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 13:56

No, not this year.

WiB
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.

WiB
20/02/2013 at 14:18
WiB wrote (see)
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.

I intend to laugh at the people and say 'You wouldnt catch me or WiB doing that!'

of course they might reply something to the tune of 'Well we have a life and are not so hung up on trying to finish a few minutes faster.'

Not sure what my reply to that should be.

 

WiB
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
WiB
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.

#D2D2DF3

22/02/2013 at 13:19

Haha ......... Ive only ever been David Falconer 3 .......... am I to assume D2D was as witty as myself then Phil?

 

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 13:29
Wilkie wrote (see)
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).

True ......... hell even Jade Goody has competed in that ........

 

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
22/02/2013 at 14:08
Everyone has done London, Haven't they ?
XX1
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?
XX1
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.

kittenkat    pirate
23/02/2013 at 11:03
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

Err I had a pint of guinness and a doughnut half way through the marathon on an Ironman last year !

 So hardly impressed with people having a pint on a half marathon

lol, if it makes you feel any better I wont be stopping off for a pint ........ what time would make you proud of me?

 

sub 1.30

UFO
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.

UFO
25/02/2013 at 11:40
kittenkat wrote (see)
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

Err I had a pint of guinness and a doughnut half way through the marathon on an Ironman last year !

 So hardly impressed with people having a pint on a half marathon

lol, if it makes you feel any better I wont be stopping off for a pint ........ what time would make you proud of me?

 

sub 1.30

Behave, this time last year the only exercise I had got was opening the fridge door.

 

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.

25/02/2013 at 11:41
Stevie G . wrote (see)

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.

I have never did a half marathon or marathon in the Sussex area

 

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........

25/02/2013 at 13:37
seren nos wrote (see)

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........

Its kind of funny to think the 4th guy in a race gets the same crap as the 16,765th person in the race.

Still its all about aspiring to the top. 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.'

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