DUDES only RUN (Read 549 times)

Gustav1


Fear is a Liar

    I'm a guy and if women don't want me in a certain race then I really don't want to be there either. It's not like I won't be able to find another race that day or a few weekends before or after.

     

    I understand the initial question - it seems like we are fighting segregation with segregation, but it really isn't, because there are a plethora of other events to run in.

    I'm so vegetarian I don't even eat animal crackers!


    Girl Parts

      My first HM race was a women-only event and I ran with a man.  Smile  They did not forbid men from participating, they only strongly suggested men not actively compete - pacers, running buddies etc. were fine.  In fact,  the top 3-4 women in the race were all joined by a man.

       

      The reality is that most men probably didn't want to sign up for a women-specific event.   Though I did enjoy the look on my running friend's face when he opened up his swag bag to find tampons.

       


      Old , Ugly and slow

        I wish this was all I had to worry about.

        first race sept 1977 last race sept 2007

         

        2014goals   1300  miles  , 190 pounds , deadlift 400 touch my toes

        pedaling fool


          First they wanted to be inclusive now they want to be exclusive. That's  just par for the course WRT to women, can't make up their mindShocked


          Dad of a real runner

            Really?  This bothers some of you?  I suppose you also want to hop in the kiddie races?

            A friend of mine belongs to a knitting group - don't think there are any men in it, but maybe if I put in a good word I can get some of the threatened males in.

              Folks have alluded to women going the line for a change, but I recall from a discussion about pacers that for some recordkeeping organizations, women's times from mixed events are ineligible.  That would be a quite practical reason for women's only events.

               

              Though I prefer the separate start times, especially for shorter races.  Increases opportunities for parents of young children to participate.

              Race Plan: 8/21/14 - Saunders at Rye Harbor 10K - Goal: Sub 60 ** 10/26/14 - Loco Half - Goal: Sub 2:15 (cutoff)

              Old Lady PRs: 5K 29:25 10/26/13 *** 10K ~1:01:30 4/27/14  1:05:37 1/1/14   ***  HS-CC PR: 5K 22:28

                Big girls don't cry.

                "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


                just a simple cat

                  Big girls don't cry.

                   

                  Are you calling me fat?  Angry

                   

                  I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house

                    so we don't have to worry about this again in the future??

                     

                    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/athletics/8778319/Paula-Radcliffes-world-record-set-at-2003-London-Marathon-no-longer-valid.html

                     

                    I thought they reversed that decision because it was a really stupid decision.

                      they did...but think of all the effort she had to put into getting that done...

                      and if it can happen once so randomly, it can most definitely happen again.


                      CT JEFF

                        they did...but think of all the effort she had to put into getting that done...

                        and if it can happen once so randomly, it can most definitely happen again.

                         

                        im pretty sure these Diva 5ks arent concerned about a valid world record at their event.

                        RUN SAFE.     Barefoot 1st: 6/9/13. PR: 5k=22:50 10k=47:46 HM 1:51. FM 4:28

                        Sept /27 Sat. 9am (scheduling conflict) Hogsback HM -

                        October 11 Sat 8am Hartford Marathon.

                        November 15 Sat 12:30pm- Spartan Race with DW in Fenway

                        Jan 1 Gordys First Race. 10k. Jan 18 Disneyland Star Wars HM 5:30am

                          I've been at plenty of sanctioned women's only races...you never know when someone's going to pull a great time out of the hat. And a lot of young runners start at these events...might as well have something in place at the recreational level so they don't have to deal with it at the international level.

                           

                          anyway, if it bothers you, why don't you put together a dude's only run?

                             

                            Are you calling me fat?  Angry

                             

                            Never.

                            "If you have the fire, run..." -John Climacus


                            just a simple cat

                              Otay  Smile

                               

                              I  guess as you get more bodacious, you begin to lose more brain cells, because there is a limit to how much magnificence your body can house