MP3 players in races

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04/01/2013 at 16:52
Stevie G . wrote (see)
seren nos wrote (see)

I do runs of 20, 30, 40 or 50 miles without the aid of a music machine..............are those runs high mileage enough for you............

how many runs a year do you do over 25 miles stevie 

to run that far without getting bored or your body ceasing up sounds quite marvellous.

A marathon would certainly break me down, not to mention the sheer boredom of running for 3hours or so in a go!

an ipod might help with that...

04/01/2013 at 16:54

....other makes are available.

04/01/2013 at 16:56

I've never run outside with music (including runs of over four hours), but I don't get bored.  There's always something to look at - especially if you choose your route well.  If it's getting tough I do things like counting backwards from 582 (or another random figure) in sevens.  That takes your mind of it.

I don't buy the idea that you cannot hear anything if using one though.  I use one occasionally in the gym, and even with the volume up I can still hear the sound of other machines, people speaking around me, the tv, and so on.


04/01/2013 at 17:02

Only time I got seriously bored on a run was 12 miles in heavy fog. Nothing to look at at all!

But actually, I did do a HM with headphones once (don't tend to now), where I could still hear the heavy breathing of all the people who'd set off too quickly and were struggling at mile 5.

04/01/2013 at 17:06

Wolfchild wrote: There do seem to be some "Running Facists" in this thread.

Yay, I call Godwin's Law and we're only page 4

04/01/2013 at 17:20
SG wrote.

Ric, I had a proud record of never losing to someone wearing headfones, until that strange chap from your club beat me in an XC last year.

Strolling past on a tough offroader wearing headfones!

Still..put that right at the Metros race!

Yes, I know who you mean. Even I was taken aback when he unplugged himself after the race. No rules about wearing ipod in XC note.

Each to their own on this ipod business. If you want to train/race with music fine.

But this is about ipods in races where they are barred. Its a rule.

And races have rules which seem to upset some people, they just don't get rules, which is why I find those willing to ignore the rule of 'no ipod' interesting.

I tend to wonder what other rules they are ignoring. 




04/01/2013 at 18:04

They should take heed from the London marathon way of dealing with rule breakers, normally those running without a number, but we could expand to ipod rule ignorers

Let them get about 25 1/2miles in, and then just take them off the course.

Och they'd be annoyed, but hard luck

12/03/2013 at 17:42

Not going to join the debate for this one but for those who love thier music, possible solution in races where they are permitted is to wear an armband and play the music through the speakers.  You can hear everything around you and there's still the music for motivation!  If the race has a great crowd the cheers will drown out the music anyway.  Expect funny looks from someone running right beside you if you're playing some really cheesy tunes though haha....

12/03/2013 at 17:44
Funny look ? You'd get a punch in the teeth if you annoyed me like that in a race
12/03/2013 at 21:00
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Funny look ? You'd get a punch in the teeth if you annoyed me like that in a race

+ 1

12/03/2013 at 21:20
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Funny look ? You'd get a punch in the teeth if you annoyed me like that in a race


12/03/2013 at 22:03

Personally I like to use two American marine sergeants. I put one in each ear and they call cadence for me all the way to the finish line.


  "Runnin through the jungle with my M-16, I'm a mean mother f*cker, I'm a U.S. MARINE!"


You see? Pure motivation.

13/03/2013 at 00:51
Muttley wrote (see)

But what about deaf runners?

I don't think they'd be able to hear an mp3 player

13/03/2013 at 09:34

Dear Susie Blanchard,


Has this answered your question ?

13/03/2013 at 09:41

If you resort to elbowing to get past someone who's in front of you you're being a dick.

13/03/2013 at 09:49

If you let someone jogging along to music be in front of you to start with you aren't trying hard enough

13/03/2013 at 09:53

from the Giants Head Marathon FAQ

» Can I wear my iPod?
Whilst it is against the rules for you to do so we are sure that you know best and will do whatever you feel like. However please be aware that as this is a trail marathon we take no responsibility for any injuries that may result from sheep attacks instigated by your choices in crap music.

made me smile....

13/03/2013 at 15:26
Intermanaut wrote (see)

If you resort to elbowing to get past someone who's in front of you you're being a dick.

perhaps if they haven't heard a polite "Excuse me" or two, The only way is an elbow ?

13/03/2013 at 16:07
What you in front of me ? Hardly likely now is it
13/03/2013 at 16:22
He may be one of those types that line up right at the front and then go on to complain about people pushing past him.
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