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by dgrant
Fri May 05, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Cycling rocks
Replies: 24
Views: 4839

Re: Cycling rocks

I do find it a little sad that a user who criticised the elite ruling class of runningmania (not actual elite runners) and cliques that make some users feel excluded is immediately ridiculed and belittled by the clique. I rarely make it past the first paragraph of his posts, I don't have the patien...
by dgrant
Fri May 05, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: The Dark Side
Topic: Cycling rocks
Replies: 24
Views: 4839

Re: Cycling rocks

Gotta bookmark this one for the RM Hall of Fame... shortest time between definitive storming out forever and coming back for another rant. Less than 24 hours. There have been some contenders over the years, but this laps the field. Using extreme bragging in an anecdote to denounce others for their l...
by dgrant
Tue May 02, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running Mules..
Replies: 23
Views: 3498

Re: Running Mules..

Interestingly I just found this, written by Dave McGillvray (RD of the Boston Marathon and other BAA events). He actually makes both my points there, and yours, and comes to the conclusion that races should accommodate transfers. [Well, except Boston.] http://www.runnersworld.com/ask-the-race-direc...
by dgrant
Tue May 02, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running Mules..
Replies: 23
Views: 3498

Re: Running Mules..

The fact that these people happened to finish with what would be BQ results for the original bib buyer doesn't prove or even suggest that they were bib muling. If 500 people run a race with someone else's bib, some small number of them are going to coincidentally run a "BQ"... and yes som...
by dgrant
Sat Apr 29, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running Mules..
Replies: 23
Views: 3498

Re: Running Mules..

Bib muling is the most common way that people illegitimately "qualify" for Boston, which is why he looks for these. His sleuthing has led to several disqualifications, and Boston welcomes his work. His skills are not advocacy-- they are in data analysis, and several races have already sol...
by dgrant
Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Running Mules..
Replies: 23
Views: 3498

Re: Running Mules..

The marathoninvestigation internet sleuth is no friend of the running community. This is one of multiple entries where he rats out people for running with someone else's bib (at races that prohibit race transfers). It's gross. If he cared about runners (their health and well-being, or their best int...
by dgrant
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 9754

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

Has public shaming gotten out of hand or people boasting and posting pics of their every move on social media? If the Bargnani fan stood up in in the stands shouting out what an awesome player he is, he will get a reaction. If a thief stole something so he could give it to his wife to have their be...
by dgrant
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 9754

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

Quite the analogy eh....the "star of your team" is one entity and doesn't always represent the club they play for. The kid in question might like the star for their service to country e.g. Crosby or Subban playing for Canada vice their teams. Exactly, we're agreeing. There are lots of dif...
by dgrant
Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 9754

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

I doubt that guy is deeply into running culture or he would have known that giving his wife a medal would draw more scorn than praise. That's why he needs to be told. Told what though? That he ought to enjoy a recreational activity exactly the same as I do? If the star of my favourite team signs wi...
by dgrant
Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 9754

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

Ahahahaha.....His wife should make him hand it back to them. Personally, it would carry more weight if he handed over his own medal (he only got in as a charity even runner) to his wife. For those that don't see the issue with both cases, I guess it's easy to dismiss something when it's not affecti...
by dgrant
Fri Apr 21, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 9754

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

The extra medal cost the BAA a buck or two, the guy (possibly a one-time-only marathoner) scores points with his wife who is clearly hotter than him. Nobody got hurt. Well, he just should have given her his own medal then. Or buy the special "companion" medal that the BAA sells specifical...
by dgrant
Fri Apr 21, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Cool or Not Cool?
Replies: 74
Views: 9754

Re: Cool or Not Cool?

The daisy chain ladies... I mean, as long as they only joined hands in the last 4 or 5 strides before the finish line, who are they bothering? It's pretty rare for anyone to be sprinting in the final metres of a marathon (sprinting the final metres of a marathon: cool or not cool?), so I can't imagi...
by dgrant
Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 25306

Re: Future of RM

I don't mean for this post to upset anyone or be contentious. The site is still used by a few people who seem to enjoy it and that has value. However... I don't think using social media to funnel in users will have any benefit without first or concurrently upgrading the forum's content. If I were a ...
by dgrant
Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: Site News, Questions, and Comments
Topic: Future of RM
Replies: 121
Views: 25306

Re: Future of RM

A funny irony is that in RM's heyday (say 2005-2007) when there were dozens of new topics everyday (many contentious) and 100+ new members per month, the board was very heavily curated. Posts were deleted left and right, threads were locked or split off, high profile members were formally banned or ...
by dgrant
Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Ed Whitlock
Replies: 24
Views: 4288

Re: Ed Whitlock

I couldn't possibly hold any runner in higher esteem. The way he handled his success and notoriety was such a breath of fresh air. He got famous for doing something special... and then just kept doing it. No "Marathon Grandpa" gimmicks, no run selfies, no "raising awareness" scam...
by dgrant
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: ORW Weather Forecast . . .
Replies: 71
Views: 6784

Re: ORW Weather Forecast . . .

I really hope the race organizers use this as impetus to finally move the race date. It seems obvious that the last weekend in May is way too late for a marathon in Ottawa. It's too bad that one of ORW's defining characteristics - along with great organization and positive civic reaction - is punish...
by dgrant
Sun May 08, 2016 7:03 am
Forum: Run/Race Reports
Topic: Goodlife Toronto Marathon - BQ or Bust
Replies: 23
Views: 3557

Re: Goodlife Toronto Marathon - BQ or Bust

So great. Your tenacity, consistency and attitude have been really inspiring. You're a superhero.
by dgrant
Thu May 05, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The new Ryan Hall
Replies: 34
Views: 2126

Re: The new Ryan Hall

Its nice to see that everyone's optimism about the ... cleanliness ... of a guy who puts on a huge amount of muscle in a short period of time hasn't been damaged in any way by repeated doping scandals. Its touching. he's hot so we trust him. We want to believe so badly that running is clean we igno...
by dgrant
Thu May 05, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: The new Ryan Hall
Replies: 34
Views: 2126

Re: The new Ryan Hall

so what's missing from the article, for me, is what's changed. did he change his mind about supplemental testosterone? or did his testosterone level increase when he reduced his training? i'm not suggesting anything nefarious, just curious about how he's accomplished that given that he wasn't start...
by dgrant
Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:34 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Man dies at Krispy Kreme donut challenge in U.S.
Replies: 16
Views: 2287

Re: Man dies at Krispy Kreme donut challenge in U.S.

Real donut racing: Can I finish the first one before the driver side window gets all the way back up?
by dgrant
Tue Oct 06, 2015 4:20 pm
Forum: Ultras and Trail Running
Topic: Gatineau Park & Ottawa area trail runs - Add yours!
Replies: 172
Views: 65935

Re: Gatineau Park & Ottawa area trail runs - Add yours!

Hello, I'll be visiting family in Ottawa this weekend for Thanksgiving and should have time to fit in a 20km or so. Never been to Gatineau Park, is there a go-to trail for something extremely hilly and technical? If someone could point me in the right direction, it would be appreciated! Thanks, Mo ...
by dgrant
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:44 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women running and safety
Replies: 43
Views: 4217

Re: Women running and safety

Gotta say, if you guys become nervous about running near women because they may or may not be a danger to you, then maybe you will understand better how women live Every. Single. Day. I think you'd be pleasantly surprised by many people's ability to be sensitive toward things that don't directly af...
by dgrant
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:56 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women running and safety
Replies: 43
Views: 4217

Re: Women running and safety

You make it sound like we're running with knife in hand, stabbing anyone who comes too close. :lol: This knife is nicknamed "last resort" for a reason. I'm sure I could be wrong, but for a knife to be effective don't you already have to have it in your hand or be able to access it/attack ...
by dgrant
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:50 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women running and safety
Replies: 43
Views: 4217

Re: Women running and safety

A bit of a disturbing thread. Any sharp edged weapon is potentially lethal regardless of size. Any sharp knife can sever a carotid artery or femoral artery, and a person will bleed out in seconds or minutes. If one is waving a knife around randomly as a deterrent it could as easily catch someone in...
by dgrant
Mon Sep 28, 2015 2:11 pm
Forum: General Running Discussion
Topic: Women running and safety
Replies: 43
Views: 4217

Re: Women running and safety

A bit of a disturbing thread. Any sharp edged weapon is potentially lethal regardless of size. Any sharp knife can sever a carotid artery or femoral artery, and a person will bleed out in seconds or minutes. If one is waving a knife around randomly as a deterrent it could as easily catch someone in ...

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