Should I have written on the back of my shirt for the Reading HM ...

'Just so you know, I came last in my previous half marathon ... '

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15/03/2013 at 10:21

People won't care, they'll be running their own race, not worrying about the person that overtook them.

They might take a second glance if you are dressed as a giraffe mind you. Try that.

15/03/2013 at 10:25
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

How demoralising would that be for people as I pass them

First, that pre-supposes that you will pass someone.  And if you do, they will probably by dressed as a giraffe, or wearing full diving-gear, so they probably won't be that demoralised.

15/03/2013 at 10:31
Just put "David Falconer 3" on the back, that will get you running from the angry mob of people that didn't get your humour.
15/03/2013 at 11:02

Was he dressed as annoying plastic-faced new Fireman Sam, or charming quaint early Fireman Sam? If the former, I'd have punched him.

Tommygun2    pirate
15/03/2013 at 11:16

Oh its this sunday David, all ready for it, I shall await with interest how you got on.

15/03/2013 at 11:52

You should have "this overtake was brought to you by adidas Boost" written on it surely?

seren nos    pirate
15/03/2013 at 11:54

fish and chips , bread and butter and a beer..........thsta my advice for the meal the night before david.....never let me down

seren nos    pirate
15/03/2013 at 11:54

but I'm nmore interested in your full time...any young man can go out and run a fast half if reasonably fit....a amarthon sorts the men from the boys

15/03/2013 at 12:15

i'd come up and give you a big cuddle

15/03/2013 at 12:19

for you something like "in front of you cos i dont walk! its a running race tubster!"

good luck on sunday

15/03/2013 at 13:01

I hope you don't get stuck at one of the "pinch-points" where the route narrows and you are forced to slow to a walk for two paces.
You'll have to change the T-shirt to "I completed the Reading HalfM" rather than "I ran the Reading HalfM"

15/03/2013 at 15:32
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
the dude abides wrote (see)

i'd come up and give you a big cuddle

Hmmm, now Im just scared!


seren nos    pirate
15/03/2013 at 15:35
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

You wouldnt be changing the goalposts at the last minute when you can see the ball about to cross the goalline now would you Seren Nos??? Surely youre not worried I could beat 1:49.14????

you have beaten that time before so i have no doubt you will do it Dave.especially with your super dooper trainers.......

you need a proper challenge to get any satisfaction ....when is your marathon

15/03/2013 at 15:37
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

haha, ouch! I'll just lie and say I never walked.


Are you expecting a medal if you finish in the towards the back of the pack ?

15/03/2013 at 18:31


15/03/2013 at 18:39

Be interesting to see what time you can do on Sunday, presuming it's you, you turn up, and you haven't just taken some random's name.

However, I prefer the threads where someone has been uber cocksure about some ridiculous aim and misses it by miles.

You're too realistic in your aims to be good value!

15/03/2013 at 18:44
What time are you aiming for again?
15/03/2013 at 19:37

Ahem. I never said anything about times you had to beat to consider yourself a runner. I actually think being a 'proper' runner has nothing to do with times. But I will be impressed nonetheless if you get under 1:45, and I am even sad enough to look you up in the race results when they come out.

15/03/2013 at 19:38
1.45 sounds sensible enough. Easy to do the maths on as well.
Good luck for Sunday.
seren nos    pirate
15/03/2013 at 19:40

david............I said as a young man who trains it would be difficult for you not to beat an overweight middle aged housewife..........

and i said you should do teh WAVA grading to get your estimated time......but you seem to forget that part 

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