Ladies You Might like this ;o) A New Women's Marathon



  • you have plenty of time to train for it karen


  • Whatever happened to Sport for All and everybody mixing together. What's with this rise in gender apartheid?

  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    Looking at Kathrine Switzer`s history this seems a bit hypocritical seeing what she fought against in the 1980s.
  • Whilst the question of gender-specific races is of course open to discussion, the use of words such as 'apartheid' rather over-eggs your pudding, Sussex.

  • I just put in an extra egg to get a rise Peter. 

  • I know, dear boy

  • Karen Samuel wrote (see)

    Cut off time 6 hoursimageimage

    all marathons should do the same.


    Millsy1977 wrote (see)
    Looking at Kathrine Switzer`s history this seems a bit hypocritical seeing what she fought against in the 1980s.

    I agree!

    And six hours seems plenty to me.  

  • As if by magic, Wilkie appears...image

  • But you weren't first to complain. Losing your touch!

  • Is there anyone out there who can expalin why we need seperate sex marathons? 

  • I can see that. Sometimes the female winner in a race feels more like a category winner than the actual winner of the race. 

    Women that don't have the confidence to race against both sexes. I just find that a bit sad. Sounds a bit meek and submissive.

  •  Nothing wrong with a sex marathon Sussex image

  • maybe they could have a seperate race for all different age groups so each age group wiunner can feel like a winner.....or maybe one for sub 4 hours only so that slower people can feel like a winner

    i think park run has dispelled idea that there is a  need for womens only races even for the begginer distance of 5k

    .by marketing right they are appealling to all....reassuring  women that men aren't scary beings out to upset themmm. to have a race at any longer distance is totally pointless in my can you get to run longer without ever seeing a man out on the streets etc

  • It does beg the question though - does anyone think it's wrong for the men's and women's Olympic marathon to be separate events?

  • Big_GBig_G ✭✭✭

    On TV it's good to have the races separated as otherwise the elite women get lost in the midst of the second tier men. 

  • MillsyMillsy ✭✭✭
    They just need to "man up" really.

    Maybe that's not quite the right term.
  • I have spent time with teenage girls and with women......thank you and have attended lots of park runs and running club events

    as you can see now fading as women realise that they do not need to be in a race just for women..

    yes its great to spend time in a group of women and race with a group of women.but you can do that in a mixed pub or in a mixed race and i think the majority of people nowadays realise this....

    go and chat to those from all ages and all speeds at park runs


  • I'm happy with illiterate if thats what I am.....there are far worse things I could be....

  • I actually think part of the reason interest in the RFL is on the wane is because no-one want to keep raising the money. 

  • Nothing wrong at all Screamy.

    Although I think what KK called seren wasn't called for. Yellow card for KK

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