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And a message from Vishal:
Most of you have expressed some interest in cheering me on while I attempt to “run” the marathon next Sunday. On the assumption that at least some of this interest was genuine, here’s some info for the big day…
Virgin have put together a really helpful interactive map: http://www.
If you open this link, you will see the course, and also be able to click on spectator guides, see the best places to cheer from, etc.
My recommendation would be to find a good spot near Tower Hill, mile marker 13. This is one of the few places the course doubles up, so by the time I get there, you will see the elite runners on their home stretch on the other side. Also, Mo Farah is running half the marathon, and this is where he will finish. If you want to see him, I would get there for about 10:30am latest. I’ll probably be there at around 11:30-12:00. Getting there early is probably a good idea anyway, as this spot will probably be very popular.
Once I pass you by on mile marker 13, if I was you I would then make my way towards the finish line which is in between St James’s Park and Green Park. You could take public transport, or walk along the river towards Westminster (which is about 5 miles, follows the course and is a really nice walk on a good day). Either way you should comfortably beat me to the finish line!
I’m hoping to finish at any time between 1:30 and 2:30pm. At the finish line they have designated meeting points for family/friends signposted by letters, and I’ll meet you at “V”. We can then go and grab some food or something.
They will put a tracking chip on me, and if you ask one of the stewards they should be able to tell you where I am on the course. For the technologically gifted, there is also an app you can download and track my progress on your smart phone. Although that feels a bit creepy to me.
Hope this helps.
Our Seniors deserve to party
Harrow 3rd February 2013 – Over 650 senior citizens will take up a Lions Clubs invitation
to party at the Harrow Leisure Centre on Sunday 3rd February 2013.
Doors to the thirteenth Senior Citizens Celebrations organised by Lions Clubs District 105a
open at 2pm and all revelers will have three hours of uninterrupted fun, dancing, singing and
Preparations for the event began many weeks before with a team headed by Lion Parveen
Verma organizing, veg and non veg snacks, tea, coffee and soft drinks, entertainment, and a
chance to sing and dance.
At least 65 tables of 10 booked by Lions Clubs from around the district including Edgware,
Harrow & Pinner, Acton, Hadley Wood, Osterley, Bletchley, Belmont, Luton, and many
other Lions clubs are expected to be taking part in an ambitious undertaking. Work to
prepare the hall ready for the revelers begins early on the day with a large team of committed
volunteers comprising lions, their partners, Leo Clubs, and friends to ensure everything is in
With so much to prepare, work is carried out diligently with great enthusiasm as if you
were personally in Santa’s grotto preparing for the Christmas rush. Balloons, streamers, party
poppers, raffle prizes and table decorations will all give the hall an ambience which only
Lions can provide with great love, care and attention.
Getting the music right to bring back moments of great nostalgia will take our beloved
seniors for a moment or two down memory lane. A live band, where the theme this year is the
sixties and seventies will be capped off by a stint of Bollywood dancing and song favorites
by Jay Kumar and his Bollywood dancers.
Each senior guest is invited by their local lions club who pay for their attendance, provide
transport too and from the venue, are chaperoned by their hosts and really given a time to
remember. The day is rounded off with a lively disco catering for all tastes.
To ensure health and safety is carried out to a maximum, a team from St John’s Ambulance
are at hand and provide comfort and support.