Sunday 28th October 2012
Does anyone have a spare ticket? If so, please send me a message!
So, so excited about Sunday...I've trained hard...got though a thigh injury, a infection with anti biotics and now a massive blister, but I am so happy the day is nearly here.
Last long run today before lots of rest.
If you are running on Sunday, hope you have a good time!
I didn't get a wristband in my pack. Does that matter?
Looking for some advice please! I have been really looking forward to this race and got up to 11 miles a couple of weekends ago so felt really ready. On Sunday however I got struck down with really sore throat/stomach and was off work on Monday. I have since just been struggling with sore throat and bad cold/cough so have not been able to train at all. Should I hold out and see how I feel on Sunday or should I call it quits now, I really want to run but I also dont want to do myself any serious damage and I am not sure if any one has been in a similar situation before that can give me some advice?
JH 1 wrote (see)
I'm a pacer at this event and down for 1.30 group. My friend is pacing the 2 hr group. Sounds like SW trains are a nightmare with bus replacements from South coast, woking, clapham etc. so planning on driving to Wimbledon and getting train from there. Don't get caught out if going by train.
JH 1 - How many pace makers are there? Are they every half hour? Also for the 2 hr group any idea how long it takes to get over the start line?
Chris Afzal wrote (see)
JH 1 wrote (see) I'm a pacer at this event and down for 1.30 group. My friend is pacing the 2 hr group. Sounds like SW trains are a nightmare with bus replacements from South coast, woking, clapham etc. so planning on driving to Wimbledon and getting train from there. Don't get caught out if going by train. JH 1 - How many pace makers are there? Are they every half hour? Also for the 2 hr group any idea how long it takes to get over the start line?
My wife was in the 2-2.30hr group last year and said it took 45 mins to cross the start line! I get the impression that they bottleneck the start quite tightly to avoid congestion once runners cross the start line.
Last year wasn't a problem as the did the race in September and the weather was nice and warm. This year I think a few people are in for a shock as he forecast on Sunday is saying it may be rather cold.
My hint: Take an old sweater you don't want and chuck it once you get running.
gemgemx - There's no planned engineering works on the Jubilee Line this weekend.
I am also really worried about standing in the cold before the race starts. I know it sounds lame as I should be worrying about the race, I can run happily in the cold but not just standing in it!
My friend told me at the Royal parks half a couple of weeks ago they collected all the discarded tops and gave them to Oxfam. Which I think is a great idea!
Yes the jumper thing at Royal Parks was fab, Marks & Spencers 'shwopping' people collected all the discarded jumpers and recycled them inlcuding to Oxfam. However it was SUCH a glorious autumn day (sunlight, parks, trees, gold, red, orange, say no more) and not cold at all so looks like you Run 2 the Beat folks will need your jumpers more than we did. Hope the rain stays off - that's no fun. Take your binbag ponchos. Best of luck peeps!
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