I don't get it
Dan - I wear race shirts all the time to train in (unless they are cotton) simply because they are in my drawer and I didn't have to go to a shop to buy them. For the majority of them I really don't care which race they relate to.
Having your PB time on the shirt? Nice little earner when people are progressing. You could sell me a white one now with 4:26:52 on and then another when I get to 4:15
Dan A wrote (see)
Jeepers - fair enough; if it's not for you then I won't try to convince you otherwise. But perhaps you should think of it as a training top rather than a racing top.
Thanks for the suggestion, but even less point - for me - anyhow. I have all the info that I need in my head and in my records.
But I appreciate that I'm in a very small minority, so you may well have a market.
Little M.iss Ultra Happy wrote (see)
Re: FB's post above - if you do decide to do that for tri Dan may I suggest purple for the full distance top?
dan .at the rate I'm progressing.................I hope you are in business a long time till I can earn that purple one..........maybe when I get reincarnated as a runner
Dan.........you will owe me one if this keeps up..................nearly 2000 views on this thread.............I bet loads of people missed the competition on the home page as the go straight to the forums.........
so this is better advertsing than your messages on the marathon threads
seren nos wrote (see)
Seren nos has a point there Dan
I have to say I like the idea, but I doubt I would have the confidence to wear it for a race. And I know those views seem to conflict with each other.
So maybe, as Dan suggests, I'd wear it as a training top.
I think I've talked myself into making a purchase.
Wobbled wrote (see)
I still think it's sexist. If it's all about recognising and rewarding performance women shouldn't be judged against men's times. I'm not convinced it wasn't just an oversight rather than a desire to keep it simple and transparent.
Strictly speaking isn't it also ageist ? Like a few on here I'm cracking on a bit and getting up the the faster colour bands will be practically impossible for me.
Would making the bands based on "age graded" results be the only fair way of working out the bands ? That takes account of gender and age doesn't it ?
Wonder how hard that would be... mind you it would make the little logo a bit obscure. Rather than "Sub 1:55" it would have to be "+65%" or something similar.
Well, from my 2007 time (3.09) I'd have a nice purple one else I'm blue (about 15 times over!).
So, Dan would you go back to 2007 and use my Leicester Marathon time? Also ran a sub 1.30 half in 2007 but haven't raced a half since!
BTW, fair play for coming on here and answering the questions and explaining where you're coming from.
weevil.............love the idea of an age grading colour instead of a time..............being a mature woman............if I keep on running faster as I get older...i might eventually be able to get my purple top
That is an excellent point
As long as you kept running as you got older you'd work your way up the grading system... even if you didn't get any faster ! Just got to maintain the pace and wait for the years to mount up and eventually the Gold shirt will turn up Only way I'm ever going to get one.... or the much coveted purple one for that matter... or the blue...
Dan Very good of you to come on and answer the points raised.
I am torn, I can see both sides of the discussion. I am proud of what I have achieved and to be honest I tell anyone and everyone my PB and probably bore them about my running. However, I am not sure about why I would be wearing the top.
Plus, most importantly it seems I am the only one who doesn't loke purple. Which is obviously the colour range I am in.
scooby............i will swap you my orange top for your purple one
my other problem is if I get faster now I will change to a green top............i don't like green much
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