Paula Pulls out of Manchester 10k

61 to 72 of 72 messages
09/05/2011 at 13:50

I'll leave it to the people on here who know everything...apparently.

19/05/2011 at 10:36

Now, After taking the time to read Paula's first book about her starting and upto about 2006, I'd like to take back my earlier comments, she's an inspiration - but I'm not qualified to say whether she's a quitter or not.

Not everything she's done has been perfect, but to read about her dedication was truly inspiring, and she seems a very personable character from her words.

19/05/2011 at 13:06
You don't get to be a world record holder without amazing dedication. The trouble with autobiographies is they are so often sanitised by the author that they are dull. Much better to have somebody else write it independently with a critical eye.
21/05/2011 at 14:51

Anyone for a sour grape.

I just don't understand why some people are so negative.  What has Paula Radcliffe done to deserve the negative comments?

I wonder in the same situation if we all would reap the benefits of being a professional athlete and having the ability to make some money as a result of hard work, dedication and talent?   Why not?

21/05/2011 at 16:58
Why not indeed. I just think the general public like honesty and Paula so never wants to offend anybody and ends up not saying anything controversial or meaningful. I think she is a fine example of an athlete but a poor example of a woman.
21/05/2011 at 17:14

Bit harsh isn't it  - how does not being controversial make her a poor example of a woman ?

21/05/2011 at 18:10

Bland white middle class girl who is happy with the status quo.

22/05/2011 at 17:54
North London Runner wrote (see)

Bland white middle class girl who is happy with the status quo.


North London Runner wrote (see)
Why not indeed. I just think the general public like honesty and Paula so never wants to offend anybody and ends up not saying anything controversial or meaningful. I think she is a fine example of an athlete but a poor example of a woman.
And what do you do that  makes you interesting, controversial & meaningful ?
22/05/2011 at 18:00

I could be anything you don't know me but if I want to start a thread about me I'll let you know ducky

22/05/2011 at 18:24
Indeed you could and no I don`t.  I wait with bated breath for what will no doubt be an interesting, controversial and above all, meaningful, thread.
Edited: 22/05/2011 at 18:25
22/05/2011 at 19:02
That's a funny thing to say North London, people are allowed to be famous and successful without being controversial, but she did once s**t in the street on TV, I bet you haven't done that - second thoughts noting the location
22/05/2011 at 19:25

On CCTV maybe


We'd love you to add a comment! Please login or take half a minute to register as a free member
61 to 72 of 72 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW Forums