British 10k - being made to wear provided t-shirts

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02/07/2012 at 08:18
Stevie G . wrote (see)

If you enter a dodgy race like this one, and the rule is wear those crummy t shirts, then that's the rule!

you wouldn't turn up at a santa 5k wearing just shorts and singlet.

Either race it under their rules, or pick one of the other 20,000 in the country, and wear what you want

The issue is that when I signed up last year the rule about the T-shirts was not there. Nike issued the "must wear the T-shirt we provide"  thing after they took it over only a little while ago.

Anyway, it doesn't matter now as we've been told that we can wear our charity tops/fancy dress.

02/07/2012 at 08:24

Faya - the rule has been there for a while (and especially last year) as the same complaint was raised in last years race. Nike try to enforce it but for charities they're ok with the charity vest- it's the 'normal' runners they want to wear their shirt.

02/07/2012 at 10:36

I think everyone should wear Adidas tops.  That'll learn 'em.

02/07/2012 at 18:01

Fold up the t-shirt so only the number shows and pin it on!  Simple.

I could be wrong but I believe you are not required to wear a club vest in a UKA road race unless running as part of a team.

09/07/2012 at 06:58

Loads of people wore their own t shirt with the number pinned on (I actually liked the Nike top and it fitted exactly as Nike tops usually fit for those people moaning about the sizing) however I will never run this race again too many people and a lack of organisation ruined the day for me far too stressful...

09/07/2012 at 09:28
Suprise suprise
10/07/2012 at 15:58

Diane if you go back and look at the commenst from 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 ..... you will find "I will never run this race again too many people and a lack of organisation ruined the day for me far too stressful..." repeated over and over again

10/07/2012 at 17:34
Keith L wrote (see)

Diane if you go back and look at the commenst from 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 ..... you will find "I will never run this race again too many people and a lack of organisation ruined the day for me far too stressful..." repeated over and over again

and yet the event is oversubscribed year after year....

I like the idea of wearing Adidas top in nike sponsored race lol.

10/07/2012 at 17:43
I'm sure the lol brigade will be turning up again next year.
10/07/2012 at 19:54
A Lama wrote (see)
Keith L wrote (see)

Diane if you go back and look at the commenst from 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 ..... you will find "I will never run this race again too many people and a lack of organisation ruined the day for me far too stressful..." repeated over and over again

and yet the event is oversubscribed year after year....

I like the idea of wearing Adidas top in nike sponsored race lol.

Being over subcribed isn't the interesting thing.

The interesting thing would be to see what percentage come back the next year.

A lot of people go in for the hype of events.

11/07/2012 at 09:40
My first ever 10k was in 1985 or something. Run the World in Leicester. Drinking beer all day, running holding hands with some blondes we picked up in the beer tent. 40 minutes to cross the start line so we could wave to international sports superstart Willie Thorne and jog through the crowds to the end. Nobody took my time, least of all myself. I didn't count it as a personal best or the personal worst that it would be now. I can't say I even considered it a race.

See that race in 1985? Probably more of a race than the British 10k
11/07/2012 at 18:12
Run the world in Leicester? Isn't that an oxymoron?
11/07/2012 at 19:29
Who are you calling an Ox-moron? We ran the world all over the world my dear xx

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