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Surely, there is less polution now than there was 30 years ago?
Wouldn't most homes of had a coal fire back then? Pollution from factories etc too.
We have all this health and safety stuff at work (and home) that surely our general environment has got to better now than it was 30 years ago.
Or is it down to all the additives in food etc and general contact with chemicals that are deemed as being "safe" in our modern lfe style?
The project is now focussed on ben moreau? a young english guy i think ,fantastic runner.
global warming? are we not in a worse place than we were a while back or is the cutting down on fossil fuels and the like old news from a long time ago? i do agree that not enough younger people are getting in from a young age but at the same time how many young people run cross country at school ? i know its not as usual as a few years back. Is there a right answer or an overall answer for the question? its more a matter of opinion. maybe this could be a start of how do we get youger people into running?
Maybe the showing of this documentary on national tv would give some inspiration to younger or new runners etc? I know for one how motivated i feel by the LM so a documentary may also provide the edge some need to get out running.
just a passing thought
When's that then?
I hope he gets better
is evil alex vero the bloke who dresses like a clown, heinously collects charity money on the way round, but shockingly skips out half the course?
online forum witch hunts: not only are they balanced and reasoned, but they have a significant influence on people who actually matter!
MM - have a look on the Blackpool thread on events. There are Garmin readings (which mean nothing in themselves) but also experienced runners analysing their times and smelling a rat. Also go onto Athletics Data and see how many runners ran significant pbs.
It's not been proved one way or the other it was short, but there are serious questions about it.
Hiily,Thanks for the info.
That's really depressing.
The last thing you want to hear when you've put your heart and soul into an event such as a marathon is to learn that the organisers couldn't get things sorted enough to produce a course of the right length.
Still, could've been worse, imagine being Tomas Abyu and missing a slot at Beijing because the Dublin course wasn't ratified!!!!!!!!
LizzyB,Long time, no speak.Sorry but I totally disagree.Can't imagine that I'd ever be bragging that I once won a 26.1M race.Doesn't quite have the same ring to it.
Frankly, I'd be furious and I'd be seeking a refund from the organisers.
LizzyB - no one is belittling his achievement in winning handsomely. The point I was making was that the course was short. I know the runner you mention quite well and have raced against him on many occasions. I generally beat him in road races - so yes, a good standard club athlete and one of the people MM says would have trained hard and been robbed of what would be a fantastic time for him.
I believe I said the winner's performance was impressive, coming from no running background and winning a decent standard marathon. I just wanted to point out the times are suspect.