In 2010 I went to the expo and dropped of my body weight in jaffa cakes and jelly babies...
How come on the day I never saw anyone
Was really disappointed how could I have missed everyone?
Strangely it's quite easy to miss when you're running as by 17 in your mind is beginning to get a bit spaced out .... or at least mine was. Just after the water station around mile 17, same side as the water station. There are balloons, there is a banner. I wanted to put in one of these stinger things you see on cop shows to slow people down but apparently that might be a hazard.
There are people lining the route all the way round so we don't really stand out from the others Flo Po ... it's just a case or remembering where to look
I think it was Nam who had Gordon Ramsey throw up on her bag. She was most put out becasue the bag contained the special needs items of her runners and she didn't see why he should spoil everyone elses chances of doing well.
Mudchute was a godsend when I did FLM in 2009. You come around the Isle of Dogs with very little support and you are also very much aware that you are geographically running away from the finish line at that point. Then, just as you get back into a populated part of the course there is a huge crowd of wonderful people offering hugs, jelly babies and anything else you want or need. It took the pain out of the next 5 miles for me.
I've never officially put my name down as a supporter in the past but I have turned up on the day and helped out two or three times. We can never have enough hands so while it would make organisation easier if you could commit in advance, please feel free to turn up on the day if you suddenly find yourself free.
As SC said, supporters welcome throughout the day but it takes a good core number to get the thing organised as we need to set up and sort out by the time the race starts. Also people to run the support threads and find out the needs of their runners.
However, people during the day are great and please come along if you are prepared to help out and muck in with trips to shops/handing out jelly babies etc.
I will see if I can rally any extra help for you as there is talk of some friends/family coming to watch. They are not on here but if they say yes I can get info to them.
Plus it will give them something to join in with whilst they wait for me
hello all......we're getting closer!
I've had injury and remained injured.....so I may be moving to the other side of the fence, if I'm forced to and if I can get over the intense jealously/sulk I'll be in. Here's hoping I'll be running past you and hopefully not vomitting on the special needs bag aka Gordon Ramsay!
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