The list below contains the name and details of all supporters/runners who are in this support group. SupportersKateFClaire HardmanLouiseGRunning RodentRunnersCamberwellDave Wood 4 & Dan Woodgizmo83Hopetofinishmark1981Mr PuffyNo PainRattler RattlerSofaboyCamloliberty6201The supporters need to know:Forum nameName (suggest you email this if unhappy to divulge via the forum)Race numberEstimated time to mile 17What you'll be wearingAny special needs**Special Needs - All reasonable requests will be catered for i.e. SIS/High 5 gel, banana, Jelly Babies, boiled sweets etc, even lager & Guiness have been requested before. To be sure we have what you need or for more obscure requests please leave items at the Runners World stand at the registration Expo. Supporters will be collecting them Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Items should be marked with: name, race number & support group number.Location of Support areaWith approx 40,000 runners it is almost impossible to pick out individuals as they pass, therefore its important you know where to spot us.The support area is on the right hand side of the road at the pelican crossing by mudchute DLR station. There is a water station immediately after the 17 mile point, pelican crossing is immediately after the water station. I will post a close of google map/google earth image of the area with exact location shortly.Supporters will be standing in sequential group order along the course. The area will be festooned with blue and yellow balloons so should be easy to spot, when you get to us, look out for the support group numbers and go over to your respective group.Please use this thread to ask any questions and look out for further information which will be posted up until the race. Good luck everyone..
Just popping in from Group 1 to steal the Jafffa Cakes
Liberty, we are very happy to wait until the last of our runners comes past however long it takes. Its a point of pride with us
Thank you so much, I will cry when I see the balloons and may well rest awhile .
Hope to... (changed from Hopetofinish - for the shallow reason it did not fit on a tshirt)
Fetch top with Hope to... on the front
Some full fat coke I can leave at expo
Hi all, I have moved to this group as Louise wanted to be my support. I hope you don't mind and I promise to be good as gold. Supercaz l gave me permission to abandon group 5
Someone in your group needs to work out how you are going to be identified to the runners, so decide amongst yourselves who wants to do that. You need a big number that is easy to see, and think about how you are going to attach it. In the past people have bought number shaped balloons, but they tend to get blown out of sight if it is windy.
Also one of you needs to collate all the info about your runners and bring it with them in a form that is easy to read on the day. Think about how you are going to deal with mutliple runners appearing at the same time. Remember, some are after times and will want to be able to grab gels etc on the run
...phew, found you all at last...
I can do pickups on Thurs and / or Fri evenings at the Expo if anyone needs me to, we just need to confirm meetup times.
I can also do shopping / carry stuff in a backpack from Asda on the day
I will have just moved house so can't volunteer to do printing / lists et cetera cos I dont think I'll have everything set up in time.
RR / SC I also live quite nearby (Greenwich), but not sure about how the foot tunnel will be working on the day? Or DLR? What's been your experience in the past? Assuming I can get under / over the river ok, I am happy to do 09h00 - 14h00.
Louise - good question. I can't find anything about the foot tunnel on the day, although I have a feeling that they do run a one-way system during the marathon, and at that time it might be the other way! I'll see if I can find out. DLR should be OK. I'm on the north side so I've never had to do it.
I'm happy to compile a list of runners and needs, but I won't be able to start until I get back from Paris on Monday. Feel free to put your needs on here and I'll catch up then. I seem to remember SuperCaz was super organised last year and had a laminated spreadsheet - I'll see what I can do...
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