to all. I'm not looking forward to the early start & I'm hoping for good weather. Why oh why did I enter this
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So which of us mad fools are taking part in this event & what distance are you doing?

I'm doing the 10.5km which originally I planned to walk/run but due to damaging the lateral meniscus in my right knee, I'm going to have to walk it all. I haven't managed to do much in the way of training but I've been walking since I was quite small, so I'm hoping that my feet know what they should do by now

Good luck to all. I'm not looking forward to the early start & I'm hoping for good weather. Why oh why did I enter this
You will love it hun! I felt so proud of myself doing the Taupo half-marathon and am currently looking for another to do.

Pretty sure Matewx is doing the full marathon.

Good luck to you both and anyone else.
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Speaking of which , where is he. He needs winkling out of his pit.
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Speaking of which , where is he. He needs winkling out of his pit.
Seems to have snuck off
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You will love it hun! I felt so proud of myself doing the Taupo half-marathon and am currently looking for another to do.

Pretty sure Matewx is doing the full marathon.

Good luck to you both and anyone else.
Thanks love, though I'm not sure I will enjoy it
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I'm doing the quarter marathon too

I've lived by the beginners training plan on their website right up until last weekend when I got a rubbish virus and cold thing which has wiped me out. Up and running again now but I don't think Paula Radcliffe has anything to worry about

So, vitalstats are you up for more running? I'm teetering on the edge of joining the marathon club and knocking out a few 10kms in the Run Auckland series.
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Here I am...

Missed me??

I am indeed running on Sunday... However, the Half Marathon will be enough on this occasion!

I have had to up my running the past few weeks & at the same time tourists have decided to start coming back in Auckland & particularly my hotel... So been busy busy I have...

I shall report back on Sunday arvo n update you all with my time... Let's hope I don't make a fool of myself Now, there's a thought!

Good luck to you Vitalstatistix...

Think of us who have to cross the harbour for a 6.45 am start am looking at the 5:45 ferry, so up at 4/4:15

Who else is running??
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Here I am...

Missed me??

I am indeed running on Sunday... However, the Half Marathon will be enough on this occasion!

I have had to up my running the past few weeks & at the same time tourists have decided to start coming back in Auckland & particularly my hotel... So been busy busy I have...

I shall report back on Sunday arvo n update you all with my time... Let's hope I don't make a fool of myself Now, there's a thought!

Good luck to you Vitalstatistix...

Think of us who have to cross the harbour for a 6.45 am start am looking at the 5:45 ferry, so up at 4/4:15

Who else is running??
Thanks mate & Thanks to Hosebergine too Not sure I'm upto any running yet. Got an appointment with an orthopod a week Friday. Hoping he will operate on my knee . I've never been much of a runner TBH, boobs tend to get in the way (even when well-supported).

We are leaving Gulf Harbour at 5.15am

& yes I missed you Matewx
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We are leaving Gulf Harbour at 5.15am
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Blimey that's a bit of a warm up, if I'm driving past you down SH1 I'll give you a toot!
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What time are you aiming to get to CBD then vitalstats?

My OH is 'delighted' at the prospect on an early start. I can placate my 4yr old with the bouncy castle that is rumored to be there and my 15mth old will be happy as long as there's something to eat. I guess OH will have to make do a nap when we get back home or just enjoy the lycra-fest!!

As for your boobs, getting in the way - You're not supposed to run on your boobs
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Blimey that's a bit of a warm up, if I'm driving past you down SH1 I'll give you a toot!
Meany, give us a lift
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What time are you aiming to get to CBD then vitalstats?

My OH is 'delighted' at the prospect on an early start. I can placate my 4yr old with the bouncy castle that is rumored to be there and my 15mth old will be happy as long as there's something to eat. I guess OH will have to make do a nap when we get back home or just enjoy the lycra-fest!!

As for your boobs, getting in the way - You're not supposed to run on your boobs
That's what happens with gravity when you get to my age

I think we should be there at about 6am. Four of us going in the same car of which 3 of us are taking part. One of the gang works in the CBD & we'll be using her carpark. Then our gym will be putting up a gazebo for afterwards & we are taking some food with us. I've been told to make cake!!!!

My OH is remaining in bed
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I shall hang around the 2XU since I joined the 2XU team & will be proudly wearing my black 2XU T Shirt
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Good luck you brave souls!!
Admire you all for having a go....if only my old joints would let me...ahhh!
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Good luck you brave souls!!
Admire you all for having a go....if only my old joints would let me...ahhh!
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Matewx, I shall look out for you I shall be with the Inshape Studio team. Not sure whether I shall wear there T-shirt or the official race one. Decisions, decisions.
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