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 16:57

Of course we also have to take into account the hayfever season might start early as well ......

19/02/2013 at 16:59

.... and then of course it might be a heatwave on the day which will also affect my time .......

seren nos    pirate
19/02/2013 at 17:02

but as you are a slim fit young thing.........make sure you aren't beaten by any overweight middle aged housewives.now that should shut you up for a while

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
19/02/2013 at 17:57
Sorry had to get out and do a couple of Kms Did I miss anything ?
XX1
19/02/2013 at 18:07
Literatin -- No top half finish = no medal or goody bag
XX1
19/02/2013 at 22:47
About time DF3 had a pic to support his ego!
19/02/2013 at 23:19

This thread has been comedy gold. 

My only thing to add to the OP question is that I'd be well annoyed if someone got a medal at my expense with a slower chip time than me because they'd shoved their way right to the front.

Lots of ultras already implement a version of this (Comrades, Western States etc) and I like the idea of having a medal based on time, chip time that is. Unfortunately that would mean a lot of wastage as at big events they'd have to overstock every version.

Edited: 19/02/2013 at 23:19
20/02/2013 at 07:11

What's with the medal thing anyway. Mine are just chucked in a draw at home. There are only 2 that actually mean anything to me - a FLM one from 2004 (I do reckon that just completing a marathon is a pretty decent accomplishment, and I did go through quite a lot of pain to get it), and one from when I was part of our school cross country team which came 2nd in a large race - we had to actually earn that by our position & I managed to have a flier that day and count for our A team rather than the B team I usually counted for.

XX1
20/02/2013 at 08:35
How would it work if the number of runners was uneven and thus wouldn't divide exactly into two?
XX1
20/02/2013 at 08:36
Taxi Driver wrote (see)
How would it work if the number of runners was uneven and thus wouldn't divide exactly into two?

You always round up

 

20/02/2013 at 08:39

half a medal.

20/02/2013 at 08:51

What about medals for the first half of the field and just ribbons for the second half?

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
20/02/2013 at 08:57
How about they just shoot anyone taking over 2 hours ?
WiB
20/02/2013 at 08:58

How about give the first half medals and allow them to throw them at the second half of the field as they finish? Half the cost on medals and everyone gets one at some point.

Edited: 20/02/2013 at 08:59
WiB
20/02/2013 at 09:14
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
How about they just shoot anyone taking over 2 hours ?

The Oscar rule.

Little did the lady know that spending too long in the bathroom could have such disastrous consequences.

20/02/2013 at 09:19
mattywarr wrote (see)
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
How about they just shoot anyone taking over 2 hours ?

The Oscar rule.

Little did the lady know that spending too long in the bathroom could have such disastrous consequences.

Ouch!! lol. Too soon to laugh?

Its hilarious that poor old Oscar has tried to fit a flimsy story to the facts because its so obvious what he did.

 

 

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
20/02/2013 at 10:01
It was the fact she needed to lock he bathroom door in the middle of the night
20/02/2013 at 12:07
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
It was the fact she needed to lock he bathroom door in the middle of the night

nail on the head there.............so many holes in his version of events.........

 

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
20/02/2013 at 12:13
I think the holes were in her ?
20/02/2013 at 12:19
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
I think the holes were in her ?

Boom boom!

Although that should probably be bang bang bang bang

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