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" )
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.
Yeah clearly not a marathon, as you can walk that on minimal training
Yeah 70.3, hardly worth getting out of bed for
I think I'll get my coat.
kaffeeg wrote (see)
Gosh. I think I'll get my coat.
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???
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???
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.
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.
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