Volunteers, please - the more, the merrier!
Well in that case I shall indeed toddle along to the feedstation
Ok, now I'm going to start asking stupid questions that have probably already been answered way back on page 2 of this thread or something...
Can I park at/near the feedstation?! (I assume I don't have to cycle 60 miles to get there??) Do you need a set time, or shall I just turn up? (I can be there whenever (preferably not 8am if poss!) and stay for however long). Feel free to send me instructions - on the whole I'm very obedient
Hooray, even more excited now
muckee - two more sleeps
Daffs .... I should imagine any offer of help will be gratefully received whatever time you get there, the earlier the better but given even for the fastest rider/swimmer to get to 60 miles is going to be later then 8am you should be ok but I dont know about road closures
Schmunkee - I can only imagine (and quail at) the amount of work you've had to do to get us even this far. I don't know how many of our fellow giveroutersofdrinksanstuff have been on a feed station before, but if they have they will know that it's SO much more than simply mixing, filling, chopping, opening, tidying, feeding, smiling, cheering and chivvying, helping athletes with all sorts of odd things, not getting in the way, not knocking people off their bikes, not being able to pee (or eat or drink or breathe) while it's busy. It takes a hell of a lot of organisation and communication with the powers that be before we even get to race day or set up.
I may well be feeling a little too fluffy after a very large glass of wine, but ... what the heck: you're fab.
Yup! Jj said it so well. I'll just say a big THANK YOU!!!It's going to be brilliant knowing you guys will be there.
Thanks for rallying the troops Schmunks xx
And you have Garr and my little boy to help too
My Dad and sister may be able to get there too.... I'll let you know!
All - me and Raf are planning a feed station recce on Saturday mid/late morning and will be able to give more specifics about the feed station after that. Please 'bear with' (trademark Miranda)
Dr Daffs - the feed station is approx 13 miles (30 mins drive) from HPP. I don't believe we will be affected by road closures; I think they are confined to HPP itself
Supporters should have an email
The Feed Station is just before Kilvington
Echo what Meli said.
Schmunks, I might be bringing someone but didn't want to say anything earlier in case they pulled out and let you down.
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Schmunkee - above and beyond doesn't even begin you cover it. I am hugely grateful for everything you've done. You are an absolute star! You are 100% a pirate whether you race IM or not. Top work. You've got to be a shoe-in for best supporter. See you soon, hope I can buy you a drink.
Couldn't agree more. We couldn't race without you guys!
If you are still short of people there are 2 people I know who live in Newark and may be willing to help out. I believe they were planning to support on the bike course I might manage to persuade them to help out! My biggest problem will be getting hold of them, I don't have any mobile nos. just an email address!
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