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Fed up arsing about with safety pins when attaching your race number?

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Feb 2012
5:50pm, 21 Feb 2012
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CStar - I think your moment on Dragons Den is calling but before you do. Make sure you invest your life saving in it.
Feb 2012
5:59pm, 21 Feb 2012
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LOL. I used to work for James Caan many moons ago.
Feb 2012
7:40pm, 21 Feb 2012
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I don't think I've ever started a thread that has gone beyond two pages, so I feel like I've actually achieved something today!

To answer several questions regarding whether or not they work, they certainly do. I got mine at Berlin Expo in 2010 and still use them. If you are a bit OCD like me about your number being straight on your shirt then these make it easy to adjust. They grip together real well and the only chance of losing one is if you, or someone else catches your race number fairly hard with their hand. This could happen with pins as well, and you'd still have three left anyway.
Feb 2012
8:07pm, 21 Feb 2012
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fozzy - I wasn't wearing a jacket, although when it started sleeting while we were waiting for the start I wished I was. I did have two tops on, I'm not remotely competitive enough to be uncomfortable for some marginal advantage, nor fit enough to run a tough 10k hard enough to be confident of it keeping me warm. plus it was on the side of a very muddy hill and despite my best efforts I was going slower than some of my training runs. I'm with argie on the wonky numbers - I usually end up having to redo three of the pins and sticking at least one into my thumbs. there's nothing safe about them, they're bloody sharp. there has to be a better way.
Feb 2012
8:10pm, 21 Feb 2012
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A friend once asked why we have to wear a number at all in races.

He suggested we just say a secret word to a marshall........
Feb 2012
8:14pm, 21 Feb 2012
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pete - I reckon if you can remember and say a secret word at the end you're probably not trying hard enough. ;-)

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