Sub 3:30 - Malcolm Barbour - Vote for me - ASICS262

Asics 26.2 Paris Marathon Competition

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03/12/2013 at 20:58

I'm very lucky to have made it through to the voting stages of this year's Asics 26.2 Paris Marathon competition.

Last year I made it to exactly the same stage but lost out to Shady Ady.

I was new to the forums at that time and over the last year I feel I've found a new home. I've had so much advice and had a great time supporting Ady on his thread last year.

I always seem to be the bridesmaid and never the bride. Even then I'm more of a Baldrick than a Pippa Middleton. So this time I'd quite like to be the bride for a change - heck I might even be persuaded to wear a dress

For that I need your vote. I think I've proved my loyalty to the forums and I can guarantee regular posts if I get to go on this journey.

You can vote for me at the link below. Please scroll down as they put all the good looking people above me

Edited: 03/12/2013 at 20:59
03/12/2013 at 21:06

Good luck Malcs. Fingers crossed for you.


03/12/2013 at 21:09

Thanks Gareth! And well done on making it through. It's alot scarier this year with those live vote counts. I see you've made an excellent start too.

03/12/2013 at 21:19

Yes! Yes! Yes!  You definitely get my vote Malcs!

Vote Malcs! 

03/12/2013 at 21:24

As you know Malcs you get my vote as well.

Hi Minni. How are you? I've been injured and miserable for 6 months but on the road back. I have been lurking on the sub 3:15 thread but had nothing useful to say. I will no doubt be back posting soon but it'd be great if you could spread the word for Malcs. He really deserves to get through.

his posts will be funny and he'll totally commit to his target. 

03/12/2013 at 21:26

I think we all need a Minni and a DS2 on our side as well


03/12/2013 at 21:29

Gareth, they are worth their weight in gold and thankfully around before during and long after the competition. 

Without them I would never have made the progress I made. 

And no, I haven't been drinking

Thanks Minni - here I am again. Deja vu or what?! Hoping it will be a different result this time but like last time there are some top people competing for the coveted place.

DS2 - thanks man, really appreciate it!

Edited: 03/12/2013 at 21:31
Pudge    pirate
03/12/2013 at 21:32

Will you REALLY wear a dress? If you do, you get my vote.

03/12/2013 at 21:34

Ha In all honesty Pudge, I'm not sure if I'd be allowed - branding and all that.  Unless Asics do dresses? I'd happily do it if they give me the nod.

Maybe I'd be allowed a tutu or something?

Edited: 03/12/2013 at 21:35
03/12/2013 at 21:37

Malcs - your link above doesn't work.  See if this does:


Also, I just spend about 10 minutes trying to work out how to vote - you need to click the

Pudge    pirate
03/12/2013 at 21:37

On the basis of your enthusiasm for cross dressing, you have my vote.

03/12/2013 at 21:39

Ha ha - thanks Pudge 

Minni - bugger, forgot to format it. Schoolboy error! Thanks for the correction.

03/12/2013 at 21:41

Malcs you need a skort!


03/12/2013 at 21:49

I'm more than happy for a role reversal this year and would certainly enjoy the less stressful role of supporting you on your thread. At least I know you will keep up with the regular daily posts and banter! 

Good luck mate. No pressure, but if you do get through, I'm expecting you to pull me down to 3hrs 20mins! No more Burger Kings!


03/12/2013 at 22:01

Best of luck Malcs!  My understanding last year was that the total number of votes wasn't the be all and end all of the selection.  As they are displaying the number of votes this year, do we know if that has changed this time round and the vote is all that matters?

03/12/2013 at 22:14

Ady - thanks so much. I had a great time following your progress last year and you did brilliantly. If I make it then I promise you at least one amusing lycra photo as revenge

Xyloid - cheers muchly! It's apparently all on the vote this year. And it's up there in black and white to read and weep too. Currently I am mostly weeping

Minni - ha ha awesome, does it come with a sporran (a breathable one preferably) ?

03/12/2013 at 22:22

So basically, who ever has got the most mates that they can rope in to voting for them wins, regardless of whether said mates know anything about running, have ever visited RW before, or will ever visit it again after voting!  Sounds like a master stroke!

03/12/2013 at 22:51

I'm with you, Xyloid, on the logic or lack of it! Bizarre to say the least


03/12/2013 at 22:56

Well on the flip side, if it's purely a vote at least you can have an influence so the more support I can drum up the better

03/12/2013 at 22:58

Tigger posted your link on Facebook and I've shared it as well. We'll do our absolute best

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