It's the time of year you've all been waiting for - we’re on the hunt for six super-keen runnersworld.co.uk members to train up and treat to an elite support package.Whether you’ve set your sights on breaking three hours or want to complete the distance for the first time, we’ll work with you to help you achieve your marathon goal. It's simply an incredible prize - an unmissable chance to discover your true running potential with the support of our elite team. You'll have one-to-one advice from top coaches Bud Baldaro and Steve Smythe, the combined expertise of the ASICS PRO Team and of course the input of runnersworld.co.uk forumites. Not only that, but you'll also be kitted out with head-to-toe ASICS gear, race entry, travel and post-race hospitality.
This year for the first time we've teamed up with ASICS to take our Super Six to la belle France, to run the Paris Marathon on April 10 2011.
You don’t even need a place in the race; we can take care of this for you (but we also want to hear from those who’ve already got a place, either through the ballot, their club or a charity).We’ve changed the selection process slightly this year - you’ll need to fill in our application form (before midday, Friday November 19) and we’ll then narrow down the applications to a longlist who will be invited to a selection day. The lucky applicants who make it through the selection day will form a shortlist of between 18 and 24 runners. The final stage? We’ll be inviting you, the runnersworld.co.uk members, to vote for the final line-up.Good luck everyone!Alice RW
ASICS Super Six 2011 launch day is finally here! If you have any questions about the prize, application or selection process please just pop them on this thread and we'll do our best to get back to you swiftly!
Once again, good luck - we look forward to reading your applications!
It appears RW have negated the only good thing about this comp...entry to VLM!
Paris is first come first served entry isnt it, so why bother entering this to get a place??
I hope you're paying accomodation and travel (and what happens if you get another ash cloud and particpants cant get there?)...
Very weird choice from a marketing perspective
Perhaps you think this will deflect criticism about the format of the competition elsewhere - it wont.
apart from the different venue..........can you tell me the changes to last year............as a lot of feedback was given last year on a specific thread and I am interested into how the feedback was used to improve the training schedules
and also is accomodation and transport provided..........
The link at the top has more details on what is provided.
Looks like one of the improvements Seren is that the SS is not sponsored by Lucozade now If however improvements have been made to the training/schedule, this could be a great opportunity.
The link that Little Ninja posts above makes the structure of the competition clearer.
Actually, I don't think having Paris as the marathon in question is a bad idea at all, it deters those who just enter the competition to gain entry to VLM.
I can see some positive changes already, revised schedules, the training starting pre Christmas, the encouragement of those familiar with the forums to apply (if you read between the lines) although I have only skim read to content so far.
Lets give it a chance shall we before we knock it?
Sue C wrote (see)
The link that Little Ninja posts above makes the structure of the competition clearer.Actually, I don't think having Paris as the marathon in question is a bad idea at all, it deters those who just enter the competition to gain entry to VLM.I can see some positive changes already, revised schedules, the training starting pre Christmas, the encouragement of those familiar with the forums to apply (if you read between the lines) although I have only skim read to content so far.Lets give it a chance shall we before we knock it?
You'll already be a registered member of runnersworld.co.uk and you'll feel at home chatting on our forums,
This is a good change imho.
Flat Footed wrote (see)
Does this mean an end to the endless canvassing on every thread going by people i've never heard off?
Look at my post.......
I like the idea of Paris over London and for the first time ever I'm actually tempted with this.
Alice - is the accommodation and travel to Paris just for one though? If I were to do this and train hard for it I'd like my OH to go too, especially as he would have to support me through the hours of training.
This looks like a really great opportunity assuming the coaches won't be tied into an off the shelf schedule, a more realistic marathon day goal setting process is used and a more thorough vetting of the candidates is put in place (which looks like happening).
Someone is going to be very fortunate to be coached by Bud Baldaro.
If this is done properly this has the potential to be excellent, it really does.
Unlike last year's:
SuperSix Post Mortem
kittenkat wrote (see)
You'll already be a registered member of runnersworld.co.uk and you'll feel at home chatting on our forums, This is a good change imho.
However, I feel you might get an influx of people joining today, which is cheating.
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