Dr Robert

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Anti-social music broadcasting runners

Posted: 16/07/2014 at 09:34

I think that we should agree on a standard form of rebuke... how about one of these?

Turn off your shi*t

Noise pollution!

Nice tracks, shame about the base.

I fart in your general direction.

... or any others?



Anti-social music broadcasting runners

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 09:49

The drummers under the overpass at mile 20 or so at the London Marathon are ear-splittingly awesome, but once you are past them, that's it. But then, LM is one big noise pollution (tip - don't put your name on your vest, you'll be sick of hearing it by the end, as well as people shouting "Don't give up" when you get to mile 26, like I was going to give up just before the end...)

I reiterate my point - if you come to run a race in the country, you shouldn't be subjected to someone else's music while running around the course. It's a bad as spitting (yeuch!)

Anti-social music broadcasting runners

Posted: 14/07/2014 at 11:45

SlowKoala - iPads, iPods, you know what I mean!

This noise pollution is like someone letting off a 10-minute fart right in front of you. Mind you, that can happen...

I think it is best to politely tell them that it is not welcome - hopefully they will get the message (this applies to both noise pollution and farting!).

Anti-social music broadcasting runners

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 13:42

I've just run through the beautiful North Downs in a great race  the Surrey Badger, where MP3s were banned - Runners were disqualified if they were seen wearing headphones. However, at least two runners got around this by wearing their MP3s/iPads and actually broadcasting their music with the device's internal speakers as they ran along, so that they could hear it - and so could everyone else.

Sorry guys, but this is just anti-social.

I don't want to listen to your music and you are imposing it upon me. You might say, 'Run faster' - or slower - but I run at the rate that I run. I shouldn't have to run at a different pace just to get away from your noise pollution.

Please - let's nip this in the bud. There is enough noise pollution in the world already. No MP3s means none - and especially not where you impose your noise on everyone else. Thank you for your consideration.

Ashtead 10K

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 14:43

I have amended the entry page to be 15 years on race day.

Ashtead 10K

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 14:40

I haven't knowingly increased the minimum age. However, the usual rule is that the runner has to be 15 on the day of the race... (UK Athletics rules).

The Trionium Picnic Marathon

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 13:02

Thanks Clifford.

It wasn't my idea - this came from a couple of runners in the early Midsummer Munro races who said that although the Munro was 'quite tough,' they would appreciate the opportunity to 'properly' test themselves. 

I think that it is a 'proper test' for anyone. Wouldn't you agree?

The Trionium Picnic Marathon

Posted: 23/06/2014 at 12:40

As some of you may know, our shirt provider had a goof last week, and not all of our shirts were delivered to the race.

I have just had a phone call from them to apologise - they had inadvertently delivered only 3 out of 4 boxes to us, with the remaining shirts still at their premises, "the first time in 18 years that this has happened."

They are very sorry for the mistake.

The good news is, that if you did not get a long-sleeved Picnic marathon shirt on Saturday, you can send your name, gender and POSTAL ADDRESS to Charles@totalteamwear.co.uk and they will send you a shirt in the post. They have a list of entrants.

The shirts that were not delivered were all medium-sized - that is what he can send you.

Sorry for the mix-up, but we hope that this goes some way to assuaging any disappointment.

Thanks and kind regards,

Rob - Picnic Marathon race organiser

The Trionium Picnic Marathon

Posted: 22/06/2014 at 21:53

You are all mad. Glad you 'enjoyed' it... just wait for tomorrow. Thanks for the kind comments.

Preliminary results are up...


Trionium Midsummer Munro

Posted: 21/06/2014 at 04:53

Good luck everyone!

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