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LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

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LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby SAVORY100 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 2:15 pm

Hi all!

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... :lol: 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.

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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. :D

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I have created quick banner to make us easy for Jez to spot us and for (hopefully) us to congregate behind.

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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?!!? :lol:

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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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby mr_palitoy » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:28 pm

Was going to suggest we form a group at the top of Wapping Lane on the 13/22 mile marker. That way we catch Jez twice. And can nip back to my house in Wapping for vintage giggles afterwards.

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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby Grant_C » Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:38 pm

Trying to think of a way to make this work- but don't think I could make it. By the time I get up there on a bus, and navigate London, he'll be well past!

LOVE the Banner- well done mate!
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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby SAVORY100 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:07 pm

mr_palitoy wrote:Was going to suggest we form a group at the top of Wapping Lane on the 13/22 mile marker. That way we catch Jez twice. And can nip back to my house in Wapping for vintage giggles afterwards.

cheers Jason


Hi Jason,

I'm already committed to my spot; I've stood there the past 4 years cheering the guys from my running club, as well as Jez last year, I've already told them I'll be at that spot, so folk will be expecting me to be there... sorry :cry:
Your place is a great one for the double hit of course, hopefully if you can't join me, we can hit a few spots on the course. :D

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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby SAVORY100 » Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:09 pm

Grant_C wrote:LOVE the Banner- well done mate!


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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby Grant_C » Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:18 pm

mr_palitoy wrote:That way we catch Jez twice. And can nip back to my house in Wapping for vintage giggles afterwards.

cheers Jason


A very generous offer and an experience I highly recommend
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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby Jez » Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:14 pm

Guys, your support is so appreciated. Wow Steve that sign is the business! Great work lads.

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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby edd_jedi » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:47 am

Great idea! Can't make it I'm afraid but good luck to Jez and well done to everyone supporting.

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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby mr_palitoy » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:08 pm

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So I updated last years sign. We're good to go, yes?

:)

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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby mr_palitoy » Sat Apr 22, 2017 3:09 pm

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Did a new one on the back too...

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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby mumbo » Sat Apr 22, 2017 4:41 pm

Good luck Jezza!!!!!!!
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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby Grant_C » Sat Apr 22, 2017 5:27 pm

Well done Jason :wink:
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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby Darth Bobby » Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:01 pm

Great banners. Good luck Jez!

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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby robpmarsh » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:12 pm

I'll be there to cheer you on Jez!

Might even bring my stormie helmet in support :lol:
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Re: LONDON MARATHON - Sunday 23rd April

Postby _Lee_ » Sat Apr 22, 2017 10:32 pm

Jez, you are an inspiration to us all bud.

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