I got my medal thank you!!!

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17/04/2012 at 12:03
A big fat raspberry to Cougie and Sussex Runner (NLR)...I got my medal at the Brighton Marathon, no thanks to your discouraging comments!!  The marathon is the people's race after all, not just for those who consider themselves "serious" athletes.  Anyone who crosses that finish line in no matter what time deserves that medal.
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17/04/2012 at 12:08
Charming, did you run it all the way or did you run-walk it, like cougie suggested you try?
Edited: 17/04/2012 at 12:08
17/04/2012 at 12:19

At 6 & half hours, she didn't run it.

And is obviously trying to stir, seeing she's already posted this once on the original "woe is me" thread in Spring marathon.

17/04/2012 at 12:19
Helen Liz wrote (see)

There's no need for that. You may have finished, but that's no call to be rude to people who you asked for help, just because you didn't like the answer.

You asked were you in a position to run a marathon, and were told that, no, you've scrimped on the training - you'lll not be able to run it. And your time tells it all. 6:26 means you can hardly be sitting thinking how well you did. You did half the training any person seriously thinking about running a marathon would do - and it shows.

Get a grip, grow up and stop thinking you've "run" anywhere.

Just reposting Helen's response.

It seems like you followed Cougie's advice so why are you being rude?

17/04/2012 at 14:01
I think a lot of the people in the "people's marathon" were serious enough to train for it and put in an effort to run a decent time. If you are happy with your walk then fine Sally but don't diss those who take it seriously enough to want to actually attempt to run it, no matter how fast.
17/04/2012 at 14:24
I have never dissed anybody, I respect everyone who trains and puts in the effort for these events, because I know how hard it is.  I did as much training as injury and illness allowed me, and as I said I was happy just to take part and complete the run ( and I did a fair bit of running too).  I don't need 'telling off' from people like Helen who thinks I should be hanging my head in shame about my time!!!  I don't care about the fact it took me that long, I really enjoyed the event and the atmosphere of the day, I am so proud of my medal and glad I managed to raise some money for a charity close to my heart.  I know I will never be in the league of guys like you who take your training/running seriously, and that's fine, I admire your determination but I am just a casual jogger who likes a challenge now and again!  And ok, I'm sorry about the raspberries but I was at quite a low at the time of your comment and maybe took it too seriously, all I know is it knocked my confidence big time. 
17/04/2012 at 14:36
If you "ran" your marathon in 6.5 hours well done, it's your event. There is some snobbery about runners VS walkers etc but why does it matter to either? run it, enjoy it, live and let live
17/04/2012 at 14:39
Thank you Nick, you get what I'm trying to say.  Thank you!
17/04/2012 at 14:40

and Sussex runner, your original comment along with Cougie

oh just noticed it was a full marathon - you're screwed 

was a pure p**s take, very Little and Large, and not encouraging to a new runner

17/04/2012 at 14:42
I actually think I saw you at the marathon Sally. Were you the lady with varicose veins and the crunchy back? This is where some people would say Lol(but not me)
17/04/2012 at 14:44
Somehow I doubt many would say that
17/04/2012 at 14:46
Well the "snobbery" seems to come from the organisers too who state that "it is not a walking event". I think that is a very clear statement. I'm sure lots of people ended up walking but not through intent. Did the lady ever have any intention of running this marathon?
17/04/2012 at 14:47
I take back my apology about the raspberries......some people really have a mean streak don't they?
17/04/2012 at 14:49
Sometimes you get Little sometimes you get Large. Cheer up Sally I thought the veins and the crunchy back might make you laugh.
17/04/2012 at 14:53

I'm sure you've read "The Lore of Running by Tim Noakes" who presents run/walk as a relevant Marathon tactic,

17/04/2012 at 14:59
I've read The Lore of The Brighton Marathon by Tim Hutchinson(?) who states that it is a running event. As the director of the marathon I would say that it is he who decides what is acceptible.
17/04/2012 at 15:01
Yes Nick, I have flicked through the book!!!  It's very good. I actually followed a run/walk training programme, there are loads out there!
17/04/2012 at 15:26
Good for you, are you planning more?
17/04/2012 at 15:33
I don't think so, I promised hubby I wouldn't as he has to follow me around all the events I sign up for!!!  I've done the GNR, the Birminhgham 1/2 marathon last year and now Brighton is the cherry on top!!!  I'm happy with that little lot!!  How about you, any big runs coming up?
17/04/2012 at 17:15
Yes I have sunderland in about three weeks, then an ultra in July, keeps me off the street
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