Mr. Phil Pub I think someone has upset some of the girls in your Club

By Karen The Union Rep

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11/06/2013 at 16:22

And therein lies the answer to the conundrum.

Blokes of all paces and woman fast types are drawn in with the pictures of Olympians in GB vests, the rest of the good ladies of Kent are attracted by pictures of Phil Pub and his unfeasibly brief shorts.

 

11/06/2013 at 16:25

Must be draughty in the winter 

11/06/2013 at 16:27

What's Karen attracted too 

Cheerful Dave    pirate
11/06/2013 at 16:38
Big_Bad_Bob wrote (see)

Phil Pub and his unfeasibly brief shorts.

 

Isn't that a character in Viz?

11/06/2013 at 16:43
booktrunk wrote (see)

Is it to do with this....

 

Lots of different speed 10k groups then....

Adrian M***** – Long Distance (Seniors). Women’s group and 40 + min 10km men. Starts at 7:00pm.

So the women train o with the slower men.... what if they are quicker then 40m...... Not trying to cause an argument just a comment!!

 

There's nothing to say that the 33 - 40min group is gender-specific. We've had a few speedier woman joining the "B group" from time to time.

JMopper wrote (see)

Could do with running a spell check over the site as well perhaps... memeber!

Yep, and a missing apostrophe on the front page.  We drew up a little list at the last committee meeting.  Bear with us... 

And Wilkie - yes, more than welcome.  The more the merrier! (If you remember to pay your subs.  )

Edited: 11/06/2013 at 16:44
11/06/2013 at 16:46

Buster Gonad was indeed the the man behind my thinking of the description, Dave.

There'd be some mileage in an offshoot character here though, don't you think?

 

Cheerful Dave    pirate
11/06/2013 at 16:50
Wilkie wrote (see)
 

However, PP's club site does look very male-dominated, and very serious about competing!

Do they welcome barely-sub-55 minute 10k runners? 

 

I doubt they'd turn anyone away, but it's fair to say there may be other clubs more suited: running covers such a wide range of ages, speeds and competitiveness that it's hard for a single club to cater for everyone completely.

Some clubs will measure success in terms of how many promising young athletetes they turn into Olympians, other clubs measure success by how many former couch potatoes they get out running regularly.  There's nothing inherently wrong with either but it's inevitable that people gravitate towards clubs close to their own needs.  As runners we're fortunate that there are hundreds of clubs to choose from, if indeed you want to join one at all.

Other sports aren't so lucky: fewer clubs and often with little room for the 'recreational' participant (for want of a better word).

11/06/2013 at 16:50
Big_Bad_Bob wrote (see)

 

There'd be some mileage in an offshoot character here though, don't you think?

 

 

I want royalties.  Unfeasibly large ones.

Edited: 11/06/2013 at 16:52
11/06/2013 at 16:57
Fnarr Fnarr!
11/06/2013 at 17:36

I was asked to write an article for my club web site aimed at enouraging slower runners to join and maybe enter the occassional event even if they didn't consider themselves elite runners.  So I wrote about my experience of coming last in a race and the support and encouragement I got from my club.  I felt that it helped to show that the club was open to ALL abilities

We also had some events that the club subsidised to get new people into doing events.  Photos of everyone wearing a club vest, no matter what their ability, were posted on the website to show the full range of runners that we had.

Pudge    pirate
11/06/2013 at 18:14

Only just catching up with this thread...HOLY SHIT, those are short shorts Phil!

Also, did someone mention member?!

11/06/2013 at 19:12

Is it in fact a running club for gayers?

11/06/2013 at 19:39

From the thumbnail it looks like a large member is already making a bid for freedom

11/06/2013 at 19:48

Cripes, I can see what some people are saying about that club now...from the pics it looks super elite!

I'd be put off myself, as it looks like PubPhil is one of the slow ones!

11/06/2013 at 20:08

It's okay Stevie, they'd probably let you train with the women's group.

11/06/2013 at 21:01

they have no women's section, as the standard is so high.

It's an ugly cycle.

11/06/2013 at 21:21

They do! Booktrunk spotted it. They have a special group just for women and also slow men. Maybe we could both go along to that.

12/06/2013 at 23:29

It is a shame Kent AC's website focuses solely on the elite men.  The women may not reach the lofty heights of some of the men but they make a valid contribution (there would be no annual road race without their help, for example).  I am surprised someone here found mention of the women's training group - well done, I couldn't see anything!  It's not just the women who are missing but also the veterans (of whom I believe Phil is one).  They not only still compete but also do a lot of running of the club. 

13/06/2013 at 00:05
Penny Baines wrote (see)

It is a shame Kent AC's website focuses solely on the elite men.  The women may not reach the lofty heights of some of the men but they make a valid contribution (there would be no annual road race without their help, for example).  I am surprised someone here found mention of the women's training group - well done, I couldn't see anything!  It's not just the women who are missing but also the veterans (of whom I believe Phil is one).  They not only still compete but also do a lot of running of the club. 

They also Great Race Marshals at the Sidcup 10 races

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7iXcKKpdx0

 


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