Posted: 18/11/2015 at 19:53
seems odd to even call it 10k. Just call it by a name, then no one can misinterpret anything.
In my experience of MT10ks, I finish, and think how much extra distance I must have run because of the much slower times than on the road
I once did a "5k" that was strapped onto a 10k. Both MT affairs. For convenience, they used the last 3k of the 10k route to finish the 5k on.
They were just too dam lazy to make sure the rest of it was 2k. Even though it was run at a different start time to the 10k, and even though it was just set off down a country lane that they could EASILY just have wandered down the road a bit for.
Hence 1/4mile extra distance, some gashfest time in the19.40s, and a tonne of seemingly oppositional abuse from people after the race.
Clubmates (from a club who never won anything apart from 2nd place Woman over 60 in races with 2 women over 60, abusing me because I was "too good" to win such a sh!thouse race.
Local rivals abusing me as being "too sh!t" to do the main race, using the time as a sign of it
ps, yes these grievances from the past are pretty much how I fuel my 60+ mile weeks