I realised when I started taking vitamin B and it made a BIG difference (mood, mostly, rather than fitness) that there clearly wasn't enough in my diet. I think being veggie plays a significant part in that, but equally there are probably a lot of meat eaters with nutrient deficiencies too.
Mike Tyson probably still has that ear sloshing around his system.
Wouldn't being a successful member of a non-vegetarian running or cycling club prove that "Vegetarians could easily hold their own against their meat eating counterparts."?
In fact wouldn't that spread the word to more meat-eaters?
I don't know her name - I was marshalling near the finish, and saw her vest as she went past me.
It was pouring with rain at the time!
Wilkie wrote (see)
Wouldn't being a successful member of a non-vegetarian running or cycling club prove that "Vegetarians could easily hold their own against their meat eating counterparts."?In fact wouldn't that spread the word to more meat-eaters?
It might do, if you're prepared to be one individual campaigning to (and probably pissing off) the other members of your running club. On the other hand, if you're more comfortable doing your proselytising in a group format (or if you just want some moral support) then this would be an equally valid way of getting a point across.
Hmm...that's a bit flippant. I think I'm trying to say that its about visibility. Running a race in one of those vests makes a statement. Going round and talking about your dietary choices to everyone you race with might also make that statement, but it could also make you pretty tiresome.
I'd say clubs like this still have a valid role.
Entirely irrelevant - a bit like running as a christian.
I just don't understand the need to preach, politicise and declare.
Is it part of the veg vegan superiority, holier than thou, complex that seems so prevalent?
cougie wrote (see)
I know Robert Millar the Scottish cyclist was a vegetarian when he won the King of the Mountains jersey and finished third in the Tour De France back in 1984 I think ? I think he was the first veggie athlete that I was aware of. I've no idea who is or isn't now. I think both ways can be as successful.
Hope the testosterone he took was meat free
Eating less meat (not necessarily being totally meat free) is a good idea for most folks. Quite interesting to see how people marry that with competitive sport I suppose.
The vest looks like a Norwich City or Glazer out Newton Heath shirt. Rubbish
Digging up three year old thread?
...with the opening words "entirely irrelevant"... and with nothing to sell us. The mind boggles!
Her first post too. Welcome Joan!
Good grief, a blast from the past. Yes, I joined, and they got me a place in last year's London marathon. Interesting to pick up on the ignorant comments. Bye again.
I once ran behind someone who's shirt read " Horses for courses " funny that
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