Before this goes crazy here's what I was proposing and this is just a proposal. The team was going to be called the Buccaneers (in my mind anyway) and not the pirates, there was to be an association, not an off-shoot. There are no plans for kit as yet as most people would continue to wear their pirate kit. There's never be a plan to hijack the pirate kit or sell advertising space that others have to wear. Individuals can do what they want to their own kit currently, no one has stopped people adding names or personal sponsors in the past.
The main aim is to provide a vehicle for those looking to improve, maybe to Kona standard, not something that was every thought of back in 2004 but times change. This is not trying to take the helm of PSOF but sit complimentary beside it.
The marketing bit is an aside, I was looking to get a few things for the team but it was suggested and rightly, that we should try and get something that all people could use. There’s no sign-up or proof of pirate authenticity etc.
Candy – injunctions, FFS, get a grip man.
So there it is.
Not trying to take the helm? um, sorry but it looks exactly like that to me.
Like a few others I feel compelled to post if only to say what a poor idea this is.
The reason I joined the Pirates was to join not a club as such but a spirit. A spirit of togetherness and support. Not to save money, make money or swim/bike/run with sponsors logos all over me.
If some Pirates want to set up a race team etc then there is nothing anyone can do to stop them but they should start up their own team, name etc and not pile in on the back of the rest of us who simply want to enjoy the camararderie and sponteneity that I associate with racing with other Pirates.
Bit old fashioned and maybe I have missed the point? Maybe but it's how I feel.
Gutted, I am totally useless and have missed registration. If anyone has an entry that they can no longer use I would really like the chance to run this. My brother has just moved to Oxfors and it's conveniently two weeks before my marathon. Thanks.
Hello everyone I am also running this and it will be my first half marathon, very excited! Bedders is there a pace maker for under 1.50 as well and if so are the pacers easy to spot? Cheers
Yes there are pacemakers at 5 min intervals from 1:30 to around 2:30. we were easy to spot last year as we have the time written large on our backs and carry either a flag or balloon with the time on it. See you on the start line