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

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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

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
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
25/02/2013 at 13:51
seren nos wrote (see)

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

Somehow I suspected this would be your viewpoint

 

25/02/2013 at 13:57

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

Don't worry, I know he's my son ..... he has the same arrogance and undeserved sense of accomplishment .........

 

seren nos    pirate
25/02/2013 at 14:00

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

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
25/02/2013 at 14:02

He's only ever done The Race for Life

25/02/2013 at 14:12
seren nos wrote (see)

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

Never you mind, I'm doing the Reading HM in 3 weeks, so you'll be able to see for yourself then

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

25/02/2013 at 14:16

Whats your PB then?? (watch as seren just makes a number up now )

seren nos    pirate
25/02/2013 at 14:20

i haven't raced a half since march 2011.as have been busy on other things......but you should be able to murder that time as i am a middleaged overweight housewife and you are ......not

25/02/2013 at 14:23
seren nos wrote (see)

i haven't raced a half since march 2011.as have been busy on other things......but you should be able to murder that time as i am a middleaged overweight housewife and you are ......not

Still no time given there seren

 

seren nos    pirate
25/02/2013 at 14:24

just found it 1:49:14 ......not a brilliant time admittedly but i was happy with it on the day

25/02/2013 at 14:24
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
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.'

Be careful what you wish for.

http://s3.runnersworld.co.uk/members/images/493151/gallery/hun.jpg?width=350

 

WiB
25/02/2013 at 14:25
seren nos wrote (see)

i haven't raced a half since march 2011.as have been busy on other things......but you should be able to murder that time as i am a middleaged overweight housewife and you are ......not

Your PB will still stand, don't worry they don't go out of date At least I hope not! I last ran a HM in 2011 but it's still my PB.


 

Edited: 25/02/2013 at 14:26
WiB
25/02/2013 at 14:28
seren nos wrote (see)

just found it 1:49:14 ......not a brilliant time admittedly but i was happy with it on the day

This could make an interesting HM for me then ........

I might deliberately finish in 1:49.13 then

25/02/2013 at 14:29

 

If I don't finish under 1:49.14, I will post a picture of me throwing away my medal

seren nos    pirate
25/02/2013 at 14:30

but to comnpare you would have to wava grade them

seren nos    pirate
25/02/2013 at 14:33

so you would have to be well under 1:40

 

25/02/2013 at 14:36

what if its cold on race day?

25/02/2013 at 14:37
Marc.S wrote (see)

what if its cold on race day?

To be honest, Id rather it be cold on race day ...... better too cold than too hot ..... can't stand the heat.

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