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My Husband Is Running in the London Marathon 22 April!

Old Apr 21st 2007, 4:53 pm
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I've been holding the fort ie. bailing out our flooded basement whilst my husband Pete has been in London to prepare for the London Marathon tomorrow Sunday 22nd April.

He is not going 'solo' this time (he did when he ran in the NY marathon in 2005) but running as part of his employer's group (the British news agency, Reuters) and to raise money for the UK charity "Childline".

Conditions won't be so great for marathon runners, it will be warm and humid, plus the London streets are narrow and runners more compressed with little room to spread out or overtake slower runners. How anyone can even think about running for 26.2 miles is totally beyond me!

Here's the official site and if anyone would like to make a contribution, no matter how small, Pete would really appreciate it (and so would the beneficial charity, Childline).

Pete would love to receive any messages of support, do post here if you'd like to send one! GO PETE!!



http://www.london-marathon.co.uk/


Please send a PM to the OP to get the site address to make a donation.


This was Pete's first (and only marathon)

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...light=marathon

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Old Apr 21st 2007, 6:05 pm
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Hello, it's been a while!!

That is such a great thing to do, you must be so proud!

Good luck Pete! xx
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Old Apr 21st 2007, 6:34 pm
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Good luck to your hubby.

My colleague Richard Williams, presenter of the Ocean FM breakfast show, is running too.

Hoep they both do great!
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Old Apr 22nd 2007, 3:48 pm
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Woo Hoo!

Just got a phone call from my husband Pete:

He's just completed the London marathon in 3 hours 39 mins....3 minutes faster than when in he finished in the NYC marathon in 2005 and he is now 46 years old!

He's on a ship on the Thames with all the other Childline runners who are coming in at various intervals - he was one of the first runners to arrive.

Our daughter, her boyfriend and Pete's twin brother and children are on board to greet him too. He's sounding really upbeat and happy and has just had a massage. It's a beautiful sunny day over there and he said it was very hot on the trail and he has a sunburnt head as his cap fell off after 12 miles.

I'm very proud of him and I just wish I was there to give him a big hug and a kiss.....will have to wait until he arrives at Newark airport on Tuesday!
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He's just completed the London marathon in 3 hours 39 mins....3 minutes faster than when in he finished in the NYC marathon in 2005 and he is now 46 years old!
Wow - nice time.

Fair play.
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Old Apr 22nd 2007, 4:47 pm
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Didn't he do well?

The statistics are:

Total no. of runners 36,500

Pete: Place 4367

Place by age-group: 608

Time: 3.38:58

(He beat chef Gordon Ramsay LOL!)

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/6579629.stm
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Well done to him!
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Nice one....and beating Ramsey
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well done to your man.....my girlfriend finished in just under 4hrs....a bit warm for them today in the great city of London.
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Excellent, well done Pete
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Originally Posted by Roland Hulme View Post
Good luck to your hubby.

My colleague Richard Williams, presenter of the Ocean FM breakfast show, is running too.

Hoep they both do great!
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Well done! That's a great time

My Uncle still runs London and NY when he can, not in those times tho, although he is a tad older.

Any estimates on the fund raising so far?
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Any estimates on the fund raising so far?

Eh? Fund raising individually or for Childline or for all of the charities?
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Good luck to your hubby.

My colleague Richard Williams, presenter of the Ocean FM breakfast show, is running too.

Hoep they both do great!

How did he do?

I don't think I've heard of Ocean FM - what frequency is it on? I live approx 18 miles west of Manhatten, is it a Jersey Shore station or Long Island?
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Eh? Fund raising individually or for Childline or for all of the charities?
I meant for Pete's in particluar, but you just reminded me, they give out totals of some sort usually dont they.
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