My Blog is about my training, running and a few other bits & pieces that happen along the way.
I am sorry that Canberra ended the way it did for you on Sunday Norma. To be out there in those conditions pushing yourself to the edge of your limits for that long only to be again let down by incompetent marshalls is very upsetting and I can understand that you are totally devastated by it. I am very sad that it is the end of your blog as I have really enjoyed following and sharing your journey to Canberra. You are an amazing person with an unlimitless zest for life and a great inspiration to me and everybody who gets the pleasure of meeting you. I hope you find the spirit to continue running. And to finish with one last comment, 'Tough times don't last but tough people do'.
On Sunday I felt proud to know you LL and I was talking you up to anyone how would listen. You ran a race to be proud of and I am sure you know that too. Screw the offical line!!we all love you!!
Norma, I've been following over the past few days, what happened to you and the race.Any words that people say probably cannot help too much at this point, but we are all thinking of you.Just be aware that the CR world loves LL, and will miss your Blog.Take care Norma!Aunty Karin
I'm very sorry you've been let down in such difficult circumstances LL. Stay Strong.Warmest regardsGronk
LuckyLegs - I was lucky enough to see you finish on Sunday and was so happy to see your excited stamp. You were deservedly proud. You may not have ran the race you meant to, but you still ran a great race, and you looked fresh enough at the end to plan for many more races very soon. I hope you don't stop blogging, not only because it gives everyone else joy to read about your achievements
I couldn't believe it when I read your post about the marshalls, especially after them sending you up the stairs last time. I can only imagine how upset you must be especially after all your hard work.Take care of yourself and as the others have said, you have been an inspiration to many of us so thank you for that.Louise
Lucky Legs,I know it is important to look after yourself now so please take care. We will be thinking of you. Keep running along Range Raod it is good for you body and soul. All the best to yourself and Jim.CheersPlu
LL,I was so sorry to hear what happened in canberra... it must be awful *hugs*I'm so sad you're not continuing your blog - you've been such an inspiration to me since I started learning to run. I can't put into words just how much it means to me and the other new runners to have people out there like you, encouraging us and supporting us on our journey.So, I want to say thank you LL chickybabe - whereever your journey takes you from here on out, you are a truly inspirational woman with a heart of gold.I hope you continue to run - don't let one awful experience keep you from doing what you obviously love. Whatever doesnt kill you, makes you stronger. *hugs*Take Care :)Hannah xxx
Please do not depart like this LL. While I understand how upset you are, surely you can see you are part of a wider community and what happens in one race should not see you cease that participation.It is not a perfect world and people make mistakes, look at how Billinda Schipp bounced back after another devastating marshalling mistake.Regardless I would like to wish you all the best, your approach to your running and life has been an inspiration for myself and many (as I am sure the blog comments will reflect).I truly hope that we will be able to meet again.
When I met you I told you that for me it was like meeting royalty. "Queen" LL I am honoured to have met you and shocked and saddened by this devastating turn of events. I can't imagine the grief you are experiencing right now. For that is what you will be experiencing, the loss of an important dream. I expect you don't feel like reaching out to others; many people don't when they are in mourning. However the best thing to do is usually that which you least feel like doing. Talk to us. We want to support you as you have supported so many others through their bitter disapointments.The Lady that can run marathons at 75 has more than adequate inner strength to overcome this loss. We all love you, your highness.
LL, I'm so sorry to hear of your disappointment and upset, but I do hope you find a way to continue with your running and blogging. Through your teaching and now your running you have been a role model all of your life, and I've certainly appreciated the time you've taken with positive encouragment to runners newer and less able than yourself. I've loved reading of your commitment, dedication, determination and achievements, and no marshall or incomplete result can take those things away from you. I really hope to see you back soon. moondust
LL I am crying for you. My heart is very heavy.
I have loved reading your Blog. Will miss it. It has been an inspirational story. All the best for the future.
Norma,Reading your blog really has been so inspiring to me, and I have enjoyed reading about your amazing feats - everything from running in the rain despite chafing, to flirting with the pilot for a plane ride!Your strength has given me strength, and helped me forget about my own problems.Everyone at work knows about you and your stories, and they all even asked me on Monday how you went.Please please please come back when you're ready.Take care,Sarah (JTI)xx