You know these women only running event things there a particular reason

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13/02/2013 at 09:45

Thing is, Popsider, it does seem to be a major preoccupation for some. 

We've had this debate about a hundred times - once was enough. Everything that had to be said was said the first time. 

I just feel that anybody who gets wound up about exclusion from something that's not even a real race and that they probably wouldn't want to take part in anyway (note the emphasis) needs to find something more worthwhile to complain about.


13/02/2013 at 14:00

That would be a shame - I get huge satisfaction from the annual threads from mid pack runners with a massive sense of entitlement whingeing that they haven't got a place in the London Marathon.

13/02/2013 at 14:02

So why not just lock the board down since everything has already been discussed?


We haven't had an appearance of Hitler yet

13/02/2013 at 14:11

Women's only races are much better from a spectating point of view!

Edited: 13/02/2013 at 14:12
seren nos    pirate
13/02/2013 at 14:15

depends on which sex rocks your boat 

13/02/2013 at 14:26

I'm sure there's a men only races you can go to if you wish seren.

I think the whole point of women's only races was that they weren't getting enough attention. Now look, there's a walk4life race in every town/park going that you can watch. Although its not normally worth hanging around for the 2nd half of the field.


Edited: 13/02/2013 at 14:28
13/02/2013 at 14:36
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

"We've had this debate about a hundred times - once was enough."

So basically if a topic was discussed in 2004 ......... then unless you were around there to discuss it, too bad you've missed your chance. 

I bet I could point to similar threads for EVERY thread on this board where the point has already been discussed before.

So why not just lock the board down since everything has already been discussed?



Well here's an outlandish thought - it's possible to do a search to find previous discussions - perhaps more people should try that.


13/02/2013 at 15:26


13/02/2013 at 15:43

I'm a 30, 6'4, 17 stone male and I'm intimidated running with other men (And will be bricking it when I do my half next month) - esepcially as a relative novice. So i totally understand why women would feel intimidated.

Its my impression that R4L is a reason for women to get running that probably don't already run - probably the perfect end goal for a lady starting a C25K program.

And if it gets them started they may continue running and join more serious mixed event races. Which means the sport will be much the better for everyone

13/02/2013 at 15:59

Between Nessie73 and Mattywarr they have the answer sussed completely here  


13/02/2013 at 16:05
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)
I hate when someone comes in with an intelligent and reasoned debating point .......

I forgot to to include the word "Annoying" in my introduction

Tommygun2    pirate
13/02/2013 at 16:09

Just as to prolong this interesting debate, how does the forum feel about women only running clubs then.

13/02/2013 at 16:11

Less spectator friendly than the races.

Tommygun2    pirate
13/02/2013 at 16:15

Like this one which is local to me

13/02/2013 at 16:21


Tommygun2 wrote (see)

Like this one which is local to me

The most offensive part of that club is their pricing!! Charge for membership, then charge to do a beginners course too? Our local club offers beginners sessions, slow pacing runs for free!

Tommygun2    pirate
13/02/2013 at 16:31

There was also the Womens Running Network but I think that went" tits up" a year or so ago.

So women only events and clubs are allowed in this world of equality.

Not that it bothers me in the slightest...........

Tommygun2    pirate
13/02/2013 at 16:37

Its not just women only running around my way they even have a women only clycling club  

13/02/2013 at 16:37

I don't care either way, but imagine the reaction to a Men Only running club!

13/02/2013 at 18:47

Why would anyone pay money to learn to run 10k's or 1/2 marathons?


seren nos    pirate
13/02/2013 at 18:58

and we still go back to the fact that there are mens only rugby clubs, hockey clubs, cricket clubs one whats the problems with womens only clubs if people want to pay for them............

 i wouldn't want to go to one but if there wasn't a demand and a need they wouldn't be there

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