Surely the girl on the front cover is not really a runner?? She doesn't seem to have a runner's physique. I reckon she is actually a 'babe' put on the front to boost sales. Am I right? Come on, Runner's World. Please don't turn into Zest. I can overlook the fact that the front cover nearly always features a woman and not a man, but this is just one step too far!!!
Putting a real sweaty runner on the front of the mag is the kiss of death for sale. Hell - I've never bought a race photo of me, so I'm pretty sure the public dont go for it either.
I'm happy with the pretty photos thanks !
Mine had Seb Coe on the cover too.
Apparently the people on the covers are actual real life runners sometimes its just that they are airbrushed beyond all recognition... They do bob a man on there occasionally but he's never dressed as skimpy as the girls are... He always has a baggy t-shirt on...
I can't believe I've only just happened upon all these replies to my observation! By putting my own name into a search engine.
Re: My surname, gosh! I'd so never noticed that one! Thanks for pointing it out, Moraghan!!I did actually try to change my online name to something other than my Real Name, for anonymity purposes, but they wouldn't let me!
The reason I mention the photo thing, is not cos I'm a fascist - I'm all for cool pics on the front, it's just that the people on the front *do* usually 'look like' runners, so it really stuck out.
That said, point taken, Rebecca Allen 6, runners Are all different - am feeling chastened. =)
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