I like having a medal, I am not that fussed by anything else.
A medal, a T Shirt and something to help me recover is all i really want.
The best good bag i've had though was for the Robin Hood Half Marathon - it was a nice medal, a banana, an apple, a protein bar, an isotonic drink and a flapjack bar...plus all of the advertising rubbish that they put in with them all.
The Brackley chicken run had decent tech shirt, water, snacks, fruit and a voucher for a free subway sandwich. I still can't believe some races do not even have water at the finish line.
The Kimbolton half marathon had slices of oranges which was just wonderful.
Definitely love getting medals - wouldn't object to them adding a bit on the price for those that want them. Have a load of T-shirts which never get worn.Wish I'd kept all my bib numbers now, will do in the future as it's the one thing you get at every race!
I'm a beginner (running for about a year) and I've not competed in a race as yet. The goody bags do little to entice me. What's the obsession with t-shirts and awful sports bars/drink? Clothes-wise trainer socks would be more useful but after pounding the pavement for mile after mile, a Lush bath bomb, a sachet of massage oil and a Cadburys Flake would do me
I agree with NB, much better suggetions,what would everyone put in their ideal goody bag?
When i took over as Race Director for Wesham 10K and Freckleton Half Marathon I made a promise:
No tee shirts and no medals.
Race mementoes have to be useful i believe, so at Freckleton we have done since 2004,
Shoe bag, pint glass, pint mug, large drinks bottle, holdall, rucksack, bath towel, enormous umbrella, shoe bag big enough to get a large pair of walking boots into, gym sack that contained a gym towel and a drinks bottle.
This year is our 50th race and we have something special lined up.
Always special @ Freck, brian
I once got a sachet of fajhita seasoning mix and a replacement mop head...to be fair most of it goes in the bin, whilst this one at least made me laugh...
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