Safety pins

What's that all about?

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11/09/2012 at 11:08

Over the years I've had quite a few numbers rip repeatedly at the pin holes and end up in tattered shreds by the end of the race. If I have a flimsy type number, I fold it over top and bottom so I'm pinning through two layers of paper which keeps everything together a bit better. I've never had a problem with the pins themselves.

15/09/2012 at 20:03

i dont mind the pins so much as the size of the number...being only 4'11 i have to fold both top & bottom edges just to fit it onto my shirt and still be able to move freely!

16/09/2012 at 21:24

Surely the pins are cheap but your running shirts will be damaged by pinholes? And what about a running jacket with holes?

Pethead    pirate
16/09/2012 at 21:27

Who on earth races in a running jacket? And yes, it's a fact of life club vests get pinholes in them - but mine still wear out before they're affected by an excess of holes.

16/09/2012 at 21:56

Hmmm races where you wear a jacket?

Maybe he means this race ; 

Although a solution appears to be to pin it to your trousers instead.

I've just closely examined todays race vest and there is absolutely no sign of any damage what-so-ever, in fact there's no sign that it's ever had a pin stuck into it. Ever.

16/09/2012 at 22:16
I guess it's a sign of a real runner that your house is full of little bunches of four safety pins.
Kryten    pirate
16/09/2012 at 23:49

All runners should be issued with their own unique number that could be used for all future races, then they could just get their number tattooed onto their bodies. This would save valuable seconds before every race and with no need for paper race numbers would also help save the planet.

17/09/2012 at 07:55

Instead of a number, you just run with your National Insurance card? It's smaller and uniquely identifies you...

seren nos    pirate
17/09/2012 at 07:57

only in this country though PBB......for the planet it would have to be a bit longer

seren nos    pirate
17/09/2012 at 07:59

For those who hate safety pins..why not just buy a cheap number belt...sorted.......

17/09/2012 at 08:21

I dont mind safety pins but I've found that wearing a number belt has its own issues (number spinning around my waist). I'd prefer pins anyday

seren nos    pirate
17/09/2012 at 08:32

I can position the number belt so that the number hides some of my stomach

17/09/2012 at 08:34

@Seren - how do you stop the number from moving when you wear the belt?

seren nos    pirate
17/09/2012 at 08:53

i think i just repostion in every now and again........I only wear it in certain races......i don't mind safety poins..............the number belt is handy for marathons as it has places for my gels...........and of course triathlons 

05/10/2012 at 23:53

I'll run my first half marathon in two days, so I couldn't decide how to get the number attached. After reading all these comments about safety pins damaging tops, I decided to pin my number on to a running hi-vis vest which I will wear additionally with my top of course. Should be fine I reckon

13/08/2013 at 22:06

The solution is called the EventClip

13/08/2013 at 22:15


13/08/2013 at 22:17
Do you have any connection with the company Onemoremile?
15/08/2013 at 18:23
They have started spamming over on the Marathon Talk forum now!

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