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London 10k for Combat Stress - ARRSE team

#1
Any runners/walkers/hoppers/crawlers fancy that warm and fuzzy feeling you get for doing something really worthwhile? Then PLEASE join this year's ARRSE contingent running in the London 10k on 12 July in aid of Combat Stress.

Most of the usual suspects will be there, both running and banner/brew bitching but there is always room for more.

I'm doing a passable impression of a blue-arrsed fly at present with intermittent net access, so Goatman will be on hand to answer any Q. On landing I'll add a pic or two from last year's event to highten your enthusiasm in joining in (don't panic,previous team mates, it'll be fully black nastied).

There should still be time to grab a Combat Stress place, call Richard at CS on 01372 841624. Minimum sponsorship isn't too arduous, something like 150 beer tokens I believe but that's not set in stone. Or if you already have a place you'd of course be welcome to join us anyway.

For those who desperately want to haul their asses round the streets of London but are busy washing their hair then please sling a couple of quid in one of the team member's out stretched palms:

Panzer Soldat nobly bowed to my pressure a few months ago: Dare you to click this

and another: and this one too

Saintstone - you still got the date fablonned into your diary?
Sandbanks/PassingBells - either of you around to demonstrate your superb banner bitching prowess again?

THANK YOU
 
#3
Great :D
You're one half of our banner bitch team, hopefully someone else can be press-ganged, else you'll need extra long arms!
 
#4
What time does it kick off? I will have to 'do' the two Nags that I am horse sitting in Hants before heading off; if the timings work then I am happy to 'bitch it' with Sainty!
 

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#5
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.dolly - I'll be there.....picked up the ARRSE banner from Alec - where do you want it ?

To those who haven't done this run......ARRSE Charity Combat Stress have a number of sponsored runners this year.

.dolly
Goatman
Panzer_Soldat


If you are running this year , add yer name to the list ( regardless of which charity).

If you can't run anymore but would like in some way to help - follow this LINK.

( gawd bless yer Guv'nor , finger to brim of non-existent flat cap)

It's a big race - last year 16,000 runners. Don't go along thinking about a 10K PB - for one thing there are a couple of undulations and for another there are FAR too many people at the Start.

Last year we got surprisingly eased to the back of the queue through attempting to hang together - can't remember when the race starts (10 oclock I think) but this year I'm going to try and be up at the Start at least half an hour before hand.

Panzer boy - get those black daps on mate !

Le Chevre
 
#7
What time is FP Goatman,do I have to bull my road slappers or will highly polished suffice? What about parking my wheels, can I park within 5 metres if the finish line for a getaway to the Glorious North???
 

Goatman

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#8
Panzerman

First Parade last time was (IIRC) 0800 Trafalgar Square which is a hop, shuffle and creak from the baggage drop. I'm travelling up Saturday and will be staying in the area if you fancy a glass or three.

No baggage, no medal.

For those who have fond memories of the slick organisation of the Flora London Marathon ( and who are just doing a 10K as a warm up for their normal training run....) forget it - unless they have really got their act together since last year, think CHAOS.

Unlike FLM with separate pens according to anticipated time, you just join a great long queue of people at the Start line....earlier you get there , better your 'Clock time'.......took us about five minutes from the hooter to cross the Start last year ( but then we were almost at the back).....FairMaidO'Perth and a couple of others took off like rockets to catch up ....rest of us sort of ambled along....

I ran in a Combat Stress running top, desert 95s' with boots and floppy hat last year......I think I've been out too long to do carry it off any more though :) ( " Hi, I'm Goatman.....but my friends call me Walt....")

Mikal - yes, my knees both currently operational thanks....look forward to watching you disappear into the distance if you are joining us !

Le Chevre
 
#9
Goatman said:
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.dolly - I'll be there.....picked up the ARRSE banner from Alec - where do you want it ?

To those who haven't done this run......ARRSE Charity Combat Stress have a number of sponsored runners this year.

.dolly
Goatman
Panzer_Soldat


If you are running this year , add yer name to the list ( regardless of which charity).

If you can't run anymore but would like in some way to help - follow this LINK.

( gawd bless yer Guv'nor , finger to brim of non-existent flat cap)

It's a big race - last year 16,000 runners. Don't go along thinking about a 10K PB - for one thing there are a couple of undulations and for another there are FAR too many people at the Start.

Last year we got surprisingly eased to the back of the queue through attempting to hang together - can't remember when the race starts (10 oclock I think) but this year I'm going to try and be up at the Start at least half an hour before hand.

Panzer boy - get those black daps on mate !

Le Chevre
Myself, and Im_Bored are running it for H4H. You wont miss us it'll be fat bloke with a beard and a thinner bloke both receeding and wearing H4H vests with red T's underneath, and somewhere near the back.
 

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#10
List so far.....

.dolly
Goatman
Panzer_Soldat
I'm_bored
The seagull


good on yer Seagull ( are you an Outboard in disguise?)

For some reason , not a lot of people seem to know that H4H donated a cool THREE MILLION to Combat Stress last year....just like that!

Anyone running for H4H counts as brothers in arms mate...look fwd to seeing you there.

Don Cabra
 
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Goatman said:
List so far.....

.dolly
Goatman
Panzer_Soldat
I'm_bored
The seagull


good on yer Seagull ( are you an Outboard in disguise?)

For some reason , not a lot of people seem to know that H4H donated a cool THREE MILLION to Combat Stress last year....just like that!

Anyone running for H4H counts as brothers in arms mate...look fwd to seeing you there.

Don Cabra
On the earlier post query of parking, I can provide a load, freebies on Tottenham Court Road. It's not a quantum leap from here to Traf Sq. Likewise, for those that want to get changed here, deposit kit etc. not a problem. Goatman knows the location and I'm very happy to assist :D
 
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Goatman said:
List so far.....

.dolly
Goatman
Panzer_Soldat
I'm_bored
The seagull


good on yer Seagull ( are you an Outboard in disguise?)

For some reason , not a lot of people seem to know that H4H donated a cool THREE MILLION to Combat Stress last year....just like that!

Anyone running for H4H counts as brothers in arms mate...look fwd to seeing you there.

Don Cabra
Hoefully you'll spot me in amongst the massive crowd. Not had my race number yet but I'll post it on here to aid ID. Though I'll be wearing a H4H vest.

Looking forward to it. Hopefully I'll be able to generate some decent sponsorship.

Though I'm planning on doing the Para's 10 (in boots with bergan) in September for H4H too.
 

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#13
Alec_Lomas said:
On the earlier post query of parking, I can provide a load, freebies on Tottenham Court Road. It's not a quantum leap from here to Traf Sq. Likewise, for those that want to get changed here, deposit kit etc. not a problem. Goatman knows the location and I'm very happy to assist :D
Hoo-ah !

Good man Alec.......any showers up yr way ?

List so far:
.dolly
Goatman
Panzer_Soldat
I'm_bored
The Seagull


Anyone else ?

Look fwd to seeing you in the Park after the event ?

Who's carrying the slab this year ?

Lee Shaver
 
#14
Gremlin said:
What time does it kick off? I will have to 'do' the two Nags that I am horse sitting in Hants before heading off; if the timings work then I am happy to 'bitch it' with Sainty!
Thanks Grem, it's an early race start on this one, 0935hrs, but do hope you can make it; I expect the ARRSE team will RV similar to usual - Trafalgar Square, NW corner, 0830 ish. Do the nags early? Shove their fly masks on, quick squirt of spray and a check over for leaking claret wouldn't take long....? Please say yes, you don't really need all that sleep.
 
#15
Mikal - you're a superstar, sponsorship MUCH appreciated, thank you :hug:

Goats - apologies for missing the call, time difference in canuck-land didn't help. I've returned in once piece(ish) but perhaps not so raring to hobble around Londinium thus I still harbour sedan chair fantasies...!
 

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#16
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Madame......I assure you your fantasies are pale daydreams compared to mine :oops:

Spoke to Panzer_man today and I know he's been doing some training and his Justgiving Page is looking good.

PING Blessed Baby Cakes


Beebs hun, have I told you lately you're my favourite (london-based) CS supporter? [lays trowel aside]........I suggested PanzerBoy PMs you on the offchance there may be a square foot of carpet unoccupied up your way?

He's on a promise in Bedford at the mo....I've tried to explain to the mad Norvener that Bedford's about 50 miles Norf of Lunnon but he reckons its a hop,skip and joooomp from the Start....he may be in touch.


Anymore Runners (or riders) declared ?

Le Chevre
 

Goatman

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#18
Seagull

mine came via the charity I'm running for - suggest you give Help for Heroes a call as they may be batched waiting despatch.

( ask to speak to Mark )


I coughed sweated and swore my way round a local 10K in 57:02 on Sunday......legs are just about working now :)

Good luck

Lee Shaver
 
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Goatman said:
Alec_Lomas said:
On the earlier post query of parking, I can provide a load, freebies on Tottenham Court Road. It's not a quantum leap from here to Traf Sq. Likewise, for those that want to get changed here, deposit kit etc. not a problem. Goatman knows the location and I'm very happy to assist :D
Hoo-ah !

Good man Alec.......any showers up yr way ?
List so far:
.dolly
Goatman
Panzer_Soldat
I'm_bored
The Seagull


Anyone else ?

Look fwd to seeing you in the Park after the event ?

Who's carrying the slab this year ?

Lee Shaver
My bold - But of course, no problem there. My apologies for the delay in responding. I've just got back from a trip abroad this morning.
 

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