Ladies You Might like this ;o) A New Women's Marathon

261 Womens Marathon & 10k 9am Sunday 30th March 2014

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24/10/2013 at 20:20
24/10/2013 at 20:23

Cut off time 6 hours

seren nos    pirate
24/10/2013 at 20:28

you have plenty of time to train for it karen

 

25/10/2013 at 14:59

Whatever happened to Sport for All and everybody mixing together. What's with this rise in gender apartheid?

Edited: 25/10/2013 at 14:59
25/10/2013 at 15:36
Looking at Kathrine Switzer`s history this seems a bit hypocritical seeing what she fought against in the 1980s.
25/10/2013 at 16:02

Whilst the question of gender-specific races is of course open to discussion, the use of words such as 'apartheid' rather over-eggs your pudding, Sussex.

25/10/2013 at 16:05

I just put in an extra egg to get a rise Peter. 

25/10/2013 at 16:06

I know, dear boy

25/10/2013 at 16:08
Karen Samuel wrote (see)

Cut off time 6 hours

all marathons should do the same.

25/10/2013 at 16:17

 

Millsy1977 wrote (see)
Looking at Kathrine Switzer`s history this seems a bit hypocritical seeing what she fought against in the 1980s.

I agree!

And six hours seems plenty to me.  

25/10/2013 at 16:20

As if by magic, Wilkie appears...

25/10/2013 at 16:24

25/10/2013 at 16:39

But you weren't first to complain. Losing your touch!

25/10/2013 at 17:22

Is there anyone out there who can expalin why we need seperate sex marathons? 

kittenkat    pirate
25/10/2013 at 17:32
Sussex Runner NLR wrote (see)

Is there anyone out there who can expalin why we need seperate sex marathons? 

I used to be against seperate sex races, however I then entered a couple. Rightly or wrongly I know that some of the women in those races wouldn't have had the confidence to enter in a mixed race. So I'm for whatever gets people active.

Also I came second in both female races I entered, and was leading in both for most of it. It's a good feeling to actually be in the lead, which I'm not in mixed races.

25/10/2013 at 17:53

I can see that. Sometimes the female winner in a race feels more like a category winner than the actual winner of the race. 

Women that don't have the confidence to race against both sexes. I just find that a bit sad. Sounds a bit meek and submissive.

25/10/2013 at 18:00

 Nothing wrong with a sex marathon Sussex

Edited: 25/10/2013 at 18:02
kittenkat    pirate
25/10/2013 at 18:02
Sussex Runner NLR wrote (see)

I can see that. Sometimes the female winner in a race feels more like a category winner than the actual winner of the race. 

Women that don't have the confidence to race against both sexes. I just find that a bit sad. Sounds a bit meek and submissive.

Not meek or submissive at all, if you delve into history sport was organised by men for men. I know this is a sweeping generalisation but men are more likely to think 'Oh I might try running' and then get out there and just give it a go. Women are more likely to think 'I'm not fit, if I start running is everyone going to be laughing and pointing?'

 

Edited: 25/10/2013 at 18:05
seren nos    pirate
25/10/2013 at 18:03

maybe they could have a seperate race for all different age groups so each age group wiunner can feel like a winner.....or maybe one for sub 4 hours only so that slower people can feel like a winner

i think park run has dispelled idea that there is a  need for womens only races even for the begginer distance of 5k

.by marketing right they are appealling to all....reassuring  women that men aren't scary beings out to upset themmm. to have a race at any longer distance is totally pointless in my opinion.......how can you get to run longer without ever seeing a man out on the streets etc

25/10/2013 at 18:07

It does beg the question though - does anyone think it's wrong for the men's and women's Olympic marathon to be separate events?

Edited: 25/10/2013 at 18:08
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