Support Group 3

Mudchute Live 22/04/2012

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19/03/2012 at 21:39
DL - I looked out of my window yesterday morning, saw snow, and put on a long sleeve top under my club vest for Ashby. I regretted it mightily. I was boiling! And I wasn't even racing, I ran it as a training run. I won't make *that* mistake in London. Club vest and shorts.

If you're running to your limit, no matter if that limit is a 2 hour marathon or a 6 hour marathon, if you are pushing yourself as hard as you can you will get hot, whatever the weather. Better to be cold when you're standing round at the start than too hot and uncomfortable for x hours out on the course.
Edited: 19/03/2012 at 21:40
20/03/2012 at 09:53
Completely agree with Speedy Goth.  I always race in one layer less than I would train in for the same weather.
Tommygun2    pirate
20/03/2012 at 10:02
I also agree, I was flipping freezing for the first mile of this mornings run, mind the sunrise was nice at 5.35am HH base layer and t-shirt and shorts for me nearly all winter, had to put the long tights on and gloves a few times but not that many.
20/03/2012 at 13:05
Welcoming Ratzer to our group. *waves*
20/03/2012 at 13:38

 *waves back*

Right, here.  (Lunch over...)

Name: Paul
Number: No idea
Time: Well, I'm not in the easy starts because I haven't earned it, so it'll be get to start, + overtaking usual guy in the diver suit, plus 1:57-2:02
Wearing: Club vest - wine red with a thick white band around belly.  The wine is more of a bordeaux than a burgundy, lighter and fruitier, without the heavy tannins of the fuller bodied bottles.  I'll find and post a piccie somewhere.
Special Needs: Someone to run the last 9 miles for me.

20/03/2012 at 13:47
Urm, not sure whether we can meet that last request.  I'll put a call out for volunteers, but you do realise that they will get the goodie bag and medal.  Do you really want to miss out on the free lipbalm and vouchers for products that you will never want to buy?
20/03/2012 at 14:18

I guess you're right, I always do look forward to getting a plastic bag shoved into my already sweaty hand, containing such richly running related items as tea bags, £400 off a sofa, and the inevitable moisturiser (don't put it on the chaffing until a day has passed!).

Okay, I'll change that...
Special Needs: Someone to run the first 17 miles for me.

I will be looking something like this:

I expect there will be far more runners around me and there might not be a smile.

20/03/2012 at 14:51
ohh certainly WOOWWWWWWWWWWW
20/03/2012 at 15:05
Great photo KK, Love your hair
Tommygun2    pirate
20/03/2012 at 15:06

Oh if we are doing Photos here is me

KK you don't look like a little boy now with longer hair

20/03/2012 at 15:19

Photos do help if we don't already kow you.  KK, everytime I see photos of you (not sure that we have actually met) you look different.

In fact I don't think I have met any of my group before, other than B.

20/03/2012 at 16:30

KK's kitchen is thoroughly intriguing.  Are those boxing gloves up there?  Really not sure what you do with that silver thing.  And the cereals in plastic boxes on the fridge??  Do you run a B&B, KK?

Oops, off topic.  Erm, I mean, good training today, everyone.  Well done!

PS. Looking at the list, I've never met anyone - so supporters, please post your pics too!  I know it'll be easier because you'll be in one location, but for the day before at the Expo, and the drinks after.  Privacy be damned, but exceptions for people who don't like being stalked will be allowed.

20/03/2012 at 16:35
I'm struggling to find a photo of me without a swimming hat
20/03/2012 at 16:50

OK, found one.  I will be waving yellow pom poms frantically and probably wearing a Pirate top.

20/03/2012 at 16:54
Somebody had one of me at Mudchute last year, with my pom poms but I can't find it.
20/03/2012 at 18:18

Dear fellow RW forumites - spectators and runners

This is Mick speaking

Some of you will no doubt know a lot about us , some may not

So, to say -

We as already stated hope to get to Mudchute to have a day of fun

But my day will depend on Philip’s behaviour, as he is most content on the move, and not so much us being static

He sadly does not give me much chance to socialise with anyone, he really craves my attention , Philip can be extremely demanding, he can do very little for himself, and he cannot talk he shreaks

So, please if I appear to be ignoring anyone or not interested, I’m sorry, I’ll do my utmost best to be respectful and polite and sociable to you all , but my life is easier when he’s happy

I myself would so much rather be running, and its only due to London marathon bosses that we are not

So, my apologies are given up front,

I do hope you all have a fabulas day

If there’s is anything you’d like to know from me, then please feel free to ask, online here or on the day, and I’ll do my best to accommodate you

Best wishes always


20/03/2012 at 18:32


that is a big question, one i will not know the answer to until the time

21/03/2012 at 19:12
There's a few people that we haven't heard from yet.  Can you introduce yourselves please?
21/03/2012 at 19:14

yes Caz

super photo BTW

21/03/2012 at 19:41

That is me looking extremely nervous about 45 min before leaving to do the English Channel 6 person relay.  At that point nobody else from my team had turned up, although everyone was present from the other two teams.

I don't normally have a cheshire cat grin like that

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