VLM 2011 Support Group 8

Mudchute Live 17th April

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05/04/2011 at 12:49

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

Sweetest Thing
Foxy Lady

Cornish Digger
Lady Pineapple
Lady Wot Jogs
Minni (RW ForumSix)
Red See
Tickled Pink

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 (however we cannot commit to collect any items left after 2pm 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 you're 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 Wednesday 13th April.  So ensure you check back here and on the support group threads.

Good luck everyone..

Edited: 05/04/2011 at 12:50
05/04/2011 at 13:10

Wahey!! Group 8 - rhymes with Great - a coincidence? I don't think so!!!!

Come on Grope 8 runners, let us know your needs!

Sweetie and Foxy await your commands

05/04/2011 at 13:31

<gets out big bit of paper and writes long list>

I shall summarise .... hugs and fizzy stuff

The Great 8 should look good on a sign,  get that Tippytoze onto sign design ... he did a sterling job for me last year.

05/04/2011 at 13:38

Tippytoes has already offered - lovely man that he is!!

There will be hugs.

There will be fizzy stuff.

There will be mess!!!!!

05/04/2011 at 14:27

How is TT getting the sign there? He could leave it at mine with a little planning.......and I could bring it up on the train.

Big wave to all!

05/04/2011 at 15:22

The Great 8, Hello!

Sweetest Thing wrote (see)
Come on Grope 8 runners, let us know your needs!
Sweetie and Foxy await your commands

er, please can I have a pb?

05/04/2011 at 15:24

Sure, no problem Minni!

<enters Minni's request on master spreadsheet> - or should that be mistress spreadsheet?

05/04/2011 at 15:28
Oh gee thanks!  Do I still need to turn up and run or can you arrange it without me being there?
05/04/2011 at 15:32
Oh, I think you need to be there - otherwise how will you get the medal?
05/04/2011 at 15:33

Ah, of course.  Good thinking. 

05/04/2011 at 15:33
I believe you can do it all on the internet now   Bit of a bugger if there's no wifi coverage though ....
05/04/2011 at 15:44
The networks will be too crowded that day, TP, so I think Minni will have to turn up in person
05/04/2011 at 16:01

Afternoon all!

So lets start with the easy ones first 

Forum name : JohnFol
Name : I think FoxyL knows this one
Race number :26,800
Estimated time to mile 17 : 2hrs 50mins
What you'll be wearing : Purple Patch t-shirt, probably with hand drawn JohnFol on the front
Any special needs : motorised skateboard and Nell McAndrew to run ahead of me.

05/04/2011 at 16:02
Actually I'll need a few Clif shot bloks handed to me, which I think FL has in hand
05/04/2011 at 16:17
Welcome, JohnFol - I'm just on the phone to the totally gorgeous Nell McAndrew to sort that out for you
05/04/2011 at 16:54

Please don't encourage him Sweetest .

Indeed I will be hand carrying his cliff shot blocks and if he's really lucky I won't have eaten them all before he gets there!!  I may have snaffled the odd one on our training runs.

Somehow I thing race number 26,200 would have been a better one- do you have to run an extra .4 of a mile because of yours?

And as your trainer, I would prefer you to be turning up around the 2hour 58.5min mark!!!

05/04/2011 at 17:41


Hello everyone - looking forward to meeting the lovely supporters!

  • Forum name: Lady Pineapple
  • Name: Will call myself Nibbsy on here, but can provide full name
  • Race number: 2265 (I think - might have to check when I get home)
  • Estimated time to mile 17: 2:45-2:55 (providing I get over the tendonitis in time - otherwise I will revise this estimate...)
  • What you'll be wearing: lime green and bright blue Mind charity running vest with the letters 'NIBBSY' ironed on the front in white
  • Any special needs: SIS Go gel; orange slices; (I would request a nice large glass of Rioja, but this is my first marathon, I may be struggling so it would probably go straight to my head, so best not - although if there's fizzy stuff going round I'll happily have a little! ); guarantee that my right ankle will hold out the entire distance
Happy to bring stuff along to the RW stand at the Expo (or money?  Am I right in thinking you're purchasing fresh fruit from Asda on the day?)

Whoop! Whoop!  Excited.   Just hope I can actually run properly on the day...
Edited: 05/04/2011 at 17:42
05/04/2011 at 19:39
Lady P- long time since I forummed with you!
05/04/2011 at 19:45

Ooooh I thought Lady Pineapple would be asking for fresh pineapple  and I'd quite like a slice too. 

I did my last hill session tonight ... thank gawd that's done ....

I think I might have a glass of SB to ease the worries .... not that I have any but preventative medicine is all the thing isn't it.

<waves to other Gr8 people>

05/04/2011 at 19:58
Signs for Grope 8 done, can get RE to fly them up when he collects his number.

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