Should results be limited to participants?

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29/04/2013 at 21:52

Until DF3 I would have said no. Now not so sure amazing how one smart arse can ruin something that is meant to be fun for a lot of people.


i thought running was meant to be fun... Now it's just a case of praying a stupid timing device I have no control over works perfectly.


Thanks for totally ruining a sport for me.


Edit: for typo.

Edited: 29/04/2013 at 21:52
29/04/2013 at 21:56

I said ruining it for me. Can't you read? 

29/04/2013 at 21:59

Well... what wasn't clear in what I typed?

29/04/2013 at 22:00

How is it ruining the sport for you? 

Isnt it a bit like saying drug testing had ruined cycling?

29/04/2013 at 22:04

No I have no control over a timing chip and if it goes wrong or not.

i have worked in IT for far to long, shit happens.  


That is nothing like drug cheating!! 

29/04/2013 at 22:05

See sarcastic rude comment is your first answer...


I don't drink coffee FUCKING WRONG AGAIN!!

29/04/2013 at 22:11

Why should I care what someone else does, who the heck is she harming (except herself)  if something did take place in the way you claim? I mean is it going to cause WW3, no, you you are just a jumoed up bully that seem to take delight in showing off that you don't have anything better in life to do except pick on other people. 

You only attack people who are not around to defend themselves which is pathetic.  Call someone a cheat to their face... Oh no... You just like snide cute little comments. 

You are just pathetic. 

29/04/2013 at 22:13

Again fucking wrong 1 bottle of 500ml black sheep Saturday night last alcohol I had.

29/04/2013 at 22:19

I'll take your advice and not let a prick ruin running for me. I'll be sensible and ignore you. 

cougie    pirate
29/04/2013 at 22:23
Step away from the keyboard there !
29/04/2013 at 22:26

Blocked easy answer, but wimpy but hey..... 

Edited: 29/04/2013 at 22:26
29/04/2013 at 22:39


booktrunk wrote (see)

Why should I care what someone else does, who the heck is she harming (except herself)  if something did take place in the way you claim? I mean is it going to cause WW3, no. 

I'm no fan of DF3 booktrunk, but to be fair, he did answer this question fully.

If someone cheats and achieves a GFA time - then they can take a place in a London marathon - thus cheating somebody else out of the chance of a lifetime.

Edited: 29/04/2013 at 22:39
30/04/2013 at 01:27

Cheaters should be banned from all events for at least a few years, I ran the royal parks half in 09 and i was sent the wrong chip and got a bad time in the results. Even after I found The photos to prove and emailed the organiser I was told it couldnt be rectified. I hate cheaters and people who support them.

30/04/2013 at 06:09

...... could take a GFA time... Yes could where is the evidence this has happened. It's just a load of assumptions

30/04/2013 at 08:14

to answer the OP , no.
I analyse loads of results from kids athletics up to Olympics.
Manipulating of times isn't fair (if proven).
Anyone with a fair set of results wouldn't fear having their results scrutinised.

Should my local paper not print all the local 10k results this year then?
And if IT really does suck (on what seems an alarming regular basis) why do people put so much faith in electronic gadgetry?

30/04/2013 at 08:39

Don't worry, we'll all be abe to scrutinise David's results next Monday (unless he still hasn't finished)

30/04/2013 at 09:05

In response to the OP's question, I agree with Dustin.

Race results are used by people in different ways.
Individuals use them. You can look at race results to guage how hard or easy a particular race is. I can look at the result of a particular runner to work out approx what time I will finish in.
Clubs use them for a number of reasons, interclub leagues, help in training.
Then there are leagues, GP races etc etc etc. All use the results of races.
Friends and family like to look at results to see how someone did.

99% of the time it's all good natured. You may take exception to others knowing your performance, if so, run under an assumed name.

I'm going to use DF3, it'll be funny when he discovers that he's an old grey haired wrinkly. Still, he'll be impressed with the times.


30/04/2013 at 10:51

I don't see why Booktrunk is so upset about this - enough to be quite agressive about it, too.

If someone cheats, should everyone turn a blind eye?  So it's not WW3, but why should it be condoned?


30/04/2013 at 11:06

Maybe, people who protest loudest have the most to hide... Allegedly


I'm sure I saw that written somewhere

30/04/2013 at 11:14

I do find the fact (which I only discovered quite recently) that race results go onto Power of Ten and Run Britain automatically - whether you want them to or not - a bit uncomfortable.

I think it would be better if you could choose to opt out.

However, if you aren't cheating the only thing you have to worry about is being a bit embarrassed if you're as slow as me!


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