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If you have an allergy you are supposed to put a large black cross on your race number. I have seen various different versions but wondered about the general consensus of the forum.
plague isnt an allergy is it?
dunno ..write it on the back with meds?
I had a large black cross on my race number because I was *shudders*
thats quite funny - veteran =nearly dead (black cross on doors of plague houses)
Never heard of that - I think you are mistaken.
Some races ask you to put any medical details of use on the back of the number though.
ON THE BACK OF MY RACE NUMBER:
IF YOU HAVE ANY ALLERGIES OR MEDICAL CONDITIONS PLEASE MARK A LARGE BLACK CROSS ON THE FRONT OF THE RACE NUMBER
Just because YOU have never heard of it, does not mean I am by default wrong.
sorry I didn't mean to shout.
Oooh I do apologise.
But you could have said that the organisers had stipulated it - would have saved us guessing. Its not been the case for any race I've done in the last five years.
I know a kid who doesnt go anywhere without his special allergy pen - according to his mum he's allergic to just about anything and everything. (but he seems fine to me)
Would you have to declare a seafood allergy on the back - just in case they try to treat you with haddock tablets ? (ha ha haddock/headache)
For some reason Buney and I don't know why, but all the road races seem to say black cross (in the Manchester 10K there were all sorts of different peculiar crosses)
But some of the Tri's ask for a red cross.
Please write all medical details on the back of your race number and put a small indelible Red Cross on the front of your number.
"this Snickers bar may have been manufactured in a factory with nuts"
(not laughing at people's allergies here )
PMSL its not that its where you work......
Anyway, for tomorrow I am going to design a nice celtic cross that will totally obscure my number so as to not be embarrassed by my time.
well its funny you should say that ..although it could be the Davyhulme whiff!
does that mean you need infusions of Guinness in the case of emergencies?
does the cross denote who the ambulance should follow ?
proper allergies should be taken seriously - is not nice to watch someone having an anaphylactic reaction
have a great race Farnie
its not nice having one either yums!!
Thanks it should be a laugh (as long as the ambulance doesn't follow me)
Still haven't done my cross though, oh well got till 11.00
I would have thought writing your medical conditions and allergies on the back of your race number would be a good idea.
And if you have a medical condition like Diabeties it would be a good idea to wear onse of those medical alert bracelets.
I'm allergic to penecillin, so I guess it would be important to put it on my race number if I collapsed in a heap and they wanted to give me antibiotics - though tbh I've only actually seen this on the mass participation event numbers from Great Run.
From the thread title I thought it may be able to explain why I start sneezing for hours after 5k races - just 5k's - not longer distances.