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he just followed me on Twitter - seems he thinks he has done nothing wrong! I can feel a question or two coming his way!
He had a twitter row with me last night - before deleting all his tweets.
In summary, he said that "when you have £2k to raise for a good charity you have to do these things" He also claimed that having "run two London's previously he knew the rules". Hmmmmm
Also in response to an old tweet of mine where I'd commented I'd had a bad race and London was my slowest time in 25 marathons he responded with "Pussy". That made me laugh the most / gave me the greatest satisfaction. The guy who found it too much and ducked under the barrier called the guy who found it too much but struggled through 'a pussy'. Hilarious!!
I'm not sure what can still be seen under 'tweets and replies' as he's now deleted his stuff. I'm done on him. Made my point!
"When you have £2k to raise for a good charity you have to do these things."
Ironically, these days you don't actually have to do anything at all, with most paid up front rather than 'pledged' or whatever. He could have stayed in bed and told everyone he'd been ill and very few, if any, would ask for their money back. Certainly none would if he'd said it had all been too much on a hot day.
I've said before I can see how someone walking to the finish doesn't realise they'll still get a time and end up with a medal and t-shirt - they're pretty much thrust at you as you cross the line. I can kind of see why some get into a sense of denial and not want to admit that actually no, they hadn't finished the course. But this guy is a deliberate cheat - he waited for almost an hour to legitimise his time. If he'd done that before the 40k mark he'd have probably got away with it, just a bunch of missed mats but otherwise believable split times.
bol sauce said:
I have just emailed the local paper Dewsbury Reporter about him, and given links to the Times article and to these pages. Don't know if they will be interested, but their email address is [email protected] and their twitter account is @DewsburyReporter.
BigG - is it right? No. Should they know better? Well yes, especially if it's a club place they're using. If I were running VLM would I put resources into rooting them all out? No, probably not.
I wouldn't have thought that number swapping or other cheating by a club member would put that club's allocation at risk, unless it was one of those club place being abused.