Race Bandits (Read 1312 times)


A Saucy Wench

    Anyone know of a good race in portland?

     dozens, just not PDX marathon

    I have become Death, the destroyer of electronic gadgets

     

    "When I got too tired to run anymore I just pretended I wasnt tired and kept running anyway" - dd, age 7

       BANNED FOR LIFE

       Must be a Seinfeld fan, his version of NO SOUP FOR YOU


      Imminent Catastrophe

        Anyone know of a good race in portland?

         

        WHich one?

        "Able to function despite imminent catastrophe"

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          I hear the RD for the Flying Monkey Marathon, if you actually finish the thing, he will also make sure you are BANNED FOR LIFE.

          Trick question.  No one has ever finished that crappy little race -- it's a ploy to keep providing "human" sacrifices to the monkeys so the villagers will be spared.

          “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman

            I'm not sure if this relates to most of the thread so far, but...a few years ago I signed up for a race online and paid the entry fee.  I had one of my friends pick up my number when he got his the day before the race to bring to the start for me because I was busy.  He ended up getting wasted the night before the race, lost his phone and never made it to the race.  So I ran the race without my number.  Was I a bandit because I wasn't wearing my number and chip or was it legit to run the race because I paid for it?

             

            It was a 5k so there really isn't any reason to use the water stop even if they do provide one but I did sneak into the corral, run on a closed course and drink the "free" (included in race fee) beer at the end.

             

            Not a bandit; just in the awkward position of not being able to prove that you weren't a bandit.

            Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

              Trick question.  No one has ever finished that crappy little race -- it's a ploy to keep providing "human" sacrifices to the monkeys so the villagers will be spared.

               

              I believe the adjective for the race is rinky-dink, not crappy.

              Well at least someone here is making relevance to the subject.

              ba-YRT


                I'm sure this has been addressed before, but what is the etiquette regarding people who discard clothes before the start of a race?  Is this ok? 

                 

                I know some races state before hand that they will collect all discarded clothes for donation.  That sounds nice.  But without that provision, I worry it just seems like littering.

                  Since it is comet season how about we start the debates again over whether women should wear running skirts.  I mean boxing skirts.

                   

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                  ba-YRT


                    Sorry, my question was genuine.  Didn't mean to be annoying.


                    day after day sameness

                      I'm sure this has been addressed before, but what is the etiquette regarding people who discard clothes before the start of a race?  Is this ok? 

                       

                      I know some races state before hand that they will collect all discarded clothes for donation.  That sounds nice.  But without that provision, I worry it just seems like littering.

                       

                      In my experience (limited as it is), most races plan for discards and sweep the course post race, separately, or as they pick up cones and such. Some races have designated "drop zones" where they encourage runners to shed toss gear. At a recent race they made the effort to collect drop clothes at the first aid station and actually brought it all back to the finish so runners could paw through and find their stuff if they wanted it back. (or upgrade to new stuff I suppose)

                      Choosing my words carefully has never been my strength I've been known to be vague and often pointless


                      just a simple cat

                        Sorry, my question was genuine.  Didn't mean to be annoying.

                         Not annoying.  I've wondered too.  I have a tendency to toss those cheapy cotton gloves on the course after my hands thaw out.  If I can't find a trash can, I try to do it near an aid station at least.  I figure if they will throw them away at least they will rake up easy with the paper cups.

                         

                        Running is stupid


                        just a simple cat

                          Since it is comet season how about we start the debates again over whether women should wear running skirts.  I mean boxing skirts.

                           

                          http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/blog/fourth_place_medal/post/Boxing-federation-wants-female-boxers-to-wear-sk?urn=oly-wp850

                           

                           

                          Running is stupid

                          ba-YRT


                            Thanks for the responses to my (off topic) question.  Very helpful!

                            Scout7


                            CPT Curmudgeon

                               Not annoying.  I've wondered too.  I have a tendency to toss those cheapy cotton gloves on the course after my hands thaw out.  If I can't find a trash can, I try to do it near an aid station at least.  I figure if they will throw them away at least they will rake up easy with the paper cups.

                               

                              I always liked to keep those gloves.  I would just tuck them into the back of my shorts.

                               

                              Actually, I don't know that I've ever discarded any clothing on the course....

                                At Twin Cities last year, I discarded my over-large "Minnesota" T-shirt about a mile in.  Rolled it up, took aim at a sidewalk trash can from the middle of the street, and made a throw Tavaris Jackson would have been proud of.  (Which is to say, I missed the can by a wide margin.)

                                 

                                Pretty sure TCM expects cast-off stuff and plans for its cleanup.

                                “Everything you need is already inside.” -- Bill Bowerman