A Waste of time unless you're average size
Finsihed the marathon today, got my medal (nice) and picked up the goody bag. Once again FLM have decided that every runner is of average build and height. I'm a large frame 6'2" and unless I want to expose my midriff the T shirt will probbaly go up for sale on ebay or be used for cleaning the car. I also heard people on the small side having a similar whinge. Surely a voucher could be enclosed in the goody bag allowing a runner to exchange it for a t shirt suitable for their size. After all, you've got a medal to show off immediately to all and sundry and I for one would be happy to wait for a t shirt that fitted.(after all, I paid for it via my entry fee) Perhaps this is why FLM are so keen to sell us "souvenir T shirts at the expo"!
Seems the right size for me although I'll never wear it. I see it as a souvenir just like the medal so it will sit in my wardrobe with the rest of my race shirts.
The shirt is pretty massive on me (5'9'', size 12, female). My other half, who is 6'2" and an average size bloke says it's too small for him to wear to football, so you can't win. I'm pretty happy with the medal though, although my bloke can only say "Jim has fixed it for you and you and you...." everytime I say I'm going to put it on...
I agree, its a great race with great organisation, atmosphere etc etc
but the one thing they never get right is the t shirts, I have 4 finishers t shirts now and they are all too big!!! Thi smust cost them a lot of money you woul dthink there was a better way of giving you a t shirt that fits.
Maybe Im too small
It seems some of you have your own sizes about the shirts. I cannot understand why a big race like the London Marathon could provide different shirt sizes. If the Great North have ability to do this, then London might not have a problem. Regarding the shirt, this years is rubbish compared to last year. I have a few London shirts and I think this one is too plain. The medal, I agree with Rocket Man. We run it because its a challenge and to get that medal is the value of all that hard work you put in. However, when will the organisers start thinking about a new design. Every year its the same logo and it looks tacky. I look at the London medal and I`m sorry to say, the Great North and South medals are far better.
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