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Hi everyone just discovered this today ,think it;s a great idea
wearing. black shorts black vest with CLIFF on it .
request. big smile, big shout, and an energy gel please
time. hoping to hit 17miles around the 2 hour mark
See you at the expo thanks all !
Yes Caz no prob and thanks again
Bugger only 2 weeks - I can do the expo run if Caz and B want to meet up I am down early Saturday now
Good luck everyone and try not to panic about last minute niggles - taper madness
Just checking through my spreadsheet and I am missing the following info. You might have supplied it already and I have simply missed it, or somehow messed it up so apologies if I am asking you again.
Fizzipop and DL - your race numbers please
Davewood - You race number and estimated time at mile 17. Also whether Dan and Sam will be with you, or whether we need to look out for them separately. If the latter then please can we have their details too.
Speedy G - What you are wearing and any special needs
Iron Pudsley and Jshrew - real name, race number, estimated time at mile 17, what you are wearing and whether you need any special needs.
Maddy. wrote (see)
Bugger only 2 weeks
This taper madness is hitting me already, and I've only dropped about 20 miles out of the week equivalent so far!
Spectators' question. Is it better to stay in one place, such as just North of Mudchute where the runners go by two or three times, or attempt to travel from place to place stopping at three or four points? How is the travel on the day? (Not looking for a specific route here - I'm looking to earn that GFA! ) Also, how early should you get to the busier points to be certain of a good view, or is it possible to get in anywhere (between 1 and 25 miles) at any time?
Get there early if you want a spot anywhere along the second half of the route. In the past I have seen my runner to the start then walked across to somewhere along the stretch south of the river, but avoiding the bit where the Cutty Sark is as that is always packed.
Once most of the runners have gone past they reopen the foot bridge so you can walk across to the Isle of Dogs and see them again around the Mudchute area. After that is is pot luck. The tube stations are often closed so it is worth knowing where the stations are that are not on the circle/district line and using them instead (for example, Charing Cross, Green Park etc). The Embankment is several people deep, however if your runner is slow (finish time of about 5 hours or more) then the crowds will start to clear and you can get a good spot around mile 24-25. Its not far from there to meet them at the finish.
If your runner is fast then I suggest getting a spot early on and staying there. I've known people to take an hour longer to get from start to finish on public transport then it has taken their runner to complete the race.
Dodgy photo of me in my Havens Hospice Vest to give you an idea of who to look out for
My special needs may now be half a banana and a slice of orange, as I think a bottle of Lucozade Sport may be a bit too much liquid, as I may leave a bottle with another supporter at 14 & 21 miles
Race number 18584
Will take cash to expo for supporters to buy general supplies as I imagine the weight of a few hundred packs of jelly babies may be rather prohibitive.
May also leave a gel for mile 17 - which I will label up
Thank you, thank you, thank you - may not be coherent enough to say this on the day!
B wrote (see)
Morning all Not long now, I hope the tapir madness is not too bad
Yes, it's that bad. I do occasionally think I'm a pig-like animal, but that might be down to the amount of food I'm trying to stop myself from eating! Isn't it awful that you can't just keep guzzling all that food that sustained you through high mileage weeks!
Cheers, Caz. The runner is me, so faster than the average pack runner, but I have my own thoughts on whether that's actually fast or not. I might advise start then over to Isle of Dogs.
I'm lovin the taper , fed up of all those long miles .just bring it on now!
enjoy the taper
its there for a reason - it is vital, especially for the novice or in expereinced
it'll leave you fresh and strong for the big day
it dont mean do nothing - just less , nice easy shorter stuff , whilst you carbo load up and fuell up,
eat, drink and sleep well - so if next Thursday, Friday or Saturday the nevers and excitemnet lose you sleep, you'll have already prepared
enjoy and good luck all
Welcome Felixa! You are added to the magical spreadsheet
Ratzer, you might not think you are fast, but you are the fastest person on my spreadsheet. That makes you speedy fast in my books!