Why don't they only give the top half of the field a medal in HM's and marathon

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19/02/2013 at 12:40
Why should I not get medal just because I'm a slow runner? I've trained as hard as everyone eles, I've raised hundreds for my charity, I will turn up on the day and I will finish. It may take me 3 hours to complete my first ever half marathon in two weeks time, but I will most certainly have earnt myself a medal for my efforts!

Giving medals to the top half of the feild is simply elitist!
19/02/2013 at 12:58
How dare you judge me David! You know nothing about me, my life or my training. You are implying I am carrying a little more weight than I should be, a massive assumption to make, just because i run slow, it doesnt make me fat. There are just some of us in life who weren't built for running but we give it a go anyway, we do it because we enjoy it and not because we want to be the next Paula Radcliffe, it about taking part and achieving something not winning. You need to take your head out of your own a***! And maybe try showing a little respect, encouragement and support to your fellow runners, you never know we may just fly past you and beat you to the finish line!
19/02/2013 at 12:59

Kirsty ignore David's comments. He's just a troll that thinks he's funny.

19/02/2013 at 12:59

Don't get involved Kirsty! Dave just LOOOVES (said in best Back to the Future Marty's grandma voice) being in his playpen, ooh I mean, Controversial

19/02/2013 at 13:00
Don't worry Kirsty DF3 knows very little about anything, and even less about running
19/02/2013 at 13:01
Thank you Eggyh73 and Max's mum
19/02/2013 at 13:01

WOA!!

kirsty first off, read davids previous threads! he doesnt take anything seriously!!

take everything he says as utter nonsense! and then look at the OP and tell me he wanted a serious response??

19/02/2013 at 13:04
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

"I've trained as hard as everyone eles"

Cmon now Kirsty ...... are you sure. A little birdy told me that apparently you went to the dessert counter at lunch ...... not sure if that double chocolate gateux is part of your training regime.

I wonder if David behaves the way he does because he is so frustrated about his inability to ever satisfy a woman?

Edited: 19/02/2013 at 13:06
19/02/2013 at 13:08
If this is what turns you on, perhaps Flump 85 is right
19/02/2013 at 13:08

Ah well, can't blame me for trying

19/02/2013 at 13:13

"I've trained as hard as everyone else".

How do you know how hard everyone else has trained?  Some people train six days a week, clocking up 50 or 60 (and more) miles a week.  

Many train four or five days a week, covering 30 or 40 miles a week.  

Have you done that?

 

 

Edited: 19/02/2013 at 13:13
19/02/2013 at 13:14

Only because 9/10 forum threads have you hi-jacking them and they always make me laugh 

especially when someone totaly loses it with you 

19/02/2013 at 13:18
Hi Jason

I hear what your saying, but as a new member on the forum I haven't had time to read all the treads and find out about this guy. So maybe he should be careful what he says as it can be very offensive to people. If what he said was in person he'd have been introduced to the palm of my hand, there is no need for it. Users like that aren't a great advert for a forum or a way of getting people to come back.

But I've learnt my lesson and have discovered the hardway this guy is a clown and I will take on board next time to check who the OP is before replying!
19/02/2013 at 13:18

What DO you mean, David? 

Anyhoo - it's a serious question!

Kirsty says that she's trained as hard as everyone else, but I question that assertion.  I'm just inviting her to tell us firstly how she knows what training everyone else has done, and what training she has done.

I think I'll have a long wait for an answer, though.

19/02/2013 at 13:24
No Wilkie you won't have a long wait. Everybody trains hard, no matter what distance they are running,because the hard part is getting up and going out there instead on sitting on the sofa! So it doesn't matter how many miles a person is running a week, so long as they are getting up, doing it and trying! As for my training, it's going great thanks and the miles are clocking up no matter what the weather!
19/02/2013 at 13:29

then you can piss all over davids time 

19/02/2013 at 13:31
Wilkie wrote (see)

What DO you mean, David? 

Anyhoo - it's a serious question!

Kirsty says that she's trained as hard as everyone else, but I question that assertion.  I'm just inviting her to tell us firstly how she knows what training everyone else has done, and what training she has done.

I think I'll have a long wait for an answer, though.

For a new runner getting out and doing any miles can be just as hard (if not harder) and take just as much time as an experienced runner who is doing 60 miles a week.

Nice to see the same elitist idiots still attacking and belittling those new to our sport.

19/02/2013 at 13:33

I don't say you're not training, but really, you are NOT actually training as hard as everyone else.

Getting of the sofa and out the door can be hard, but it does not amount to TRAINING hard.

 

19/02/2013 at 13:34

Not everyone is out to run a PB, or to get faster and faster.

Its about the motivation. I know many people that run half/maras in memory of folks they've lost solely to raise money.

The charity makes money, the runner gets a medal that says "Hey I did that half marathon and raised x for charity" and its a memento of the day they set out on that challenge and acheived it.

Unless you are in the elite, the only person you are ever running against is yourself or maybe a couple of mates you want to better. Maybe award the medals on personal accomplishment that you enter at the start of the race or on signup?

You choose the target you want to shoot for (PB/Sub 2/Sub 1.45/Finish) and only if you meet that target do you get a medal. Might be a bit more interesting, but nearly impossible to manage in a large field

Edited: 19/02/2013 at 13:35
19/02/2013 at 13:35

Hi Kirsty, welcome to the forum!

Don't worry about being new & fitting in - with lines like: 

... it about taking part and achieving something not winning. You need to take your head out of your own a***! ...

you'll be fine!

DF3 - how about you show us your training plan & results, and then Kirsty can show you hers?  

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