Sorry guys but just to reiterate what SuperCaz has said - she's taking over my learned robes for now life has sort of taken over me a bit at the minute and it's unlikely I shall be around very much at all in all honesty. Caz, could you look after the wee Group 5's for me as well my love? Just make sure they know about pink fizz and gin I'm so sorry peeps xx
If anyone is able to help out with some of the things we need please cut and paste the following list and add your name and relevant details. Items can be brought straight to mudchute (if youre a supporter) or dropped at the Runners World stand at the VLM Expo.
Jelly Babies, Banana's, Oranges, Jaffa Cakes etc we give out an enormous amount of these to all runners (can be left at RW Expo stand for collection by supporters) - we need lots and lots of these or if you want then leave a small donation of MONEY at the RW stand and we will buy supplies on the day.
LAST YEAR DUE TO THE SMALL NUMBER OF SUPPORTERS WE ASKED PEOPLE TO LEAVE FINANCIAL DONATIONS TOWARDS JELLY BABIES ETC INSTEAD OF LEAVING BAGS OF THEM SINCE THEY'RE REALLY HEAVY - THIS MAY BE THE WAY TO GO AGAIN THIS YEAR SINCE WE HAVE A BIG ASDA JUST DOWN THE ROAD FROM WHERE WE WILL BE.
Jelly Babies and Jaffa Cakes etc (everyone, to be dropped off at RW expo stand or brought along to the support point) Balloons (100 dark blue, 100 light blue, 100 yellow)
RW Banners - I have these already so don't fret. I'll be passing them on this year tho.
Helium - I'll tap up our sources - or get LB to - again
100's small plastic bags
Support team signs (to be designed and made by each support team)
Someone assertivex 2 to reserve support position from 8.00am SBH & VikW (once I've told her about it - and it'll need to be earlier than 8am) more the merrier.
First aid kit
Large Balls of String x 2
Sharp knife x 2
Swiss Army Knife
Camera/camera person, losts of space on card - SBH will bring one, but we need a few.
2 large rolls gaffer tape
12 x 6ft long bamboo poles (for signs)
Supporter to visit expo to collect items (inc banners) and bring to Mudchute (there was loads of stuff left for collection last year so the more people that can collect things the better)
Right - threads are up - go and play nicely please.
I'm off to find the list of requirements and needs that I'll put in here - that's the list of stuff we have to have supporters commit to bringing along or picking up from the Expo.
I need to reiterate now - whereas in previous years I've been able to do three or four Expo collections due to working in London and living close, now that I live and work in Dover I will not be able to do that - it really does need to be all hands on deck this year to make this the success it usually is
The list below contains the name and details of all supporters/runners who are in this support group.
Supporters Sister Bad Habit/KWeb VikW JohnClose3 Mrs Warkie
Runners mattoo Loon Warkie RosemaryClose4 Straycelt Ultra Kazzaaaaah! USB Nykie Slim fast Two Stroke Tart Eckytump
The supporters need to know:
Forum name Name (suggest you email this if unhappy to divulge via the forum) Race number Estimated time to mile 17 What you'll be wearing Any special needs*
*Special Needs - All reasonable requests will be catered for i.e. SIS/High 5 gel, banana, Jelly Babies, boiled sweets etc, even lager & Guiness have been requested before. To be sure we have what you need or for more obscure requests please leave items at the Runners World stand at the registration Expo. Supporters will be collecting them Thursday, Friday & Saturday. Items should be marked with: name, race number & support group number.
Location of Support area
With approx 40,000 runners it is almost impossible to pick out individuals as they pass, therefore its important you know where to spot us.
The support area is on the right hand side of the road at the pelican crossing by mudchute DLR station. There is a water station immediately after the 17 mile point, pelican crossing is immediately after the water station. I will post a close of google map/google earth image of the area with exact location shortly.
Supporters will be standing in sequential group order along the course. The area will be festooned with blue and yellow balloons so should be easy to spot, when you get to us, look out for the support group numbers and go over to your respective group.
Please use this thread to ask any questions and look out for further information which will be posted up until the race.