VLM on the telly...

For anybody watching from home tomorrow

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20/04/2013 at 14:37

I'll be on the sofa wearing a "Keep Calm and go for a Run" t-shirt, and feeling both sorry and relieved I'm not running.

If anyone wants to join me there willl be virtual butties and builder's tea.

Look forward to chatting to anyone that's around.

20/04/2013 at 14:59

I once put the dreadmill in front of the TV and ran for 4:30hrs whilst watching the 'fun runners' (as the presenter termed them). Whatever possessed me I will never know!

I'll have a veggie sossige sarni please.

20/04/2013 at 15:06

Thank you for the invite screamapillar i indeed will be watching 

Mixed emotions as im running on the 12th May my marathon this year 

20/04/2013 at 15:46

Limper, that's about the craziest running story I've ever heard - brilliant!

(I will probably get the ironing done while watching).

Was forced to text Sky News this morning when Gillian Joseph said during the paper review, "London is primarily a fun run, so it's not as important as Boston,"  WTF?  I'm hoping one of their sports reporters set her straight!

Veggie sausage sarnie - check.

Ja5on, hope you are enjoying your taper  

Edited: 20/04/2013 at 15:52
20/04/2013 at 16:10

It'll be a bloody miracle if I'm still having "fun" running through Poplar after 20 miles.  Maybe I can send Gillian Joseph some of my gurning shots.

Bionic Ironwolf    pirate
20/04/2013 at 16:34

I never understand why these reporters think running 26.2 miles is "fun" - they should try it themselves and then see how much fun it is if you are having a bad day. Even the TV race commentators call people fun runners and they really should know better.

Nurse Ratched    pirate
20/04/2013 at 16:34

Bacon buttie please, and please may I have the bacon crispy?  And coffee?

I will have to think up a cunning plan to keep the weans occupied so I can watch in peace.

 

20/04/2013 at 16:50

I'm thinking that too NR, might have to send oh and little one out so I can watch in peace.

20/04/2013 at 17:04

Can't you play games to keep them amused?  Spot the rhino, or BBC commentator cliché bingo?

Nurse Ratched    pirate
20/04/2013 at 17:28
PhilPub wrote (see)

Can't you play games to keep them amused?  Spot the rhino, or BBC commentator cliché bingo?

 

I'm considering a sponsored silence

20/04/2013 at 17:32

Actually, I was just thinking that the only other time I've ever contacted a broadcaster was the BBC...

.... to ask them if Cram and Foster could stop using the term "fun runners" ! 

20/04/2013 at 17:55

the vlm organisers themselves use the term 'fun runners' in the final instructions letter I was given. I was a bit surprised that even they didn't know better!

20/04/2013 at 19:01
I blame the runners in the stange costumes. Makes it difficult for an event to be taken seiously when some competitors are wearing rhino suits....
seren nos yn canu    pirate
20/04/2013 at 19:18

its what the crowds turn up to see,,,,,,

I am on a long bike ride so can not join you.but can you please still supply me with the butties

20/04/2013 at 19:23

I'm guessing the guy in a rhino suit is having even less fun than all the others whose efforts should be more respected by the commentators.
At Brighton last week there were two Spanish pack donkeys. Well there were blokes dressed as donkeys is what I mean. For fun? I doubt it.

Screamapillar - the great thing about my dready marathon was the availability of drinks and toilets! And no other bugger getting in my way!! Other than that it was flippin horrible!

 

20/04/2013 at 19:26

Don't those Rhino suits weigh about 40lb?  Not exactly fun.

20/04/2013 at 19:34

 

 

 

 

seren nos wrote (see)

its what the crowds turn up to see,,,,,,

I am on a long bike ride so can not join you.but can you please still supply me with the butties


Certainly can! 

 

 
Cinders wrote (see)

Don't those Rhino suits weigh about 40lb?  Not exactly fun.


And don't forget the Wombles. I had a bit of trouble with Orinoco last year from around mile 19 - managed to shake him off in the end though

 

seren nos yn canu    pirate
20/04/2013 at 19:39

and screampiller can you give a shout for my OH.I will be too busy cycling to think of him

 

20/04/2013 at 19:49

20/04/2013 at 19:49

Tomorrow, the presenters are going to stop using the unpopular term "fun runners" and revert to using the much more popular "joggers".

That should keep everyone happy.

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