THe 50 Mile Challenge Recluver, Kent, Sunday 19th July. Rural laps of just over 6 miles, friendly and low key. You can leave a drop bag at the start/finish point with whatever you want and there will be nibbles en route.
Even worse in the 70's - in some pubs they wouldn't serve women with pints. At the one I used to frequent in Liverpoolf you did manage to get one the landlord would come over and slosh it into 2 half pint glasses 'accidentally' spilling as much as he could on the table.
Given that the op's argument was based on a false premise could he not come back and apologise?
It could be that he is of the same mind set of a certain central London shop that sells the Altra range of running shoes - designed for ultra runners- only in its Mens' running range - but not in its 'Ladies'. The inference being that only men do real running whilst 'ladies' only do the fluffy pink fun runs that the op was so upset for being excluded from.
Aaaaarghh! What a sight for sore feet. Poor public they don't know what they're about to be subjected to . First Lady indeed - the cat hasn't stopped laughing yet.
Anyway many thanks for all your support as well as that from JFDI, HQ and all involved. Great event and lovely to see you all after not being there for the past couple of years. Hope to be back next year to defend my title.