New York City Marathon

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Nov 2012
8:11pm, 4 Nov 2012
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Fenland Runner
Well said, Pudds. A rash political decision. Nowadays the world is governed by political correctness and NOT what is right.
Nov 2012
8:11pm, 4 Nov 2012
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LouLou
Well done Pudds.
Nov 2012
8:25pm, 4 Nov 2012
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postieboy
Well done for going through with it anyway Pudds.

NYC authorities (especially the mayor) and NYRR have a lot to answer for for their handling of the situation.
Nov 2012
2:04pm, 5 Nov 2012
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Discovery Dave
That might just be one of my favourite forum posts ever. Pudds, would you consider writing one of Lord Fetch's articles?
Nov 2012
1:03pm, 6 Nov 2012
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DIY Diva
Pudds has summed it up perfectly. Ditto my experience in NY. x
Nov 2012
2:10pm, 7 Nov 2012
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Kif-Kif
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Nov 2012
10:14pm, 16 Nov 2012
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clydesdale489rac
Well said Pudds. I unfortunately didn't get to NY. Flights cancelled a couple of times and by the time my flight was rearranged I was aware that the Marathon was going to be cancelled. So decided not to go. I think you are absolutely correct that the handling of the whole situation was poor. I'm not complaining even though I lost money, there were people who lost their lives and homes. What I have agreed to do for my charity is run a race called 'Joe's Not the New York Marathon' on Sunday 02-12-2012 in order that my charity can still collect the sponsorship which both them and me worked hard to raise. There's always next year for me.

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