Pirates at VLM

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Mr Zuvai    pirate
17/04/2012 at 20:07

im looking forward to be on that side of the fence!

M...eldy    pirate
17/04/2012 at 20:16
Its soo much better that side !
17/04/2012 at 20:57
Paris went well thanks guys.  I managed to PB, just.

I've since spent my days as a walking ice bath in readiness for Sunday, at the red start (thanks Seren).

Mr Zuvai    pirate
18/04/2012 at 09:41
cracking effort RW - enjoy your break - and the experience that nest weekend will bring!
Golden Boots    pirate
18/04/2012 at 11:31

Enjoy everyone... I am gutted I wont be runnning with you all but will be there laongside at some point to cheer you on!

On another note - does anybody know what times the road close exactly for the race? I was out cycling last year early in the morning (maybe 6-7am) and they had not closed yet... i am thinking I might know a cracking little 26.2mile TT course for sunday morning if anybody who is not racing may fancy it?

Bouncing Barlist    pirate
18/04/2012 at 13:13
Hiya all, I shall also be at Mudchute cheering you all on, and at Chandos for a few cheeky drinks afterwards.

See you all on Sunday.
18/04/2012 at 14:30

Since I've not yet been baptised as a Pirate and therefore don't carry the crest on any of my gear, will those whose support would be welcome at Mudchute (or anywhere else for that matter) be discernable from the rest of the crowd (save for the likely drunken antics)?


M...eldy    pirate
18/04/2012 at 18:08
Robbie ... yes, in short .... top of the hill on the left hand side after the water station at mile 17

You really really cant miss the RW support and amongst that lot will be the odd (some very odd) pirates !!
18/04/2012 at 18:23
Odd pirates, I thought that was a prerequisite of joining?
M...eldy    pirate
18/04/2012 at 18:37
I think there were several options on the criteria at one stage 
19/04/2012 at 12:47


Pingu - 1895 - BLUE - Pirate kit - 4.30 - Saturday
Seren - 19769 - BLUE - pirate kit - 5:30 - saturday pm
CD - 932 - BLUE - Club kit (green & white) - 2:40 - probably send Mrs CD (not as bad as it sounds, she works in Canary Wharf).
Iron Mandel
PRW - 46339 - Where do I find pen colour? - RAF running gear - Sub 5 hours (if Paris doesn't completely destroy me).
Flat Foo.ted - 1896 - BLUE - Pirate kit -4.00
Jaffa - 5730 - BLUE - Cerise Vest - 3:39, Thursday
PSC - 2772 - BLUE - Pirate kit, YES - 3:40, Thursday.
Joddly - 30200 - GREEN - Pirate kit - 3:30 - Friday
hairierhalf - 3702 - BLUE - Pieright stuff - no idea - already been

Meldy-pops - will you definitely be on the left? I'm sure it's usually the right hand side?

seren nos    pirate
19/04/2012 at 14:50
it was on the right last year
19/04/2012 at 14:51
Meldy's probably just being a daft old bat
M...eldy    pirate
19/04/2012 at 16:20
You are of course right ... about it being on the right, dont listen to that Hairy person

although I do have to say that it always used to be on the left  
PSC    pirate
19/04/2012 at 17:20
Expo done and dusted. great to see Which Which and Jaffa there too. See you all on Sunday folks.
Iron Pingu    pirate
19/04/2012 at 21:01
Bimey, this is getting close now!  V jealous of all those that can pick there number up before Saturday!
20/04/2012 at 08:59

Hi guys,


Does anyone have any first hand experience parking at or near eXcel arena whilst registering for VLM?


I know they cater well for cars during the London Tri (albeit it at £15+ a pop) but it’s not given a mention in the recent Marathon magazine and since it’s far more convenient for me to pop into that corner of London by car before heading west to lay my head tomorrow, I’m keen to establish if it’s actually possible?





Bouncing Barlist    pirate
20/04/2012 at 10:02
Ive driven there on a Saturday a couple of times and there seemed plenty of space in the underground carpark.  Given that registration is spread over a few days and a lot of people seem to take the DLR id imagine it wont be to bad.

Though sods law dictates that wont be the case!
20/04/2012 at 10:33

I took the car up yesterday and parking's fine Robbie,  (getting through the Blackwall tunnel was a different matter though!

In addition to the underground carpark,   there's a multistorey as well 2 mins walk from Excel it's a £5 for 2 hrs parking,  so there should be plenty of space.

Golden Boots    pirate
20/04/2012 at 11:22

PRW - I used to live just on the other side of the docklands and there was always a spare bit of parking around there, its free as there are no resident permits needed or anything. Head to West Silvertown station and pull in to the estate opposite that... it's 5 minutes walk over the footbridge to get to Excel

I'll be heading this evening for an hour, just to soak up the atmosphere more than anything and feel even more gutted I can't run:

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