Want to run with Chrissie Wellington?

12.15pm, Thurs 3 Nov at Speakers Corner, Hyde Park

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31/10/2011 at 16:15
Those special few on Twitter may have seen that Chrissie Wellington has announced that she's going for a "casual run" from Speakers Corner, Hyde Park. London at 12.15pm on Thursday 3 November and all are invited.

Be warned though, FlatFooted has said he might be there, so not all good news!

I bet her casual run will be a little quick for me, but it's a rare opportunity to do something a bit different, so I'm hoping to be there, Pirated up of course, trying to avoid FF!
31/10/2011 at 16:17

31/10/2011 at 16:22
That will be a special comedy moment, Chrissie being chased by every red blooded triathlete within a five mile radius.
31/10/2011 at 16:26
It's going to be embaressing when Glad and I lose her by the first bend as were blowing out of our hoops at the back.
31/10/2011 at 16:32

Now Gladys you're going to have to resist the urge to throw Marmite at her (since it's all you have in common )

Edited for rogue punctuation

Edited: 31/10/2011 at 16:43
31/10/2011 at 16:40
And marmalade! You cant forget the marmalade!

Have to have both together!!!

31/10/2011 at 16:44
I reckon our only hope of finishing remotely in the same time zone is if its a 2-lapper and we 'let' her catch us at the end of her second / our first!
31/10/2011 at 18:59
You could offer to hold the collection bucket so you'll have an excuse to be at the back
M...eldy    pirate
31/10/2011 at 19:07

Fur Cough   
31/10/2011 at 19:09
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
31/10/2011 at 19:13
I prefer to keep my meetings with Chrissie one on one
M...eldy    pirate
31/10/2011 at 19:13
I didnt realise she had a visiting order  
Bouncing Barlist    pirate
31/10/2011 at 19:34
Its a bit of a shame as im working in London on Wednesday
M...eldy    pirate
31/10/2011 at 19:36
Which is probably why she booked Thursday !!!
31/10/2011 at 20:09
Would be great to have a solid pirate turnout.

Apparently 45mins run at "conversation pace" apparently. So a Pirate speed session then!
31/10/2011 at 21:36

Mmmmm, Thursday is my day off Am very tempted. Although I don't have my pirate top yet. Could have my pirate water bottle sticking out my backpack though.

Might combine it with some Christmas shopping.... for me!

01/11/2011 at 10:58
M...eldy wrote (see)

Fur Cough   

So it is true what Gladys was saying
01/11/2011 at 11:19
5 miles in 45 conversational minutes may limit my conversation to "yes", "no" and "fur cough". Hardly on the Stephen Fry or Peter Ustinov scale of raconteuring, but I'll have a go.

I won't be wearing my larey yellow pirate clobber, mind. Wonderful as it is for garnering support in the last, exhausting stages of a race, it looks pretty deathly any other time. Hyde Park at lunchtime ain't the time to sport a bright yellow sausage skin and hotpants. Not unless I can fit in a full body wax and a spray tan it isn't anyway.

See you there chums.
01/11/2011 at 11:25
sorry guys - I can't understand why you'd want to do this and get caught up with a bunch of other wannabees. it's all about celeb culture surely and you're going to get surrounded by a load of people who want to have their picture taken with her?? what else is the purpose??

don't get me wrong - Chrissie is a great athlete and great ambassador for the sport but I think she's getting carried away with her celebrity now. I've no idea who's advising her on PR but I think she can do better things than this if she wants to either promote the sport or do something for the charidees she supports..

[sticks colander on head an awaits the bricks....]

01/11/2011 at 11:43

Yes, but you get to meet up with other pirates .

Chrissie and I have already kissed anyway, so I can safely stay at the back. And if I come I WILL be pirated up. Come on STIL. Man up. (How to befriend a person you've never met before )

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