My club organises a very short triathlon for beginners. I was marshalling on the cycling element, when a woman on a fold-up bike went past. Apparently, the observer from the national tri organisation went ballistic when she saw this herself, but was persuaded not to have her disqualified. I could see both sides of this, but I thought elimination might be more appropriate in a bigger, longer, far more official tri. Made me laugh though at the contestant's chutzpah.
Hmm. Hard to say what you might achieve doing that. I guess you need to come back and tell us when you've done it what your time was like how it felt, then give us feedback on how your 'training' (or lack of it) works for you. If you can get down to 21 minutes, it's conceivable I suppose you could run 2 or 3 mins faster with some 5k-specific training, depending on your age and natural ability.
As I've said in a different thread, worse, much worse, was the twat at the Ealing half who decided to wears some speakers round his waist and inflict his appalling taste in music on everyone around him, a bit like the anti-social kids on the bus who think they're being hard.
To be in the top 1% in terms of global assets one would need to have $798 US. That's around £500,000 in the UK.
Add up your housing equity (if any), pension fund (if any), and cash. Subtract from that all your debts, and you're done.
The problem with having masses of borrowed money floating around is that all it does is ramp up the price of goods. A bit of a slap in the face for people who have some real assets, they are forced to compete with others who have no concept of how skint they really are.
a teacher in line to retire on a final salary pension will enjoy retirement benefits that it would cost me about half a million quid to fund. Add that to whatever they have earned in salary or made by speculating on the value of their own home , plus general social provision in this country and the small matter of living in a comparatively safe well defended advanced country and so on...I'm paying taxes to foot the bill for that by the way
that teacher is well and truly in the 1%. Yet s/he is waving the red flag on strike and forcing me to either use up my annual leave or pay extra child care to fund their little war
So form a union, demand better conditions. A race to the bottom doesn't work out well for anyone.