"Flora London Marathon" is dead

Long Live The "Tesco London Marathon"

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13/04/2008 at 10:58

Flora, well their parent company Unilever, have decided not to be involved in the London marathon in 2009 and the front runner to take the mantle at the moment is Tesco.

Is this a good or bad thing?

Will you be able to get "value runners" 

Will the elites have to run in blue and white stripes? 

13/04/2008 at 11:01
Watch out for carrier bags on the course.
13/04/2008 at 11:02

Maybe, 118 118

Dave Bedford would love that 

M...eldy    pirate
13/04/2008 at 11:03
How many clubcard points do I get for 5 refusals??
13/04/2008 at 11:04
Can I pay for mine and the Limpette's entries with my clubcard vouchers?
13/04/2008 at 11:10
Considering their involvemnt in the race for life series - it does make sense
13/04/2008 at 11:10
it gets my green stamp of approval (shows my age)
M...eldy    pirate
13/04/2008 at 11:14
PM .. I take it this is gen?  wasnt sure if this was a serious thread or not 
13/04/2008 at 11:15
co-op had their own
13/04/2008 at 11:18

well, leans over to whisper ....................................... it's a bit of insider knowledge Meldy,(gossip)

I massaged this guy at the Expo from the marketing dept at Unilever and he told me. It sounded genuine.

Unilever (Flora) are pulling out, he Tesco bit is still under discussion, but he said they were the frontrunners to take over the mantle.

We'll see 

13/04/2008 at 11:25
Do you get clubcard points then if our entries are sucessfull. 
13/04/2008 at 11:35

you have too much time on your hands

I didn't ask him (yes, I do feel a bit silly not enquiring

13/04/2008 at 12:03
Last year the whisper was the next sonsors would be London Pride beer - the drinks stations could be interesting.
13/04/2008 at 12:31
you bin drinkin sunny?
13/04/2008 at 14:35

flora have reached the end of their contract - i thought that was general knowledge - they mentioned it on the radio earlier this week

london pride are already sponsors

13/04/2008 at 16:46
Goody bag could be a bit interesting. Just think of all the cheap but nutrtious things they could include for the runners to help them recover.
Dark Vader    pirate
13/04/2008 at 17:39

Are you sure..   on the blurb for 2009 it definitely says Flora London Marathon 2009

Maybe Tesco are interested after the Flora sponsorship deals runs out...

Gillette sponsored it previously..  who else has..?

13/04/2008 at 17:45
Just think of all the cheap but nutrtious things they could include for the runners to help them recover

Sprouts?

The name "Tesco LM" sucks, "Flora LM" is quite a beautiful name for the event.
PSC    pirate
13/04/2008 at 17:47
TLM has the same ring as FLM.... I guess we will get used to in time.  It could be worse - it could be ASDA.....
13/04/2008 at 18:49

mars did didn't they??

i remember all the silver wrap things one year had mars on them

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