London Marathon 2013 - Runners & Supporters

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17/04/2013 at 21:32

Thanks Loon.  Are you still running?

18/04/2013 at 06:30
Becks01 excited
18/04/2013 at 07:50
Should I get some blister plasters?/Vaseline ? I can bring a first aid kit if you think it's a good idea. (I'm a first aid instructor)
18/04/2013 at 10:20

Will bring a knife or two down- sounds good doesn't it

 

 

18/04/2013 at 10:32

Have just put a couple of balls of twine in my bag so I'll leave them at the expo for you.

18/04/2013 at 19:28

Called by the Expo this afternoon, but there was nothing to collect - someone must have got there before me. 

BUT - I have the helium. So unless one of my neighbours saw me taking delivery of a large gas canister and phoned Special Branch, we should have balloons on Sunday .

18/04/2013 at 20:06

Yeah!  Sounds like we are getting organised!

18/04/2013 at 20:08
I picked up three lots of stuff from the RW stand at Expo today, so I must have slipped in before Running Rodent
18/04/2013 at 20:08
First aid kit is a good idea.
18/04/2013 at 20:08
I'll bring some plastic tumblers for our refreshments
18/04/2013 at 20:39
I have plastic glasses too..... And some buck fizz- just incase we get thirsty ????

Super excited now!!!!

I can do a last minute supermarket run Saturday evening on way home from work if we need anything just shout!
18/04/2013 at 21:02

So jealous, Id love to watch a marathon but this year im running it. Where will all you guys be?

My story is I was a chubby lad, lost 3 stone few years ago to run 2011 London, finished it in slow time due to fellow runner collapsing halfway, then I did new york, again slow time due to not being fit and jet lag etc, then last year I got super fit, lightest ive ever been and was blitzing times, was hoping for under 4 hours. Half way my kidneys started bleeding, really bad, so walked last 6 miles, I was heartbroken. I then had full ACL knee reconstruction 3 weeks later and only just finished rehab November before starting training for this, ive lost 2 stone again and my times are good im hoping for under 4 hours 30. Any support is great, im running for round table childrens wish.

18/04/2013 at 21:10

Hi Mark,  we will be at Mudchute at Mile 17.  As you come out of the quiet section that is the Isle of Dogs you go up a small incline that feels like a hill to tired legs.  We will be on the right immediatly after the water station and before the zebra crossing.  Look out for the blue and yellow balloons.

Do you want any specific support other than a cheer and a few jelly babies?  If so then pop along to the thread for Group 4 and tell them that I sent you.  Hurry up though as we are running out of time

18/04/2013 at 21:12

Whats this group stuff you mention, sorry ive only dabbled in this thread and its suddenly clicked what you guys do lol.

 

Do you have groups at certain points and each group ha sits own thread on here, do I send pic of me lo.

18/04/2013 at 21:20
Mark, there's a thread for Group 4 and you can tell us your runners number, what you'll be wearing, when you think you will get to the support point at Mile 17 and anything you need, apart from jelly babies or Jaffa cakes.

We give good hugs
18/04/2013 at 21:21

Oh I can do hugs!

18/04/2013 at 21:27

Why is there 5 support groups - mudchute? 5 different parts of the race?

18/04/2013 at 21:35
We just split the runners into groups and give them their own team - it makes it more manageable. They're all in the same place.. Drop in to group 4 here and say hello http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/spring-marathon/support-group-4---mudchute-2014/246035-3.html
18/04/2013 at 21:37

Hi Mark, so glad you're back, good luck!

To the others, I am late in the game but would be happy for support at mile 17 only if you guys can stick around for that long. I've PMed my details to Sister Bad Habit. My goal this year is to try to finish blister free and faster than last year. Goal time hopefully next year vs. "to finish" ho hum...  Last year I had massive blisters by mile 9 last year, no idea how I managed! This year I have different trainers and socks and hopefully it won't be so hot... Still get warm and fuzzy when I think of the Compeed given to me at mile 17, thank you! I have my own this year but hopefully won't need. I didn't drop off anything at the expo alas but happy with Jelly Belly Jelly Beans (alas I can't eat the babies) and maybe a can of Red Bull, but just a wave might do too.

Either way good luck to you all!

18/04/2013 at 21:38
All the support groups are at the same point. Each group has a number of runners assigned to it that it supports and will have a banner/balloon with its group number on it, so it's obvious to the runners where their support is.
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