ASICS Target 26.2 - 2013

A great prize & challenge

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04/12/2012 at 15:32

Estate agent?

04/12/2012 at 15:32

Tax collector?

04/12/2012 at 15:33

Or is Steve a chef??

See my Dad Joke there?

04/12/2012 at 15:45
EmmaVRBates wrote (see)

Or is Steve a chef??

See my Dad Joke there?

Ba Dum Tsh 

04/12/2012 at 15:55

04/12/2012 at 16:02
Lol but nope, nope and nope (though I can whip up a mean bowl of pasta - handy for carb-loading!)

I do worry that my chosen career path is going to lose me votes...
04/12/2012 at 16:15

Sorry Steve - will stop pressing 

 

04/12/2012 at 16:21
( I'm only joking Malcs... I'm ready to reveal. I'm a trainee lawyer :
04/12/2012 at 16:32
ahh! no photo up for me yet I see...

it's been v busy on here today. I've enjoyed catching up with it all.
seren nos    pirate
04/12/2012 at 16:36

if you have a spare few hours you might want to see some of last years threads......about the voting time..................click on the spring marathon tab above and then go to around page 16 or somewhere.you are looking for decembwer dates and you can see some of the threads...........

one that a few regulars posted on is quite interesting http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/spring-marathon/asics-262/185634-2.html

.I think you lot are at a much better advantage this year as you have been able to post on this thread and start to interact form the time you got chosen..in the past many did not start posting until the final voting started ...

04/12/2012 at 16:39

I would like to back up what Seren and Sleepy have said about some of the flack that you may get. Some of it is banter so just roll with it. Some of what happened last year to some really really lovely people was vile.

I have been on and off the forums since I started running 3 1/2 years ago (not before as I didn't even know magazines about running existed!) and was criticised for only having several hundred posts rather than several thousand! Mind you I was in the busy lifestyle category so probably didn't have as much time to post.

Absolutely best of luck to those who have made it this far and congratulations to all who made it to boot camp. I found BC an amazing day and am still in contact with some of the folks I met there - we have even met up after. My fellow 4 Paris runners are the nicest people you could ever wish to have met and I am so grateful for the amazing experience that I had.

If you have any questions about the process, event, forums then please ask away.

Incidentally I knocked anothe 5 mins off my marathon time in October so it works (I'm still slow but not quite as slow as I was!)

seren nos    pirate
04/12/2012 at 16:43

also if you want to find the banter and are scared on wandering onto long running threads.( most of which are friendly mind )....you can always look at the clubhouse tab as these are mainly current debates and nothing to do with running..............so are easy to just join into the arguements...........

04/12/2012 at 16:44
seren nos wrote (see)

if you have a spare few hours you might want to see some of last years threads......about the voting time..................click on the spring marathon tab above and then go to around page 16 or somewhere.you are looking for decembwer dates and you can see some of the threads...........

one that a few regulars posted on is quite interesting http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/forum/spring-marathon/asics-262/185634-2.html

.I think you lot are at a much better advantage this year as you have been able to post on this thread and start to interact form the time you got chosen..in the past many did not start posting until the final voting started ...

We weren't allowed to say if we had got through either - so this helps a lot

04/12/2012 at 16:58
Lol but nope, nope and nope (though I can whip up a mean bowl of pasta - handy for carb-loading!)

I do worry that my chosen career path is going to lose me votes...
04/12/2012 at 16:59
Thanks so much for taking the time to give us hopefuls all these tips and advice on the voting process, really appreciate it
04/12/2012 at 17:09

 Agreed!

Edited: 04/12/2012 at 17:11
04/12/2012 at 17:18

Good luck everyone! Looking forward to seeing your individual threads and finding out which categories you are in

I agree with Sleepy Bear, the nature of the competition seems to annoy some people but I love that it brings new people to the forums. I like following training threads from new (or new-ish) members, it would soon get very boring if the Asics 26.2 runners were only selected from the most prolific posters  

EmmaC - you are right, vile is the word for some of the stuff that went on. I know someone who was at BC last year and I think it was a huge surprise after meeting such friendly, supportive people at the event to suddenly be the subject of so much snark once they followed the instructions from RW and started interacting on the Forums. I'm not even sure if they have come back to RW or if they still think we a bunch of jealous trolls who just pick on newbies for taking the prizes away.

Seren is right too, feel free to jump on the new threads in Clubhouse if you want an easy intro to the Forums  

04/12/2012 at 17:20

Steve, I might have to vote for you to show solidarity - My office Secret Santa got me this last year http://www.amazon.co.uk/Lawyers-Other-Reptiles-Jess-Brallier/dp/0809239191 

04/12/2012 at 17:25
Steve loves bacon wrote (see)
( I'm only joking Malcs... I'm ready to reveal. I'm a trainee lawyer :

This is better than my chosen profession. When people see this I am expecting a barrage of (hopefully not) abuse. Oh Well.

04/12/2012 at 17:48

Steve - laywers are fine...except those pesky ambulance chaser types! Gulp - you're not one of those are you?

Reg - the games begin again...are you a traffic warden?

EmmaC - thanks so much for dropping in on the us freshers. Really well done on last year! I agree that being more open is the better option so RW made a good decision to let people come clean in advance this year.

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