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Good point cake and yes I do get a guaranteed place for London but lots of people don't. Giving my thoughts here in the spirit of the thread title. Many people I run with agree with this view but of course we only encourage the slower runners although it really is lack of training rather than ability that usually leads to a sub 4 and a half hour marathon.
I think Alex Vera prooved this point very well. No wonder he got a lot of grief from people on the Forums. Poor Alex
Well said Frog- I could kiss you. People are so pecious on here - but we all knew that didnt we?
which is why I answered with a rant mike frog and then answered politely
But I still think that the elite runners can understand why someone might run a marathon an hour or so slower then them because of various limitations...........why can't some slower runners eg 3:00 hrs understand that other have limitations that restrict them to 4 hours and 5 hours and at these times people are running for the full distance and have trained for years........not walking at all.......
It must be down to their character or lack of understanding.........
and the sun is out today now so no more ranting...............peace in my house so I'm off for a bath............( cause I have been out training)
Dear Lady I share an office with, 37.5 hours a week...
You drive me up the wall when you eat, slurping your cuppa soup and eating ryvita with your mouth open. Also, you whistle through your nose on inhaling/exhaling... It really annoys me ..
You probably aren't aware, but the rest of your team are fully aware that you come in at 9.30am and leave at 4pm, you don't pull your weight or do your core hours. You seem to use any excuse under the sun to 'work from home' ... Furthermore, I am getting increasingly intolerant of you barking orders at me, not fully explaining yourself thus resulting in me completing said tasks only to be told its wrong.
You'll be sorry when I hand my notice in...
Kind Regards, L
Trained for years eh? what does that mean I wonder? Its just that in Brighton we have a marathon and a fun carnival at Pride. Maybe the marafunners can bugger off there. But seriously of course anyone can run however they like........just letting you know the mutterings from the runners in front. Of course we dont say it. Out loud
North London Runner wrote (see)
My point is that blisters are not a medal to hang round your neck-brag about not getting them
I wasn't proud of them and didn't want not to be able to walk for two days. I wanted a better time and a comfortable race.
I never got them on any of my previous long runs despite wearing exactly the same thing on my feet - if you can explain that, then please do. It would be much more helpful than your sarcasm.
Do you mean precious NLR.
I agree with your point re this was the whole point of this thread......"Things you want to say but can't"
NLR Is entitled to his opinion, we may not agree and think he is a elistist bum-head who doesn't appreciate the time and effort a huge amount of runners put into training for a marathon and yet don't run at Olympic levels - but it is his opinion non-the-less It would be a very very boring world if we were all the same.
Slugsta wrote (see)
Didn't get first class honours, Lee?? You obviously weren't putting the effort in (BTW, neither did I!)
Didn't get first class honours, Lee?? You obviously weren't putting the effort in
Afraid not; I spent too much time in the pub for that. Mind you, my pal that came to the pub with me got a first, so I probably can't blame the alcohol
My God how dull is she when shes not on form!
Ooooh! *raises handbag under chin* Get you! I'm indeed very, very, very dull; well spotted.
Oh and my name is LEE not LEA. I thank you
JWrun wrote (see)
Do you mean precious NLR. I agree with your point re this was the whole point of this thread......"Things you want to say but can't" NLR Is entitled to his opinion, we may not agree and think he is a elistist bum-head who doesn't appreciate the time and effort a huge amount of runners put into training for a marathon and yet don't run at Olympic levels - but it is his opinion non-the-less It would be a very very boring world if we were all the same.
Prime Minister questions is on..............If Lea the Pea degree(s) were gained by a combination of effort and ability then why doesn't that apply to other endeavours such as running.Order!!!
Prime Minister questions is on..............
To anyone who thinks it is cool to chomp on chewing gum with your mouth open making disgusting noises I can hear over the music on my ipod - fecking stop it, I do not want the hear that when I am on the train or anywhere else.
And another thing,stop fecking spitting it out everywere, it costs a fortune to clear it up and we don't want to step in it or get it on our clothes when you have stuck it under the bliddy seat
Ah that's better
In fact anyone who drops litter - PICK IT UP YOU LAZY BASTARDS!!!
No really I am feeng better now
Dear colleague, you are 31 years of age would you STOP speaking in that hideous baby voice? You only put it on when you want something (usually food) and it is intensely annoying, instead of trying to be cute all the time why don't you learn to do your job properly then people might not bitch about you so much.
Your mood swings are also INSANE and you are possibly the most unprofessional person I have ever met.
I THANK YOU
Try the following to your boss:
"I'm a bit bored. I think I'll go home now"
PS - B, You CAN tell people to pick up litter. Remember, you'll be able to run fastee than them.
Gosh - some of these have made me laugh. To North London Runner I thought you were a pompous git for saying "lack of training rather than ability usually leads to a sub 4 and a half hour marathon". Lots of runners done don't start running until later in life, I was 46 and my first marathon took 4.59 at the age of 52. But after only a few minutes thinking about it I think you could be right and I could push myself a bit harder. My husband thinks I should. I would love to do around 4.50 this Sunday at Nottingham but should really push myself in training to get nearer 4.30 next time. Next time I run I will have a picture of this pompous north london runner in my head looking down at me!
Thanks NLR - didn't explain why I had no problems before or since but it was useful
Dear tourists in St James's Park,
Please stop feeding the pigeons. Please stop chasing the pigeons. Pigeons are not a rare and beautiful species, they are crap-happy vermin, and, unless you live at one of the poles you probably have them somewhere in your own country. Go and feed them there.
Ditto seagull feeders in Margate!
Love the term "elitist bum-head"
back to the thread;
To charity muggers- I'm sorry I don't even stop for the pretty ones.......
To big issue sellers- sorry but I'm not going to fund your lifestyle choice.......
and if it was worth reading i might buy it...........
Err what now NLR - being homeless is a lifestyle choice? Yeah, sure it is. i've worked with homeless people and not one of them decided one day to give up their job / home / family to sleep rough and lose their dignity.
I know this is the thread where you can say what you like, and you've let us know how amazingly ignorant someone can be, well done, good effort.
ANTB - Don't feed the troll!! I tell you what though he/she is good at it and this is the perfect thread for it, surpised we've not had more comments like that on here!
Dear FatWoman with your FatKids
May I remind you that it is illegal to park with all four wheels of your oversized FatMobile on the pavement. I realise that having to waddle more than 5 yards to the door of the cream cake shop is far too taxing and the double yellow lines mean that you can't park on the road. However, the pavement is now completely blocked and everyone else now has to step out into the traffic to get past.
...feed me instead ANTB, i'm hungry and still have the commute home to get through
*stomach rumbles loudly*
I could murder a sausage right now (sarnie that is ) mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
I'm all ranted out Oh no wait, i've just thought of something...
why oh why oh why do we have to pay extortionate amounts of money for the Pope to pay a visit???? Do slightly guff roads really need to be tarmac'd for him to drive over? I don't think he'll be that bothered. Should his followers be asked to pay money to hear him give mass? NO!!! What a con. I thought religion was supposed to be free? I'm sure Gandhi wouldn't have charged. If he can't come and do a mass for free, then he can bugger off (though i'm not Catholic, so i'm not fussed anyway).
Yours rather Insincerely
p.s. I do not expect to be struck down by lighting for slagging off the Pope, but then again, who knows... *puts on rubber soled boots just in case...*
Lee the Pea wrote (see)
why oh why oh why do we have to pay extortionate amounts of money for the Pope to pay a visit???? Do slightly guff roads really need to be tarmac'd for him to drive over?
Trouble is if you make being homeless comfortable enough people will decide to do it as a lifestyle choice. Do people force drugs on these people? And the people who get paid to work with them will of course want to keep the gravy train rolling. In years to come i will be prooved right just like i have said about the charity fat cats who have used runners for years to fund their salaries. Wait for Dispatches to out them or believe me now folks- of course you wont!!