Anyone at Kielder on Sunday?
He's brought shame to his club.
He should be given a stiff drink, a loaded revolver and told to tootle off and do the honourable thing...
Johnny Blaze wrote (see)
I couldn't accept a medal if I hadn't finished fairly.But I'd have the goody bag
I couldn't accept a medal if I hadn't finished fairly.
But I'd have the goody bag
johnny I'm with you there.........wouldn't take a medal but would take all the rest if i didn't finish..........
one of my few DNF's I have had was at san dom year before last..........I had a lift back for the last 7 miles.......didn'y go through the finish chute.....so no times etc.....but went and got the t-shirt as theirs are my favourite t-shirts of all running races.........it didn't have finisher on it so i felt justified
I remember when I did the Schilthorn Inferno Half Marathon about ten years ago in Switzerland and getting to the 20K mark. I was just finished. Kaput!
So I caught the nearest cable car to the top instead. It would have been ridiculously easy for me to rejoin the race at the top and claim a medal but, as you say, I could never live with myself. In fact, it never entered my head. They did take sympathy and give me a T-shirt however.
But I do recall doing the Copenhagen Half Marathon many years ago before the days of chips on shoes. It was a figure eight course and many at the crossover caught the bus to just before the finish line. Oddly, they didn't seem to think there was anything wrong with this approach.
Alfie wrote (see)
Regarding the guy in VLM, my guess is he didn't get someone to run the first 10k for him - I reckon he probably crossed the start line at Blackheath but couldn't be bothered to go out to Woolwich and back so took a stroll through Greenwich Park to the 10k point in 37 mins...
Good shout. Short cut from the start line to 6-and-a-bit miles at Greenwich is my standard spectator route before heading over to the Docklands. A barrel of lard going downhill would cover that in 37 mins, no problem.
(He wouldn't have a 5k split though...)
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