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As we approach 2013, a little reminder about race manners (Read 538 times)

Slymoon Runs


race obsessed

    Dude in question is a minimum of 2x as wide as the elites and that was not because he was built like the hulk either.

      How do you end up in the front in a big race like that?  I have been in a few of the larger races and your corral is on your bib.  

      Short term goal: 17:59 5K

      Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

      Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

      kristin10185


      I race in SparkleSkirts

        Figured it was something like that, just couldn't really see.

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        xor


          How do you end up in the front in a big race like that?  I have been in a few of the larger races and your corral is on your bib.  

           

          This may come as a shock but a whole lot of big races either don't have corrals or don't enforce them.

           

          The second largest marathon in the US in 2012 will have been the Honolulu Marathon from a couple weeks ago.  It has corrals... including ropes in between.  That people just walk through.  It is completely common in that race for walkers to bizarrely start up front.

           

          Sometimes they don't know.

          Sometimes they know, but don't care.

           

            Ignore or because of headphones, completely ignore the "elite runners" escorts and warnings. Loudly talking shit about someone else's "gear" speaks volumes about class and character.

            PR's : HM 1:51:15  -  5K 21:27

             

             

              Ignore or because of headphones, completely ignore the "elite runners" escorts and warnings. Loudly talking shit about someone else's "gear" speaks volumes about class and character.

               

              It is, of course, permissible to talk shit about someone who brings gels to a 10K.  Big grin

              Short term goal: 17:59 5K

              Mid term goal:  2:54:59 marathon

              Long term goal: To say I've been a runner half my life.  (I started running at age 45).

              RSX


                This may come as a shock but a whole lot of big races either don't have corrals or don't enforce them.

                 

                The second largest marathon in the US in 2012 will have been the Honolulu Marathon from a couple weeks ago.  It has corrals... including ropes in between.  That people just walk through.  It is completely common in that race for walkers to bizarrely start up front.

                 

                Sometimes they don't know.

                Sometimes they know, but don't care.

                 

                The Boston Marathon used to be like that. The first 200 yards are 1 nice downhill. Some people used to run this section hard up front just to be on tv. I saw a guy with a newspaper page 1 photo of himself among the pack, and asking Bill Rodgers to sign once.

                Venomized


                Drink up moho's!!

                  I saw some girl with a Camelbak at a 4 mile race

                  daisymae25


                  Squidward Bike Rider

                    My one friend who emphasizes that she is not built for speed (and is satisfied with that) actually lined up at the front of a 10K race that we both did recently.  I think she just didn't care because she was there to have fun, and she knew she was getting passed anyway.  I lined up a few rows back and didn't even recall passing her once the race started.  She finished in 1 hour and change, and I finished in 51 and change.


                    Bad Ass

                      I have one to add.  IF you are moving around placing yourself, don't look as you switch positions.  Because, after all that bitch Docket behind you that is running more faster than you and that you trampled her foot fell hard thanks to you and now you one less runner to worry about.

                      Damaris, Marathon Maniac, Ultra Runner

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                      Muddling through

                        Don't forget to run the tangents, even if in doing so you cutoff all those runners who have the inside track on you.

                        2014 Goals: Run first trail ultra, first 100K, and see what I can do in a 24-Hour race

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                          Ha ha.  Other people are really stupid!  We are so superior.

                          xor


                            "lake superior is a cold, cold place"

                             

                            CrisRuns


                              Push people out of the way and stop right after the finish line to do some celebratory pushups.

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