im looking forward to be on that side of the fence!
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?
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)?Rw
VLMPingu - 1895 - BLUE - Pirate kit - 4.30 - SaturdaySeren - 19769 - BLUE - pirate kit - 5:30 - saturday pmCD - 932 - BLUE - Club kit (green & white) - 2:40 - probably send Mrs CD (not as bad as it sounds, she works in Canary Wharf).Iron MandelGarsMateNigePRW - 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 -4.00Jaffa - 5730 - BLUE - Cerise Vest - 3:39, ThursdayPlumpPSC - 2772 - BLUE - Pirate kit, YES - 3:40, Thursday.IronnurseJoddly - 30200 - GREEN - Pirate kit - 3:30 - FridayPugsleyhairierhalf - 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?
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?
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.
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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