Camelbak's banned for NY and another Marathon

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02/10/2013 at 14:34

Diabetes killed 69,071 but they don't stop selling shitty food and drinks.

In 2000 over 7000 people died by falling over.

02/10/2013 at 14:39

Mr A, it is a bit tougher than I suggested. You have to run 3 miles before the first water station, and then its one every mile.  Running a marathon just got tougher.

For those who wanted it even tougher, weight vests, chain mail and the likes are out.

NY has a bag and no bag option. If you opt for no bag you will get out of the finishing area before midnight


02/10/2013 at 15:07

"NY has a bag and no bag option. If you opt for no bag you will get out of the finishing area before midnight"

sponsored by Ryanair?

02/10/2013 at 15:08

"As NLR says - guns are fine - but backpacks - banned Makes no sense."


You can run with guns?

02/10/2013 at 15:13

The problem with these sorts of measures is people just implement them because the powers that be tell them to. Its completely illogical. The Boston Bombers certainly weren't running in the race, nor did they use camelbaks. Plus have they banned backpacks from Shopping Centres yet? Nope .......... hmmm, well how stupid are they then in light of recent events in Kenya. 

This is another knee jerk reaction that people bend over and just take under the 'better safe than sorry' rule even if at best it plugs 1 gap but leaves another 100 open.

A bit like mobile phones on planes. You telling me that since mobile phones have been invented, every single person has always shut them down on every single flight and thats the only reason planes havent gone down. More rubbish from people too lazy to question some idiot who comes up with these suggestions. 


02/10/2013 at 15:31

They may have ran at Boston if they had managed the qualifying time though?

02/10/2013 at 15:33


02/10/2013 at 15:37

lol, that was quite funny.


02/10/2013 at 16:04

Phil - Very good!


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02/10/2013 at 16:11

most peopel who wear camelbags will have them to carry their sports drink of choice.....if you hate the crap out of lucozade and want a sports drink for the course then you have no choice to carry your own.....


agree with those who say that this is totally over the top american crap

02/10/2013 at 16:23

Gatorade every frigging mile? This is no wilderness ultra

By the way, guns are banned along with bottles over 1 litre in size.

02/10/2013 at 16:24

 ... and knives


.... and signs over 11" x 17"  which will avoid some massive papercuts

02/10/2013 at 16:49

Getting worried over nothing. There us a UPS Ship It Home available from the start, so any weapons and dangerous signs taken to the start can be shipped straight back to your home. You just don't have the right to bear arms for 26.2 miles.

02/10/2013 at 16:54

Anyways the liquids thing is rubbish. I had a 300ml bottle of water in my backpack on a plane recently going through dubai. Forgot all about it, went through 2 different scanners in dubai, no-one said a thing.

I didnt even know till I arrived in Australia and saw it there and realised it had been through 2 scans with no-one questioning it.


02/10/2013 at 17:19

bloody hell, I would let the Daily Mail know that that sort of thing is going on.

05/10/2013 at 20:13

good move. nobody needs a camelbak in a road race with water available every mile

05/10/2013 at 20:22

So ban everything that you don't think is necessary? How is that a good move Goober?

05/10/2013 at 20:29

i dont know if thats a question or an answer

05/10/2013 at 20:39

The question mark is the clue Goober. If you ban things on the grounds that YOU don't think it is necessary then where do you stop? Names on shirts? Mile markers? How about medals at the end? 

05/10/2013 at 21:38

I think this is ridiculous and also odd focussing on runners in a marathon rather than backpacks or bags of the gazillions of people in a crowd.

Also the comments from those who don't run with camelbaks and think they are unnecessary are not helpful and miss the point. It's simply preference. I run with a camelbak because I sip here and there and that's what I'm used to. I can't drink well at water stations anymore. That doesn't mean my training is weird or I run "wrong", it's just what I like and I am used to. Everybody has their own "rituals", particularly in a marathon. For some I know, that means running in a tutu..


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