I got my medal thank you!!!

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18/04/2012 at 15:03
Errr  Try reading what I wrote
seren nos    pirate
18/04/2012 at 15:06
I also think the Opening poster was having a go at all who gave advice.....cougie suggested she runs/walks it and that was she did to get to the finish....a thank you was more in order.....

i hope she has got through the experience without any pain or injuries.....hopefully next time she will train better and take it more seriously to get a time that would reflect her ability......

its a bit like coming on here and saying i haven't bothered revising and my A level is next week.....what should i do.........and then coming on and boasting that you got an E grade......if an E grade is achieved after lots of revision and thats your best attempt then well done......but if you are capable of a higher grade but didn't be arsed to do any work then why expect praise.....

so whilst i respect all those who have done their best effort at training and on the day irrespective of time......i do not congratulate those who just get by on minimum effort........
18/04/2012 at 15:11

They could just set a time limit.. (machine guns at the entrance to the Mall, 6hrs and they open fire) 

I'm sure I have heard of a type of endurance race where if you take more than 16 hrs 59 mins, You don't get a finish.....

(T shirt I saw the other week.... "oh you have run a marathon.. Cute....140.6 is where it's at" )

18/04/2012 at 15:49

So you mean that your 140.6 distance and 16:59 time didn’t refer to a running race? (I was trying to lighten up the thread as it is a bit of a bun fight).

For the record, I do actually know the 140.6 is a race where you lie down to start with sit down in the middle and walk at the end, having done the “easy” 70.3 version myself.

18/04/2012 at 15:58

I'm sure I have heard of a type of endurance race where if you take more than 16 hrs 59 mins, You don't get a finish.....

Yeah clearly not a marathon, as you can walk that on minimal training

Yeah 70.3, hardly worth getting out of bed for

18/04/2012 at 17:05
The best advice for someone who has wants to run a marathon having only done an 11 mile run isn't going to be very positive. I feel sorry for the poor buggers who have to hang around at water stations and at the finish etc waiting for the walkers to arrive. I suppose 6.5 hour marathoners are to be expected at the VLM but as I have said before, the Brighton Marathon organisers state, "This is not a walking race"
18/04/2012 at 18:56
Seren nos pretty much nailed the whole point of this. Yes you did it but whether it is something to be really proud of it's another matter.
18/04/2012 at 19:01


I think I'll get my coat.

18/04/2012 at 19:10
kaffeeg wrote (see)


I think I'll get my coat.

You've reminded me of my favourite chat up line: Grab your coat - you've pulled
18/04/2012 at 20:22
Nykie wrote (see)

I wouldn't class 'You're screwed' as the best possible advice.

Some people on this forum astound me with the elitism. Some people run a marathon, some people run/walk a marathon, it's still a marathon and someone has still completed it.

What about the lady who did London in 2007 or 2008 who had to push her own oxygen carts in front of her all the way. Would people slag her off too???

well said. I am run/walking it on Sunday and proud to be. I have COPD so it will be a massive ahievement. You do a mara -you do a mara 
18/04/2012 at 20:29
Sussex Runner - how many times have you marshaled a marathon - if marshaled at all?  I've done it a couple of times - once was  the Moon Walk so I expected to be hanging around for 8 or more hours.  Waiting for the slowbees is part of the package and they are usually so grateful it makes it all worth while.  Stop shedding your crocodile tears and pretending a concern I doubt you really feel.
18/04/2012 at 20:50
This is a truly boring thread.I doubt Haile Gabre Selassie would be following any of you over the finish line, but he'd probably think you had every right to be running the race no matter how long you took.Anyone can enter and it's up to them how they do it.

Some of you need to get out more!
cougie    pirate
18/04/2012 at 22:09
Cheeky cow Sally.

You asked for advice.

I gave you sensible advice - based on my 17 or so Marathons - I wasn't dissing you at all - I just wanted to help you out. You don't even know my times. I may be slower than you.

And you seem to have taken my advice - so how can you come On here and slag me off ?

You know that Think before you slam someone thing ? Well did you ?

18/04/2012 at 23:29
Cougie you gave sensible advice and then you ruined it with your "lol" comment on the "you're screwed" post, so it's a bit disingenuous that you're now trying to scramble up the moral high ground. Had you left it at your initial post there wouldn't have been an issue.

This whole thread shows what's wrong with our sport. Half the population in this country has a BMi of over 30 and yet some of you are belittling and humiliating someone who's got outside and covered 26 miles under their own steam because their time doesn't meet your perceptions of having achieved something.

Well done Sally. Most people would have given up and stayed on the sofa feeling sorry for themselves. It takes resilience and mental strength to get out and cover the distance notwithstanding events beyond your control stopped you training. Hold your head up high.
19/04/2012 at 06:07
yes -well done Sally!!
19/04/2012 at 09:18
Sebastian80, you have hit the nail on the head with;

"This whole thread shows what's wrong with our sport. Half the population in this country has a BMi of over 30 and yet some of you are belittling and humiliating someone who's got outside and covered 26 miles under their own steam because their time doesn't meet your perceptions of having achieved something."

I lurk on these forums, I don't feel that generally I want to contribute or ask questions as I don't want to stick my head above the parapet and get shot down for my "meagre attempts" at running/jogging/walking. I also did Brighton, at a similar time to the OP and I am still proud of what I did - as this time last year I had not run for over 30 years (since at school) and hopefully this is only the start of my road to better times.

Yes the OP was totally asking for trouble with the post at the start of this thread, however it was a knee jerk reaction to the advice measured out previously. The adage stands that don't ask for advice if you're not willing to hear the answer - however there are ways of answers being constructive rather than mocking.

...anyhow I'll slink away again, I won't post questions, I'll go back to lurking as I feel that that is the safest way for the novices here.
19/04/2012 at 09:56
It is even more boring now that Oliver Crouch has posted!

I do wish Bear B Hind if you wish to reply my posts then at least take time to read them. As I said in the VLM you might expect to be on a marshall station for many hours. Walking is excepted. In the Brighton Marathon it states THIS IS NOT A WALKING RACE.

The Women in question was derided by most I suspect because of her attitude in the OP rather than because of her time. If she had posted it in a more gracious way I'm sure Cougie and myself would have congratulated her. But she didn't did she?
19/04/2012 at 09:59
Nick Windsor 4 wrote (see)
This is 35 miles, and trust me after 26 no one is still running all the way

You shouldn't lie on the internet... The internet is for the truth only.

19/04/2012 at 10:03

Everyone has their own personal challenges and targets.  Some is to run a 2.30 marathon others to just get round that distance before it gets dark.  To each person they are the same achievement. Ignore the fact the brighton marathon rules state its not a walking race....you are not the race director so why to do you care so much. Congrats to the OP for finishing, next time try to take on a bit more training and run a bit more and smash your time...then repeat etc etc. 

I raced a 10k a fortnight ago it was 2 laps, and after i finished i went back to the car, got changed and did a cool down lap in which i lapped again a few ladies at the back doing a race/walk tactic.  They were getting loud cheers and encouragement as any of us in the top 10.  The sweeper was very encouraging , as were all the marshalls.  As i lapped these ladies twice in a 2 lap race ?!? i didnt pour scourn or belittle them, i offered praise and they appreciated....just because they are not as fast or fit as me doesnt mean i get to look down on their achievement.  Trust me she looked more knackered than i did!  It was a bigger achievement for her to do her time than it was for me.

19/04/2012 at 10:36
"Half the population in this country has a BMi of over 30"

and I assume your point there is that people with BMI's over 30 aren't runners and are just fat couch potatoes heading towards a slow coronary death??

errm - I suggest you amend your conceptions then - there are many of us with BMIs over 30 due to a previous sporting heritage such as rugby, rowing, contact sports of many types who run marathons - myself included with a BMI that's been hovering around 33 for the last 10 years despite 21 marathons (PB sub 4), 5 Ironman finishes and countless other races under my admittedly ample belt. I was a rugby player. we are big by nature. but that doesn't stop us doing marathons etc.

anyway - I'll let the arguments as to whether a 6:30 marathon is an achievement or not continue now I've made that point
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