How many race times can you remember exactly

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05/11/2013 at 11:58

4 of you in a gameshow. Jackpot question "How many of your own race times can you name exactly?"  The highest correct bid wins one-hundred-thousand pounds. Everyone else goes home empty-handed.

For each time, you must identify the race (event and year  - 5K minimum) and the time to the nearest second, obviously only from memory.  Get just one wrong, and you score zero.

What's your bid?

05/11/2013 at 12:39

What happens in the event of a tie?


Edited: 05/11/2013 at 12:45
05/11/2013 at 12:58

No, that seems fair enough. It's going to be a bugger trying to sell the idea to the BBC, though, I reckon.

05/11/2013 at 13:07

yes, perhaps you remember the times from all these races because they were all special, dedicated to someone close to you who died or it might have been the culmination of your long battle back from obesity and you'd lost 18 st in the previous 18 months...


05/11/2013 at 13:09

How minor are we talking? The death of a goldfish? A collapsed fondue? 

05/11/2013 at 13:21

Isn't Death of  Goldfish a play by American playwright Arthur Miller

05/11/2013 at 13:23

No, that was the sequel written by his distant cousin, Windy 

05/11/2013 at 13:54

Ironically, it was called Trump-ton.

Listen guys, I'm really delighted that you've been putting your imaginations to work. Looking to bring improvements to the concept. None of you have succeeded yet, but I do appreciate the effort.

You could help me though.  I'm a welder in my late-forties and have decided that I'm going to go heavily into TV programming. I've been watching a lot of telly recently as part of my research and have made a couple of pilot shows using my iPhone - one is a chat show (I'm the host), and the other is a new quiz concept, where runners have to try to recall their previous race times.

I'm please with the pilots, even though there were a few continuity errors, the camera-work was shaky and the jokes were crap.  I know it's not good enough yet, but I'm expecting that things will be much better once I have a proper BBC TV studio to work with. 

I am eventually going to be bigger than Simon Cowell. But if anyone can advise me on how to get there faster, it would be good. Indeed, any feedback on my plan would be appreciated.

Sorry to go on at such length, but I'm so excited about my forthcoming success, I wanted to give you all a chance of a little slice of reflected glory.


Cheerful Dave    pirate
05/11/2013 at 14:44

You want to get there faster?  How much faster?  1:57?

05/11/2013 at 15:03

There's a famous old joke. Not fit for a family running forum, but you can Google it if you like.

The punch-line is "Sorry Sir, I'm not a real welder."


05/11/2013 at 15:35
Screamapillar wrote (see)

How minor are we talking? The death of a goldfish? A collapsed fondue? 

 By which I mean "souffle" - tsk, multitasking...


Nose Nowt wrote (see)

But if anyone can advise me on how to get there faster, it would be good. Indeed, any feedback on my plan would be appreciated.


I should warn you that not everybody is impressed by speed NN 

seren nos    pirate
05/11/2013 at 16:48

I can't name a single race time..........don't think i will win much money from your show......

05/11/2013 at 16:49

race time, chip time or garmin time.

it all gets a bit confusing.

05/11/2013 at 16:50

Interesting point Skotty...

NN are you sure you've really thought this through? 

Edited: 05/11/2013 at 16:52
05/11/2013 at 17:25

Skotty is only trying to confuse the issue because he's not very good at the game. As we high achievers say "Don't let negativity get in the way of creativity." 

I'm going to be bigger than Cowell. Fact.   If you don't believe me, then I challenge you all to state how far you think I'm gonna get.   Simon Cowell?  Graham Norton?  Jonathan Ross?

Pudge    pirate
05/11/2013 at 17:26

Paul Ross.

05/11/2013 at 17:26

Oh... and seren.  Thank goodness someone has taken this thread seriously.

But I won't be inviting you to be on my first show. You sound crap.

05/11/2013 at 17:27

Paul Ross.

05/11/2013 at 17:28

Who the hell is Paul Ross?

Is he huge in American TV?

05/11/2013 at 17:29

Look, I'll leave you guys to work up some ideas for me.  I'm off to light a bonfire.

Have a safe evening everyone. Enjoy it.

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