see attached. I was really floating the idea about ibuprofen. The bottom line is that I haven't used it before a long run before, may not be a good time to start. I like the above article however, because it recognises the possible merits of a mid-race beer!
Have a good race everyone - whether supporting or running, whether on vodka infused JB's or just the normal variety.
... bit worried that vodka jelly babies may not stay the course if I consume them at mile 17 - chundering not being a good look! That said, I may be reduced to crawling round if it turns out to be 19/20 oC.
On Peter's big kit list I didn't see Ibuprofen?! Just taken medical advice - I may pop tactical pre-race anti-inflammatories to prevent painful knees at 20+ miles.....
Many apologies for providing my details so late - all work, run and no play makes Hugh a very dull boy.
I'd just like to begin with a big thank you all for the military precision with which your preparations are being made. This is my first marathon and knowing there's a gang at mile 17 to "big up" the support as I no doubt flag, is great news.
Forum Name: Johnersh
Kit: a red Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) vest with sonic the hegehog front and back. Black shorts, with probably a white cap - I think it'll be sunny(!)
Time: Based on my training, will hit 17 miles approx 2 hrs 30 - 2 hrs 40. My start is the red wave, so I guess I will probably be crossing the start line after everyone else (will try and make sure you tick me off your list as I go through)
Needs: maybe a jelly baby or two, but otherwise just a cheer would be lovely
Photo: on uk.virginmoneygiving.com/hughsbigmarathon