Taken from the John Austin HM Event Information
"Personal stereos and headphones are not allowed during the race. If we lose you because you couldn’t hear a marshal we may never find you."
Can't argue with that for a reason not to wear them in a race. Or can you...?
The new forest is vast, i should know living in this part of the world. If you do go off track then there is a real danger of not being found. The rules are there for your safety.
Cheshercat - I'm quite happy to stick to the rules - never race with music anyway. I was just wondering if any of the die-hard "I MUST wear my ipod in the race or I can't run" camp would find an argument to get around it!
Great fresh idea for a thread Black and Tabby.
Perhaps a thread about dogs would bea good follow up
Perhaps it's OK to run wearing headphones if you've also got a dog with you. Dogs have a keen sense of smell and should be able to lead you safely to the finish. I recommend a labrador.
Well I thought being told not to wear them because you might get lost for ever was something new. Apologies.
Maybe a thread about how off-putting it is to be slapped down for merely posting something I found amusing?
if your ipod falls in the forest...will it make a sound?
I think they automatically stop playing when the headphones are unplugged
iPods with GPS should be allowed.
Or is that "aloud"?
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