No race number?!

I'm running my first half marathon on Sunday in Lichfield. I received a letter today containing a piece of paper in which I have to fill in my personal details, at a guess under some foam on the paper there is the chip, it says on the strip of foam "Do not remove". But there is no race number.

So will i get a race number on the day? And what is this piece of paper? It says on the piece of paper for details to go stuweb.co.uk but thats not much help. Thanks, Ant.

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  • What's on the other side of the paper ? Is there by any chance a number ?



    Cos that sounds an awful lot like a race number to me ?



    If its blank - then take a magic marker to it. They usually put your race number online or on the envelope ?
  • i'd love not to have a race number. annoying, fiddly beasts. one of the reasons i love parkrun.

  • Theres no visible race number on the paper or envelope. I have realised there are 2 bits of strip foam, both say "do not remove". So i'm guessing its under one of those bits of foam.

    I don't have a fabric race number either so I guess I'll be given that on the day? will I have to buy some safety pins or do you think I'll be given some?

     

    Thanks,

     

    Ant.

  • The piece of foam sounds very much like the timing chip I had on the back of my Reading half race number, so I definitley wouldn't take it off....


  • The website says they will be posted out

  • It does sound like the race number with the chip embedded in it - most races use a separate plastic chip that goes on your shoe, but I did a race recently that had something similar to what you described.

    Is the other side of personal details sheet blank, or does it have some markings on it?  I guess its possible that it somehow managed to go through the production process and miss the printing of the number?  Give the organisers a ring

  • the sheet with the personal details and the chip attached to it with foam will be your number.



    If its not printed on the flip side - as Stu says - they've messed up. Ring them.



    I'd get my own safety pins - they're always handy.
  • The other side of the paper says Lichfield Half Marathon then there are 4 "downward lines" underneath. I reckon the lines are my number which hasn't printed. I will have to phone them for the number, and perhaps use a marker pen to write it on. Thanks, Ant.

  • Definitely sounds like the foam bit is the chip, I had this in the Edinburgh Marathon.  As to the lack of number on the flip side I would call them. 

  • I phoned the race organiser, he asked me to send him a pic via text message and he said he'd get back to me. Not sure how many have been affected. Will have to see what he says.

  • Ok mystery solved, i'm a bit red in the face, the race organiser said I won't embarass you any further...my race number is 1111

     

    Still red in the race!

     

    LOL

  • "4 downward line underneath" - perhaps your number is 1111? image

  • cross post!

  • Still laughing, i can be such a plank lol

  • ant knee wrote (see)

    Ok mystery solved, i'm a bit red in the face, the race organiser said I won't embarass you any further...my race number is 1111

      Still red in the race!   LOL

     

    I was going to suggest that when i was reading the above posts  image

  • Haha - brilliant.  I was going to suggest 1111...

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    Priceless!!!

    Good luck in your race Ant.

  • I now have my amusing story to tell regarding the race! lol

  • and the race organisers will be looking out for you image

     

  • Is the race fully marshalled?  Or only signposted?  I sure hope it's the former!

  • Me too!!! lol

  • FFS ! Brilliant !!



    Good luck there 1111 !
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    Cheers ant knee, you've made my day & well done for admitting it.

    Good luck on race day!

  • this one has to go down in the annals of RW's "most stupid posts"!!  

    priceless

    good luck "4 downward lines".....image

  • Good luck ant - nice one!image

  • +1 for what FB says, and we have been on these fora for a good few years!!

    good luck in you race , remember to post up a pic of you in the race photos to complete the story !!!

  • Brilliant image Good luck in your race 1111 !

  • Priceless Ant Knee image I think you should change your forum name to 1111

  • Brilliant! Well done for owning up and all best at your race.

    It's not just you, for a race last year, I removed my chip from the bib then carefully attached it to my trainer and then had to do a Blue Peter "sticky backed plaster" repair when put right...image 

    (All together now "Four lines on my shirt, Jules Rimet still gleaming.."

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