A stupid question about allergies

and race numbers

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Farnie    pirate
24/11/2007 at 22:27

If you have an allergy you are supposed to put a large black cross on your race number.  I have seen various different versions but wondered about the general consensus of the forum.

24/11/2007 at 22:29

plague isnt an allergy is it?

dunno ..write it on the back with meds?

M...eldy    pirate
24/11/2007 at 22:30
I have never heard of that one farnie, but then again I dont have an allergy so perhaps I wouldn't have known ...

some races put a black cross on for other reasons, such as picking up kit and goody bags tho ...???
24/11/2007 at 22:32

I had a large black cross on my race number because I was *shudders*

a veteran

24/11/2007 at 22:44

lol Yums

thats quite funny - veteran =nearly dead (black cross on doors of plague houses)

24/11/2007 at 22:44
(ive just got a tombstone on my head!)
cougie    pirate
24/11/2007 at 22:49

Never heard of that - I think you are mistaken.

 Some races ask you to put any medical details of use on the back of the number though. 

Dustboy    pirate
24/11/2007 at 23:16
Not exactly mistaken. Exisiting medical problem requiring specialist med atention, big black cross on front of number....Bedford HM asking for it this year, just looked on back of number. Allergy wld prob count?
Farnie    pirate
24/11/2007 at 23:19



Just because YOU have never heard of it, does not mean I am by default wrong.

Farnie    pirate
24/11/2007 at 23:23

sorry I didn't mean to shout.

cougie    pirate
24/11/2007 at 23:25

Oooh I do apologise. 

But you could have said that the organisers had stipulated it - would have saved us guessing.  Its not been the case for any race I've done in the last five years.

24/11/2007 at 23:25
wonder why its not a red cross ...it would make me think more of medical things than a black one which just makes me think of plague and definitely not veterans !
cougie    pirate
24/11/2007 at 23:31

S'ok Farnie.

 I know a kid who doesnt go anywhere without his special allergy pen - according to his mum he's allergic to just about anything and everything. (but he seems fine to me)

Would you have to declare a seafood allergy on the back - just in case they try to treat you with haddock tablets ?  (ha ha haddock/headache)

Grabs coat..... 

Farnie    pirate
24/11/2007 at 23:31

For some reason Buney and I don't know why, but all the road races seem to say black cross (in the Manchester 10K there were all sorts of different peculiar crosses)

But some of the Tri's ask for a red cross.

Farnie    pirate
24/11/2007 at 23:32

Salford Tri

Please write all medical details on the back of your race number and put a small indelible Red Cross on the front of your number.

24/11/2007 at 23:34
is that waterproof indelible ....
Farnie    pirate
24/11/2007 at 23:35
could be worse cougie it could be nuts...
24/11/2007 at 23:38


"this Snickers bar may have been manufactured in a factory with nuts"

(not laughing at people's allergies here ) 

Farnie    pirate
24/11/2007 at 23:39
I should hope not Buney!!!
24/11/2007 at 23:42
no really -  im a bit worried i may have developed an asthma type thing after my chest infection
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