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lincolnimp Tue 04-Oct-22 01:20:35

Completed the London Marathon.
Aged 72, and I got a Personal Best time, beating my previous pb set in 2012.
I'm not what you would call a runner and I certainly didn't do any running until I prepared for my first LM in 2012---being encouraged by my 2 daughters to do it in Olympic year.
Then pauses ,with no running at all due to life getting in the way. Completed again in 2015 and 2017, then started serious preparation in January this year.
With my name on my charity top I received sooooo much support all around the course, and especially when I was struggling a bit towards the end.
Also huge cheers as I ran down the Mall to the finish.
Best one yet and definitely my last
I will stick to Half Marathons and below ftom now on.
Always good to go out on a high and kinder on my back
There are definite bonuses to being an old , crazy lady

Kim19 Tue 04-Oct-22 01:28:17

Well done you!

CanadianGran Tue 04-Oct-22 01:37:06

Wow, good for you! Congratulations.

FannyCornforth Tue 04-Oct-22 01:50:56

That’s absolutely fantastic!
What an inspiration you are.

grannydarkhair Tue 04-Oct-22 02:05:51

Well done indeed! You’re a great inspiration to older people. I’ve become a total “couch potato” since I took slightly early retirement due to ill health a few years back. Reading about your wonderful achievement will hopefully encourage me to get up off my fat, lazy backside and start walking if not running more.

FannyCornforth Tue 04-Oct-22 03:04:52

I need a boot up the backside too.
I’m currently on the Good Ship Prevarication, heading towards the isle of Vague Despair.
I’m not going to be running a marathon anytime soon ever, but I definitely need a dose of your determination and focus.
I noticed that you are very self effacing lincolnimp.
If it were me I would have plastered ‘I ran the Marathon!!!’ (plus emojis) all over the title! smile

BlueBelle Tue 04-Oct-22 03:21:21

Well done lincolnimp you deserve a round of applause I feel I need a round if I walk to town ?

FarNorth Tue 04-Oct-22 04:58:11

Wow lincolnimp that's wonderful!!!

Sar53 Tue 04-Oct-22 05:54:00

Congratulations from me too, a great achievement, well done ? ✔ x

Lucca Tue 04-Oct-22 06:15:34

Inspirational. Well done !

Calendargirl Tue 04-Oct-22 06:47:01

Well done!

BigBertha1 Tue 04-Oct-22 06:56:44

Excellent so well done cingratulations. Are your feet sore now?

baubles Tue 04-Oct-22 07:00:08

Oh wow! Well done you, that’s wonderful.

I couldn’t run for a bus.

tanith Tue 04-Oct-22 07:12:39

Amazing achievement I take my hat off to you. Well done ??‍♀️

sodapop Tue 04-Oct-22 07:23:16

Well done Lincolnimp great achievement

lixy Tue 04-Oct-22 07:50:13

Wow, well done indeed! You must be pleased with a PB. Enjoy a good sit down with your feet up for a few days to recover.

Riverwalk Tue 04-Oct-22 07:50:50

What an achievement - congratulations! ?‍♀️

I need to up my game!

Oopsadaisy1 Tue 04-Oct-22 07:52:52

Congratulations, an amazing effort.

grannyrebel7 Tue 04-Oct-22 08:01:30

Fantastic! You must be buzzing after that! Such an achievement ?

Chocolatelovinggran Tue 04-Oct-22 08:02:50

Well done, you - what an inspiration!

fairfraise Tue 04-Oct-22 08:05:00

Well done! The London Marathon finish must be thrilling. Congratulations.

Ailidh Tue 04-Oct-22 08:08:46

Well done!!

GrannyGravy13 Tue 04-Oct-22 08:43:45

Congratulations I am in awe of your achievement ??

(I am younger and only ever managed a half marathon)

Cressy Tue 04-Oct-22 09:29:29

Fantastic! I can only imagine what it must feel like to be running down the Mall at the end. ?

annsixty Tue 04-Oct-22 09:49:02

Heartiest congratulations, what an achievement.
I should imagine you will be on a high for days.
Well done also on behalf of the charity you support.