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kittenkat    pirate
30/04/2013 at 09:51
Night Nurse wrote (see)
40 minutes wrote (see)

Overall London GFA has always been easier for women and it looks like it still is - particularly at the older end where the differential is an hour!

 

 

 

 

are you saying the over 50s are old 40 mins ? us grannys need all the help we can get 

 

David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

It would be funny though if the VLM get a whole bunch of GFA entries in from the Manchester marathon on the back of this. What a mess.

 

Even messier when they all start in the wron pens. I was in pen 2 on green this year and pen 1&2 were combined. One guy pushed his way right to the front, and then started off at 9 minute miles. Just got in everyone's way at what was a crowded start.

30/04/2013 at 10:07

Anyone see the prick on BBC who stops just before the timing mats looking at his big fancy watch?  Obviously hadn't got satellites and gets in everyone's way.  I have pushed incorrectly positioned slow people over for less.

kittenkat    pirate
30/04/2013 at 10:10

You all need to see the video of Matt Long crossing the finishing line. I would find it but I've got to go to work now.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
30/04/2013 at 10:11
Toro wrote (see)

Anyone see the prick on BBC who stops just before the timing mats looking at his big fancy watch?  Obviously hadn't got satellites and gets in everyone's way.  I have pushed incorrectly positioned slow people over for less.

 

On the Eurosport coverage of this years Paris marathon some twat at the start runs straight into the fixed camera alongside the start line as he is looking down messing around with his watch.....

30/04/2013 at 10:19

ha ha ha!

A London Marathon steward actually commented on me wearing a footpod and referred me to the UKA rules regarding pacing and electronic devices... I stated I'm sure the big GARMIN stand at the Expo would've appreciated that!

30/04/2013 at 10:33
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

 On the Eurosport coverage of this years Paris marathon some twat at the start runs straight into the fixed camera alongside the start line as he is looking down messing around with his watch.....

Yeah, I saw that but I don't think it was a fixed camera.  After the collision, the cameraman moved over to the side a bit.  I thought it was a bit odd having all that media right in the middle of the road very close to the start.  Even the elites had to run around the media a bit.  

Off topic, but what was even stranger was that well into the race in Paris there was a lady out for her Sunday morning run, trotting along the racing line and then getting swamped by the elites!

30/04/2013 at 11:05

aww man i wanna see that eurosport clip, i cant find anything on google.

30/04/2013 at 11:06
Millsy1977 wrote (see)

Great detective work. You need a new career. 

One too many e's in that last word.

Just catching up with this thread.  At first, on the surface, it looked like this pair was probably guilty. But DF3's argument has since been destroyed.

It's very likely that the woman never ran.  And very very very likely that the whole problem is associated with a faulty system  - as many many people with consecutive numbers / same surnames have been allocated identical times throughout... and some people who never ran have reportedly been given times.

It's obvious, and DF3 is just on the wind-up in not accepting it. 

There is a big danger in identifying individuals, and implying they have cheated... so often you don't have all the facts to hand.

The woman involved has had her name blackened...  shit sticks, and not everyone will have read the evidence that indicates that she's totally blameless.  It's bullying. It's pathetic.

 

30/04/2013 at 11:09

On a separate track - has this chip problem been reported to the organisers?

30/04/2013 at 11:10

What's more, the clearest arguments for defending this poor woman have been put forward by Seren, who is then informed she needs to get laid. Charming.

30/04/2013 at 11:11
Run Wales wrote (see)
Millsy1977 wrote (see)

Great detective work. You need a new career. 

One too many e's in that last word.

Just catching up with this thread.  At first, on the surface, it looked like this pair was probably guilty. But DF3's argument has since been destroyed.

It's very likely that the woman never ran.  And very very very likely that the whole problem is associated with a faulty system  - as many many people with consecutive numbers / same surnames have been allocated identical times throughout... and some people who never ran have reportedly been given times.

It's obvious, and DF3 is just on the wind-up in not accepting it. 

There is a big danger in identifying individuals, and implying they have cheated... so often you don't have all the facts to hand.

The woman involved has had her name blackened...  shit sticks, and not everyone will have read the evidence that indicates that she's totally blameless.  It's bullying. It's pathetic.

 

You were singing a different tune on this thread.

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/clubhouse/should-results-be-limited-to-participants/248736.html

 

30/04/2013 at 11:11

I like the idea that a steward at the London Marathon quoting UKA rules!! I am sure that a lot goes on if you care to look at it that are against all sorts of rules - but don't get picked up. I am sure that taking drinks or refreshments from people other than at drinks stations is counted as outside assistance but it goes on -   

30/04/2013 at 11:13

Here is the guy running into the camera at Paris at about 22sec.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O0GZMnIO0k&feature=youtu.be

30/04/2013 at 11:13
PhilPub wrote (see)

What's more, the clearest arguments for defending this poor woman have been put forward by Seren, who is then informed she needs to get laid. Charming.

Phew at least someone else has to take the blame for that one .......

 

 

30/04/2013 at 11:16
Big_G wrote (see)

Here is the guy running into the camera at Paris at about 22sec.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O0GZMnIO0k&feature=youtu.be

Ha!!  Is that Alan Partridge on commentary?  "Can you believe that, the guy's just nutted the camera!"

30/04/2013 at 11:26
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

 

You were singing a different tune on this thread.

http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/clubhouse/should-results-be-limited-to-participants/248736.html

 

Just because I defended one specific aspect of something you said... in the face of someone being ultra aggressive...   don't read that as meaning I'm supportive of everything you ever say about any subject.

Psychiatic specialists have a word for that sort of behaviour.

30/04/2013 at 11:39
PhilPub wrote (see)

What's more, the clearest arguments for defending this poor woman have been put forward by Seren, who is then informed she needs to get laid. Charming.

To be fair, I suggested that everyone should. It's not such a bad idea...

30/04/2013 at 11:47

OK well I'm sure this problem has already been raised with the organisers as people's watches must be telling them vastly different stories to their official times but I have reported it again anyway.

An entire marathon field with the wrong chip timings happens to be more important than a lot of idle speculation, bitching and finger-pointing. 

As runners we should realise that. If we don't, we shouldn't be here.

 

30/04/2013 at 11:51

I agree with Phil pub andseren.

The poor woman andhusbands. Do they even know you are all attacking their honesty?

What do we know about what they have done to contact the organisers to put it rights.

I ran the Morton morrel 20k last November. When the results were emailed round later that day, they had me at coming in first. Whilst I was totally excited about being the first woman home. I actually pulled out half way through so my super time of1 hour5 minutes was not accurate. I was super embarrassed as this was a small serious race with runners looking like they would mightily pissed off if they didn't get their (well deserved) prize of first place. I emailed the organisers and my time was taken off. So who knows, maybe this woman has done the same thing? 

30/04/2013 at 11:52
Big_G wrote (see)

Here is the guy running into the camera at Paris at about 22sec.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6O0GZMnIO0k&feature=youtu.be

That did make me laugh - but it did seem that the cameraman/woman was standing in a daft place!

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