Friday, 20 September 2013

not your average Sunday stroll

 
First join a "cattle pen" filled with 56,000 people.

 
Next take traditional blog style photo of footwear, to show off timing chip.

 
Now spend the 40 minutes it will take you to reach the start line faffing with your costume, warm clothing, layers of fleeces and waterproofs that are doing nothing to reassure you that you will be warm enough in the first storm of the autumn.

 
Reach the iconic Tyne Bridge LONG after the red arrows have done their flypast.....

 
Groan at the half way sign, surely we are further than that.....

 
Speed up as you see the sea, oh and because the road is impossibly steep at this point.

 
Walk round wearing the spoils of war.
 
 
Eat cake.
 
This weekend I plan to be extremely lazy.

15 comments:

  1. Tess, you are ROCKING the layers.

    And I am in awe of your accomplishments. Can I have your autograph? xo

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  2. Well done to you :) 3 of my friends were there last weekend too - all said this week seems so flat in comparison.

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  3. Well done you - I'm very impressed :-)

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  4. Oh wow, you star! Did you see Mo?

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  5. You did make me laugh Tess. Wear that medal with pride - you thoroughly deserve it. I know that I'd be wearing it on the school run, to the supermarket, everywhere!
    I trust you've got something more relaxing planned for this weekend. Whatever it is, have fun. xxx

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  6. Ha! I was just behind you - but you can't see me - I was with a bee and two other friends and they are in the background of your photo! I should have contacted you before hand. I was really pleased to have completed it but I didn't find it to be the huge experience I was expecting which was a shame. I'm very proud of my medal though!! Lucy xx

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  7. That is seriously posh cake pick-me-up! I trust there will be a lot more cake this weekend...
    Well done you gorgeous mermaid, Ax

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  8. That is not enough cake. Not nearly enough to feed your awesomeness.

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  9. I think you've earned an entire cake all to your awesome self!

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  10. You look so much more prepared than those around you in the third photo !

    There is a marathon here today & it's gloomy & dull so I shall have a marathon session running through Blogland !

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  11. Now then Miss Tess, admit it - you just like the excuse to dress up as a mermaid ;-)

    Seriously, well done. I am in awe. Enjoy every bit of that cake.

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  12. Hi Tess, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  13. Congratulations! You're looking too cute in that picture (although, I wouldn't have known you from the real-life you LOL)! It looks like a great day -- especially when you top it with cake!

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  14. Congratulations! And yes to cake. But I'll skip the running bit if that's okay ;)

    Don't know how you do it but I'm in awe :)

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  15. Well done Tess, I'm glad you got a medal - very well deserved, and cake too though I agree with Ali and Coffeelady - you deserved a whole one.

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