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24/04/2013 at 22:21
Run Zaftig Run! wrote (see)

On a tangent specifically directed at David Falconer 3: should triathletes who can't swim butterfly be banned from taking part in triathlons?  

Ive never seen any triathletes swim butterfly. Quite hard on the shoulders that stroke.

Hated when they made us do it at school, its the most exhausting stroke there is.


24/04/2013 at 22:46

I'm a swimmer and butterfly is my stroke. I don't find it exhausting. To me a "swimmer" is someone who is able to swim all four strokes. I would however, never belittle a triathlete who cannot swim fly (and not just because they all overtake me on the bike part anyway!) It would be ludicrous for me to suggest that triathletes who can't swim fly are not "real" swimmers and therefore should not compete in tris. My point is that similarly, I think that fast marathoners should not belittle the slower ones. Truce?

Edited: 24/04/2013 at 22:48
24/04/2013 at 23:21

Ah, so I'm not a swimmer because I can't swim breaststroke. Glad to know that. I thought I was a swimmer because I swim, like I'm a runner because I run and so on and so forth. But no, in order to be a swimmer I have to be able to swim all 'four' strokes. Funny cos I thought there were more than four strokes.

24/04/2013 at 23:28

i find it very hard to believe any swimmer cant breaststroke.

24/04/2013 at 23:31

I can ONLY swim breaststroke. Lucky I'm just a runner...

24/04/2013 at 23:52

run zaftig. your argument doesnt really hold as you talk about what constitutes a swimmer anf then introduce triathletes who usually only use one style of swimming anyway so whats the point of doing backstroke when noone in triathalons use them. 


25/04/2013 at 08:06
Not so much as a tangent but perpendicular to a parallel to the tangent if you ask me.
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
25/04/2013 at 08:08

Perhaps you have slipped into a parallel universe when 25 stone munters who take 8 hours for a marathon are declared the winners ?

25/04/2013 at 08:10
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

Perhaps you have slipped into a parallel universe when 25 stone munters who take 8 hours for a marathon are declared the winners ?

They certainly think of themselves as winners when in reality both figuritively (I cant be bothered to spellcheck) and literally they aren't.


25/04/2013 at 08:17

"25 stone munters"

Dave, if you can give me a valid reason why someone's appeareance has anything to do with running then I''d say you have a valid point. Otherwise find something more useful to contribute.

Zaftig - it's very interesting to hear the view from the very back of the field. I imagined those were probably the very things that migt sap every last bit of enthusiasm you started out with. 

Edited: 25/04/2013 at 08:23
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
25/04/2013 at 08:24

i did say it was a parallel universe...............

25/04/2013 at 08:27

and a Munter is.......................

25/04/2013 at 08:30
EKGO wrote (see)

and a Munter is.......................

An ugly person. A 'Fern Britton' if you will.


25/04/2013 at 08:49

Oh right, funny though when she was fat she was quite pretty, so the assumption is that anyone at 25 stone is ugly?

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
25/04/2013 at 08:51

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder (and I didn't mention gender.)

Edited: 25/04/2013 at 08:54
25/04/2013 at 08:53

Each to their own

25/04/2013 at 08:57

Im not sure Fern Britton was ever pretty.

Anyway excess body weight is never attractive. Why do you think we are programmed to seek out non fat people (unless we are fat ourselves, so therefore have to seek someone in the same league as us).

Blame nature if you want to blame anyone for humans seeing Fattie McVities as not as attractive as slim people.


25/04/2013 at 08:59

Extremes of slim or fat are both as Ugly

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
25/04/2013 at 09:00

I'm sure Cath Wiggins fancies Brad as much as Phil Vickery fancies Fern ?

25/04/2013 at 09:01

Gender is hardly important when you've just used the term "munter".


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