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I quite like the idea, but I don't know if anyone else will know what it's all about.
Got me a purple Xempo GFA if it takes off
I checked my times and it looks (despite my earlier quip) like I am only entitled to a white one anyway.
Bloody elitism is creeping into clothinig now.
TimR wrote (see)
I'm getting a white one just to p*ss off the people in colured ones when I overtake them.
I checked my times and it looks (despite my earlier quip) like I am only entitled to a white one anyway.Bloody elitism is creeping into clothinig now.
I wouldn't worry about that. Marigold was spotted wearing a white one outside the pub after VLM, having just run 2:19 or so.
Up until that point, I thought the white ones looked pretty good.
Thanks Dan for the full and honest posts
It is definitely a different idea...........butmy main gripe is that you allocated purple in the wrong time band.........
I'm probably in a minority (I'm not in the least bit interested in race-bling of any kind), but I can't see the appeal at all. I know what times I do for my races and I don't feel the need to wear something to let other people know that. I see running gear as functional and buy for fit, comfort and use rather than any other purpose.
I'd also have thought that if the point is for other people to know how well you have run, they would need to know the colour scheme, otherwise it would defeat the object.
And surely if races are using pen starts, then you'll know that everyone in your pen is capable of running the same kind of pace / race as you - do you need to see everyone in the same colour top to be able to know that? Equally, you'll know that people nearer the pointy end of the race are faster, those behind you are slower.
Finally, when you're in a race - do you really think that people will be looking around for people wearing these tops and working out what kind of a runner they are?
Good luck to you and all that, but, as you've said, it's not for everyone and I'm in that category.
Nice one Dan. I saw the article on the main page as well. My comment about elitism is just a bit of leg pulling and banter that often occurs on these threads. I'm hoping no one took it seriously. Appologies.
It's quite a neat idea but the time bands could be a bit wider if you want to sell more t-shits. Looking at VLM 4h30m is probably a starting point for the second t-shirt.
Tim do you suggest 4:30 so that you could get one
I think there is too many fast catergories and not enough slow ones..............I would think that there are a lot more marathon runners out there that run around a 4:30 marathon than run a 2:30 or 2:45 marathon........................but I can assume that the company have identified their target market and have chosen accordingly..............
got to admit if i was still at 4:26....I wouldn't buy a white one that is there as a finally managed to finish the marathon bracket.............
i haven't seen anyone wearing one.........
anyway off to train for a sub 3:15
not sure about needing proof that you ran the times.............surely i can just say i'm buying it for a friend or clubmate .give their details and then keep the shirt
Dan A - Good and clear posts, great PR.
What's the return policy like for the tops? I'm really picky on the cut of the material - Can we return FOC?
Dan, Is there an option for 'Half Mara' time on the top? I ask as I don't run maras, only halfs - so the purple top I was looking at only has 'sub 3:15' mara on it?
I've run sub 1:30 half, but never the full mara though.
Dan, I used the Spam word because you were promoting your shirts by posting the same message on several different threads, telling people there was a competition. I didn't mean to suggest that you were a "proper" spammer from China or something, but I can't remember seeing this before with other competitions, perhaps Alice or Catherine in the past might start a sticky thread as a sort of announcement, but that's it.
As for the shirts,good luck in your business, I see what you're doing with the marketing, brilliant job. I just don't like the idea and that's that, and this thread seems to be the place to be able to say so. All this business of checking times etc just seems a bit control-freaky. and if I saw a runner with their marathon PB embroidered onto their breast I would just think it was a bit Peter Andre-esque.
Dan - I wear race shirts all the time to train in (unless they are cotton) simply because they are in my drawer and I didn't have to go to a shop to buy them. For the majority of them I really don't care which race they relate to.
Having your PB time on the shirt? Nice little earner when people are progressing. You could sell me a white one now with 4:26:52 on and then another when I get to 4:15
Dan A wrote (see)
Jeepers - fair enough; if it's not for you then I won't try to convince you otherwise. But perhaps you should think of it as a training top rather than a racing top.
Thanks for the suggestion, but even less point - for me - anyhow. I have all the info that I need in my head and in my records.
But I appreciate that I'm in a very small minority, so you may well have a market.
Little M.iss Ultra Happy wrote (see)
Re: FB's post above - if you do decide to do that for tri Dan may I suggest purple for the full distance top?
dan .at the rate I'm progressing.................I hope you are in business a long time till I can earn that purple one..........maybe when I get reincarnated as a runner
Dan.........you will owe me one if this keeps up..................nearly 2000 views on this thread.............I bet loads of people missed the competition on the home page as the go straight to the forums.........
so this is better advertsing than your messages on the marathon threads
seren nos wrote (see)
Seren nos has a point there Dan
I have to say I like the idea, but I doubt I would have the confidence to wear it for a race. And I know those views seem to conflict with each other.
So maybe, as Dan suggests, I'd wear it as a training top.
I think I've talked myself into making a purchase.