Nearly that time of year again...
Got my number this week
See you all there
I missed it completely as some twit decided to reconfigure his hatchback using the central reservation of the A3 and the police thought it would be a good idea not to set up a diversion while they closed the road to get the recovery truck through. I was stationary on the A3 for an hour, initially in civvies but, as it looked like I was going to be there a while, I changed into my running gear in the hope of shaving in with seconds to spare before the start. But I was still sitting there at 10:35, a half an hour's drive from Epsom.
So, my 10 mile LSR was a lonely affair around the lanes of south west Surrey. I still did it in 90 minutes, though!
I hope everyone who went had a good day. Maybe next time.
I was feeling particularly peckish so I took a bit and used it as an excuse for a little walk while I ate it.
Felt much better after
Yes, the tyvek running top (2001?), gloves, towel, beanie and shoe bag from recent years were great. Didn't do '02 or '03, so can't comment on what was handed out then.
The bumbag was.....well........?#£$%&*
The nutrients and bottle provided by this year's sponser were fine too and I'd be more than happy to see a repeat of them (or the Gore windstopper running top referred to in the message at the beginning of this thread).
Have you done socks yet?
Thanks for that Snoop Dogg. We recall how much you liked the bum bag from last year.
Yeahh we thought of socks, working from the head down (moving swiftly over areas in the general lower waist area) but whereas the "magic" gloves were one size we saw lots of complications with men's/ladies' socks and sizes within them. We tried one source but the quality was no good enough for a running sock..
The Tyvek top has been popular - I'm sure I still see the odd runner wearing one of the 1990's version. Not that us runners are mean bunch .....
Yes, you can never please everyone. Some want medals, some want T shirts.
We've also seen plastic encased minature athletics figures, shot glasses and horse brasses as well at some races, but I think you beat the lot in terms of original thought - who wants yet another cotton t-shirt these days?
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