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BUPA Great Birmingham Run 2012 Half Marathon

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Oct 2012
1:14pm, 21 Oct 2012
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Mrs Winkle
Terrible coverage on 5 - almost insulting about the mass runners, comments about how slow the pace was and referring to them as "also rans"!
Oct 2012
1:29pm, 21 Oct 2012
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ndellar
Nice one PDavey

:( re the commentary. I want to see the coverage as half our club seems to be there but I sense I'm going to want to throw stuff at the telly.
Oct 2012
1:44pm, 21 Oct 2012
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FreshStart
I thought that Mrs Winkle, especially when they referred to runners at about the 10 mile point who weren't that far behind the elites!
Oct 2012
2:05pm, 21 Oct 2012
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only weak men
Really well organized, enjoyable half. Think I finished in about 1:27, are there chip timings as well as the gun ones online?
SPR
Oct 2012
2:17pm, 21 Oct 2012
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SPR
Well since it went past my house 2 miles in, I didn't bother with TV ;-). I watched the elite and a few faster runners there, then watched at the turn for Cannon Hill. After that went into town just got in as the men's 1 and 2 were finishing. and stayed around Broad street for the next two hours. Many a BRAT would have heard a cheer from me, and a few Bournville and Fetch runners (although I didn't see many vests.

I think we (the BRATs) might have won the club challenge again! ALL HAIL THE BRATS!!!
SPR
Oct 2012
2:19pm, 21 Oct 2012
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SPR
Congrats PDavey, as I said ALL HAIL THE BRATS ;-)
Oct 2012
3:59pm, 21 Oct 2012
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FreshStart
"We are sad to inform you that an individual has lost their life today at the Great Birmingham Run. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the person concerned. Please understand we must ensure that the next of kin are informed before any further comment is made"

RIP :-(
Oct 2012
4:08pm, 21 Oct 2012
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Carlos Fandango Jnr
Was there anyone who wasn't cheering for the BRATs and Bournville?! I had the pleasure of being paced by two BRATs for the first 10 miles (when some Portuguese girl blew us all off up the hill ;-)) and they seemed to know every second person on the route.

TBH I don't have a problem with the TV coverage showing the elite races, for various reasons... if anyone wants to hear them, fmail me. I also don't mind being described as an "also ran" in a race where the World Champion finished 3rd.
Oct 2012
4:10pm, 21 Oct 2012
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Carlos Fandango Jnr
Oh f*ck - I typed my last post before FreshStart had posted but then didn't hit submit for ages.

That's really bad - presumably we'll hear more later in the day on the news.
Oct 2012
7:51pm, 21 Oct 2012
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One Pace Carl
Such sad news to hear that a fellow runner lost their life today on what should have been a day of celebration, joy and peace has turned into a tragic day for their dear family. RIP

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