Support Group 2 - Mudchute 2013

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01/04/2013 at 14:00

The list below contains the name and details of all supporters/runners who are in this support group. 

Claire Hardman
Running Rodent

Dave Wood 4 & Dan Wood
Mr Puffy
No Pain
Rattler Rattler

The supporters need to know:

Forum name
Name (suggest you email this if unhappy to divulge via the forum)
Race number
Estimated time to mile 17
What you'll be wearing
Any 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 area

With 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..

01/04/2013 at 14:39
Hi all - roll up, roll up, welcome to Support Group 2 . All reasonable requests dealt with and some unreasonable ones too if we think it might be fun.
01/04/2013 at 14:58
This is a brilliant idea!

I'll pass on my details asap.
01/04/2013 at 17:24
Hi Peeps First of all thank you for your support I look forward to seeing you at mile 17
Having real problems up loading photos at the moment I have e-mailed the boffins who are looking into it.

Forum Name: No Pain
Real Name: Gary
Time at mile 17: race starts at 10am so between 11:54 and 11:57
Race number: 30752
Wearing a Fetch Vest
Will drop off a drink and SIS gel at the expo and a few quid for the supporters to have a pint

Bring it on
01/04/2013 at 21:27
Hiya, so pleased I'm going to get some support as family depleted!!! My forum name is liberty6201 but my real name is Nikki. Ill have to work out time..... Think it will be about 3 and a half hours. Really sorry!! I'm looking to finish in approx 6 hours so will tighten up that timing! Race number is ?3296 ( will confirm this) . I will be wearing a bright yellow Meningitis Trust vest saying Nikki on it!!!
Sorry to be a bit vague, I'm not at home so can't really check my details. Ill be back though!!,
Camlo    pirate
01/04/2013 at 21:49
Thanks in advance - the hug I got on my only previous attempt kept me going when I was in pain and very low.

time - er well, 2hr 33 would be nice..... so if get through start quickly 12:33- 12:45
number is 6135
wearing a red and white birm children's hospital vest
Happy to take a hug and some sweets/ choc/ whatever!

Hope the sun shines for us all (well not too much, just a bit really)....
01/04/2013 at 22:07
Hello Group 2! Best group by far looking forward to meeting all you fabulous runners at mile 17!
01/04/2013 at 22:55
I won't need any special needs thanks, just a wave, I think I will remember what you look like RR, Paris was four years ago...
01/04/2013 at 23:37
Good to see you all - if I can work my way round the technology I have some photos of where we'll be so you know what to look out for on the day. Mr P - you were one of the first forumites I ever met .l'll be back in Corcoran's again on Sunday but it's a fortnight in between this year so I get an extra week to rest my legs.
02/04/2013 at 22:36
So sorry I will be so long getting to you x
Camlo    pirate
02/04/2013 at 23:05
liberty - there will be plenty of runners after you and any of us could be at the back if it goes wrong (which it will for lots of people).
I tripped on the timing mat last time and spent a few miles fighting tears with frustration and despair because I felt so crap. The crew at mud chute were like angels!
02/04/2013 at 23:20

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

03/04/2013 at 16:18


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)



3hrs 10

Fetch top with Hope to... on the front

Some full fat coke I can leave at expo


03/04/2013 at 20:10
Thank you everyone. On a good day I only anticipate finishing in 6 hours so if something else was to happen.....eek!!
03/04/2013 at 20:29
Hope to ... Don't worry I cried last year all the best people do

Running Rodent - is there anything we need to do as supporters? Or just bring jelly babies, Jaffa cakes etc and just support on the day
03/04/2013 at 21:42

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

03/04/2013 at 22:04
Claire - that's pretty much it. If you can do any pickups of stuff that people have left at the Expo on the Thurs/Fri/Sat and bring it with you on the day, that's helpful, but if you can't, no worries. A willingness to inflate balloons and tie things to railings is helpful too. Also bring a Swiss Army knife to dig the jelly babies out of the soles of you shoes afterwards...

Nearer the time we'll do a check on who will be there when, so we've got the whole thing covered (I'm assuming not everyone will be willing or able to do 9am-2pm). I live nearby so I generally offer to get there early.
03/04/2013 at 22:10

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

04/04/2013 at 12:32

...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.


04/04/2013 at 21:50

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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