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Charity event rather than a running one?

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Apr 2012
4:48pm, 25 Apr 2012
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postieboy
The charity fundraising element of the London Marathon is one of the things that makes it such a great event, but I also find it distasteful that they try and force it down our throats at the same time.

BBC coverage of it doesn't help with ignoramuses such as Steve Cram and Brendon Foster giving the casual viewer the impression that there are two types of runner. The elite and then the charity runner so it gives the race the unfair impression of it being a big charity event when it is so much more than that.
Apr 2012
4:59pm, 25 Apr 2012
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Son of a Pronator Man
On two consecutive Sundays I ran two marathons. Lochaber, where two sheep and a telegraph pole are all the crowd support you're going to get and London, where , well, you know...

I loved both of them. It doesn't need to be "either/or"
Apr 2012
4:59pm, 25 Apr 2012
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PeterWard5
I agree with Soapy.
Apr 2012
5:09pm, 25 Apr 2012
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runner duck
soapy just hit the nail on the head
Apr 2012
5:27pm, 25 Apr 2012
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plodding hippo
he did indeed

:)
Apr 2012
12:28pm, 26 Apr 2012
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Son of a Pronator Man
Oh for heaven's sake, don't go branding me as sensible.
Apr 2012
1:17pm, 26 Apr 2012
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plodding hippo
we didnt say *that*
:)

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