'Congratulations on completing your marathon' card

Seems there's a card for everything these days.. .

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17/04/2009 at 16:26

On the counter in Clinton Cards today, I saw a 'Congratulatios on completing your marathon' card. Probably about £4. Pretty standard, white, with lots of toned legs in shorts on it.

Couldn't believe it really. Just seemed to attempt to glamorize running somewhat. Maybe that's me being cynical, but running to me is about personal accomplishments.

Of course, you can raise money for specific races and feel good about having done something for charity, but overall, I'd say it's more about the fact that you've pushed yourself to your limit, endured more than you could imagine possible and crossed the line with satisfaction that can't be summed up in a card that you can get from Clintons!

17/04/2009 at 16:28
Do you run 70miles/week by any chance?
M...eldy    pirate
17/04/2009 at 16:29
and I was just about to post yours Yifty ...
17/04/2009 at 16:33

I'd be happy with a card Melds, I don't see it as an insult......

Now if you post one on my birthday I'd get really upset....I don't have birthdays anymore!

17/04/2009 at 16:36

http://www.clintoncards.co.uk/product_images/CAA4713_1_x.jpg

bargain at £1.99

Edited: 17/04/2009 at 16:36
M...eldy    pirate
17/04/2009 at 16:36
you have the gift of eternal youth,  what more could you ask for
17/04/2009 at 16:36

A card for completing a marathon....what will the marketing execs think of next?

17/04/2009 at 16:37

My mum got me a "Well Done"  card after my first marathon, she was really proud of me.  I keep it with a few other souvenirs of the day.  They're there for people to buy for their friends, or not, as they choose.  It's just another marketing opportunity for the card printers isn't it, like passing your driving test or something. 

Top marks really to the marketer who got them onto the counter a week before London.  

Richard 123    pirate
17/04/2009 at 16:38
A card for finishing Run for Life?
17/04/2009 at 16:38

Yeah I have the body of an eighteen year old.............and he aint getting it back

Road Island Red wrote (see)

A card for completing a marathon....what will the marketing execs think of next?

Maybe a card for completing a 10K perhaps
17/04/2009 at 16:41
6 posts in 2 mins.............HOT
17/04/2009 at 16:41
Nothing wrong in cashing in on the FLM, I've never been asked to supply them myself (I'm a card supplier), but I'm sure there's a market for these type of congratulations cards.  Nice little mini-season for the London retailers - well done to Clintons
17/04/2009 at 16:42
Hiya D2D....Is it still the 10miles/day?
17/04/2009 at 16:43

I could do with recieving a 'Congrats on making it all the way through your club track session without collapsing' card.

Never mind a marathon

17/04/2009 at 16:46

Well seeing as I didn't get a valentine's cards this year it's nice to know I could get something.

The handy thing is if you DNF the sender only has to scribble NOT on the front of the card.

17/04/2009 at 16:48

JIMO!!!! A gorgeous hunk like you didn't get a valentines card? What is the world coming to?

17/04/2009 at 16:50

Um....er......I asked all my admirers to donate the money of a card to the Lifeboat service instead.

They brought themselves a aircraft carrier with the money.

17/04/2009 at 16:50
Marshal - that's the exact one. How did you know?
17/04/2009 at 16:50
Yifter S. wrote (see)

Yeah I have the body of an eighteen year old.............and he aint getting it back

Road Island Red wrote (see)

A card for completing a marathon....what will the marketing execs think of next?

Maybe a card for completing a 10K perhaps

You so funny Yifter!
17/04/2009 at 16:54
Jimo wrote (see)

Um....er......I asked all my admirers to donate the money of a card to the Lifeboat service instead.

They brought themselves a aircraft carrier with the money.


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