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good old caz
i only wish i did
* waves back at B * MWAH
Not sure there's much else to do until the week before B.
I'm making cake for the supporters. Any preference to flavour B and Madge?
Exciting KK! I don't suppose you can tell me what times the various starts are? The official web site doesn't appear to have them, helpfully.
I should be downt eh day before now as I have somewhere to crash - I will soprt a picture out once I have done my roots -not that it is much of an improvement
Ooh, will my magazine be waiting at home when I get there tomorrow?
Difference between training outfit and racing outfit?Men - training outfit shows off everything as tightly as possible, racing outfit is purely practical.Women - training outfit is purely practical for getting lost on Snowdon in winter, racing outfit shows off everything as tightly as possible.
I haven't done London before. The cold bit before the start, how long do you wait, and how do you keep warm? Bin bags and rip them off when the gun goes? I can make a great shell-suit out of bin bags. They sell a version of it at my local Primarni...
ayup..got my magazine Blue start Not sure if its worth saying my number but here it is anyway
ok what are the red laces for ?
ohh its only a month away can't wait
Got my magazine today too, very exciting
My number is 221 - I put it down wrong on my earlier post.
OK, let's get this out in the open. I am in the process of separating from my husband. Very early days and it's not public knowledge yet except on here. Hubby resigned from running club in September due to health issues. If I go to the club then everyone asks after him. I'm not ready to tell them that I have no idea how he is doing as although we live in the same house, we haven't properly talked for a month.
It also makes me angry that since he anounced his illness, not one of his running 'friends' has bothered to get in contact with him and ask whether he is OK. He was group leader for three runs a week, membership secretary and also on the committee. Everyone begged him to stay on when he chose to leave, and he won the Chairmans award at Christmas for greatest contribution to the club. He also used to meet a lot of them socially. You would have thought that someone would have made the effort to check on him.
Personally I think it is more important to keep the rain off than to worry about the cold. You are going to be packed in like sardines so there will be plenty of body heat, but if you get wet early on then you can get chilled, so a bin bag is ideal.
If you chose to discard clothes or bin bags at the start then please do so responsibly so that you don't take out any other runners. At the start there is literally standing room only and you will not be able to see the road in front of you as you are pushed along by those further back, so any obstruction left on the road could literally break someones leg. There is plenty of room along the side of the pens where you can leave stuff out of the way.
Discarded clothes are collected afterwards and donated to charity so anything you leave won't go to waste.
Tommygun2 wrote (see)
I think if you wear red laces Heart UK get a donation for each runner wearing them, I will have to look through the mag for more info
Gulp! Didn't even think about facilities whilst in the pens, and I'm the worst for holding anything in on race days! I hear Pampers do some pretty large sizes.
So, 6769 is the number. Blue start, which I understand is the hugest. It does say in the magazine that there are zones allocated on the basis of predicted finishing time. Does anyone know when or on what basis these zones are allocated? Does this happen at registration or was it already pre-done on the basis of times we suggested when entering?
Caz, harsh. I hope things will shortly be better.