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Lurker and Mark, 2 of the 3 people without whom etc etc . . (Mark's the one in pink btw)

as always, much faffing with pins, camera wars, lining up to register and just hanging around getting the excuses in early . .

and all at varying degrees of anxiety . .

until it's time for the pre-race briefing . . when the first timers find they're pointing in the wrong direction . . and then the start . .