New York 2002

Water stations

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12/09/2002 at 12:19
I'm running New York in November and want to know whether or not to carry any water. Does anyone know how frequent the water stations are? Thanks
12/09/2002 at 13:15
Jon

If you take a look at the New York road runners web site it will tell you all you need to know about the marathon

http://www.nyrrc.org/nyrrc/org/home.html
12/09/2002 at 14:23
5 years since i ran NY but i recall that there were water stations every mile and "gatorade" every 3 miles or so.
There was also a powerjel handout on the long trek up 1st avenue, somewhere between 15 and 18m. Although, i find that stuff pretty unpalatable at that stage of the run!
good luck
12/09/2002 at 22:43
Thanks. I had a look on nyrrc. They have water every mile and gatorade every other mile. Plus, as you said Eamonn, PowerGel at 18.5 miles. Seems like I don't need to carry anything with me.
13/09/2002 at 07:44
Jon,
I got my runners booklet through yesterday and it details all of this. Basically water is available every mile after mile 3 (I think). Therre are other distances for gatorade and also power gels and these are also detailed.

Good luck for NY
Keith
13/09/2002 at 12:32
I was warned not to accept anything but drinks from official stations as anything handed out by innocent looking locals is likely to be spiked! don't believe a word of it. Enjoy NY. For me it was a running experience yet to be surpassed.
13/09/2002 at 12:51
Hi Jon & Keith

I was fortunate enough to run NY last year, it is an absolute fantastic experience and im sure you'll love every moment.

The support is out of this world, will never forget the 10 deep support after coming over Brookyln Bridge, Frank Sinatra "New York, New York" blareing out at you, all the high fives and shouts of awesome - not even my mother has gone that far!!

I'm jealous as hell - enjoy it.
13/09/2002 at 14:10
Be sure to read the NY thread on the UFRC forum.

SY3
13/09/2002 at 14:36
Shin splints - I fear you took a different route than the rest of us if you went over the Brooklyn Bridge!
13/09/2002 at 14:41
Maybe that explians the time i got? Can't understand why they where 10 deep supportors waiting there though.

Youre right it's not Brooklyn, bet you know which one i mean though!!
13/09/2002 at 14:42
It's Queensboro' itsn't it?
Iron SwissBobby    pirate
13/09/2002 at 14:54
The big question though to they take the tops off incase you choke?
13/09/2002 at 15:17
I guess you are talking about the tops off the drinks and not the women!!

They give it you in cups. You'd have a bit of a job choking on the cup - but then again it is America and you do get some rather large people out there..
13/09/2002 at 15:29
If I choke on a cup I could sue for millions. Great idea. Thanks
13/09/2002 at 15:38
Run in Union Jack shorts if you can - you will probably look like a really plonker but the crowd will love you for it and scream your name out. Make sure you have your name printed on your vest.

Afterwards you'll also get the usual set of questions like do you know the queen etc...
13/09/2002 at 16:29
Anyone know of a good pair of running shorts in Union Jack colours?
13/09/2002 at 16:35
Jon - you can get them actually printed with union jacks. There was a bloke there last year in a UJ vest too - no mistaking where he came from. Incidentally the gatorade is a disgustingly sweet lemon/lime flavour.

Do read the NY thread on the URWC forum (hint)

SY3
13/09/2002 at 16:38
You can get them from Bourne Sports see the RW link.
Well worth it, you really won't regret it.
Wouldnt recommend it in many other places in the World e.g. the Iraq marathon.

Also wear them for the International Friendship run.
15/09/2002 at 16:52
Scuse my ignorance but what is the URWC forum?
16/09/2002 at 09:48
i believe URWC refers to the Unofficial Forum Running Club forum, where they are discussing NY as well.
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