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Asics262 - 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 22:42

Seren Nos: A soft target? Get lost. I found the target quite hard as I had never run a marathon. Christ you annoy me. LOL.

In fact all you forumites annoy me. Probably as much as I (me), a ‘non-runner’ annoys you. It’s not your forum - yet you guys seem to think it is.  

The competition is what it is. Deal with it or join another forum. Read another magazine. I’m sure you can find one - but until you do just get on with it.  

This post will not be popular and I’m sure there will be some smartarse wanting to have a pop - but just shut up - all of you. Get off your high horses. The five of us were deserved winners - whether or not you liked the procedures or the outcome or the £900 of freeies we had, or the free trip to Paris etc etc.

We worked damn hard for it.   FFS

Have a nice evening.

Mid Life Crisis - Part 2

Posted: 27/10/2014 at 22:11

HI everyone - thanks for the comments. It was a dry suit - but it has now been given back. It did indeed have a rubber seal on the neck, arms and legs to keep water out. The trsuit was nice - but that has gone back too.

So - I'll get new ones maybe after xmas. My first tri isn't until May - so plenty of time.

Alas SerenNos - my hybrid doesn't have a bell, but does have skinny tyres. It's a nice one - but nice doesn't do triathlons.

I'll keep reading, researching and will pop back in here when I need more advice.

Thanks everyone.


asics 5 winners

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 23:10

@stan trinket - Yes we did get a new Garmin Forerunner 620


DNF at Ironman Wales

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 23:06


Mid Life Crisis - Part 2

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 23:02

So - give the drysuit back?

DNF at Ironman Wales

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 22:54

Pob lwc Natalie - rwy'n hapus i ddarllen dy blog - ac rwy'n siwr dy fod yn mynd i lwyddo yn y dyfodol.


Mid Life Crisis - Part 2

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 22:47

Okay - why is that Dave? I'll check what it is - I'm sure it's a neoprene dry suit. Luckily I've not paid for it yet. Just reading about it all now.


Mid Life Crisis - Part 2

Posted: 25/10/2014 at 22:43

So my first mid life crisis was to run a marathon at 40 years of age. I've now run two and will not hit 40 until February. Winning a part in the Asics 262 campaign was life changing for me.


.... it's time for the second mid life crisis. I have entered my first triathlon and even though it is not until May I am really nervous.

I've got my hands on a second hand drysuit and trisuit (£60 from my cousin).

Of the three areas - I know I can run (I think), I used to swim competitively (up to 18 years old) - so that's not a worry. I also have a 1:1 technique lesson this week. My bike is a simple Specialized hybrid and it's here I am worried.

So I thought I'd pop in here to say hi and thanks to all who have posted. I have so much to read and am ploughing through the threads that I think will help.

Best wishes


asics 5 winners

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 21:33

asics 5 winners

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 21:24

@seren nos: I think you are mistaken. The forum is not the be all and end all for Runner’s World magazine. The aim of the competition surely is to advertise Asics and neither they nor the magazine care what a few people on a forum think.

Yes - it is to “have some nice piccies and stories to publish in the magazine”. We were all wearing ASiCS gear. We all had ‘piccies’ in the ASICS shop.

I for one do not believe you are that naive. 

I have stuck around the forum - but I do not make it the centre of my life. I know for a fact that others of us 5 read the website and the magazine. Does it make them any less worthy of winning the competition? I do like the forum (as you have said), but I do believe some attitude’s stink. This thread proves that with some clearly having a bee in your bonnet about the whole thing.

Yes - they did take the voting away from the forum and put it towards the social networks. The people on the forum are already here. The social networks are the untapped audience - the audience that will be inspired by some ‘normal’ people like me (the fat one from Wales!!!).

Is it working? We will never know - but with some of the attitudes I see on the forum I’m not surprised people do not bother coming in.

I hope you are going to enter this year.

@Millsy: Yes yes yes - you have it sussed. It’s now the way of the world - I agree, it did indeed turn into a popularity contest for some. Then you spoil it all “if only all the contestants were like him” (like Malcs) - why say that? Why insult the other four? Everyone is different with their own lives. You know nothing about us besides what was printed in the magazine.

@Screampillar: If it’s that tiresome being here then there are other running forums you can access.

@literatin: I disagree. I made all my GPS stuff available in three places. MyAsics, Garmin Connect and Strava.

@Minni: Malcs is indeed a shining example of how the forum can work. In all fairness (and respect to Malcs) - he does spend a lot of time on here and maybe it was the popularity contest that was mentioned by Milsy.


I’ve posted the above and it may annoy people - but as I’ve got to the end of the thread I’m softening now. I think everyone should enter the competition. It was an experience and for me life changing. I know it was the same for some of the others that I’m still in touch with.

I do think it is unfair that some posters here believe we were just there for the freebies. People will never know what I went through in the October I applied for the competition. Nobody will ever know why I applied- but for some of you to assume we did it for the trainers, clothes etc - then thseo people can get lost (the nicest words I can think of without swearing).

It’s really sad that some of you think this way.

Sorry if I offend anyone.


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