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has anyone ran the nottingham marathon/robin hood marathon?they say you cant listen to earphones?are they strict on this?
its just i am one of those annoying people who can only run to music
i havent entered yet just wanted to check as i have only done a few runs and didnt know if this was common practice
Run with other people, no need to listen to music then
WHAT Talk to people haha no way
Increasingly common practice thankfully.
I've lost count of the number of people over the years who've stated they can't run without music only to find that, when they've had to at an event, not only can they run music free but they actually enjoyed it.
Congrats, that was a race of the entry fee or you could try being really brave and actually just running.
Oh... Yes, I was being sarcastic
I'm glad to see races are beginning to disqualify runners not abiding by the rules.
I find it odd to run those distances and not be aware of what is going on around you. seems kind of antisocial.
Lots of unhelpful and judgemental replies, I see.
I used to always run with music and also race too. I had music on the first time I did Nottm mara but didn`t last time (2013). Once or twice, I did races where they said strictly no music but I kept my IPod shuffle stashed away until I really needed it then removed it before the end. Usually it`s just nanny state / health & safety gone mad.
I intend to do the full at Nottm this year. I doubt I`ll be plugged in but I shan`t judge those that are! Good luck.
Cheers The Egyptian Toe not sure why people are so negative towards it? its doesnt make someone better or worse runner for listening to music
It's not the listening to music bit it's the not hearing marshalls and ambulances coming through.
ok, it's like this.
There's rules and rules. Some have some sort of function which may or not be to your understanding; which is why we legislate for idiots, and really that's about it.
But it isn't.
One of the basic life rules in a democracy is that to succeed, we need a certain level of co-operation. Which sort of means we need people to at least agree on the basics.
If you don't agree and spend your life arguing the toss with everyone and anyone, you'll lose. That's because success isn't 'taken' it's conferred upon by others.
So what has that got to do with breaking the 'no headphones in races rule'?
Well it's a bit of a giveaway of your personality, the same personality that will prove long term to be the source of your failure to thrive.
By sticking two fingers up to a rule which is accepted by the majority, not are you saying the majority are irrelevant to your purpose but you also have the cheek to do this in their faces.
Your 'me' attitude becomes an insult to others by default by virtue of personal demonstration.
Best go with the flow lest you get drowned.
Possibly. Which one?
Jesus man just run the frigging thing. No music soooooooooo what, whats up with you. Only an hour and a half out of you're life ( give or take this and that shit ) Are you a runner or a secret dj. Get on with it man for fuck sake and listen to your bling when you get back.
Well I do have a sense of humour, but it doesn't extend to laughing while a guy falls off a roof.
Sid - If you are going to break the rules why are you announcing it? Is it just to piss folk off or to piss the runner and organsiers off on the day?
Its not big or clever.
Cheshercat are you on drugs man? i have stated i am going to run without it please for the love of god get with the program. RicF you are one strange strange man.cougie thats exactly what i am going to do i might even enjoy it i will train with it tho. astics no i am not a dj i sell car parts for a living but a dj does tent to play music rather than listen to it
VDOT50 haha sorry to hear about the evil music man im sure the happy folk on here will hunt him down with there pitch forks and burn him alive
Yer thinking of that next year just got 1 marathon and half marathon then i might try summit else
one question to the music fans while running.....how do you hear the other runners around you even when on the trails? are you aware where other runners are who are behind you, going to overtake coming into a narrow part of the trail/road?
I am a non music person myself and find that I have a fab time running and have met some ace people on races where we have helped each other through tough parts not sure this would happen if I was to wear music.
Rowrex - these are the weird lot who for some reason take part in a sport that they actually don't really like that much - they need something to 'help' them get through it.
Doesn't happen in any other sport. Quite bizzare.