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jamous




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PostPosted: Sun Sep 20, 2009 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ban them at least the woman near me today only had one earphone so she it not a danger if you dont hear a car behind you it could be your last run Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was tripped and almost ended up flat on my face because the ipod wearer I was overtaking did not hear me and stepped into my path suddenly.
Consequences for me ending up flat on my face is that there is high prob my shoulder comes out.

I also think they are not a brill idea for training as you cannot hear what is happening around you. I like to hear what is around and I think especially for a lone female if you are running it is crucial.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

couldnt get through my Hurtbox weekly seesion on the treadmill without it though
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not sure if it's been mentioned but the 1st dozen or so miles are in South London, so it'll probably get nicked anyway Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An ipod in arguably the best supported Marathon in the world ? HTFU !
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do some of my training runs with an iPod, but it all depends how it feels for me on the day (of the training session) for me.

Since iPods were banned at my workplace it gives me the opportunity to try out new purchases, etc, and some of my faster runs are faster because of the beat.

As I live in the countryside I now use a set of headphones with one of the ear pieces cut off, as I want to be able to hear other road users aproaching me from behind on narrow country roads.

Therefore I am happy to use music for training. However, I am firmly in the camp of non-MP3 players for organised events. Enjoy the atmosphere, especially at the London.

The 'I need my music to run' people are the same as the 'I need a cigarette' people.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MoJon wrote:
go and spend 8 hours out on the course (like some of the BoPers) who may not be as self motivated as some of you and then make your descision...

If having an ipod or not will stop someone from getting out there and doing a marathon, let them have an ipod FFS!

It annoys me that becuase people are happy without them, immediately no one should be allowed them. Everyone has their own motivation, leave them be.

if you are that worried about them not hearing you, start at the front and stay in front of them in a race, simple!


I have never felt so bored on a run--and I've run tens of thousands of miles since 1980--that I "couldn't get through it" without an iPod.

HTFU. If running is boring, it's probably the wrong sport for you.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You might get away with an iPod in London, but I'd avoid using one if you're doing the Lakefront Mara in Milwaukee. Came across this when browsing cnet.com. Sounds like the UST&F officials are a bit severe.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kemptonslim wrote:
MoJon wrote:
go and spend 8 hours out on the course (like some of the BoPers) who may not be as self motivated as some of you and then make your descision...

If having an ipod or not will stop someone from getting out there and doing a marathon, let them have an ipod FFS!

It annoys me that becuase people are happy without them, immediately no one should be allowed them. Everyone has their own motivation, leave them be.

if you are that worried about them not hearing you, start at the front and stay in front of them in a race, simple!


I have never felt so bored on a run--and I've run tens of thousands of miles since 1980--that I "couldn't get through it" without an iPod.

HTFU. If running is boring, it's probably the wrong sport for you.


I don't need one FWIW but don't forget for some people a single marathon is a goal and if they would prefer one, fair play, at least they are getting off their arses and running, the last thing they need is one more excuse not to run!

Just because you've never been bored, or never needed the added motivation to get past the pain barrier, doesn't mean others don't.

Inclusivity, not exclusivity is what we should be about in mass participation sports if we want to avoid turning into a country of blobs!
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MoJon wrote:
kemptonslim wrote:
MoJon wrote:
go and spend 8 hours out on the course (like some of the BoPers) who may not be as self motivated as some of you and then make your descision...

If having an ipod or not will stop someone from getting out there and doing a marathon, let them have an ipod FFS!

It annoys me that becuase people are happy without them, immediately no one should be allowed them. Everyone has their own motivation, leave them be.

if you are that worried about them not hearing you, start at the front and stay in front of them in a race, simple!


I have never felt so bored on a run--and I've run tens of thousands of miles since 1980--that I "couldn't get through it" without an iPod.

HTFU. If running is boring, it's probably the wrong sport for you.


I don't need one FWIW but don't forget for some people a single marathon is a goal and if they would prefer one, fair play, at least they are getting off their arses and running, the last thing they need is one more excuse not to run!

Just because you've never been bored, or never needed the added motivation to get past the pain barrier, doesn't mean others don't.

Inclusivity, not exclusivity is what we should be about in mass participation sports if we want to avoid turning into a country of blobs!


I tend to agree with kemptonslim, what a shame that they need music to get them through running. Enjoy the environment, surely part of running a race outside is that it is outside and the enjoyment of the course you have chosen to run else why not be on a treadmill with a video infront of you.
I do not see what is exclusive, there are choices people make, personally, coming from another sporting background, I find running and triathlon to be very inclusive sports at what ever level you compete at, everyone is encouraged but everyone should also think about those around them as well.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MoJon wrote:

Inclusivity, not exclusivity is what we should be about in mass participation sports if we want to avoid turning into a country of blobs!


I was totally in favour of the 'no-ipod' argument up until reading that point. Perhaps if allowing ipods gets more people out running then they should be tolerated?

I still think the wearer is missing out but that's up to them.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DanL wrote:
MoJon wrote:

Inclusivity, not exclusivity is what we should be about in mass participation sports if we want to avoid turning into a country of blobs!


I was totally in favour of the 'no-ipod' argument up until reading that point. Perhaps if allowing ipods gets more people out running then they should be tolerated?

I still think the wearer is missing out but that's up to them.


Sorry, but this is very woolly logic. Where does this line of argument end? Of course running should be inclusive, but that doesn't mean the 'selfish' nature of ipod supporters should take over. By definition, the whole ipod arguments rests on a selfish, me-first attitude. By all means use an ipod for training and motivation but come race day, leave them at home. Have consideration for other runners.
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