How do you secure the number on your vest


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17/03/2013 at 20:46

How do you pin your number on your running top/vest and what is the best way ? 

Is it a pin in each corner ?  One on top and 2 below At the sides ?


17/03/2013 at 20:47

i put it on my left thigh. two on top and one on bottom.

17/03/2013 at 20:47

Staple gun 

17/03/2013 at 21:13

One in each corner - but it can be a bit tricky to get it right if you have lady bumps

17/03/2013 at 21:17

pin in each corner.

If you feel a sharp pain in your skin, you've done it wrong.

17/03/2013 at 21:20

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

17/03/2013 at 21:21

get a racebelt, only a few quid and you'll never have to bother with pins again. Some racebelts can hold gels too.

17/03/2013 at 21:24
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

Screamapillars tends to make mountains out of molehills though

Well she has to .....


Who gave you permission to discuss my boobage David?

17/03/2013 at 21:25
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
literatin wrote (see)

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

You know whats funny ....... that never even remotely occured to me even though it makes perfect sense.


Yeah, well I've got a PhD.

17/03/2013 at 21:30

 David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

I dont think 'Media Studies' really counts though .....


Ah, you're just jealous cos I chicked you on my LSR.

Edited: 17/03/2013 at 21:31
cougie    pirate
17/03/2013 at 21:43
+1 for number belts.
17/03/2013 at 22:07

Doesn't the bottom of the number flap around if it's windy? Otherwise they look good.

17/03/2013 at 22:07


safety pins were fine in cycling events i did but it was raining in my 10k and i didn't want to puncture running coat or my lovely long sleeve top  - i am vain 

most people had their jackets on and you couldn't see their numbers  - i guess they thought the same about puncturing their waterproofs - well they're not entirely waterproof really 


cougie    pirate
17/03/2013 at 22:09
Literatin - no - your speed keeps it from flapping really.
17/03/2013 at 22:13

Ah okay, maybe your speed does...

I might get one and try it though. My last race I forgot to bring any safety pins and was staying with my parents, and all my mum could find in her whole house was two GIANT-sized knitting safety pins and two tiny little ones from clothes labels. I was lucky we could muster four of any size really.

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.

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