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Things non-runners say

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Oct 2018
7:51pm, 30 Oct 2018
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Surrey Phil
As I don't sweat profusely, one latter stage drinks station personnel joked that I had only just joined the race (marathon). I went along with it until they kept on and started to push boundaries, so stopped the conversation. When asked why I didn't respond, I told them that as they asked such stupid questions then I wasn't going to answer them.
Oct 2018
9:08pm, 30 Oct 2018
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mr d
[Until 2016 the Ipswich half used to have a very steep hill in it, the second time around you'd had covered 10 miles at the top. While meant positively the phrase "only a Parkrun to go" was very annoying, as it is at any distance if you are knacked]
Oct 2018
9:47am, 31 Oct 2018
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HappyG(rrr)
[I tend to just shout the usual platitudes on repeat. Very annoying for fellow supporters to hear same thing over and over, but for the runners they only each hear it once! I sometimes move around when supporting to avoid getting lamped by other members of the crowd!
- You're doing great.

- Looking good.
- Strong running.
- Great stuff, well done.
- You're all winners.
- Keep smiling. Grinners are winners (someone shouted that at me once and it made me smile, which I liked)

Never: keep going; only X to go (unless you really are at the last one or two miles in a marathon and can really, accurately say "this is your last mile, keep pushing".

I loved some of the signs at London and other big maras - the "Push for power" placards - complete nonsense, but fun. "Run like the bad date from Tinder is behind you." "Remember, you paid to enter this." etc.

*Is* there a thread for this stuff? :-) G]
Oct 2018
10:19am, 31 Oct 2018
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Groundhog
Seriously, you eat so much cake! Is that why you run?

At last, the truth is out :-)
Oct 2018
10:24am, 31 Oct 2018
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TVS19
I don't understand how you find the time...by the way, did you watch last night's [insert tv show]?
Oct 2018
11:01am, 31 Oct 2018
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iRicey
If in Norn Iron - 'Keep 'er Lit'
Oct 2018
12:42pm, 31 Oct 2018
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The Mighty Fleecy
‘Good luck random stranger’ made me chuckle
Oct 2018
12:49pm, 31 Oct 2018
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LazyDaisy
Was that at the GSR Fleecy? I saw it there and it made me smile too :-)
Oct 2018
2:57pm, 31 Oct 2018
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The Mighty Fleecy
yep, lots of good signs there but that was my fave
Oct 2018
4:55pm, 31 Oct 2018
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edison
"While meant positively the phrase "only a Parkrun to go" was very annoying, as it is at any distance if you are knacked]" uuuuuuuuuuugh
"If in Norn Iron - 'Keep 'er Lit'" as per above

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