Has Runners World Forum died?

Tumbleweed blows through....

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05/06/2012 at 15:54
KK you calling me a moron?

Supercaz, it is a bit of an odd one, when you move from running events for charity to doing them for yourself or your PB. At first it feels strange, almost selfish.
But realistic you cannot do charity more than once or twice a year... people get fed up sponsoring you... and there's well is that really a challenge for you, comment.
05/06/2012 at 16:02
KK did you miss my joke about your cook, or was it too isoteric?

Your post on charity (that was a post with supercaz) is interesting... do you have a position?
05/06/2012 at 16:22
Hey yifter. How's that refractory period going on? Still 11 years and counting?
05/06/2012 at 16:44
DT, man, who do you think I am (was).

"then have the nerve to say I don't post now." Wot?
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05/06/2012 at 17:12

JB.i don't think dreamtwister can be yifter/ jokerman/ any other nasty person..............he is not nasty of personal enough to people....the old jokerman would have had 20 people report the thread  by page 6........this must be some wanna be troll trying to be copy him...

King Kong is a different kettle of fish who i can't suss out.......i think he's being so clever in his aims that its going over the top of this thickos head.......

but if jokerman is out there at least your reappearance will make one fan happy..........

and there is nothing to be happy about with this weather.........

and as for the forums............when we were kids we never had forums......how on earth did people manage to run then........how could the RW team ever let them go this way afetr it had grown to be such a massive parts of everyones life.........they should be sued for negligience....they owe all of the member a life which is being spoilt by their lack of attention to making this place the  beesknees.......



05/06/2012 at 17:16
KK, every day I love you more and more. KK
05/06/2012 at 17:49
You are right DT, it is, as I said confusing... but it links into why people organise events. The Rod Berry, Langdale. Ian Milne, White Peaks, Doug Morris, Vyrnwy. Chris Dunkerley, Over the Edge... do it or have done it,...God knows why?... because they want to?
But if you are in a "professionally organised" event, well that's a different story. The small guys love running and don't care if you have sponsors... I understand that. I understand raising money from a marathon, I understand organising one, because you love it... but I'm sorry I can't get my head around earning your salary based on the revenue stream that you can make from runners.
05/06/2012 at 17:57
I've run two of the Run10K events and I've run in other events for the fun of running. I've found that once you start running faster than 2hr Half marathons and 1hr 10k the atmosphere within the race changes to be more competitive both amongst men and women. Slower than this and people seem to be more friendly, chatty and in it for the event atmosphere. Faster and people are definitely racing for time.

Life's not all about competing, sometimes it's nice to chill and take in the day. Sometimes there's enough stress outside running without putting yourself through the pressure of running a fast time, othertimes it's good to challenge yourself. I'm not going to win any races soon, I like cake too much.
05/06/2012 at 18:04

Everybody playing nicely?

05/06/2012 at 18:10
TimR, at your end of the field, shut up and run... When you get older it's a lot more social.Enjoy your running.
05/06/2012 at 18:14
Blimey, how old do you think I am?
05/06/2012 at 18:16
2:30 I'm guessin you are not 57.
05/06/2012 at 18:18
Whatever.. 27, that's a superb time.. I'm impressed.
05/06/2012 at 18:21
What's a superb time? Where's 2:30 come from. I'm completely lost, you're talking in riddles.
05/06/2012 at 18:30
"I've found that once you start running faster than 2hr Half marathons and 1hr 10k the atmosphere within the race changes"

Sorry TimR I read that as "2 and half" hour marathons and then saw 1:10 as your half marathon time, missed the K... oops! And what you have noticed does happen "up front" and for good reason. A shame if it ripples back through the field. My advice, enjoy running... enjoy.
05/06/2012 at 18:47
Cheers. Although it could be that the last 6 months have been pretty dire weather races and the 'fun runners' may have stayed in the cake shops.
05/06/2012 at 19:21
I'm not sure about that. When a fun runner tells all thier workmates and everyone up thier street that they will be leaving the cake shop long enough to do a 5K, I'm sure they are committed. Otherwise, why the hell did anyone run the Manchester Marathon in 2012?
05/06/2012 at 19:48
Careful now, my bigotry has already been exposed once today. I'm not about to make the same mistake twice. No one who runs a marathon can be accused of being a fun runner. It's those wimps running 5ks that are the fun runners.
05/06/2012 at 19:59
Hi TimR, I thought about shouting at you directly, then thought better: What the hell does fun runner mean, anyway? Isn't it just another label... chav, middle class, twat, punk. We should all enjoy our lives/what we do. I like running it makes me chill out and helps me think logically... keep on running.
05/06/2012 at 20:26
They're just stereotypes. The world works by pigeonholing people. No one in their right mind believes stereotypes. The danger arises when people like the media use stereotypes to divide people and people (like NLR?) take offence at people using them, instead of working out whether people are actually bigots or whether they're making a comment on the way we're being manipulated by the media.

What's wrong with Punks? Generally they dress and behave in a way to shock and cause offence. They shouldn't be suprised when people give them a hard time. Most of the punks I know are big sorfies and it's all a big show. Skinheads however.....
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