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

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20/02/2013 at 13:54
Bruce C wrote (see)
DF3, if you really want to show off your 'elitism' then why not check out these guys ...

Ha, brilliant. Perhaps they'll print the runner's cock length and current account balance on the shirt too.

I have a dream, that one day people will not be judged by the content of their character, but by the colour of their shirt (and the length of their cock and amount of money in the bank).

20/02/2013 at 13:56
Screamapillar wrote (see)

The beer at Reading isn't a pint, it's a plastic vending cup full.


At least at last years Outlaw  Mr & Mrs Cake passed me a proper glass of guinness and a box of Krispy Kremes to take my pick form

And as a "hasher" I once had a pint of Newky Brown at half way on a GNR and still got in under 2 hours...........

Hmm I'm not a runner I'm an alcoholic with a running problem

20/02/2013 at 13:56

No, not this year.

20/02/2013 at 14:08
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)


Not quite sure what the 12 people who took over 4 hours were doing ? Stooped for a pie & pint ?

Dont laugh Dave ........ check out Mile 8 on the course (I think its mile 8, anyway actually they really do stop for a pint) ......

Stopping during a HM. How embarassing.

20/02/2013 at 14:21

I wouldn't acknowledge such poor performing individuals.

To be honest I expected you to have higher standards too DF3.

Edited: 20/02/2013 at 14:24
21/02/2013 at 20:23

Top thread.

Clear highlight was Wilkie being told off for being "elitist", just because she questioned some newbie on her idea of "hard training"

Love it


22/02/2013 at 13:12

What happened to Devoted2Distance? She'd enjoy this thread.

22/02/2013 at 13:16

I think she's had a sex change.


22/02/2013 at 13:26
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Taxi Driver wrote (see)
DF3 -- Have you ever run the Brighton Marathon?

Nope never have ....... I refuse to do something that is so common that Katie Price would enter it


But David, you keep complaining that you can't get into VLM, and Katie Price had a go at that (twice, I think).

22/02/2013 at 14:08
Everyone has done London, Haven't they ?
23/02/2013 at 09:40
I think that there was a David Falconer who "ran" the Brighton Marathon in 2010... It took him over 6 (SIX) hours! Are you sure that wasn't you DF3?
23/02/2013 at 10:34

There's also a David Falconer who did some sussex half marathon in over 2hours.

To be fair, that'd be a sensational time if he's 73.

25/02/2013 at 11:33

Medals and T-Shirts are fairly meaningless, except as mementoes. I'd prefer to see cheaper, no nonsense races, which just provide a set of results, a few winners' prizes and water. However, in a nod to the newer runners, who feel the need to hang a medal around their work desktop after walking a five hour marathon, I would support gold medals for the first fifty finishers, silver for the next fifty and bronze for the rest.

25/02/2013 at 11:40

I like the idea of standards Gold, Silver, Bronze.

However, these would have to be sent out after the race for economic reasons.

Probably need to be age graded. 80%, 70%, 60%.

Below 60%, some sort of finishers medal. Something to aim for.

seren nos    pirate
25/02/2013 at 13:35

they give out prizes to the race winners..........so it doesn't matter how fast or slow you were........if you weren't good enough to the prizes you only deserve the same crap finishers medal........

seren nos    pirate
25/02/2013 at 13:40

but the fcat is you don't know who worked hard and aspired or not................the guy in 4th could have coasted around the course outting in little effort..doing it as a training run..............the person in 16756th place could have trained like mad and knocked 30 mins off their Pb.given their last breathe to sprint for the line...........

i think the slower one deserves the medal and recognistion more......

so whilst those who get the podium places are welcome to their prizes..........the rest are just their running for whatever reason they wanted to

25/02/2013 at 13:41
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
seren nos wrote (see)

 Thats the reason I have a picture of RicF on my bedroom wall, and the day I put it on there, my 6 year old son wandered in and said 'Daddy who is that?' ......and I replied 'That son, is who I hope to be one day ....... one day son.'

To which DF3's son replied "Shame he wasn't sha$$ing my Mum then, I'm stuck with your crap genes"

Edited: 25/02/2013 at 13:41
seren nos    pirate
25/02/2013 at 14:00

david. come on confess........what are your Pb's and your age..

25/02/2013 at 14:02

He's only ever done The Race for Life

seren nos    pirate
25/02/2013 at 14:14

is that on the treadmill or the actual race

You are confident of beating my PB then

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