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MrTim




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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2018 8:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
I know we've digressed a little, but endurance sports in general, tend to be participation sports rather than spectator sports; that's where they differ from the £billion major sports. I almost never watch any sport tbh, unless it's Kona live-stream or school sports day. I've lined-up in the same wave as Andreas Raelert in an Oly Tri, and two months later I passed him on the marathon at IM Regensburg (he was injured). How many people get to play football with Rooney or Giggs? We should be grateful for this.

I'd rather do sport than watch it.


It is pretty cool. I got within five metres of Mo Farah when we were racing in the London 10000 a few weeks ago. Admittedly the course had doubled back on itself and he was heading in the opposite direction, having done 6km to my 3 and was about 6000 places ahead, but still a proud moment Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 24, 2018 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jorgan wrote:
I know we've digressed a little, but endurance sports in general, tend to be participation sports rather than spectator sports; that's where they differ from the £billion major sports. I almost never watch any sport tbh, unless it's Kona live-stream or school sports day. I've lined-up in the same wave as Andreas Raelert in an Oly Tri, and two months later I passed him on the marathon at IM Regensburg (he was injured). How many people get to play football with Rooney or Giggs? We should be grateful for this.

I'd rather do sport than watch it.


Actually this is a good point.

A few years ago I did a Challenge race in Bahrain. Setting up in T1, I bumped into Tim Don, who was also getting his kit ready. Quick smile and 'good luck' to each other - top of the field to the bottom of the field - but a magical moment for me knowing we were 'sharing' the same transition space and being in the same race.

It does make a big difference to the engagement of this sport for anyone getting into it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Meanwhile... here's a fairly dull discussion on sentencing guidelines, fraud and legal interpretation....

https://thesecretbarrister.com/2018/06/22/why-was-a-homeless-man-jailed-for-pretending-to-run-the-london-marathon/
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see that the SB agrees with most of us here. A ridiculous sentence.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

....all because some muppet can't look after his race number Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ed_m wrote:
Meanwhile... here's a fairly dull discussion on sentencing guidelines, fraud and legal interpretation....

https://thesecretbarrister.com/2018/06/22/why-was-a-homeless-man-jailed-for-pretending-to-run-the-london-marathon/


Which merely concludes that it does indeed appear to be harsh sentencing.

Thanks for posting.

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