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I know this is a bit cheeky but thought it was worth a try !! I am running for the charity PhabKids and really struggling for sponosrship, now I know I dont know you but if anybody can spare a few pounds I really would be greatful
Yes it is a bit cheeky and RW Towers really doesn't like it either. If everybody did this then the site would be awash with people asking for money.
There are usually a couple of focused therads nearer the time for charity pitches.
Bouncy bouncy bouncy!! Come one come all - TP, I was thinking along the lines of 7 teams too, suppose we're getting to the stage of splitting people into their groups will pm you on the facey thingy
Oh, and just to echo the fact that we're not that scary really!!! I've only been a couple of years - I'm a defector from t'other side of the fence in 2009 (a one time only lol) and have had a total ball hence the repeat appearances please doo feel free to join us, whichever side of the fence you may be.......oh, and stay clear of Becks and her camera/phone
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I was talking to someone about Mudhute today and the number of runners vs supporters. Considering how infrequently people run VLM multiple times, it's a shame more don't cross to the supporting side in following years, or is that just me thinking that?
No it's not just you! Considering the number of people who have taken advantage of Mudchute support over the years, I think it's pretty sad that people don't come back and repay the favour the following year.
I also notice people have appeared on this thread with minimal number of posts and it makes me feel as if they are 'jumping on the band wagon' and I have my suspicions that they won't be around on the forum much after 22 April, letalone at Mudchute 2013.
I have done Mudchute for the last three years and have had a ball at every single one of them; it really is a massive craic and I am sad that I can't be there this year.
I would like to put it out there that the runners on the list seriously think about coming back next year on the other side of the fence.
You forgot the z-list celebs, Ye Olde Dragon
Last year, I had Dom (from Dick and Dom in Da Bungalow) retrieve his jelly baby from my cleavage.
In 2010 I went to the expo and dropped of my body weight in jaffa cakes and jelly babies...
How come on the day I never saw anyone
Was really disappointed how could I have missed everyone?
Strangely it's quite easy to miss when you're running as by 17 in your mind is beginning to get a bit spaced out .... or at least mine was. Just after the water station around mile 17, same side as the water station. There are balloons, there is a banner. I wanted to put in one of these stinger things you see on cop shows to slow people down but apparently that might be a hazard.
There are people lining the route all the way round so we don't really stand out from the others Flo Po ... it's just a case or remembering where to look
I think it was Nam who had Gordon Ramsey throw up on her bag. She was most put out becasue the bag contained the special needs items of her runners and she didn't see why he should spoil everyone elses chances of doing well.
Mudchute was a godsend when I did FLM in 2009. You come around the Isle of Dogs with very little support and you are also very much aware that you are geographically running away from the finish line at that point. Then, just as you get back into a populated part of the course there is a huge crowd of wonderful people offering hugs, jelly babies and anything else you want or need. It took the pain out of the next 5 miles for me.
I've never officially put my name down as a supporter in the past but I have turned up on the day and helped out two or three times. We can never have enough hands so while it would make organisation easier if you could commit in advance, please feel free to turn up on the day if you suddenly find yourself free.
As SC said, supporters welcome throughout the day but it takes a good core number to get the thing organised as we need to set up and sort out by the time the race starts. Also people to run the support threads and find out the needs of their runners.
However, people during the day are great and please come along if you are prepared to help out and muck in with trips to shops/handing out jelly babies etc.
I will see if I can rally any extra help for you as there is talk of some friends/family coming to watch. They are not on here but if they say yes I can get info to them.
Plus it will give them something to join in with whilst they wait for me
hello all......we're getting closer!
I've had injury and remained injured.....so I may be moving to the other side of the fence, if I'm forced to and if I can get over the intense jealously/sulk I'll be in. Here's hoping I'll be running past you and hopefully not vomitting on the special needs bag aka Gordon Ramsay!