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Great British Relay World Record Attempt

Posted: 23/07/2014 at 13:06

well the " dropping of the baton" has been discussed too on other running forums and yes think that the same conclusion was reached there too

The whole idea of this was a great idea, its just a shame that openess and honesty went out the window

We all know people make money from races ( apart from the odd race where all the money goes to charity, like the Liverbird Marathon where the RD gives every penny to charity which  can be seen from a charity page ) 

but if runners get good value for money and don't feel that they are having the wool pulled over their eyes by questions not been answered and posts been deleted then they have more respect for the Race Organisers


Great British Relay World Record Attempt

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 02:13

it appears that his name has changed yet again!!!

Does someone want my place in Bournemouth Marathon?

Posted: 22/07/2014 at 00:08

bugger didn't realise entries had closed, it still says they're open on line

Angela has the place gone?

Great British Relay World Record Attempt

Posted: 18/07/2014 at 16:52
Dave The Iron Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Does Paul answer questions on Facebook or Twitter ?

No he doesn't , In fact its pretty much the same as it was here

I had deliberately tried to stay out of this debate 

I took part in the GB Relay and paid my £30 I signed up when it was going to be attempted in 2013 and then it got put forward to 2014 

I completely enjoyed it at the time, got a thrill out of running my stage, met lots of new people and made some new friends out of it, I then took part in another stage ( that was free ) which was run by a few folks ( members of running clubs ) again had a thrill 

BUT  and a big BUT 

on the GB relay forum when questions about money or had another opinion the they got deleted

a post that said maybe it would be better if we concentrated on this year and see whether we break the record first before launching the same event in 2015, got deleted

A post saying that they thought the route was going to be different next year, got deleted

when questions about what do we get this year for our  money as its the same price as last year and this year there is no t.shirt   It was deleted 

I'm sure that runners query the price of a run ( or is it just me ) it is not a crime to question whether the run is good value for money before entering

surely as a runner you look to see what you are getting, medal, t.shirt, goody bag how much cost is involved as to getting to it What you get out of it 

Or am I wrong

well  it appears that mr Raining Hands or now Confused as he has called himself or Mr Paul Shack who I have met personally!! has decided to be unfair and delete anyone off his group that wants to ask questions 

I think he thinks that by deleting the questions they will go away 

Well I'm afraid they wont and by deleting people off the group will only seek to wind genuine runners up and leave them disappointed 

Great Barrow Challenge

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 16:15

I'd definitely stay on site, there is a lounge to sit in at night and a bar and its nice to catch up with people

I made quite a few friends there last year who I now meet up with at races plus its nice to just relax after rather than keep driving on and off

British 10k London - measured long?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 16:13
Maxpower North West wrote (see)

Seriously someone would expect pre-race water!!!!

To be honest I don't expect water on a 10k race but for £50 I would expect a mid race blow job!

I just spit my tea all over my keyboard lol

Amsterdam Marathon 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 16:12

Each marathon run is a training run lol and then my taper is the time in between 

I think I have hung around with too many marathon nutters, I am a baby compared to some who seem to run one every week and some nutters run 10 marathons in 10 days lol 

I'm not quite to that standard but my aim is getting to the 100Marathon club 

Race to the stones 2014

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:09

hahaha i'm not quite sure what top i'm going to be running in yet, I've had a few mixed reports about the weather this weekend from glorious hot to raining so not sure what to believe 

I'll let you know what i'm wearing when i pack which will probably be Thurs

I have got to set off at 3am for the trek Sat morning as getting the shuttle bus from Avebury to Compton, I'm staying with a friend and we're trying to do it with a mix of lifts and our cars 

12 in 2012

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:07

ooh Sue O I did Barrow last year an absolutely super event with camping ( or staying in the bunk house ) with food included Highly recommended

I think for me the worst marathon was Anglesey Marathon, off road mountain climbing and chucking it down of rain, my feet were constantly up to my knees in water not to mention the sea ( if you were a fast runner they had to wade through their waists in sea water - never thought i'd be grateful to be a slow runner lol )

So what is next for everyone?

British 10k London - measured long?

Posted: 15/07/2014 at 12:01

I agree with Seren, while people pay £50 to enter this race and it fills up every year ( the route is the only thing I liked about it ) I guess there is no incentive to change anything 

they know people moan but people still enter it the following year so why change it as all it will mean is more costs to them and less profit

oh dear does that sound really cynical 

think i'm in a cynical mood today!!!!

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