A group of friendly looking faces were gathered outside registration this morning so I took a chance and and introduced myself. Fortunately, it was Carla (who is still Flo in my mind), Rachel, Maggie, Louise, and Alma, who are a very lovely lot indeed (and not a random bunch of ladies wondering who on earth the sleepy blonde woman in lycra was bothering them on a Sunday morning). I marveled at how we'd all found each other having not arranged previously to each wear a red carnation; many of the affable 'athoners had met up before but they also had another trick up their sleeves (fast-forward to this afternoon when I looked at my Twitter feed):
Amazing! These are truly dedicated Janathoners, tweeting from the loo queue at a race on a Sunday morning. I can only marvel at the wizardry. I can do things like, you know, 'phone people on my mobile but I don't do that particularly well. I've got catching up to do, people. Maggie blogs whilst running and Rachel managed to send a tweet from breakfast whilst I was otherwise occupied with shoving a sausage sandwich in my face.
Technological talents aside, I had a thoroughly enjoyable morning with a charming, funny and friendly groups of ladies. They are also, incidentally, rather good at the running too and everyone completed the 10K in style. So in honour of these jolly Janathoners, I've attempted to recount my 3 laps of Regent's Park in tweets: