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03/12/2012 at 13:55
We are trying to organise our clubs 10k for next year and wondered if you could give us some ideas about what you like to get in your goody bag at the end. Are you happy with the usual T shirt or is there anything else you have had that you have liked? Last year we had mugs as it was the 10 year anniversary. xxx
03/12/2012 at 14:03
I'm not but MrB is. Four marathons and counting.
His favourite item ever found in a goody bag was a can of London pride which he drank before we had even found him! He also loves the energy tube things and loves getting them. You could give one in each bag?
03/12/2012 at 14:46
Thanks birdboo, Im in great admiration of your husband. I'm relatively new (read need to train more) and 10k is my limit. Not sure they would go for alcohol. lo, We do give out water and lucozade though. Do you mean the energy gels? xxx
03/12/2012 at 15:04
If they are about 10cm across and give a glucose boost then yes. Sorry I'm rubbish with the techincal terms.
03/12/2012 at 19:40
H runs and likes anything food orientated in his finsihing bags. Vouchers for internet based running/sport shops are good too. What not to put in; a ladies shawl, a giant container of aloe vera juice, vouchers for tiny shops with limited goods in the middle of no where.
03/12/2012 at 19:50
T-shirt - if this can be a running top rather than your usual cotton t-shirt I would much prefer this. I have run out of space for t-shirts to paint in/sleep in/garden in! I have a running t-shirt from the Tunbridge Wells half and I have worn it so much more for other exercise as well as running. It is covered in sponsors logos which is possibly how they afforded it but it is a common grumble for those of us who don't wear a t-shirt with slogans/run details on as a general rule.
London Pride - they give this out after the London Marathon every year because it is one of the main sponsors. Personally can't stand it so you could skip this completely and I wouldn't mind.
Bottle of sports drink - not the same flavour as you are giving out as you run round. It may be over the longer distances but if I have had to sip on orange lucozade all the way round the last thing I then want to drink at the end is more orange lucozade but berry lucozade goes down very well.
I've had samples of cream for chafing previously which I didn't use at the time but did use later.
They're the best (and worst) bits I can remember from various race goody bags. /the performance t-shirt was my best one.
Medal wise - the Hastings half marathon always gives ut horse brasses instead of medals with the race title and year. It is a nice change from your bog standard medal so if you can play around with the finishers medal as well that is also good.
Shout out if you want to run any ideas past us here
03/12/2012 at 22:00
Thanks for the input girls, We are just putting some ideas on the table at the moment. We are a tiny club and we need to keep cost down as much as possible, Its difficult to get sponsorship so we have to use entry money for the high costs putting such an event on brings. This year I have last year under my belt so plan to push harder with sponsors. Last year we barely broke even. We always give away bottles of lucozade and water at the end. (these are donated thankfully). We usually stick with one thing.
The club committee are the biggest procrastinators in the world and trying to get them to agree to change is a nightmare lol.
Do you all like getting the medals? Last year they didnt do them. I wondered if it was something that they should reinstate?
Kittykat - I will have loads of idea over the coming months, you may regret that offer lol xxx
04/12/2012 at 08:24
For a 10k I think a medal is important - you will have runners who haven't run before and this is a major achievement for them to have got that far (I would say the same for a 5k) so getting a medal is something they will wear proudly. I remember my first 10k and still have the medal.
04/12/2012 at 09:22
They did have medals for the 5k but not the 10k. No idea why. What do you think of water bottles? I think the running top would be out of the budget. Im still searching though xxx
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