London Marathon Tshirts?

A Waste of time unless you're average size

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13/04/2008 at 22:37

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"!

13/04/2008 at 23:37

sorry, can't agree from a tall perspective . . I'm 6'5" and just over 14st and the "one size fits all" fits me . .  and I didn't model for the shirt, honest!
14/04/2008 at 00:27
Honestly- last year's was "too large" and this year's is too small.

I'm just glad to have a decent run and a nice medal.
14/04/2008 at 03:44
shirley the 100 year medal makes up for any tee-shirt gripes?
14/04/2008 at 07:07
Ok, maybe I'm being a bit grouchy, but i know at other events you have a choice of size so why not London?
14/04/2008 at 07:10

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.

14/04/2008 at 07:57
Guys you were lucky to get a tshirt - my goody bag had neither a foil sheet nor a tshirt!  And I'm a size 12 so it might have fitted!
14/04/2008 at 08:42
Trigger I got 2 t-shirts - you want one?
14/04/2008 at 08:45
That's a very generous offer TM but I think the club chairman (who was doing baggage duties) took my number and was going to try and get me one!  Are they as good as last years?
14/04/2008 at 08:49
 Nobody runs a marathon for the t-shirt....... we all run it for the medal, right?....
14/04/2008 at 09:52

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...

14/04/2008 at 09:58
At last one that doesn't swamp me - off to the gym to show off in it!
14/04/2008 at 16:07

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

14/04/2008 at 16:57
My size 10 mrs isn't too pleased with hers but mine will probably fit ok....guess that means I'll have 2
14/04/2008 at 17:07
Not one in my bag either. But then London's has usually been a crap one size fits all cotton effort
14/04/2008 at 17:12
If you didn't have one in your bag, why didn't you just ask for another bag then and there?  The bags were just being handed out?
14/04/2008 at 18:52
Guys - I never got one and never thought to look. Bit spaced out at the end and just wanted to meet up with my family. Was thinking of phoning the marathon office - d'you think they'd send me one?
14/04/2008 at 18:59

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.

14/04/2008 at 19:41
Mine is ridiculously huge (I'm 5ft and 48kg).  it's the only gripe I have.  I can't see why there can't be goody bags with t-shirts in a variety of sizes.  I wouldn't even mind paying a bit extra.  I ran Abingdon mara in 2003 and bought an official finisher sweatshirt afterwards - perfect fit. Still wear it now.
14/04/2008 at 19:58
at least it's a technical top
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