Traditions for race number 1

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09/09/2008 at 10:31
I have been given the number 1 as my race number for a race this weekend.  I was just wondering if there are any running traditions associated with having number 1 on your front.  I was thinking of starting at the front, but as it's an invitational event I suspect it will be quick (much quicker than my usual races), so I'll get trampled.
09/09/2008 at 10:56
What a photo opportunity though ... on the start line poised for action sporting the numero uno ... surely worth a mild trampling
09/09/2008 at 11:31

As I understand it you are obliged to win the race???

09/09/2008 at 11:35
And buy the drinks afterwards...
09/09/2008 at 13:04

The rules state

 'any runner sporting the number 1 is obliged to at least try to win the race - and if they do not succeed finish in the top 3 - any athlete failing to do so will be subjected to a drug test and may sunsequently be banned for a period of mot less than 2 years and will not be allowed to compete at the 2012 (or any other Olympics or Commonwealth Games) unless successfully suing the British Olympic Assoication'

09/09/2008 at 13:17

I must admit I'm tempted to stand at the front for the photo opportunity and then make way for everyone as they go past.  I haven't got a snowball's chance in hell of coming in the top 3.

SFC
09/09/2008 at 13:23

Maybe you are the only runner ?!

Guaranteed top 3 finish - enjoy the moment , it is unlikely to come again (statistically )

PloddingOn    pirate
09/09/2008 at 13:24

Either you were the most eager entrant on the planet

Or your name is Aaaba Aaaabe

09/09/2008 at 13:29
I think I was the most eager runner.  I was in the middle of a lull so I decided to enter a few races to sort myself out and this came up, so I entered.  It's meant to be a training run, but I think I might just have to race it so I can get a PB for my pride.
SFC
09/09/2008 at 13:46

Keep us posted.......

........ no pressure.......

......much

09/09/2008 at 13:56
I always got told that the number 1 had to open her legs to the winner.  Don't really know what that means by I read it in some terms and conditions somewhere.
PloddingOn    pirate
09/09/2008 at 14:00
Are you the winner?
09/09/2008 at 14:02
No not the winner but he is always number 1! thats how he knows
09/09/2008 at 14:02
I'm always the winner.
PloddingOn    pirate
09/09/2008 at 14:03

He's a girl?

You are a winner, Coops.

A very special little winner

*pat pat*


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