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Lucozade turns my stomach. SIS products work well for me. I didn't like the texture of High 5.
Long Tall Sally, we must have crossed the finish line at a similar time in 2009. I finished in 5 hours 25 seconds!
Thanks for all the info everybody.
Dave Wood, will Dan and Sam be running with you are should I bee looking out for them separatly?
Now I only beed to hear from jshrew. If anyone sees them around can you point them in my direction. They have messaging blocked so I can't get in contact at all.
IP, When you get a sec can you let me know your RL name, race number, estimated time at mile 17 (or finish time and I can work it out), what you will be wearing and any special needs you want us to have ready for you.
A picture is also nice as I don't think we have met before.
You can send me the info in a PM if you don't want it posted publically
The real essential is to make sure that you know where we are going to be so that you don't miss us.
Also, if you want us to have anything in particular waiting for you at mile 17 then you can leave it at the RW stand at expo when you register. Label it with your name and Support Group 3 and we will make sure that it is there. We will have stock items such as jelly babies, jaffa cakes, vasaline, ibuprofen, compeed etc, but if you want us to have a specific sports drink (for example) then you will need to provide it.
It isn't compulsory but if you would like to leave a monetary contribution towards the stock items then that would be appreciated. It is easier for us to buy the stock items on the day than for us to carry several bags of jelly babies that have all been donated by runners, for example. I am only just beginning to appreciate how much stuff we need to get across London on public transport!
You must have been ahead of us then Caz because our splits in the first part of the race were 11 30, 11 40 - the pacer said this was because of the crowds.
Ran home from work last night - 14 miles - and tried High 5 gels. Didn't like them. No side effects or anything but it's made up my mind that I should stick to jelly babies and lucozade sport. No long runs left now - just 8 miles on Saturday and then a few 3 and 5 mile runs. I eat 2 doughnuts yesterday - is it too early to carb load?
KK, big shame about that. Hopefully I can get GFA and will catch up with you next year! Although... I'm sure I said somewhere that I'm never running a marathon again. Okay, hopefully I won't get GFA. Anyway, as B says, good news you're not injured.
When you said whole bar, Caz, did you mean family sized like I would...?
Sorry to hear that KK. Are you going to pop along and join us supporting instead?
Ratzer, a whole bar is one of those 220g bars. Sometimes I go for the slightly smaller 180g ones if they are on special offer.
I've decided to pull out of my marathon too. I've not put the training in and although I could get round I don't think I would enjoy it.
I think I'd never race if I thought I had to be fully, properly and carefully trained before I could... But then I know the odd runners who seem to be permanently in base training.
So, what is everyone doing for their LR this weekend? Anyone testing out chocolate egg as a gel replacement?