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  1. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    good luck autumn... Ladyice - is there any marathon you have not run?
  2. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    it has started - and only for 5 days...(until 4 May 18) good luck!
  3. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    thanks... don't say bo-jio...for those interested, ballot for 2019 london marathon starts tomorrow and only for 5 days... good luck!
  4. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    nothing much to shout about...we get one at the race expo, and another at the finish line...consist of product samples, discount vouchers, drinks, museli bars etc
  5. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    Back in sunny singapore... the atmosphere at London Marathon was fantastic! that's why it is one of the World Marathon Majors! people lined up along the entire course to cheer the runners - totally noisy with all the screaming and yelling though they said that distance markers are found every mile (actually they are big arches), they had km markers every km too! weather was hottest on record at 23C...the race starts at 10am so most of us run through noon and early afternoon. it feet like running in singapore around 10-11am but with cool breeze most of the way (like if you run past the entrance of a shopping center). while still bearable for me, many others suffered under the "heat" this is my 2nd WMM...will slowly collect the other 4 to get the star!
  6. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    hi ladyice, autumnrunner and friends following this thread... yes, the potential strike is made known to the runners in the instructions booklet i had switched hotel to near the end point so that i can stay nearer to fellow singaporean runners flying off in a couple of days, and really getting excited now! stay tuned!
  7. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    unfortunately museum is not quite my thing... the last time i visited london (20+ years ago) - i watched 3 musicals (phantom/saigon/lesmis) but musicals don't seem as interesting to me now i don't mind attending a classical concert - but the LSO repertoire that weekend is too heavy for me... i like nature / parks / outdoors...so will probably take a day-trip to visit Stonehenge and Bath ... ok back to the main topic - london marathon 16 weeks to race day!
  8. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    thanks ladyice for your tips... i will probably catch the wednesday flight home...so will have 2 full days to do some sightseeing at the "nearby" places. have a happy new year!
  9. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    thanks for the link... i am surprised that SG MRT is more reliable than london tube now i think i better keep my hotel booking...
  10. i notice that they only give the photo that has somebody else in focus applies to my photo and all my friends' that i have seen...
  11. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    if getting to race start is not a major problem, i am thinking whether to give up my hotel near the start line and stay with my friend (in airB&B) nearer to the finishing line... i will have company for the few days before race day and can save quite a bit of $ on accommodation. for those who doesn't know LadyIce, she "runs" marathons dragging a tyre since many years ago (including singapore marathon) i saw a "copycat" guy doing it at this year's SCSM too!
  12. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    hi ladyice, thanks for sharing your experience did you run with your tyre? my main concern now is the accommodation - i have booked a hotel near greenwich - but not sure which starting point i will be assigned... my friend plans to stay nearer to the finish point instead... is traveling to the start point on race day a big issue?
  13. gentle

    Virgin Money London Marathon 2018

    thanks ayukawa22 it seems so exotic and exclusive that i only know of another friend from SG who will also be participating if you know anyone else from SG will will be participating, please invite him/her to link up with me cheers
  14. hi all, contrary to the many complaints, i had a very good race experience at SCSM17 - i think here are the reasons: 1) baggage deposit service i didn't use the baggage deposit service (in fact, i never use them) i left home in my running gear + bib + gel, and go home by MRT sweaty / smelly 2) race route some parts of the route may be crowded, but i didn't find myself being obstructed, even early in the race. i had no issues with drinks/isotonic/bananas (i didn't take their gel) drummers / cheerleaders and live band were great in bringing up the atmosphere 3) finisher tshirt size doesn't matter to me because i just collect but don't wear them 4) early start (and kind weather) helped i started in pen C, and finished just outside 5hrs - the above are from my perspective
  15. i always check before i head down if you trace the past years' posts you should see some bad experiences
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