London Marathon 2012: Runners and Supporters

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  • *Adds baloon pump to list of things to take*
  • With your lungs dear  image

    I am sure Pinky and Perky can cope admirably unless a baloon is different to the normal balloons  image

  • Is the lovely Bouncing Barlist not coming along? He's normally full of enough hot air to fill all the balloons single handedly!! image
  • Hello. I'd like to join. I'm a runner. The last time I ran London was 2010, and i really appreciated the girls shouting my name as I passed Mudchute. Thanks a lot!

  • Hi All

    Hope the injuries clear up soon!

    Sooooooooo looking forward to this now!! image Ive been and cracked 18mile run today (well think it could pass as a run image) However Ive rubbed the mother of all blisters on one foot. Silly question alert - Is there anyway to help avoid blisters or is it just one of those things with distance running.

  • @Claire - the right socks and shoes image
  • Thanks Emmy Got twin skin socks and good Asics trainers...... Maybe it started with some other shoes during the week and I've just caught it today.
  • Claire, I would try a lubricant stick or vaseline before a long run. It usually helps
  • *Gives Plum a slap*  My pom poms are yellow anyway, not pink image

    Twin socks are not always the best ones.  It depends on what suits your feet.  Also you are more likely to get blisters when the socks start to get old and worn.

  • For really long runs I tend to put some compeed on areas I know can be a problem so that they can't rub
  • Thanks guys, thinking back I did a longish run with wrong socks on earlier in the week. I usually wear twin skin socks and have usually have no problems. I put Vaseline on too. Thinking maybe just irritated a sore bit yesterday.
  • Good point B think I'll do that next time just incase image
  • B is right compeed are really good as is bodyglide on any bits that chafe.  I tend to wear the monoskin socks as I find the twin skin ones can bunch up and cause rubbing and blisters.

    Did a 20 mile train run today so I'm finally feeling ready for the marathon.

  • Well done Prawnie! My first 20miler is coming up on Sunday, but I did the Haweswawer 1/2 marathon on Sunday faster than I expected, so confidence is up for a while!
  • Boing Boing

    Last call for runners and supporters.  The Good Sister will be divvying up and sorting out in the next few days.

  • Going back to the blistery issue ... I tend to wrap toes and other foot bits prone to rubbing in micropore tape.  I also put same on bits where seams or strings from shorts rub or if it's a sports bra which rubs under boobage when it gets wet.  It's great fun peeling all the tape off in the bath after a long run ....
  • All Excited now image Its getting close!!!

    Cheers all for the advice re blisters, thankfully this one has gone done a few runs and no issues at all. Well apart from yesterday when a bird shat on my head. ha ha Ah the things we go through. I have decided though just in case on the long runs I am going to put a Compeed plaster on the area the blister was, extra protection.

  • Hey guys, I've been quiet on the forums recently due to RL stuff taking over but just wanted to pop back to say that I will DEFINITELY be joining the supporters crew at the VLM image 

    I've recently discovered the joys of Compeed blister plasters - I had two huuuuuge blood blisters on the soles of my feet (result of running in icy slush with the wrong socks) and literally tried everything in the anti-blister aisle at Boots to get rid of them. My top tip (if you have large blisters) is to use the EXTREME ones that are meant for heels, rather than the underfoot ones and if you are going to be doing a long run, consider using some zinc oxide tape over the top to make sure the plaster doesn't budge. Mine have completely gone now and the skin is almost as good as new image

  • TP - three of my non-forum friends are running VLM, am I allowed to add them to the runners list or is that too cheeky?

  • i could get there off the A13 could'nt i or we

    i could phone the Azda manager and explain my siuation and ask if we could park there for the day

  • ??

     please - those who have been before, how far roughly is Azda from the Support zone

  • Just up the road... about 5 min walk at best
  • 400m would be my estimate and I am sure they'd let you park Mick if you explained.

    Just add your friends Xine or if you want them in your group just 'adopt' them into it when the people are divvied up image

  • I'm getting impatient now.  I want to know who is in my group so that I can get organising.  I'm not pestering the lovely SBH or TP as I know they have lives out side the forum (at least I have heard a rumour to that effect) but please hurry up image
  • Fab, thanks TP - I'll adopt them into my group image 

    I am so excited about cheering squad duties, possibly more excited than I am about running Brighton the week before!

  • Hey SC are the pom poms coming back this year?  I hope I'm in your group, I hear B is going to be there too.
  • OOh Xine, I'm running Brighton the week before too! We can limp around together in the supporters' pen at VLM!
  • Pom poms have been dusted off Prawnie. Are you marshalling again, or just running this time?
  • I think we're planning to do the divvy up this weekend or early next week.  About a month beforehand is the usual time image

  • I'm marshalling and running this year.
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