The RW Top 50 races of 2007...

Something odd going on...

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07/01/2008 at 11:58
First up...well done to RW for dropping the 'editor's choice' of top 100 races in RW mag - it has been out of contact with the views of the runners for years, and had the FLM at number 1 year after year, when there is so much more to running in the UK than one race.

The RW top 50 races of 2007 - published in the February 2007 issue of RW, but certainly compiled by the start of December - is a listing of the 'top' 50 races in the UK as voted for by the users of RW's rating system. This year a race has to have received at least 50 votes to be included in the list (compared to 15 votes the year before).

One of the races I organise - the Midsummer Munro - is at number 5. Thanks everyone!

However, there are some odd things going on in the rest of the list. The Loch Ness Marathon receive 50 votes (rated 97% overall, with 95% prepared to do it again), but was not included (in the top 50). Likewise, another one of my races, the Knacker Cracker, received 53 votes (98% and 99%) and wasn't included.

The 50 vote rule is fair enough - but it's a bit tough on some other races: Dartmoor (100%, 100%), the Wibbly Wobbly Job (100%, 100%), the Grizzly (98%, 95%) and (yet another one of my races) the Picnic (99% and 97%).

I hope that when the on-line versions of the 'Readers' Races of the Year 2007' come out, that some of these oddities are corrected: It's nice to be recognised for having made some effort!
07/01/2008 at 12:05
Oops - correction. The Knacker Cracker received 39 votes last year (96%, 99%), so take it from the 'oddities' section, and put it in the 'bit tough on some other races' section!
07/01/2008 at 12:41

i have always thought that the knacker cracker derserves recognition for it's name alone.  although wibbly wobbly job comes  a close second...

i always like local club races.  they always give a good old cheer to the slowies like me at the back.

07/01/2008 at 14:07
The ladies have complained about the name (having no knackers of their own): they would like it to be renamed the 'knicker knacker.'
07/01/2008 at 14:38
Knicker Knacker Cracker? Boys don't really wear knickers, do they?
07/01/2008 at 16:33
Maybe 'knicker knacker/knacker cracker' would be more descriptive, although more of a mouthful.....

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