Never again moments

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20/07/2012 at 14:25

We have all had them, and our resolve rarely lasts very long. 

Which events did you vow never to do again?

Confession time!

WiB
20/07/2012 at 14:28

London marathon. Its sh*t.

WiB
20/07/2012 at 14:32

Any marathon. Did London in 1998 and hated it. Too far for me. I did a Steve Redgrave and said to the wife 'if I ever say I want to do a marathon again, shoot me'. Guess what... I'm doing one in October.

JvR
20/07/2012 at 15:24

Cardiff marathon. Didn't train well enough for it and had to walk/run the last 13 miles with someone else.

I knew it wasn't be a good race when I reached the start of the second lap and was watching the bulk of people heading towards the Millenium stadium for the finish while I could see maybe 2 or 3 people heading off in front of me on the second lap.

20/07/2012 at 19:57
Great north run - 52,000 runners and their supporters all heading to south shields - a town surrounded by water on 2 sides and only one main road out - which is closed for the run!
20/07/2012 at 21:40

Manchester Marathon, it was the worst organisation ever and next year even worse, starting and finishing at Old T........ can't bring myself to say it

20/07/2012 at 22:58

reading half 2004 ,simply to many runners  , huge event, had to wait for a bus at the end just to transport us back to the carpark 3miles away,  and it snowed

20/07/2012 at 23:16
London marathon - debut marathon in 2000, loathed it, went back in 2010 on a GFA place, absolutely never ever again! Give me gnarly, muddy,hilly and empty every time!
22/07/2012 at 20:43

being late at the start of a race, registered at 10 .29 am and sprinted all the way to ths start line just as the gun went off , good job it was a 10 k

22/07/2012 at 20:51

British 10K, need I say more...

22/07/2012 at 21:28
any road marathon. hate worrying about splits and racing my watch. would much rather just go out to the country and have a nice long slow run and enjoy the views.
22/07/2012 at 21:52
dalli wrote (see)

being late at the start of a race, registered at 10 .29 am and sprinted all the way to ths start line just as the gun went off , good job it was a 10 k

Dalli was that the one where i stepped over you near the end..............

23/07/2012 at 06:42

probably lou as did many others, ive never been late for a race since , anyway i dont do 10 ks anymore they hurt

23/07/2012 at 07:30

i second that...far too much effort required in a 10k...iz we lazy?lol

23/07/2012 at 21:38

JP Morgan Corporate Challenge.  3.5m held every year in Battersea Park.  Takes longer to get there than it does to run it and every year the elite section is packed out with idiots who insist on 'getting near the front' and then start walking after 50 yards, so the first mile is spent tripping over them.  I would never contemplate doing this again, besides which it takes me that long to warm up these days.

23/07/2012 at 21:38

Not that I was in the elite section, I hasten to add, I was back with the 8-min milers.

Edited: 23/07/2012 at 21:39
24/07/2012 at 10:05

I said after my 1st London marathon, I wouldn't do it again, so 2 years later there I am again saying never again, and then 5 years after that I'm on the start line again, saying never again.....and so far it's stuck! just hope I can keep it stuck now....

but then I've also retired from Ironman racing 3x and everyone who knows me are wondering when I'll be back.....

I have the willpower of a flea

 

24/07/2012 at 10:48

I won't do the London mara again either. 

Just too many people, too crowded, people slowing to a walk in front of you, etc., etc.

Also the Mersea Round the Island race: appx 13 miles mostly off road, on sand, sea walls, over stiles, with no shade at all, in (the year I did it) boiling hot weather.

 

24/07/2012 at 11:35

I have a "never again moment" in every ultra - but it goes as soon as I finish 

24/07/2012 at 19:00

never again will i enter an ultra untill i can map read properly ,

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