Race day checklist

13 messages
11/11/2012 at 21:13
Ok. My first ever race is clowne half in2 weeks so its time for me to start thinking about the race day. What items have you forgotten to take with you that you needed on race day ? What things do you think I might need and should take with me ? What things do I definitely need to take with me ? Cheers
11/11/2012 at 21:16
Staying overnight before the race?
11/11/2012 at 21:20

Nipguards & safety pins.....

Nightmare whne you forget to take either!

11/11/2012 at 21:31

Plasters on nips
Bodyglide or equivalent for tops of legs
Buff or other headgear (being a slaphead)
Pack of wet wipes
Clingfilm to wrap up keys in bumbag so they don't jangle
Pee and a good dump
Shorts

11/11/2012 at 22:04
Lol. That was a comprehensive list muttley.
11/11/2012 at 23:24
No overnight stay required. Some good reminders there thanks. But how do you know I'm a slap head ??
12/11/2012 at 08:48
Nothing more annoying than people with jangling keys in their fanny bags.
12/11/2012 at 10:56

Race number and pins or if entering on the day; correct money and pins.

Race - Running shoes, socks, shorts, vest/t-shirt, vaseline and depending on weather; long sleeve alternative, gloves, buff.

Post race - Normally I just change my t shirt and throw a sweatshirt and some bottoms on, but if it's been throwing it down you'll need a change of shoes, socks, underwear, t-shirt, and then a sweatshirt/fleece, pants. plus a towel/shower stuff if you plan to use the facilities at the center (i never bother) and then drink and food. 

My car key goes in the little key pocket on my shorts with no problems.

 

13/11/2012 at 11:08

Depending on race: Sports drink, water bottle, munchies, gels, bananas, jaffa cakes. Depending on facilities, hot drink in flask for pre and/or post race, if no showers, deodorant and towel.
Emergency money and contact tel no.
Don't forget to set your alarm and try to be there 1 hr before the start to park, sort out loos, register, change, chill, soak up atmosphere, panic

13/11/2012 at 11:45

Whenever you see a free portaloo, use it!

13/11/2012 at 12:19

Ooh err. Arent there toilet facilities around the course then ? Or is it a case of just nipping off the course and finding somewhere appropriate ?

13/11/2012 at 12:22

Yeah but you don`t want to need to do that. Hydrate well the day before and not too much in the 2 hours before the race.

13/11/2012 at 12:25

Cheers ET - are running Clowne ?


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