London Marathon 2012: Runners and Supporters

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24/02/2012 at 13:06

Woo Hoo I have been given all clear to run, just not got to push it too much speed wise. But Im a slow runner anyway and will definately be slower over a marathon distance. So 17miles here I come on Sunday.

Just wont be able to join the fun the other side of the fence, not this year anyway.

24/02/2012 at 13:07
I didn't know anyone at the start of the day last time either and it was definitely a great day out. Everyone is really friendly and it's a fantastic atmosphere. If you can get along to support I thoroughly recommend it even if just to have an argument with the Chandos barman at the pub afterwards!

Part of me is hoping that my achilles gives up the ghost completely just so I can support and not have to run!! or is that not the right mindset to have at this stage?!!
24/02/2012 at 21:57

We are a local charity in Greenwich, and as a fundraiser our supporters offer B & B on marathan eve for £40pppn.  We are close to the start, and its in family homes.  Perfect for runners and supporters - and close to start, 6m, cutty sark & tunnel under the water to Isle of Dogs.

If interested please call Julie on 07754 087446

27/02/2012 at 16:12
Well I can make it to 17miles so should get to you guys really think I'll need a swift kick up backside ha ha.
27/02/2012 at 18:37
We're very good at kicks Claire I'm pretty sure I offered to turn up with a whip for one of my runners last year!!!  He didn't take me up on hte offer, not sure why......................! I much prefer giving hugs though lol
27/02/2012 at 19:11
Tee hee don't think I'll be wanting a whip either. Hug would be good though!
Soo looking forward to it this year meeting you all and next year joining in all the fun supporting
27/02/2012 at 20:03
Sweaty hugs, fizz and jelly babies with a side order of jaffa cakes, cannot wait!
27/02/2012 at 20:18
ooh jaffa cakes ... do we have to give them away?
27/02/2012 at 20:39
SSssssh B, course not!
27/02/2012 at 21:50
Hash. wrote (see)

I'd have done this before if I'd realised 222 photos wouldn't take forever to upload after all.  Blouse was snapping away all day at Mudchute, I've dumped the whole lot in photobucket here in case anyone wants copies of any of them.  Not quite the quality of the official ones, but then not £12.95 a pop either.

There are a fair few boob and elbow shots in there.  He reckons both were accidental

For those supporting, I think these photo's sum up what a day of fun and laughter it is.

Hope Hash does not mind me posting the link

27/02/2012 at 22:51

Oh lordy, I'd not seen those! They were the last Flora - the year I did it (note I don't say 'ran' it as I don't think that would be fair on the proper runners on here!!!) I had the wonderful Nam and Bear as my support group that year, and it was them who inspired me to come the other side of the fence for the last couple of years, just to pay it back. It was so fab when Bear rocked up last year and we adopted him, and Loon into our support group (and I think we shared Foxy with Sweetest Thing at points too lol)  to carry on providing hugs and jelly babies!!!!!

 This is seriously one of the highlights of my year - I've made some lovely friends even though in most cases we only see each other at Mudchute! Sounds ridiculous but I absolutely love it and like Caz said it is such a proper lift when you come off the Island that is a bit more sparse for support than other areas to suddenly hit the wall of sound that is Runners World plus a couple of the charities that usually set up shop around us. My view is that it makes all the difference to be honest. And if people are running either ahead or behind of time we are always always open to sending texts/making calls to family members to let them know, think I did it about eight times last year as the weather was so freaky for London in April.

Bring it on is what I say, I can't wait!!!!!

28/02/2012 at 08:12

did someone mention jaffa cakes?

Just had a quick glance at those piccies - fab!  Which reminds me that I met Rio the year before that when she was running it dressed as a Mr Men character - is she still around on the forum?

28/02/2012 at 08:43
One month and 22 days to go - had a great 15 miler on Sunday - bring it on!
28/02/2012 at 09:03

That was the year that I ran London, but somehow I've been missed off the photos!  Hmmm, next time I see Blouse I will be having words.

The photos do bring back all the excitement though.  It's got me started on planning this years trip!

28/02/2012 at 14:47
I've looked at the train timetable and everyfing already!  Just need to arrange someone to arrive with a car for me to pour myself into on the return leg.
28/02/2012 at 16:27

Sister BH and I were having a wee confab last night and I think the Good Sister will be making her pronouncements from on high about teams/supporters in the next 10 days or so and starting the threads for each group.

I think we'll be going for 6 teams this year (usually 8 but we are light on supporters) so please keep a look out for your team.  Please make sure your email via site is enabled so your supporters can contact you and watch out for instructions regarding special needs stuff and general supplies.

Start saying your prayers .... the Sisters of the Perpetually Full Glass are listening

28/02/2012 at 20:38
Love the photos!!! Can't wait now
28/02/2012 at 20:51
Woo hoo! We have our own Sisterhood  Us, bad influences? No never, we is good girls we is, I drink sorry SAY a prayer to the Perpetually Full Glass every night.....................
29/02/2012 at 07:56
I am stupidly excited about this!  Can't wait to get organising!
29/02/2012 at 08:54

Hello all

Looks like the excitement is building...looking forward to the day. My training has been very hit and miss, lots of family problems and now have the lurgy. BUT I know all I have to do is get to 17...I may well be your slowest runner...and you lovely people will  get me to 26.2!

Will aim to be a supporter next year!

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