Walkers In Running Races

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29/09/2003 at 21:12
Better change the name of the `Great North Run' to the `Great North Mass Movement of People from Newcastle to South Shields' then.

These events are not sponsored walks, but BAF running races. Fine if you have to walk for sections but why bother entering a marathon if you haven't a prayer of completing it as intended?
30/09/2003 at 08:45
Again a good point Barnsley. I saw a newspaper report that described the FLM as "More a carnival than a marathon". I'm not sure that I agree totally with that view, but certainly the early London Marathons that I took part in were an entirely different beast from what we see today. I'm not sure that the central idea of running 13/26 miles has been lost though. The vast majority of people do indeed enter with the intention of running the whole distance. Its only a minority that don't - perhaps we're getting too hung up about it.

01/10/2003 at 18:12
'AH!', but I bet they were not picking blackberries on the way were they?

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