I'm hoping that this can stay in this thread till the weekend in order that (as per Jez's charity fundraising thread) it gets lots of visibility; I'd rather it doesn't get lost in Off Topic if possible... please Edd...
OK. London Marathon is nearly here and a very special (mental) chap who is a massive part of the Forum and the collecting community in general is doing some running there... possibly even claiming the inaugural Guinness World Record for the distance in a Star Wars costume. As a marathon runner myself, I find the whole thing a bit bonkers and truly appreciate the stresses he's putting his body through doing this thing. I also appreciate how important SUPPORT is on the route.
London is a massive event and can be very overwhelming, so I'm hoping that around halfway, we might get a group of us together to shout and abuse him a little and make sure he's actually putting a shift in...
It also helps break up the distance as a runner if you have points/places to look forward to, knowing that even for a few seconds, you will see someone you know.LOCATION:
I will be just after the turn in the road as the runners approach Tower Bridge - on their left hand side. This is about 12.5 (approx) mies into the route and an easy to spot place (both for runners and supporters). On the right side of the road, the runners get very congested, but on the left, if they take a wide line, its a great place for photos and some much needed support. Jez stopped here last year and knows the location, so a sure fire support spot. BANNER:
I have created quick banner to make us easy for Jez to spot us and for (hopefully) us to congregate behind.
Bit of a dodgy Stormtrooper, but hey, I think its recognisable enough....
Anyway, having spent 3 hours with the sharpie markers, I'm high as a kite, so maybe it looks better to me than it is?!!?
If you are going along to support, please do come and join me, OR please note below where you will be on the route so that Jez can expect some rousing cheers along the route.
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