Support Group 3

Mudchute Live 22/04/2012

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18/03/2012 at 11:57

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


Angela McClelland 2
davewood 4 (plus Dan & Sam)
Simon Lister 2
Speedy G
CC2 Speedy.Goth

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 market 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. Any final instructions will be posted Sunday 15th April.

Good luck everyone..

18/03/2012 at 13:42

Hi KK.  I'm astmatic so I will make sure that I have my ventolin with me, but probably a good idea for you to supply your own to be on the safe side.  You're a pro at this you you know the routine.

Those of you that we don't know, it would be nice if you could provide a photo of you in your kit as it makes it easier for us to spot you.

18/03/2012 at 16:36

Ah hello

Better get my train tickets hadn't I

18/03/2012 at 18:53

Name: Sally

Number: 255 (I think - will check)

Wearing: Black + white Smiley Paces vest

Mile 17: 2.04 - 2.06 (hopefully!)

No special needs


18/03/2012 at 19:27
Thanks Sal.  Your details are on the spreadsheet so we will be keeping an eye out for you.
18/03/2012 at 19:55
Name: Suz

Number: tba

Wearing: tba

Mile 17: not sure, maybe around 3 hours (I hope you're still there!)

Special needs: possibly some new legs....

Hmm, this seems to highlight that I don't seem very organised! How do you know your number?

Thanks very much in advance to the supporters, very much looking forward to seeing you!
18/03/2012 at 19:58
Arriving a little late on duty ... hello group 3
18/03/2012 at 20:04
Name: Catherine

Number: 214

Time to 17: 2hrs 3mins after I cross the start line (so maybe 2hrs 5 mins? All the fast boys and elites will be ahead of me but I don't suppose it will take them long to get over the line)

Wearing: Redhill Road Runners vest (grey top, red band round boobs, white body) with black and red adidas shorts. Long black hair and pale skin usually give me away!

Needs: none, I hope.

Will venture over to IE to post a pic, can't do it in Chrome for some reason.

Sloth - I think you'd only know your number if you had a champs, gfa or club place.
18/03/2012 at 20:13

18/03/2012 at 20:16
Eugh, IE is clunky and slow.

It's my first time on the champs start. I'm hoping for better loos
18/03/2012 at 20:18
lol I hope you do get better loos congrats for getting on the champs start
18/03/2012 at 20:19
Thanks Speedy Goth & Kittenkat....I've ahhh...dropped off the champ start too. Just for this occasion mind... :0)

Will update number when I get it, and vest when I decide.
18/03/2012 at 20:23
Congrats on champ start Speedy Goth, that's quite an achievement!
19/03/2012 at 07:36

Wow, we have some speedy runners in our group!  But don't worry if you are a slower runner.  We will be there until everyone on our list has passed through no matter how slow they are - even if they have a bad day and turn up two hours after expected.

Thanks for all the information guys.  Keep it coming.

For those who are new to this, you can leave items at the expo that you want us to have for you at Mudchute.  We will have ample supply of the basics such as jelly babies, but if you have anything specific then we can sort that out for you.  When I ran London I was nervous about carrying too much around with me, so I left sports drink and gels at the expo and my team had them ready for me.  In the past people have asked for cups of tea, painkillers, cans of beer etc.

If you leave anything at expo, you hand it in at the Runners World stand, labelled up with your support group number and who you are.   One of us will collect it on the Saturday afternoon and arrange for it to get to Mudchute.

19/03/2012 at 07:46
Good advice Caz I left a couple of gels at the Expo when I did it, I collected one at Mudchute, I was also given some lovely homemade fudge ... yum!!
The supporters hand out loads of jelly babies and jaffa cakes etc to all runners, not just RW ones. In stead of donating a big pile of Jbs or Jaffas I (and lots of others) left some money with my gels at the Expo so that the supporters could buy goodies to hand out from the local Asda rather than having to carry stuff across London from the Expo. Obviously that is optional, you don't need to donate anything, I just thought I'd mention it
Edited: 19/03/2012 at 07:49
19/03/2012 at 08:44
<knocks politely>


Name: Lesley

Number: That's anyone's guess at the moment - will let you know

Wearing: Again this will be a matter to be pondered on - did Ashby 20 yesterday in shorts and a t-shirt and snow - do not intend to make the same mistake in London. Top tip - when considering the weather do not rely on online forecasts, consider looking out the window

Mile 17: Need to work out timings unless one of you has a calculator. Hoping to get a 5 hour ish finish but could be slower

Special needs: probably something savoury - perhaps a twiglet or two.

As you can see - I have it all planned and settled in my head.

Thank you, thank you, thank you - you lovely people.
Tommygun2    pirate
19/03/2012 at 09:03

Name: Tom

Number: Don't know yet

Time: 2hrs 20 - 30ish from start time (can't work it out as I'm not sure when we start) if I'm going well.

Wearing: Not sure yet, might wear Pirate top

Special needs: Marlbrough Light and Can of Stella (only joking) Probably just a cheer and a sweaty hug

Tommygun2    pirate
19/03/2012 at 09:39

Oh I best have a Jaffa cake off B just to keep the continuity from 2 years at the Beachy Head Marathon Thanks B

19/03/2012 at 11:30

DL, you don't need to worry about what to wear just yet.  Plenty of time.  Some people already know that they are running in club colours or charity vest and it helps us to find you if we know what you look like.

I calculate that you should be with us after about 3:15 if you are aiming for a 5 hour finish.

Jaffa cakes will certainly be on the list of basic stock TommyGun

19/03/2012 at 12:14
Marshalling and handing out jaffa cakes at Beachy is a marvellous ploy to avoid running it again Tommy - shh don't tell anyone
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