Support Group 4 - Mudchute 2014

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01/04/2013 at 14:06

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

Sweetest Thing

Lee the Pea
Helen McFarlane 2
15 West
Go Caz
K Dawg
wiggly worm
bradders 13754

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 14:08

OOOPS - that should obv read 2013 in the title.................................

01/04/2013 at 15:54

*sticks head round door*

Maybe you are just early Sister Bad Habit?

Although you are group 5, I shall still be giving out hugs to other supporters if they wish?

01/04/2013 at 15:56

Hello to my fellow groupies

01/04/2013 at 21:37

Very quiet round here at the moment...
01/04/2013 at 21:48

Helloooooo Becks

How are you?

01/04/2013 at 22:28
Hi Guys, I'm novice to this, but it sounds a lot of fun.

I'm running Brighton marathon previous week, but should be fitting fit for the loudest cheers imaginable.

So, what do we need to do? I'm up for a bit of instruction....

(My actual names Glenn)
01/04/2013 at 23:43
Hellooo to all the supporters and runners in our group. I don't think I will have any 'special needs' just some loud cheering!
02/04/2013 at 11:13

I don't have any special requirements either - except maybe some flat coca-cola, which always works well at that point in the race.

Hi Glenn and Go Caz. Good luck for Brighton Glenn - are you ready for it?

02/04/2013 at 11:38

Helloooooooo, lovely Group 4!!! 'Tis I, one of your cheerleaders

Let's make this the liveliest of the Gropes....yes, you did read that correctly! We offer gropes as well as hugs to our lovely runners, so be prepared.....

02/04/2013 at 14:05
Hey Vixx
As ready as I'm ever going to be. Enjoying taper, and enjoying having a focus beyond Brighton.

Sweetest Thing, I'll hold to the cheers and leave you in charge of the gropes!!

Hope all our runners in group4 had an excellent long weekend and some great LSRs.

I'll be able to jaunt along to the expo, but sure at what point yet?
02/04/2013 at 16:23

I don't mind a grope or a hug. I am just more bothered that I will be leaving people covered in sweat! :S

I'm going to the Expo on Friday as Saturday will be chaotic at best methinks. I just want to make sure I have my number most of all!

02/04/2013 at 19:27

Flat coca cola - that sounds good. But I suppose it would be asking for trouble to try something new at this point!

02/04/2013 at 20:21

Try it on a short run Go Caz. I tried it for the first time when I did the Frankfurt Marathon in 2009 and it is pretty great as an alternative to Lucozade and gels. I'd run out of water a couple of miles previously (I carry my own) and got topped up with water and Coca-Cola and it really picked me up.

02/04/2013 at 20:35

Just popping in from rival Group 1 to stir up a bit of trouble.

Vixx, I better get a grope too, and I don't mind sweat.  I'll be getting one of Cake's famous sweaty hugs so a little bit of dampness from you will go unnoticed

02/04/2013 at 21:05

You will, don't worry! I know how sweaty Cake can get I don't think I am that bad

06/04/2013 at 01:33
Hello best support group in the history of support groups! I love you all for being there for me Thanks so much for volunteering - you rock!

I will add my race number etc tomorrow. I can't think of anything I need other than a cheer! I plan to carry all my gels with me... I thought about leaving some solid food with you like a snack bar or a jam sandwich but I think this is a bad idea as I have never had anything like that in training. I plan to take the water and lucozade they hand out along the way.
08/04/2013 at 12:40

Khanivore - there's still time to try out something when you do a long-ish taper run over the next couple of weeks. It doesn't need to be a full on banquet, but maybe try a piece of mars bar or something and see how that works?

I can't remember what my race number is at this point and am not at home to look. I look nothing like my profile pic here anymore and don't know how to get a pic small enough to change it. (I've been on here that long....)

I am universally known as Vixx though, and I will either be wearing a black t-shirt or a red one, depending on my mood

Less than 2 weeks now - how is everyone feeling?

08/04/2013 at 13:57
09/04/2013 at 18:27
Hi Vixx (apologies for delayed response!)
Hello Group 4!!

Khanivore - I was 'running' last year and ended up leaving the lovely supporters clutching a tube of Pringles in my sweaty hands! I'd only had water and gels the whole way through my training but was craving crisps by the time I got to Mudchute. I know they say don't do anything new on the BIG DAY but if you think you might fancy some proper food I'd take it to the Expo. I am sure it won't go to waste if you decide to stick to the gels.
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