A Waste of time unless you're average size
Anything's better than your avatar, Martin!
(Which reminds me - must get loo roll...) !
50,000 people accepted to run (I think) do you ask them all for their T-shirt size and then order accordingly?
But wait only 34,000 people run...theres a problem. If you have ordered 50,000 correctly sized shirts you have 16,000 left over.
Alternatively do you order 11,000 small, 11,000 medium , 11,000 large 1,000 extra large and its first come first served? Some would be happy but towards end bet probelms would be even worst. Not to mention the logistics of handing them out at end (look back to Bath half to see how easily best intentions go wrong)
Or do you have a reasonable go at a reasonable sized shirt (guess its kinda medium to small large) and hope it fits most people? Knowing that it wont work for everyone - but given the ranges of sizes of people on here who say it fits that it will work for most?
Anyway nothing can take away pride i feel at running on Sunday and sense of achievement. Have a draw full of shirts
But Nuclear Chicken thats different. The race shirt is for finishers so only those who cross the line get them. Therefore knowing the sizes of 15,000 odd people accepted is irrelevant. Its the 34-35,000 who finish thats the key and they wont know that till very near the race as people pull out.
With the fleece /jacket etc they can order too many (hence selling at expo) or order more as they go along as you dont need to have only roughly the number of finishers items. And anyway seem to recall huge complaints about sizes of jackets this year?
Anyone at Bath half will know that it doesnt take much for T shirts to cause a huge issue at end of arce and p*** everyone off.
hiya all, i'm a 5'5 man, 8 stone 10 wet through, my 't'shirt looks like i've got a ladie's dress on!! i was hoping that i could swan around the gym in it looking the bee's knees!! i won't though now, 'coz everyone would think i was a cross dresser!!
it is a shame
i pass all my race t shirts on to oh or 19 yr old son.
that's why i like medals, one size fits all
personally i'd prefer it if they just gave the money to charity - whichever race it is.
or buy cotton reusable bags for the goody bag - all those plastic bags drive me to dispair. i'd take my onya bag and transfer all the stuff when i collect it if i didn't feel it'd be so mean on the poor volunteers handing them out!
Anyone want my t-shirt or medal?
Don't tend to keep medals (my nephews are bored of getting race medals for being good) and the t-shirt looks ok but doesn't fit.
Would consider swapping it for something useful...
I think the t-shirt is just fine. Ok it is huge, but at least it is technical, so you can train in it. I shall tuck it into my running shorts anyway - sorted. :0))
50000 people accepted, 35000 run it, so there are quiet a lot of waisted t-shirts anyway. So why not ask people to give their Tshirt size (S, M, L) when they apply and they could estimate the need for different sizes. Personally I would like to wear mine proudly but as I am a slim female it's way too large on me.
OK calm down. I earned mine.
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