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Wobbled wrote (see)
I still think it's sexist. If it's all about recognising and rewarding performance women shouldn't be judged against men's times. I'm not convinced it wasn't just an oversight rather than a desire to keep it simple and transparent.
Strictly speaking isn't it also ageist ? Like a few on here I'm cracking on a bit and getting up the the faster colour bands will be practically impossible for me.
Would making the bands based on "age graded" results be the only fair way of working out the bands ? That takes account of gender and age doesn't it ?
Wonder how hard that would be... mind you it would make the little logo a bit obscure. Rather than "Sub 1:55" it would have to be "+65%" or something similar.
Well, from my 2007 time (3.09) I'd have a nice purple one else I'm blue (about 15 times over!).
So, Dan would you go back to 2007 and use my Leicester Marathon time? Also ran a sub 1.30 half in 2007 but haven't raced a half since!
BTW, fair play for coming on here and answering the questions and explaining where you're coming from.
seren nos wrote (see)
weevil.............love the idea of an age grading colour instead of a time..............being a mature woman............if I keep on running faster as I get older...i might eventually be able to get my purple top
That is an excellent point
As long as you kept running as you got older you'd work your way up the grading system... even if you didn't get any faster ! Just got to maintain the pace and wait for the years to mount up and eventually the Gold shirt will turn up Only way I'm ever going to get one.... or the much coveted purple one for that matter... or the blue...
Dan Very good of you to come on and answer the points raised.
I am torn, I can see both sides of the discussion. I am proud of what I have achieved and to be honest I tell anyone and everyone my PB and probably bore them about my running. However, I am not sure about why I would be wearing the top.
Plus, most importantly it seems I am the only one who doesn't loke purple. Which is obviously the colour range I am in.
scooby............i will swap you my orange top for your purple one
my other problem is if I get faster now I will change to a green top............i don't like green much
cougie wrote (see)
I saw these at the Expo at VLM and thought I'd treat myself to one if I hit my GFA in Edinburgh. I haven't mentioned this on here yet for fear of jinxing it - but as I got the time I wanted - a purple tee will be on its way to me soon. Its my little treat to me for running so well. It'll mean bugger all to everyone else - but so long as I'm happy eh ?
but they were keeping the purple one for me
seriously..........well done.thats a great time
Had a chat with some clubmates with these tops on the LSR on Sunday.
The general opinion was that, we couldn't wear it racing - I've got a club top that allows the AAA race cost reduction, and you have to run in club kit anyways.
I wouldn't wear it training with clubmates as we all know each other's times, there's people both faster and slower than me.
We also discussed that it would paint such a large target on your back were it used for racing or solo training.
On reflection, it's a nice idea, but not for me.
I've got one for my HM time (sub 85mins) and wear it quite happily on club nights and wore it when I paced a work colleague around our local Parkrun on Saturday so she could get her first sub 30min time. It's a bit of fun and clubmates have seen it and asked me where I got it so they could get one for their respective marathon and HM times (sub 3h45, sub 3h30 and 1h30 ). Nice little gap in the market so kudos to DanA for doing something about it. I'll quite happily get another one for my marathon (sub 3h15).Quality of the garment is great - on a par with other named brands.
No-one's forcing you to buy one and if the concept takes off for him, why not extend it to the 10k distance to expand the market?
Mine arrived today too! I went for a medium size and it fits me perfectly. I'm nor quite as wirey as I'd like to be !
Must be me then.
Guess this means that I'm going to have to lose some weight...... and height..... possibly a couple of ribs....
Wonder if Vango do a range of running gear......
Enjoy wearing yours Cougie - I'll be looking enviously at all you normal sized people.
Only emailed Xempo at 6:30pm and I've already had a reply !
They are going to send me the T shirt style to see if I can squeeze my massive frame into that.
Got to give them credit - they do seem to be working hard on looking after their customers.
so it could be the vests are for racing whippets ?
Weevil - I was talking to Dan at the VLM Expo and I think the vests and T-Shirts might be made at 2 separate places. I think he said the vests came out smaller than the T's as a result. So you might not have to remove those ribs after all!!
Oh and I wear mine much as Matchstick Man does - just as a training top really, although I also wore mine to a recent Park Run (where I also ambled round in a vey sedate fashion). Not sure I follow the logic of not being able to wear it to Club Nights cos your mates know your times anyway - it's just a top, no big deal for me. But each to their own I guess.
I was wondering whether to get one for my OH.................but what if in his next marathon he goes faster and changes colours............his current one would be made redundant almost immediately
do they do a part exchange scheme
I forgot about this thread.........
Taxi driver.surely easier just to order it under the name of someone in your running club that has run that time...............
but again..you wouldn't really want the colour that didn't go with your achievements
I just wear Y Fronts and my Medals when I'm Running.