Runner's World Apparel: Winners

We reveal the winning slogans in our recent competition, soon to appear on our RW apparel range

Posted: 4 May 2010

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Example T-Shirt

When we launched a competition to find the perfect slogans for our new RW apparel range, your ideas poured in.

We narrowed down more than a thousand motivational phrases to these four winners, and now we're delighted to reveal (over the next four slides) how they’ll look on our range of vintage tees. Each of our winners (five in total) will receive a full set of Runner's World kit (vintage tee, performance tee and hoodie).

We're just putting the final touches to our online shop (in association with Pro-Direct Running). We'll let you know as soon as it's live, you'll be able to pick from a range of colours and even add your forum name to your apparel if you fancy.

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Is it just me, or are most of these slogans ripped off from
Posted: 04/05/2010 at 16:15

Suspiciously similar to the Nike technical T I bought my mum from TK Maxx that said "My Race or Your's?"
Posted: 04/05/2010 at 17:42

3rd one very impolite....should be "Your pace or mine" Winners noted underneath the t's!
Posted: 04/05/2010 at 21:32

So, my suggestio, below, was a failure.

"Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Pies

Posted: 05/05/2010 at 02:26

Some have been available on T's through cafe press for ages

My Pace or Yours

Kick Asphalt

Posted: 05/05/2010 at 14:40

So they're not even original*.  Can't believe they didn't go for Nipples on Fire.  I might have to make that one myself. 

[edit: *lawsuit, anyone?   ]

Posted: 05/05/2010 at 15:04

Unfortunately my suggestion of "If you can read this, then the b*tch fell off" is A) Unoriginal, and B) Doesn't really work in this context.

Unless it was a piggyback race

Posted: 05/05/2010 at 15:08

kittenkat wrote (see)
The Duckinator wrote (see)

Unfortunately my suggestion of "If you can read this, then the b*tch fell off" is A) Unoriginal, and B) Doesn't really work in this context.

Unless it was a piggyback race

Ah, forgot about that
Posted: 05/05/2010 at 17:58

I think they're pretty good except for the every run's a winner one.
Posted: 05/05/2010 at 18:19

Is this ' numarketing' for a brand - so subtle you won't even realise it's RW.  Would much prefer an in your face forumite style. 
Posted: 05/05/2010 at 18:25

I'm sure that I read better slogans in the competition
Posted: 05/05/2010 at 22:26

Are there going to be TM issues if several of them are already out there?
Posted: 06/05/2010 at 07:30

Yeah I have the My Pace or Yours on a Nike top I bought last year after it was advertised in Runners World, I'm sure I've seen the Kick Asphalt before too. I think someone should look into the legalities of printing these before putting them into production!
Posted: 06/05/2010 at 12:34

Nothing original and on a dull t-shirt.  How are you supposed to spot a forumite wearing one of these?  Fetchies and Pirates can be easily identified, even at the London marafun, but anyone wearing one of these will blend into the crowd.  Sorry RW, you've missed a great opportunity.
Posted: 06/05/2010 at 13:26

Agreed.  RW needs a real style and logo that stands out. Don't be so boringly corporate.
Posted: 06/05/2010 at 17:42

Not out of this world but pretty nice - if you guys can do better why not create a design and post a link.
Posted: 08/05/2010 at 21:07

errrr,  we did  .. thats what the competition was for 

I spent a whole night shift thinking up slogans and most of them were bliddy excellent   !!

Posted: 08/05/2010 at 21:13

My pace or yours is such a nike rip off.

could you not have selected original deisgns? 

Posted: 11/05/2010 at 16:11

I have the Nike 'My pace or yours?' t-shirt, and these new designs are too obviously 'dorunning'...
Posted: 11/05/2010 at 16:37

All in all a magnificent success.  Sounds like the competition should have been who can plagiarise the best t-shirt.  I'm surprised one of the winners wasn't 'Just do it'.

What about:

My shorts weren't brown when I left the house.

Posted: 11/05/2010 at 17:28

That is funny. They ought to have used it
Posted: 12/05/2010 at 12:35

having checked on said slogans, 3 have been used and are still used by t-shirt/sports companies and said slogans have copyright on them.

get ready for a legal fight RW.

Posted: 20/05/2010 at 10:11

There were some really funny slogans in the comp. I doubt that RW would have the balls to use them though. Perhaps we can just make our own.
Posted: 23/05/2010 at 16:41

I submitted the 'my pace' one, and am sure it has been around for ages. I did a whole lot but they probably had to go with ones that were pretty safe and not too edgy. I haven't been told by RW, just saw it online today and am chuffed regardless - I never win competitions!
Posted: 24/05/2010 at 13:16

I thought I was a winner too, mine's number 2, was also delighted as I've never won anything like this before,  but no sign of notification let alone prize yet! Perhaps they just pick people's brains and they were just teasing that there would be a prize!
Posted: 08/06/2010 at 13:09

Did you ever get your prizes? I've been asking RW for ages but only got one tee after a lot of nagging, what a shower pro direct are.
Posted: 19/09/2010 at 13:35

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