Backfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1977 times:
If any of you feel generous enough to support me (and 30,000 others) in the London Marathon tomorrow - particularly as it's the 25th running of this world-famous event - then a contribution to Cancer Research UK would be very much appreciated:
Gkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25339 posts, RR: 54
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1973 times:
Quoting Backfire (Thread starter): Either that or please drop a pound, dollar or euro into a charity box (for whatever good cause) if you happen to pass one in the next few days. Thank you.
Good luck to you.
Whilst the good people will be running for charities, that drop out Paula Radcliffe will apparently be earning up to ï¿½1,000,000 for herself for running it.
And apparently Kelly Holmes wanted ï¿½20,000 just for starting the race.
Fecking overpaid, overhyped "celebrities"
Again, good luck to you Backfire, I believe a.net member Horus is also running
When you hear the noise of the Tartan Army Boys, we'll be coming down the road!
FLVILLA From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 394 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1945 times:
Gkirk , I take offence at what you said about Paula Radcliffe and Kelly Holmes, simply because you don't know anything about these people or the way in which the marathon organizers do business.
My Father (Paul Evans) came 2nd in the London Marathon in 1995, 3rd in 1996 and 4th in 1997. That's the elites , not the fun runners. He also won the Chicago marathon in 1996 and came 2nd in the New York marathon in 1995. And two Olympics, Barcelona and Atlanta. He is good friends with the two runners you mentioned. I think you should try run a marathon in the times these people do before you judge Paula as being a drop out.
The runners make money from sponsors and the media. The race payes out generally not as much as you'd like to think. Its not an easy lifestyle and after months of training and not earning anything you have to hope that you do well or you walk away with very little.
If you think we are all millionaires you are greatly mistaken, my dad was hardly there for my childhood as he had to be away so much running all the time to make sure we had enough.
I'd like to see you run the marathon in 2 hours !
P.s Backfire good luck with the race and I think it's fantastic to be running for such a worthy cause !
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