Greater Manchester Marathon 2013

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Apr 2013
1:57pm, 27 Apr 2013
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been alternating between hail and bright sunshine for the last hour in didsbury (5 miles from start/finish) :-) Tomorrows forecast looking cool and dry until the afternoon hopefully that is what we will get
Apr 2013
4:08pm, 27 Apr 2013
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On the train near stoke we were sat in a massive hailstorm :-o

I'm at Old Trafford now, walked past what I assume is the race village being assembled. :)

Spotted some runners in the old VLM reject anoraks on the walk from the Metro, not spotted anyone who looks like a potential X Factor winner though!
Apr 2013
5:00pm, 27 Apr 2013
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Jelly babies bought, have some balloons so if it's not too windy will have some red & yellow with me so you can see me!! Massive good luck to everyone :)
Apr 2013
5:04pm, 27 Apr 2013
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Good Luck to everyone for tomorrow! Will give the Fetchpoint a shout out! :D
Apr 2013
5:12pm, 27 Apr 2013
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The Juicer
Most excellent :) See you all tomorrow :)
Apr 2013
5:35pm, 27 Apr 2013
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JamieKai *chameleon*
I was down at MediaCityUK earlier (incidentally, a horrendous name for a place) getting a massage and heard a rather aggravated young man screeching down the phone to someone. He had the diva behaviour down to a T, gave me a chuckle :) Also saw random young persons wandering about taking 'selfies' all over the place. I'm not sure if this is due to the X-Factor nonsense or just standard for the area...

Oh, and I've bought a couple of baggies of Jelly Babies, will hopefully bump into Autumnleaves for Fetchpoint shoutery :)
Apr 2013
6:18pm, 27 Apr 2013
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plodding hippo
Looking forward to this
Apr 2013
6:20pm, 27 Apr 2013
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Time to start to get my kit together. Ever the optimist, I'm going to wear sunglasses unless I forget them. I've just checked the map and I think I know roughly where Fetchpoint will be. The balloons will definitely help.
Apr 2013
6:54pm, 27 Apr 2013
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Safely crossed to Salford quays travelidge weather is great just now
Apr 2013
7:00pm, 27 Apr 2013
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Have a great run tomorrow everyone. I'll keep my fingers crossed for better weather than last year :-)

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A place to talk about the Manchester Marathon - 28th April 2013

Our runners....

aileen156 (Sub 4:15)
Baldy Dave (Sub 3:38:26) - 2306 - Navy & yellow Leeds United vest (all the rage round Old Trafford) with Boston ribbon and shiny bald head.
Buzby123 (Sub 4:00)
Cybarev (Sub 5:00) - 4154, long sleeved blue shirt with Geoff written in white on front and cybarev on back, pained expression on face and blue trainers on feet!

Davelord (Sub 3:00) - 1018 - Trawden AC vest Black & white stripes and black shorts so I will look like the elite pacer that I am not. And neon green trainers number

hoipsen (To enjoy it) luminous yellow shirt with greenwich parkrun and hopi on it somewhere
Iris- ****, Long Eaton RC vest (navy & white) with LAURA on the front, bright pink trainers, annoying ponytail.
Irishmike (Sub 3:00) - 6374- blue (with orange band across the middle) glossopdale harrier vest with black shorts

jennywren (Sub 4:45) - 1758 - Green Sale Harriers vest, boring black trainers
Jopoweredbychoc (Sub 5:30)
LythamRUnner (Fetch official Sub 4:30 Pacer and Bus Driver)
mole-thing (Sub 4:00) - 4177 - Black Fetch shirt
mushroom (Sub 4:15) - 9064 - Yellow and green vest, with stunning purple trainers
Nickid - 1778 - I'll be wearing a green Kenilworth Runners vest with sadly uninspiring white trainers
ndellar (Sub 4:00) - 3599 - Red and White vest, Fetch Buff and pink trainers
Ninky Nonk - 7135 - fetch top, black shorts, orange trainers
plodding hippo
Psimon (Official Sub 3:15 Pacer)
RobertoM (Sub 3:10) - 6678 - Purple vest with yellow stripe, and clashing orange trainers
run-forest-run - 1236 - black Peel vest with yellow side stripe and black shorts
Scottydog1234 (Sub 4:00) - 9386 - Orange Barnsley Harriers vest and black shorts
Shortstuff (Sub 3:45)
Shred Betty (Sub 4:15) - 3676 - Maroon and white Lliswerry Runners vest, pigtails and Welsh Dragon Buff
SmileyBob (Sub 4:30) - 4463 Fetch vest, black shorts and boring white and blue trainers... but I like them!
The Juicer - 9493 - Todmorden Harriers vest
WarringtonRunner (sub 4:00)
XB (Sub 4:30) - 6427 - Fetch top, some shorts, socks and trainers. Whatever's clean.


Autumnleaves @ Brooklands Rd around the 9/16 mile mark

Manc Girl @ Brooklands Road roundabout with jelly babies/beans - 10m/15m point
SODIron & The SODette's

Just wondering if there are any places going...... Max71.... can anyone help Max?

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