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Thoughts from category: marathon ladies

the final countdown

Although we've been diligent with our marathon training it feels like the big event has crept up on us a little and there are still a few things to iron out. Like Ceri's outfit, Nicky's wobbly foot and what Nikki is going to nibble on around the course. Panic.

But - hopefully it will all be ok by Sunday. And to make it even better it would be great if you could come along to cheer us on. You might not be able to spot us as like every one else, we'll be wearing lycra, lots of lycra. But hopefully our nice bright pinkWellChild vests with our names on will help us stand out.

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You can shout whatever you like to cheer us on, but our favourites are: ' not long to go now' - 'keep it up innocent ladies' and 'woo hoo - feel the burn'. Do feel free to customize with pom poms and dance routines.

some final fun before the run

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Pre marathon chic. Not a sports bra in sight.

On Saturday night, we swapped our trainers for high heels, put on some lippy and invited all our friends along to our fundraising event at the Shepherds Bar in London.

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Bruce Forsyth, eat your heart out.

Alexis spun some tunes, there was lots of dancing and we had some brilliant prizes to raffle off from our friends at Hummus Brothers, Tattinger, Champneys, Bliss, Tim at The Club Hotel & Spa and the England rugby team, to mention but a few.

Brett won a pair of boots (ladies size 6), Lou bagged herself a load of goodies from Red Magazine and JT went home the proud owner of a signed England Rugby shirt.

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As touched by Johnny Wilkinson, Josh Lewsey et al

We raised just under £1000 which will all go to the charity we're running for, Wellchild.

Massive thanks to everyone who came along on the night, bought raffle tickets, donated prizes and shook their booty to House of Pain.

Only 5 days to go til the big day...final training tips to be posted tomorrow.

the strength and determination of Rocky

A nice man called David from Creative Emporium decided to make us some hoodies to help us keep warm on our early morning runs. We're really pleased with our super snug hoodies and they've inspired us to adopt a new running mantra - Wear Rocky. Feel Rocky. Be Rocky (grrrrr).

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Last week, we headed to the softer ground of Richmond Park for a big Rocky style run. We saw lots of deer, greeted fellow runnners and cyclists with happy hellos and got our trainers all muddy (which made us feel like real runners). We also got a bit lost and ended up being overtaken by power walkers, so we've decided to write directions on our hands from now on.

This week sees the last of our big runs, so we're spending the week resting and eating pasta in preparation. If you've got any tasty pasta bake recipes, please do let us know.