Shades Marathon Training

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19/04/2013 at 12:48
Call the charity and get their advice..
19/04/2013 at 12:48

sofaboy that is a bloody good point - thanks mate.

19/04/2013 at 12:56

Sofaboy - You could say that for every kid that ever got a "jim'll fix it" medal. We need to hope and believe in Innocent until proven guilty.

Khani - you're running for a CHARITY. Not for Rolf.

I'll get off my soapbox now

I'm cycling to the number collection/Start in the hope that I can do it on sunday. They've got engineering works on the train line so it's either cycling or trying to find a parking space in a notoriously congested city (think London without the car parks)

19/04/2013 at 13:09

Good to luck to all you VLMers!  I hope you all have a great day on Sunday.

I am off on a stag do this weekend so I don't think I'll be able to check in here again after I leave in a couple of hours, because the forums are behaving very slowly on my iPhone which is annoying!  Anyway, all the best everyone!

 

19/04/2013 at 13:12

mamafox - that is great news that you are able to start running again.   Don't you dare do the 10k though, you'll be back to square one injury wise.

Khanivore - I think Iain's suggestion is the best, contact the charity.    IMHO if Rolf's name isn't plastered all over your vest then still wear it.

 

19/04/2013 at 13:16

Shades i contacted the charity and got a one line reply saying that the charity will understand if runners don't want to wear the vest. It's an awkward and difficult situation for them I would imagine - the charity marathon team at Phab Kids is very small, i'm guessing just three or for people.

 

Edited: 19/04/2013 at 13:16
19/04/2013 at 13:24
Emmy H wrote (see)

Sofaboy - You could say that for every kid that ever got a "jim'll fix it" medal. We need to hope and believe in Innocent until proven guilty.

 

Edited: 19/04/2013 at 13:25
19/04/2013 at 13:26
to be honest, if i'd ever been successful in getting on JFI, i'd now be looking at my badge in a different light. it would certainly have taken the shine off it.
i totally believe in innocent until proven guilty, but you can guarentee that there will some "jokers" making "witty" comments to KV if he runs with the top on. it's sad, but that's just the way some people are.
it's a tricky one, but personally, i'd wear something else. you're still raising money for a good charity. wearing their vest or not won't make any material difference to them and you yourself know why you're running.
sorry, can't get this bloody thing to make my message not look like a quote...damn computers.

 

Edited: 19/04/2013 at 13:28
19/04/2013 at 13:35

yikes Khani.. my gut reaction was to wear it as its the charities logo and not a picture of him etc but you have to do what feels right for you

19/04/2013 at 13:41

it's gut reactions that i am after here is a picture of the back of the vest. I've just noticed it's 'signed' too.

http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll30/aak_linkedphotos/Forum/484290BC-8F2C-43BF-8173-493F6E050420-28814-00001BE6F0156D96_zpsd4b3648b-1.jpg

 

19/04/2013 at 13:43

Khani - I'd personally bin the vest and wear something else.

If you want to still publicise the charity could you look at cutting the logo out of the vest and attach it to a new one somehow?

Edited: 19/04/2013 at 13:46
19/04/2013 at 13:45
OMG Khani, poor you! At least the news was today rather than tomorrow so you at least have time to decide what to do. If you do decide to wear something else, I would really recommend the special transfer sheets so that you can print your name on another vest. I did this for my son's football team last year on 6 shirts and it was dead easy to do. You can also print any image you want with the name.

Anyone else having probs with the RW site. Ive been finding it takes ages to acces over last couple of days. I can't go back a page as would take all day to load, but great news that Mamafox can run again

Beetroot juice is YUK! Is it worth it?!
19/04/2013 at 13:48

Slowkoala - it's really bad on my phone, but my iMac is fine.

19/04/2013 at 13:51
If you got another vest you could still print the charity logo in their colours and the tag line with your name. I think you'd get a few comments if you wear it, but mostly laughs. I'd probably wear something else
19/04/2013 at 13:52
Slowkoala wrote (see)
I would really recommend the special transfer sheets so that you can print your name on another vest. I did this for my son's football team last year on 6 shirts and it was dead easy to do. You can also print any image you want with the name.


Hi Slowkoala - can you buy these transfer sheets in Tesco or a supermarket? Do you use an inkjet printer with them? 

19/04/2013 at 13:59

Things are manic on here today!!

Khani I've got a normal pc and that's right I can't access BBC.

I always wanted a Jim'll fix it badge, rather glad I haven't got one now. Must have written in scores of times wanting to meet Abba and Leif Garret. But I do have a prized Blue Peter badge

19/04/2013 at 14:35

Slowkoala - thank you

Shades - that was a typo... wasn't REALLY thinking of trying the 10k..

Khani - Personally I feel you should change your vest if you are going to worry about it... you don't want one niggle spoiling an otherwise fabulous day. If you do decide to wear it though, if it's any consolation I didn't realise it was Rolf on your shirt until you pointed it out!

Molly - A real Blue Peter badge.. Wow!! you kept that quiet!!!

19/04/2013 at 14:51

Molly - ok can you pm me your email address and i will send you instructions? We can test it today or tomorrow. Once we have tested it though please just use it on marathon day

Also, you will need to download a free application called putty from here:

http://the.earth.li/~sgtatham/putty/latest/x86/putty.exe

which is linked to on this web page (in case you can download it from the link above): http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~sgtatham/putty/download.html

 

19/04/2013 at 15:03
Khanivore, I bought the sheets from a local shop but I've seen them on the tesco site. You just make your design on your computer and then print to one of the sheets using your printer. Ours is just a bog standard Kodak home printer so yes, ink jet. Then you have to iron the design onto your shirt. If you have a colour printer you can print a design in colour. The sheets are usually A4. Good luck!


(sorry but did PMSL when saw that the Rolf on your vest has 'kids' on his shirt!!)
Edited: 19/04/2013 at 15:04
19/04/2013 at 15:06
Khani, as suggested, i'd cut out the phab logo from the shirt and pin or stuck it to a new vest. Sorted. Tim
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