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Everywhere do I percieve a certain conspiracy of rich men seeking their own advantage underthat name and pretext of commonwealth.
The drama queen in me is thinking...
This would be my third up run and I'm wondering about whether I really want to do this again. I only ever turned up to see if I could achieve the goal, and it has been an incredible journey, but I might have reached the end of it?
Something keeps running through my head on how damned disrespectful the current situation is to all the runners just dangling on a thread wondering if this proforma will be forthcoming prior to the deadline. A proforma sounds like a simple piece of paper, why is it taking days/weeks to produce this, surely it must be a standard thing for all IAAF races? Why wasn't it prepared before everyone was notified they were not permitted to run? Why wasn't this made a pre-requisite for entry this year? I feel like Comrades have stolen my entry fee and now I'm stranded. For many days now I've been barred from taking place in this race.
Thanks for the context SD, I really appreciate your views. So I can substitute ASA for IAAF, feelings remain the same, I recall Mr Ross' info too that the same applies to all races in SA, so I am thankful I have already run Cape Town and 2O (although I have no medal from that as I was uncharacteristically 7 minutes late ) Still a wonderful experience.
It feels like good bye South Africa.
Short version (ha ha)
- Love you guys and gals to pieces - quite right about the camaraderie most precious commodity ever- Kudos - don't care for it - I run stuff because I want to - I know I am a drama queen and a big attention seeker and in-race I am in my element with all that - but I could quite easily just put a hoody on and get the job done - I argue that the attention is about charity and I generate a lot of that - but I don't stomp around (too much anyway) going "look what I did!"- Club - I have in the past - but I am a lone runner - I don't need a club and they would be irked at me not committing to them and helping out and being a responsible contributor etc - I really don't want to mess people about just because ASA say I should.
Time to shut up I am blabbing too much
SS you are a soothing voice of sanity against my irked and inflamed interior thank you
Today I have 3 unopened e-mails in my inbox that I am staring at from various sources all Comrades related, my hand keeps hovering over them, but I can tell from just the lead-ins showing that there is no resolution, I think I have created quite a fuss though... I should open them shouldn't I?
Going back to work now, its reporting day and deadlines are hanging over me no time to read other stuff just now.