London Marathon - Runners & Supporters 2009

Mudchute Live 26th April 2009

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Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/01/2009 at 18:19


London Marathon 26th April 2009

Every year members of the forum arrange a support area at Mudchute, Docklands which is at about 17/18 miles.

Usually we have about 50+ supporters and well over 200 runners, the idea is runners are split between pairs of supporters that can give you that extra special cheer and provide any special needs such as gels, even cans of beer have been requested in the past. After the race we all meet up at a pub near Trafalgar Square.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2087/2413277552_01b2f89185.jpg



To begin with we need two lists:

Supporters (those forum members who can come along and support)

Runners (forum names of runners who we should look out for)


A month or so before the race we will split the supporters into teams, arrange all the logistics of what we need to bring etc and allocate the runners between the support teams.  Once this is done the support teams will contact all their runners to find out specific race day information e.g. predicted time, special needs requirements, race number etc.


Ive also dug out the following suggestions which were made after last year

I think we've more or less agreed to move to the other side of the road next year.

  • Relocate to the other side of the road 
  • Have the support area coned/taped off the night before 
  • Get there earlier to reserve the whole railing
  • Be more assertive with any ingressors
  • Better organisation for inflating balloons (we only used about 1/4 of what we had)
  • T-shirts and caps to help us stand out
  • lassoo's to catch runners that miss us



 



 

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
01/01/2009 at 18:20

Add your name to the appropriate list

Supporters
Barley

Runners

01/01/2009 at 18:57

Add your name to the appropriate list

Supporters
Barley

Runners

WA
Mrs WA

Edited: 01/01/2009 at 19:00
01/01/2009 at 19:01

And thanks again, it is fab
JPenno    pirate
01/01/2009 at 19:21

Add your name to the appropriate list

Supporters
Barley

Runners

WA
Mrs WA

JPenno

01/01/2009 at 19:25

Hurrah!!!!!

Add your name to the appropriate list:

Supporters
Barley
Mouse

Runners

WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
JPenno
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)

Edited: 01/01/2009 at 19:26
01/01/2009 at 19:36

Supporters
Barley
Mouse
Sezz

Runners

WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
JPenno
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Fat Face (Lucozade Super Sixer   )



 

M...eldy    pirate
01/01/2009 at 19:39

Supporters
Barley
Mouse
Sezz

Runners

WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
JPenno
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Fat Face (Lucozade Super Sixer   )
The Meldy and Holly Express  !!



 

01/01/2009 at 21:00

Supporters
Barley
Mouse
Sezz
Mrs Tick Tock( i better inform her of her duties )
Runners

WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
JPenno
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Fat Face (Lucozade Super Sixer   )
The Meldy and Holly Express  !!

Tick tock

01/01/2009 at 21:16

Supporters
Barley
Mouse
Sezz
Mrs Tick Tock( i better inform her of her duties )
Happychap


Runners
WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
JPenno
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Fat Face (Lucozade Super Sixer   )
The Meldy and Holly Express  !!
Tick tock

01/01/2009 at 22:22
Supporters
Barley
Mouse
Sezz
Mrs Tick Tock( i better inform her of her duties )
Happychap


Runners
WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
JPenno
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Fat Face (Lucozade Super Sixer )
The Meldy and Holly Express !!
Tick tock
SazzaG
Edited: 01/01/2009 at 22:23
01/01/2009 at 23:21

supporters
Barley
Mouse
Sezz
Mrs Tick Tock( i better inform her of her duties )
Happychap

Runners
WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
JPenno
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Fat Face (Lucozade Super Sixer )
The Meldy and Holly Express !!
Tick tock
SazzaG

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01/01/2009 at 23:22
Opp's don't no what happened their? sorry
02/01/2009 at 15:01

supporters
Barley
Mouse
Sezz
Mrs Tick Tock( i better inform her of her duties )
Happychap

Runners
WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
JPenno
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Fat Face (Lucozade Super Sixer )
The Meldy and Holly Express !!
Tick tock
SazzaG
Slimline chips (soon to change forum name)
Wotsit

Mouse, you greedy thing, you can't have *everyone*!

02/01/2009 at 15:06
Mouse thanks I was just going to add myself and see that your super organisation skills have already beaten me to it. x
02/01/2009 at 15:17

Oranges were really popular with a lot of the runners last year, though they are obviously really heavy to lug in!

Also, if I recall correctly the reason not all the balloons were used was because we needed more string. I think one of the string bearers dropped out at short notice.  There was enough hot air around to blow the balloons up.

Edited: 02/01/2009 at 15:18
02/01/2009 at 15:26

Oh fab, thanks for organising this again Barley

supporters
Barley
Mouse
Sezz
Mrs Tick Tock( i better inform her of her duties )
Happychap
Hash

Runners
WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
JPenno
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Fat Face (Lucozade Super Sixer )
The Meldy and Holly Express !!
Tick tock
SazzaG
Slimline chips (soon to change forum name)
Wotsit

02/01/2009 at 15:48

I couldn't resist

supporters
Barley
Happychap
Hash
Mouse
Mrs Tick Tock( i better inform her of her duties )
Sezz


Runners
Fat Face (Lucozade Super Sixer )
JPenno
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
The Meldy and Holly Express !!
Tick tock
SazzaG
Slimline chips (soon to change forum name)
WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Wotsit

02/01/2009 at 15:52

Wotsit - I can try....  I'd nab Meldy and Holly too but I expect Coach Barlos will be keeping them to himself.

supporters
Barley
Happychap
Hash
Mouse
Mrs Tick Tock( i better inform her of her duties )
Sezz


Runners
Fat Face (Lucozade Super Sixer )
JPenno
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
The Meldy and Holly Express !!
Tick tock
SazzaG
Slimline chips (soon to change forum name)
WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Wotsit (please allocate to Mouse's support group, unless Wickett is doing it of course)

02/01/2009 at 16:05

supporters
Barley
Happychap
Hash
Mouse
Mrs Tick Tock( i better inform her of her duties )
Sezz


Runners
Fat Face (Lucozade Super Sixer )
JPenno
Mrs WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)

mlc@30 (mid life crisis) just a cheer would be nice
NGL (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
The Meldy and Holly Express !!
Tick tock
SazzaG
Slimline chips (soon to change forum name)
WA (please allocate to Mouse's support group)
Wotsit (please allocate to Mouse's support group, unless Wickett is doing it of course)

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