the fixed five-RW paris choice

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seren nos    pirate
20/10/2011 at 07:32

here we go again.......

applications start next week.........wonder what is being changed this year and if all entries will be honest about their commitments.............lets hope sam had been told what is expected of her.....

have you noticed that the short list be open to our votes again...............but our votes are only taken into consideration........we do not decide.the team and the coaches etc decide............

so why ask for our votes.............

surely the team should be the ones to do the short listing after meeting them at bootcamp.............

but if they are asking us to vote then surely we should get the say.........if any of the candidates aren't suitable then don't shortlist them.......

anyway..i will enter again.because like voting....if you don't vote you can't complain

20/10/2011 at 07:39

Only 5 this year I notice, not 6.    I won't be entering, not sure about voting.

Is the forum 6 or 5 happening again does anyone know?  That was great last year.

20/10/2011 at 08:00
at the fixed five. I'd have agreed until just recently Seren when like a lot of us on here, I've seen the tactics some people can go to when they want someone to win something.. It's awful and incredibly unfair on the people who do play by the rules. And for this lot, it's just the beginning of the journey.  I hope the goals are more realistic than last year.  It shouldn't have to be like this of course but we've seen why.

Btw, note to RW if you read this. Your terms and conditions link isnt working http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/asicstarget262termsandconditions
Edited: 20/10/2011 at 08:06
seren nos    pirate
20/10/2011 at 08:04

I just don't why we are voting if they don't respect the forums choice...........they choose the ones to go to bootcamp.....then they choose who to shortlist............so why then get us to vote if they are still going to make the decision.............

it seems like having the final of x factor............everyone voting and then saying.........we will now let the judges decide

20/10/2011 at 08:07
Yes, good point. RW should just choose the winners.
M.r Zuvai    pirate
20/10/2011 at 08:44

i quite like the competition myself, for all it's many flaws it definately sparks some life into the forums at this time of year, and i've certainly learnt from reading the advise of the experts and seeing how they approach different scenarios

the rw 6 was definately better though

M.r Zuvai    pirate
20/10/2011 at 08:45
that was meant to be the forum 6
M...eldy    pirate
20/10/2011 at 08:57
Soup Dragon wrote (see)

Only 5 this year I notice, not 6.    I won't be entering, not sure about voting.

Is the forum 6 or 5 happening again does anyone know?  That was great last year.



yep, its on my  'to do' list

Watch this space 
M.r Zuvai    pirate
20/10/2011 at 08:58
awesome
gingerfurball    pirate
20/10/2011 at 08:59
Would you all hate me if I entered *ducks*
20/10/2011 at 08:59
Expected results
http://www.jpopo.info/g.php

 
M.r Zuvai    pirate
20/10/2011 at 09:08
gingerfurball wrote (see)
Would you all hate me if I entered *ducks*

i think most people would be delighted if a someone from the forums got in!
RW do tend to use it as a tool to attact new members though...

20/10/2011 at 09:16
M.r Zuvai   wrote (see)
gingerfurball wrote (see)
Would you all hate me if I entered *ducks*

i think most people would be delighted if a someone from the forums got in!
RW do tend to use it as a tool to attact new members though...


Yes they do. The first I saw about it was on Twitter rather than here.
seren nos    pirate
20/10/2011 at 09:24

I didn't do a link

the details are on the front page...............

i think the they should just choose the ones they think suitable rather than go through a sham vote

M.r Zuvai    pirate
20/10/2011 at 11:42

the excitement of the competition attracted such high volumes that the site crashed!!

maybe..

20/10/2011 at 12:32
Hi all,

Just to clarify about the selection process and the voting within that – we will take the result of the members' vote into account to pick the winners, along with the application forms and the Boot Camp day. Should we have a vote result which is really really close, we'll now be able to look at the bigger picture in weighing up who deserves to make the Target 26.2 team.

Please be assured that your votes will count – very much so, that week of forum interaction is a really important part of the application process. We like to see how candidates enjoy using the forums, because being part of the forum is such a key part of the project.

Happy to answer any other queries – we've worked really hard putting together the Target 26.2 project and I think it's a fantastic prize.

Alice
M...eldy    pirate
20/10/2011 at 12:37
Alice I hate to point it out (again) but this years and the previous years winners have been a little scarce on the forum throughout the process as have the TW recent winners, I dont think they amassed a full page between them 

I think it is a good vehicle to bring fresh blood into the forums but it also needs the backing of the forum to be the engine to drive it forward
M.r Zuvai    pirate
20/10/2011 at 13:13

Thanks for talking the time to talk us Alice,

it is a fantastic prize, and the whole process is very interesting to watch, - a huge amount of people benefit from following their progress, I know I certainly do - even the one's who don't make their target

Symes    pirate
20/10/2011 at 13:40
Hate to do so, but I agree with that Meldy person
M...eldy    pirate
20/10/2011 at 13:44
Very wise ...
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