A Waste of time unless you're average size
This is a problem across the races not just FLM. I had a similar moan at Liverpool half, where they only had L and XL left. I took L and it was RIDICULOUSLY big. I'm 5'7 and a size 14 top because I have boobs, but no way could I wear it. I felt cheated. I actually would rather have a t-shirt than a medal. Wearing your medal after the race makes you look a tit, but a t-shirt (especially a tech tee) would be useful.
Even worse than that, some smart-mouthed git suggested if I run faster, I might get a t-shirt that fits!
I should have gone with my instincts and smacked him in the gob.....
I'm 5'5" and a size 10 and I'm happy with mine. Last year's was massive, this year's is much better. I'd rather have it black again, but unless you knew what the shirt looked like last year, it wasn't immediately obvious what it was.
This year, people could at least tell why I was walking around London today looking like I'd done something in my pants
They must have been of various random sizes, mine swamps me (5'3 and size 8) however I have an overlocker and the sleeves have been put in flat so I can run it in. Normally I ive them away to my primary teacher friend for school painting tops, but as it's wicking fabric and white (good for dark nights0) I will alter it.
I like the plainess of it- the cringeworthy slogans of the past years make them unwearable for other reasons.
Agree with Kirsty G-
it makes a fab dress- tie little nots in both sides and it look kinda funky
As a recipient of previous cotton tees covered in Flora slogans, I must say I am delighted with this year's tee shirt.
It is fab, excellent, ace.
If you don't like your's please send it to me
What are some of ya moaning about!! LOL
The shirt is superb and is technical and be run/trained in BUT i gave mine to my GF and she looks super-hot in it!!
I got a normal t-shirt in Newcastle GnR last year and it was garbage - supposed to be medium but more like small BUT so what...I love the fact that you can give it to a loved one to train in (Keep it/frame it with ya medal etc etc...
I loved the technical material - i work in a london running shop and we'd charge 20 quid for that quality - it's too baggy for me buty i am still gonna wear it!! LOL
Just wondering what proportion of finishers were happy with the size of their t-shirt.
I'd swap all the useless rubbish in the goody bag (medal,moronic packaging,horrible bars) for a t-shirt that fits or a money-off voucher to buy something you actually need and will use.
Or maybe pay extra and have the money go to charity rater than contribute to all the wasteful rubbish you're given and end up throwing away.
I am 5'4 and size 10 and mine fits me fine.
Better than last years and it is great that they are finally doing them on wicking material rather than on the cotton that they used to use!
I liked mine. I like the fabric and it fits.
5ft 2 and fat as a house.
Blimey - we all ran 26.2 miles - are you seriously worried about the fitting of a t-shirt?!
Mine is fine and I am 5ft 6 and built like a whale - but I wouldn't care if it was dayglo pink with green spots and a size zero I would be chuffed with it. I earnt it and will wear it with pride
Plus - you cannot please everyone - obviously!!
I think its a bit dissapointing to be honest. The t-shirt works both ways - for us to wear them and be proud of our achievement, and to also publicise the event when we are roaming our loaclities. No-one wins by them just handing out ill-fitting one-size t-shirts that only a small fraction of people can wear. Mine comes down to my knees and wont be worn which is a bit of a shame and a waste really.
As Leeds the small but perfectly organised Liversedge Half (c. 200 runners) can get it right - why cant the massive giant that is FLM?
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