What time makes a proper runner a runner

In response to a BBC website article

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04/09/2012 at 17:26

I'm disapointed, at that moment he was representing us runners on the world stage and he let us down:

http://takeitinyourstride.co.uk/2012/09/would-you-lie-about-your-marathon-time/

04/09/2012 at 19:07
MattDA wrote (see)

And there was me thinking that all you Ultra guys ran like Anton Krupicka.

we do...when its hot..wear as little as possible

04/09/2012 at 19:19
Paul J-R wrote (see)

What utter nonsense.

A runner is a runner, it doesn't matter about your speed or distance, it's about the passion you have for running.

Well, that's a new factor all together.

Because if you only run once a week, surely you don't have the same passion as someone who runs twice a week etc.

So what level of passion makes you become a runner?

04/09/2012 at 20:27
Does it really matters what others think? Do we need validation from others in order to call ourselves runners?

I personally don't consider myself a runner (did years ago before giving it up for 20+ years) but someone who runs. However I have no idea what will make me a runner but doubt it will be anything to do with time. Maybe when my first toenail falls off!

Whatever I feel it is up to me and no-one else to give myself that label.


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