How do you secure the number on your vest


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17/03/2013 at 22:48

Like the dude says. If the conditions mean you need to cover up (eg winter fell race), pin the number to your thigh. I haven't tried this when wearing shorts though. From a marshalling point of view, number belts are a pain - the number is often almost impossible to read.

17/03/2013 at 23:50

The trouble with pinning the number to your top before putting it on is that it is easy to pin through both layers.  It's a lot easier to do it when you are wearing the top.  Its also easier to get it in the right place.  For me positioning is very important as I am short in the body.  Too low and I have to put up with it making irritating noises whenever I take a step, too high and it gets me under the chin.

I've not yet managed to stab myself with safety pins.  I can't even imagine how you would do that and my boobs are enormous, as already proven with photos

18/03/2013 at 00:02

With the blood and fat of my victims. 

18/03/2013 at 08:36

Pinned to thigh (on my shorts).

18/03/2013 at 11:58
literatin wrote (see)

Does no-one else secure it to their vest before putting it on? Saves a lot of inadvertent stabbing.


Tried this once, before realising that the risk of ripping the number back off when putting the top on, and the number not quite "sitting right" took away any advantage.

18/03/2013 at 12:31

aye me too. it's not as easy as all that.

18/03/2013 at 12:59

Who would have thought that pinning a number on a vest could be fraught with such difficulty? 

18/03/2013 at 13:01

when we as a forum cannot, without vitriol, agree on which part of the foot we should run on, you must conclude we could all start a fight in an empty room

18/03/2013 at 15:34

how to pin the number on in itself sounds pathetic, but when you put it under a folder marked "making yourself comfortable", then that has much bigger racing effect

Thq longer you've been running, the more extra angles you have to consider to keep taking time off those pbs!

I can remember turning up to a half early on, no warmup, big baggy shorts, heavy trainers, no specific faster work, or thoughts on the monstrous course in front of me.

In some ways I miss those days

18/03/2013 at 15:36
the dude abides wrote (see)

when we as a forum cannot, without vitriol, agree on which part of the foot we should run on, you must conclude we could all start a fight in an empty room

At least we'd all agree that the foot is the part to use.

18/03/2013 at 15:41

Steady on guys.  This thread is getting dangerously close to Ricky Bennison territory!

18/03/2013 at 16:18

i thought everyone lay their vest out flat and just pinned the number to it.  after each pin went in a cheeky look to see if you have pinned the other layer of the vest and repeat until all 4 corners are done.

can i confirm that when you iron clothes you arent wearing them at same time?

18/03/2013 at 16:20

anyone have experience with these:

18/03/2013 at 16:53

No, pero mirar interesante...

18/03/2013 at 18:51
They were given out with the numbers for Etape Caledonia. Mr Chloella declared they were the greatest thing since sliced bread and I've been looking fr a place to buy my own from ever since. Cheers!
18/03/2013 at 19:32

My vest has two horizontal stripes on it at around boob level. Because I am dangerously geeky, I need the number to be just underneath the bottom stripe, and for the top edge to be parallel with the stripes. Can't be doing a race with a number that isn't STRAIGHT. So I have to pin it on before I put the vest on.

I did once try to iron a skirt I was wearing at the time, though.

18/03/2013 at 19:56

Am I the only one who doesn't care whether it is straight or not? just as long as marshalls can read it and the pins don't rub anywhere too sensitive.

18/03/2013 at 20:00

It MUST be straight or BAD THINGS will happen.
18/03/2013 at 20:56

It must be straight or it tends to rub somewhere, usually around the arm pit area

18/03/2013 at 21:12

Elite runners will punch holes in the number to help improve speed ! Has anyone else tried this and does it work?


RW Towers any chance of an article and maybe some helpful hints/tips ??

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