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Your thoughts about support this year and next..

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25/04/2005 at 16:56
that would have been marvelous!- much more polite than letting rip on the side of the road!
25/04/2005 at 17:04

As the email notification came up I was 'pencilling' in 23rd April 2006 on my 'events' spreadsheet!
25/04/2005 at 17:24
Just one request, can Ange1cake be on someone else's team? ;o)
ip(FeS2)    pirate
25/04/2005 at 17:58
OK, Just a few thoughts from a supporters perspective.

If we'd had the spreadsheet thingy on the URWFRC site earlier, this would have been the place where people entered their race number, expected time.- Pen number( so we could calculate the time to cross the line?)
Appearance, requirements,email address.

This would have made a huge difference to us supporters who ended up doing a surprising amount of chasing.

It was very hard for us to spot you all.- If we could think of a symbol that is easy to wear and wouldn't ruin costumes/cover team shirts/chafe then this would help us spot everyone from the forum and give them a cheer.- It's easy to keep an eye out for several people you know, but you can only really keep one number/appearance in your head at a time ( or we found it hard anyway).

I'm sure that people thought we were counting backwards purely because the first sign they saw was the 9.-
I think a really big, high sign at the beginning and then the smaller ones for each team should work well.
The last spot in the area should have a group of people with loads of goodies but noone allocated, so anyone who misses their team doesn't miss out.

When it comes to allocating teams, it might be a good plan to see who knows whom.- It's much easier to spot people you know.
Perhaps we could add this to the information on the URWFRC site.- I'd be happy to help work out the allocations next year.

The roads were pretty clear of supporters by safeways etc.- But I think the railings probably help a lot and they did give us places to hang signs etc.
25/04/2005 at 18:20
if we got the whole thing kicked off earlier, could we email piccies to the support teams?
Donald    pirate
25/04/2005 at 19:08
Hi All,

Sorry I could not be there to help with the support this year. However, hopefully next year... It sounds you did a great job.

As I am a software engineer and I also run an internet design and hosting company, if we need to put together an on-line registration/organisation support system then I would be more than happy to put something together if needed. I think that 9 months should be enough time to get something usefull together!

Any views?
25/04/2005 at 19:32
I like the idea of a recognisable tag - something like a round fluorescent pink badge worn on the left shoulder would be much easier to spot than trying to identify numbers and colours in a blur.
25/04/2005 at 19:41
Agree, the tag is a nice idea, especially if we could make it downloadable...
Hi Dan One - great offer! Maybe you, me and SwissBobby can put our heads together nearer the time.
Donald    pirate
25/04/2005 at 20:38
You might notice my "picture" has a red flashing LED earing! This was added some time ago when a thread was discussing the idea of identifying forum runners... May I re-introduce the idea of red LED flashing earings? (They do exist!)

... I thought not...

Meerkat, whenever you want to get things rolling.
25/04/2005 at 20:43

LED earign does not flash in Mozilla.
iron fraggle    pirate
25/04/2005 at 20:49
Yes it does! (well does on mine !)
10/05/2005 at 23:33
hi all, question for team 9, a photo is up of me on my story of flm, its not action photo and i din't post it, did you guys take it? looks like I am singing oggy oggy, wouldn't suprise me...
12/05/2005 at 08:06
Wabo - it's probably a pic by Daniel of RW Towers.
14/05/2005 at 08:55
cheers meerkat. Have downloaded to show my mate sue. I was looking to the left and thats where you guys were so makes sense!

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