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18/01/2006 at 09:55
think found on www.london-marathon.info somewhere or put london marathon 2006 red start in google. 1001-28000 are blue start at balckheath, 28001-33250 green start nearest st is maze hill and 33251-59000 (where i will be) is red start greenwich park. then at each start you are in a pen according to your predicted finish time...so i will be at the back!lol!!
18/01/2006 at 09:59
lol, well ill be with you sara, ill drag you around with me! just to make sure we all finish! lol.
18/01/2006 at 10:00
i'm at the back in the red then!

bring a couple of bottles and some dips and we can have a party!!!
18/01/2006 at 10:02
lol, illl brink the Vodka. i seem to have that im surplus atm. lol.
ImRio    pirate
18/01/2006 at 10:02
The backis where the party is anyway. you will all finish and have the day of your lives!! There is nothing else like it. Enjoy it
18/01/2006 at 10:06
you gonna come join us then linda??? come on it will be a blast, we cound have a carnival! lol have tje baloons, floats EVERYTHING! :)
ImRio    pirate
18/01/2006 at 10:09
Well I am hoping to get round in 4.30 this time having done it in 5:52 and 5:25 in the last 2 years. As long as I can sit on the float I am there!!
18/01/2006 at 10:09
i'm 50890 - would be so good to meet on day!! Party!!!!!!!!!! i'll be in black stroke association vest. rio have you done it before?
ImRio    pirate
18/01/2006 at 10:12
Yes I have done it twice. Cant keep me away now I am hooked!
18/01/2006 at 10:12
ill be in a bright Red SHELTER vest. suppose we cound meet up before the race and go down as a group. then you will all be together, keep each other going.
ImRio    pirate
18/01/2006 at 10:14
If you want to meet up with people then the best place is by the bandstand in the centre of the Park. But this will only work if you are all on the same start. Otherwise you might be able to catch up where the roads all join but as Green and Blue are quicker starts to cross it might mean someone waiting which will ultimately slow them down
18/01/2006 at 10:17
possiable idea sara. we could all support each other then?
18/01/2006 at 10:20
meeting sounds good...will have lots of people on the way round to cheer me on at specified points - wife, family, work etc, but will need some spurring on in between

am running for Hope and Homes for Children...not sure what colour vest (or if we even get a vest! - its only a small charity raising funds for children in war-torn countries...my project is in Sierra Leone)
18/01/2006 at 10:22
I'm in!!! but as i'm slowest we won't stay together for long. rio, did you run all the way before and what kind of plan did you follow? i just want to finish but would love to get it done in under 5 hrs. longest run to dat 11.2 miles in 2hrs 2mins.
ImRio    pirate
18/01/2006 at 10:24
Sara I didn't run all the way. I had several walk breaks (it is a very long way and it does hurt a lot!)
Your time is good. Have you done any races to get an idea of how it feels to run with lots of people?
18/01/2006 at 10:31
no,never! but i have booked in for the Brighton half on 19 Feb. any tips?
18/01/2006 at 10:31
i am aiming on having many walk breaks...water station every mile and have been reading that you should walk through them - therefore 25 walk breaks...am thinking 10/11 min miles 1 min walk - feasable?
ImRio    pirate
18/01/2006 at 10:33
Enjoy it. Use it as a training run so you get used to lots of people around you. Try keeping to the pace you want for the marathon (to be able to give you an idea of how you are doing)
Start slowly. Take on plenty of energy (work out what you are going to use for London and start training with it now). And mostly dont worry about it
18/01/2006 at 10:34
Chris that sounds like a good plan and we are roughly about same pace - are you running for charity?
18/01/2006 at 10:35
low race number.....blue - does this mean im close to the start or further back?

cant remember what i said my predicted time was.....grumble grumble - looks like im gona have to step the training up a bit....waiting for my socks to dry as we speak!
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