WTC Rip-off

Time to go back to non-IM events?

21 to 40 of 52 messages
28/10/2010 at 11:22
if not sooner!
28/10/2010 at 11:28
I'll take 10 years ta - at least give me a couple of years of dotage enjoyment first....
cougie    pirate
28/10/2010 at 12:18

Cant see it makes much difference to me - not read their email mind you - lifes too short for emails.

I've got into IMDE 3 times now without a problem and thats meant to be one of the more popular races in Europe -I wasnt planning on racing in the US anyway.

Triathletes are known for their extravagant spending, if WTC gives you a carbon fibre or Titanium membership card - then they will sell out. 

28/10/2010 at 14:05
What kind of bell end would want to spend £500 or so on doing a "triathlon" anyway?  You could get some Salomon Impact 10s and a pair of X Wings to go with them for that price! 
28/10/2010 at 15:39
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs927.snc4/74034_10150114393004278_367695289277_7874411_5761038_n.jpg


seen on facebook, made me giggle, nice...

28/10/2010 at 15:48
the FB Ironman page is turning into a right shit storm of protest!!
28/10/2010 at 15:53

And this

http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/7478523/

ETA And now it's sold out. Hmmm likely. 

Edited: 28/10/2010 at 17:03
28/10/2010 at 18:09

lol, they'll be using this an an example of 'how-not-to' at PR person school for years to come!

28/10/2010 at 18:13

 The next "M Branded" tri suits will have a special little pocket to hold your credit card so you can pay for your Feed Station drinks as you go along.

Love that one on FB

28/10/2010 at 18:58
I liked that one too Dave and the guy who asked if Rolex was now the main sponsor of Ironman.

I wonder if all the people who are saying they'll never do an Ironman will actually stay true to that though.
seren nos    pirate
28/10/2010 at 20:31

I'm very close to entering another one...............a couple of drinks this weekend and i'm sure i will be able to get his credit card............

I don't like the new policy but on its own it wouldn't affect my decision whether to enter a race or not...........

Cpt.Jack sparra    pirate
28/10/2010 at 20:56
Been reading this thread ( I'm just a novice who can't even imagine doing iron distance btw) and it's all money money money with the ironman brand and I just wondered why they have the monopoly ? In most sports there are a few major competitors for the big events and I was just curious if this is the case for long distance events or is it just the m-dot brand that is recognised for the world elites ?
28/10/2010 at 21:16
seren nos    pirate
28/10/2010 at 21:19
WOW.that is a very quick u turn.....nice to hear that they are listening
28/10/2010 at 21:27
They had no choice Seren. Their reasoning sounds lame and most of the comments on FB say the same. Sure there must be some problem with people doing multiple-entries but they must resell some of those places at least.

All that said, it's a great example of the power of social media at work.
Edited: 28/10/2010 at 22:01
28/10/2010 at 22:34
ha ha! those pensioners will be burning their old photo albums to keep warm this christmas now.
PSC    pirate
29/10/2010 at 06:48
I love the power of twitter, facebook etc to fuck up the corporate machine. WTC must be spitting to lose such a colossal new revenue stream. What will they come up next?
29/10/2010 at 07:25
Just stick the price of an IM up??
Richard 123    pirate
30/10/2010 at 11:24
People always had the power - just don't buy the thing!
Razor51    pirate
30/10/2010 at 21:46
Sent the E-mail to my brother  in Aus, he hadn't heard anything about it , but he does now  and he is pissed with WTC because he has spends a lots of money with them (came over for IMUK this year and he's doing WAIM in December ) because they are trying to make it a rich persons sport. After this he is thinking of entering non IM events.
21 to 40 of 52 messages
Previously bookmarked threads are now visible in "Followed Threads". You can also manage notifications on these threads from the "Forum Settings" section of your profile settings page to prevent being sent an email when a reply is made.
Forum Jump  

RW competitions

RW Forums