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Huttopia



Member Since: 23 Feb 2016
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 506

United Kingdom 1996 Defender 90 300 Tdi PU Portofino Red
London Marathon

I'm doing it on Sunday - any other forum members doing it?

Post #618378 21st Apr 2017 12:41pm
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Rallymental



Member Since: 17 Aug 2015
Location: The Garden of England
Posts: 451

United Kingdom 2015 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Santorini Black

I get out of puff after 26 yards let alone 26miles!!! Rolling with laughter

Well done to you hope it goes well and the weather is in your favour!

Let us know your time on Monday if you're not sleeping!!! The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results.
Solihull, 1948 - "If we paint the chassis, it will last for years"
Solihull, 2015 - "If we paint the chassis.............................

Post #618407 21st Apr 2017 3:08pm
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Huttopia



Member Since: 23 Feb 2016
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 506

United Kingdom 1996 Defender 90 300 Tdi PU Portofino Red

Will do. I last ran it 19 years ago and in my head I fully intend to beat that time. Sadly it is my legs doing the work and they have a different opinion. I'll be ok with sub 4h, happy with sub 3.42 and very happy with sub 3.30. I can then sit back for another 19 years......

Post #618434 21st Apr 2017 4:43pm
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Rashers



Member Since: 21 Jun 2015
Location: Norwich
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United Kingdom 2014 Defender 110 Puma 2.2 USW Corris Grey

Good luck Huttopia Thumbs Up

I am unable to run due to an old injury Rolling with laughter

You are obviously a lot fitter than what I am Bow down

Post #618530 21st Apr 2017 9:36pm
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Muddybigdog



Member Since: 11 Apr 2014
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 341

United Kingdom 2007 Defender 90 Puma 2.4 XS CSW Zambezi Silver

Sub 3:30, are you driving it, that's quick, best of luck Puma 90 XS - (Welly - ideal for Mud, Water and dealing with the deep ****)
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Post #618540 21st Apr 2017 10:01pm
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Riverboy



Member Since: 16 May 2016
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Posts: 1279

2014 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 SW Corris Grey

Very good luck mate. I admire anyone that takes that on. I struggle to run 10 metres before falling A over T so what you are doing is amazing. Thumbs Up

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Post #618543 21st Apr 2017 10:02pm
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Huttopia



Member Since: 23 Feb 2016
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 506

United Kingdom 1996 Defender 90 300 Tdi PU Portofino Red

Cheers Rashers. I'm not built for it and just looking forward to getting it done!

Post #618544 21st Apr 2017 10:03pm
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Huttopia



Member Since: 23 Feb 2016
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 506

United Kingdom 1996 Defender 90 300 Tdi PU Portofino Red

Driving would be ideal but I'm too tight to pay the congestion charge 😁

Post #618546 21st Apr 2017 10:05pm
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ericvv



Member Since: 02 Jun 2011
Location: Near the Jet d'Eau
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Switzerland 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SVX Station Wagon Santorini Black

Good luck Huttopia. Looks like you are going to have decent weather for it too. Thumbs Up

Then, in two weeks time we have this to look forward to here ourselves. The Mrs ran this full and half for many years (also the full NYC until recently), but now it is our next generation that are running the half here. Still too young for a full. Hope we also get good weather here in two weeks, usually it is.


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barbel jim



Member Since: 12 Dec 2012
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United Kingdom 2005 Defender 90 Td5 HT Tonga Green

Good Luck Thumbs Up

6 years ago for me.........

I was only doing it once, applied every year since and never been able to get in !!
The worst bit is the smell of food as you run round........
The support as you run is amazing Bow down

Post #618586 22nd Apr 2017 8:27am
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SWR



Member Since: 03 Sep 2016
Location: Warwick
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England 

I was meant to be doing it, but have had to defer my place until next year due to injury.

Ran it in 2011 and it was great.

Good luck Huttopia. That's a cracking pace if you do that. Bow down

Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

Post #618591 22nd Apr 2017 9:14am
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Huttopia



Member Since: 23 Feb 2016
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 506

United Kingdom 1996 Defender 90 300 Tdi PU Portofino Red

Barbel Jim - I can remember being offered drinks last time around, not from the drink stations but the beer drinkers outside the pubs! And the smell of street food is magic.

Bad luck SWR, at least you can defer to next year - and now you have a whole year to rehab and train!

My kit bag is all packed, I'm going to London on my tod as my daughter and son have athletics / rugby tournament respectively. It is damn near impossible to spot someone, but of course there is now a tracker app on the Virgin Marathon site! Number 54108 Laughing

Post #618598 22nd Apr 2017 9:31am
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R1200GS



Member Since: 12 Jul 2015
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 155

United Kingdom 2016 Defender 90 Puma 2.2 XS CSW Keswick Green

My wife is one of the people putting medals on runners after they have finished.......she just left home a while ago

Post #618809 23rd Apr 2017 6:19am
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Huttopia



Member Since: 23 Feb 2016
Location: West Midlands
Posts: 506

United Kingdom 1996 Defender 90 300 Tdi PU Portofino Red

Great stuff. I'm looking forward to that bit!

Post #618810 23rd Apr 2017 6:22am
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ericvv



Member Since: 02 Jun 2011
Location: Near the Jet d'Eau
Posts: 4698

Switzerland 2009 Defender 110 Puma 2.4 SVX Station Wagon Santorini Black

Huttopia, did it go well? You never actually own a Defender. You merely look after it for the next generation.
http://youtu.be/yVRlSsJwD0o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_GtzTT9Pdl0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABqKPz28e6A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLZ49Jce_n0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvAsz_ilQYU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K8tMHiX9lSw
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=dxwjPuHIV7I
https://vimeo.com/201482507

Post #618937 23rd Apr 2017 8:01pm
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