Friday, June 25, 2010

Last minute advice.

This is it. After months of training in dark, wet, snow conditions, and occasional fine weather, its almost time to start.

So here are a few last minute tips as it is going to be hot.

Drink plenty
Don't forget a cap/hat
Sun cream
Insect repellant
Petrol in support vehicle

And my favourite of all - vaseline. You just can't have enough of it. Look, people might find it a little amusing when you turn up in the morning looking like you are about to embark on a cross channel swim but you will have the last laugh when they look like this by Santon

And a little tip from Sally - be nice to your support driver! I would advise against having a domestic with your partner by the end of the access road and be reduced to communicating by text message by the top of the sloc whilst your support driver has walked off.

Any way, I hope everyone has an enjoyable day and good luck. See you on the line.


  1. hope you are doing well. My mother started it and managed 11 miles! Well, she is 78!!

    Good luck for the next hour or two.....

  2. Not only is she 78 but she also walked the same distance as Roger Black! Tell her to dine out on that story for years to come.