The list below contains the name and details of all supporters/runners who are in this support group. SupportersSister Bad Habit/KWebVikWJohnClose3Mrs WarkieRunnersmattooLoonWarkieRosemaryClose4StrayceltUltra Kazzaaaaah!USBNykieSlim fastTwo Stroke TartEckytump
The 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..
I will mail my details but as I'm carrying this
I dont think I will be easy to miss .
Hi ! Thanks for setting all of this up - you're GREAT !
I will mail my details shortly but will be hoping to hit mile 17 about 1 hour 57 minutes after start ....( all going well )
I'm only flying over on Saturday afternoon so may not make the Expo at all...fortunately my needs are small.....a small growl of encouragement would be just perfect ( and maybe a HI 5 gel if that wasnt pushing the boat out too much).
Good luck to my fellow group 5'ers and thanks again to you , Vik, John and Mrs Warkie for your support , which is amazing and really appreciated.
Eckytump, that is one fine looking teddy bear you are carrying ...but rather you than me !
SF I must admit it's not one of my better ideas .
Sister Bad Habit - I shall be encroaching into your group for a sweaty hug! mwah!
OK, so up front I will tell you that I am still recovering from a grade II sprained ankle and I'm going to be really, really slow. It means I'm not going to be at mile 17 until between 5-6 hours. Approximately, may even be later
If people don't want to wait around until then don't worry, Clare Hardman - she's supporting a different group - knows all about my injury issues and is happy to wait until I get there and then walk with me if necessary.
TST, I make it a point of honour to be there until our last runner has gone through, so even though I'm not in your group I will still be there. Can I suggest that if you have your mobile with you, you get in contact with your support group and give them an ETA of your time if you end up being slower than expected? Its not compulsory, but we do tend to worry about people who don't show up on time and we never know whether to assume that we have missed them or whether to hang on a bit longer
Hiya, Supercaz said I have permission to swap groups as my friend from another thread wanted to support me and is in group 2. Good luck to everyone running on the day.
*shuts door quietly on way out*
Woohoo, hello. Popping in to say hello.
Caz, I will indeed have my mobile with me so will contact you behind the scenes with all my details and stuff I will be keeping Claire up to date with my progress anyway, or should I say boring her with a blow by blow account of where I am more like!
Sorry if my earlier post sounded a bit grumpy, my ankle had swollen again last night and I was having a little strop Have physio tomorrow so will find out whether she thinks I will make it round the whole course or not; bit scared of how it will go but at least I'll know for definate how it's healing. Regardless of whether I can finish it I'm coming anyway and doing the best I can!
I'll be bringing some stuff and dropping it off at the Exel Centre on the Saturday afternoon as I am a little concerned after speaking to the VLM people that they will be starting to disband the course and drinks stations around me so I am going to bring some water and stuff just in case.
Two Stroke I am blown away by your bravery...doing the run knowing that AT BEST you will have a pain filled 6 hours is amazing.
Very best of luck on the day and i hope it goes better than you are expecting
Ultra Kazzaaaah!!........Helllooooooooo !!!!
As you have probably seen on the main thread, SBH will be AWOL a lot between now and race day. If the Group 5 support crew need a hand sorting things out for thier runners please can you let me know sooner rather than later and I will see what I can do
Hello happy people....well under strict instructions to go max 80%mhr so 9.30 mm at best. Expect me and my torch around 2.40-2.50 all things going to new plan and as I've been tapering for a month plus already, even that might be ambitiousWill hang about for a few mins to say hello as clearly not chasing a time, happily and look forward to seeing as many peeps as possible. Will be in my Macmillan outfit and probably carrying a collecting can too so with both hands full, may need to be fed and watered
Evening all! Finally got my act together and looked to see which group I was in
I am probably going to the Expo on Wed and will leave a gel for you lot to hold for me.
Hi all. SBH you have probably already figured this but I will no longer be running. See you in 2014 though, with bells on.
Have a great day team 5 runners and supporters, I wish you all the best and will be cheering you on from the comfort of my living room
Another later joiner, sent over here by SuperCaz
Right so the story is that I got the place through the ballot but dedicating my run for RNIB. Like you guys I will have family and friends who would like to come and support but unsure what would be best option for us?
Slim Fast wrote (see)
Two Stroke I am blown away by your bravery...doing the run knowing that AT BEST you will have a pain filled 6 hours is amazing. Very best of luck on the day and i hope it goes better than you are expecting Ultra Kazzaaaah!!........Helllooooooooo !!!! SF
Aw, bless ya SF! Although not sure if I'm brave or just waaaaay too stubborn for my own good. Doing the VLM is more about a personal journey for me now and so long as I can finish it then I'll be a happy lady. I did just under 10 miles on Saturday and had no additional swelling so that's good and the physio says I should be ok as long as I take it sensibly and pull out if I get problems. Am getting excited about it all now!!
Oh and just remembered that I need to send you all my details so I'll do that over the next few days
It would b good if the runners could start putting their details up so that the supporters can get organised
So sorry I've not popped by to say hello but I got hitched last friday so days/weeks have all merged into one and I didn't realise VLM was so close!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll be there with bells on to support you all with bells on!!
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