The real Mr I

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London Marathon - your thoughts?

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 15:31

And the good thing is if you get bored, just wait till you hit the Bridge then duck across the road and head back yourself an hour that way.

A marathon in high heels

Posted: 29/04/2015 at 09:30

Im with the haters. She even downplays the use of trainers in the interview afterwards saying people are saying she 'walked a little bit (without heels)'. No lady you walked a lot.

Bye Bye London Marathon cheats thread

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 13:59
seren nos wrote (see)

So our serial on earth does he get to run 3 years in a row....our house has never got as ballot place in 17 applications


MC9876 wrote (see)

Its too slow for a GFA place - the photos from 2014 was from a charity place.

Maybe he got lucky or ran for charity?

Theres one other way to guarantee entry. GFA ..... what makes us assume he doesn't enter other marathons where theres even less scrutiny on peoples times.

A marathon in high heels

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 05:08

I find it funny that the only photos of her in the race where she has high heels on she's talking to the BBC (or some film crew). The guy probably had to ask her to put them on while they did their interview. I also find it rubbish when she says she wore them on and off during the race. Surely you would keep wearing them till you can't wear them any longer, by which time you're not going to be walking in your comfy shoes while still aching and then going 'Ok, lets get the heels back out again for another 5k. Guarantee you once she changed shoes, the only time she put them back on again was when she was being interviewed by the Beeb.

Bye Bye London Marathon cheats thread

Posted: 27/04/2015 at 14:53

It was nice knowing you until RW spotted it and deleted it ...

Inov8 vs Adidas Sizing

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 00:33

I can't state what Inov-8s are like, but I can confirm pretty much what everyone else is saying, when it comes to adidas, they are smaller and narrower than most other shoes. If you regularly wear a size 9, then you'll probably need a size 10 in Adidas world.

Bournemouth 10K

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 23:59

The tears things were quite funny, but I kind of have to agree with cougie. Its all relative. While an extra 3k might not be a lot to us, a lot of people in this run would have been 'charidee' runners who probably hadn't trained properly so an extra 3k would have been torture for them. Bless.

Im going to read their facebook page, just for the comments!!

Dropping gel wrappers in races - specifically Hull 20

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 00:45
Dachs wrote (see)
Cal Jones wrote (see)

I did the Wimbledon Common Half Marathon yesterday and there were quite a few gel wrappers left on the trail. Wimbledon Common isn't countryside, but it's one London's nicest and largest commons and has a lot of wildlife. I'm sure the organisers picked up the discarded water bottles but the gel wrappers weren't all in the vicinity of the water stations. I can't be that hard to keep hold of them, no?

Wimbledon Common is an exception, because the wombles will get the wrappers and make something useful out of it, like maybe a somewhat sticky hang glider.

The wombles of wimbledon ... common are we. (but they aren't very common, we never see them!)


Dropping gel wrappers in races - specifically Hull 20

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 00:42
E mmy wrote (see)

There are some trail races I run in national parks or forests and the RD explicitly says in his announcement at the start: no littering please. There was a field of 80 runners and at the end of the race he did a litter check of the course: not 1 piece of runner rubbish (including the gel tops). I thought that it showed not only respect to the countryside but to the RD themselves.

I tend to use bins available (even if not on the official course) or put it back in another pocket. Simples. My clothes are going in the wash anyway so a bit of gel gu wont make a difference.

Im going to make a complete generalisation here, and it may provoke people who disagree with me, but I think the type of people who enter trail races tend to take running and their running responsibilities slightly more seriously than average races through normal streets.

Add to this, I think people do feel more sense of guilt throwing rubbish in the middle of a forest than they do on a suburban street where they think 'Oh it will get cleaned up eventually anyway' ... so I think trail races inherently just wouldn't have this problem (certainly not to the extent more urban races would).


Dropping gel wrappers in races - specifically Hull 20

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 21:41

I've always said (and it rarely seems to happen) that at water stations, organisers should put a bin or two about 100 yards down the road from where the water is handed out, with a sign alerting them that there is a bin down there. A lot of people like to take a few sips then throw the cups by the side of the road. The organisers could save themselves a lot of effort if they had a bin down the road that runners knew they could use. But nope, instead they put all the bins next to the water stations for the few people who actually stop, drink all their water and then move on which clearly must be the minority of runners. There is an awful lot of common sense not used by race organisers as well as the runners.

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