Pikermi or not Pikermi?

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06/06/2013 at 16:53

If you’re still calling a half a half, then the members of Team Pikermi would like a word. And that word is: Pikermi.

Team Pikermi are a small but plucky bunch of runners who want us to ditch the ‘half marathon’ moniker and start calling our 13.1-milers Pikermis because, as they eloquently put it, ‘13.1 miles should not be considered only half of anything!’

What do you think?

06/06/2013 at 17:05
What a loads of rubbish is this a wind up?
It's called a half marathon because that's what it is.
cougie    pirate
06/06/2013 at 17:09
People understand 'half marathon'.

Pikermi ? Sounds like a Japanese animated character. Why would I waste my breath explaining thats the new word for a Half Marathon ?
cougie    pirate
06/06/2013 at 17:11
From their website. Now at least I can see why they have chosen the name...

"Basically, the term Pikermi is used because of the route of the original "marathon" in Greece, which was a route from the town of Marathon to Athens approximately 26.2 miles (the distance of a marathon). The town of Pikermi is about the mid-point between Marathon and Athens, therefore being a distance of about 13.1 miles."
06/06/2013 at 17:11

I think the same as Millsy.

It's not "only a half marathon", it's a "half marathon".

I think Team Pokemon have some inadequacy issues.

 

06/06/2013 at 17:13

If you're going to do away with the name "half marathon" then there's no point running 13.1 miles - might as well do 20km instead, would make a lot more sense.

06/06/2013 at 17:14

http://csblearning.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Pic-n-Mix1.jpg

 

06/06/2013 at 17:15

What a lot of nonsense. 

06/06/2013 at 17:18

If I were pointlessly trying to rename the half-marathon, I would choose a word that people knew how to pronounce.

06/06/2013 at 17:29

Sorry about the photo BTW. I've just realised there are no Cadbury's Eclairs, cola cubes or chocolate mice.

06/06/2013 at 17:35
Team Pokemon seem like they have too much time on their hands.
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
06/06/2013 at 18:16

Plucky ? What's plucky about only running half ? 

seren nos    pirate
06/06/2013 at 18:37

Plucky sounds like you are describing some really crap runners who are willing to face embarressment and have a go..........

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
06/06/2013 at 18:38
seren nos wrote (see)

Plucky sounds like you are describing some really crap runners who are willing to face embarressment and have a go..........

That might explain why they are only doing a half 

06/06/2013 at 18:47

A plucky bunch of runners? Did Enid Blyton write the blurb for them?

And the latest news on that website is from 2011. I'm assuming their pluck ran out.

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
06/06/2013 at 18:52
sarah the bookworm wrote (see)

And the latest news on that website is from 2011. 

Perhaps they haven't finished yet ? 

06/06/2013 at 19:00

They must have. It's only a half! 

06/06/2013 at 19:46

Absolute bollocks

06/06/2013 at 20:01

Imagine saying to family...  I'm off to run a pikermi!  Maybe not!

06/06/2013 at 20:20

I'm guessing its a wind-up, it'll never catch on - reminds me of Pikmin the Nintendo game 

Googling shows it's supposed to be pronounced Pee-Ker-Mee - which sounds more like something Miss Piggy would say..

Edited: 06/06/2013 at 20:21
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