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10/09/2012 at 16:40

LOL @ RicF. That must have been a priceless moment.

I don't mention my running much at work, cause they're all a bunch of fat peasants who would probably think I was bullshitting if I told them I jogged slowly for 5 miles!

10/09/2012 at 17:57
T.mouse wrote (see)

That kind of thread has been going forever. I remember the guy who ran 5k in 18 mins on training runs along Brighton seafront, dodging cyclists and pedestrians alike. (There was something about leaving a trail of breadcrumbs but I don't think that would have been very credible, what with all the gulls and the like).

That wouldn't be that unbelievable a story for a fit 20 something man.

I'm sure the guy actually said he was running 16mins along the seafront, casually, and in training!

The best one ever was the chap who normally ran 55mins in training for 10k insisting he'd run 30mins one time.

Despite people pointing out how high in the uk rankings that would get him in a race against top runners, he insisted he'd done it on his own, casually in training!

He ignored the garmin gave a strange reading of being still for 24mins, and that his other 9 or 10 runs had all been 55ish mins..

bonkers.

Edited: 10/09/2012 at 17:58
10/09/2012 at 18:22

RWD, yes indeed. I could see the guy was reeling under the shock. I cheered him up hugely a few days later  when I took him several cans of Special Brew. Once again the truth was told. I said I couldn't drink the stuff since I lacked the required ability. Words from an Englishman, music to the Scotsman's ears.

Pethead    pirate
10/09/2012 at 22:59
11/09/2012 at 08:55

We used to call these people 'Walts' in the Army. I think it was after Walter Mitty (Google him) These are the people in the pub who have served in the SAS (Perhaps they have but their always seems to be loads of them) or skydived into  a Taliban stronghold, killed 50 of them with his penknife and strangled 20 with his shoe lace. You get the idea

Tommygun2    pirate
11/09/2012 at 10:10

Wow ....I just read that whole article that Pethead posted.

That is extreem cheating  They still don't know how he did though

11/09/2012 at 11:09

What a story  - thanks for the link Pethead

11/09/2012 at 11:22
lardarse wrote (see)

I used to work with someone who reckoned they biked to work (in a previous job) and it was 15 miles, and took them, oh, about about 15 miutes!

A bloke trying to sell me a cycle to work scheme tried to overcome my reluctance to cycle to work. 

I told him I lived 30 miles from my office, he said I would be able to cycle it in about an hour! 

11/09/2012 at 16:59

Pethead: don't do that again; just wasted half an hour at work reading that!

11/09/2012 at 17:41

Wow.  Mitt Romney just needed to speak to Kip Litton!

11/09/2012 at 17:56

 

Pethead wrote (see)

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/08/06/120806fa_fact_singer?currentPage=all
This guy's been taking Bullshitting to the extreme!

I can't believe an article was finally published. I remember reading the Let's Run thread a few years ago

Edited: 11/09/2012 at 17:56
11/09/2012 at 18:05

lol that kip litton story is mental

 

16/09/2012 at 15:22

We have a locally- decorated charity fund raiser in my area who disappears off couses, and re- appears later, after missing some bits- he's well recognised for it, but as he's very old, and never would win anything, he gets away with a lot. Wonder why people do this? You just hope that any charity money raised is really not being pocketed.


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