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Add a 1/2 marathon section?


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But some people have no intention of doing a marathon and see the half as the true glamour event ;) They are completely different races and I believe should be treated as such. I would also suggest a 10k and 5k forum.
 

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I have to admit that following posts via the new post button means I rarely pay any attention to the section a post is in. The only time it is relevant is if I new post and have to decide where to put it.
 

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I agree with Hrun in that I rarely browse through the sections unless looking to start a new thread - I would imagine the sections are of more importance to guests and newcomers?

Personally I don't see much value in having a seperate section just for a half marathon... a half marathon is a relatively common distance, whereas a marathon takes specific training and is quite specialist, therefore warranting its own section... a half marathon in my opinion, is no more specialist than a 10k, 5k, or 1mile event...

If you were to create seperate sections for anything related to Mara, Half, 10k and 5k... this would be a different story, as people could find information (particularly training related stuff) related specifically for that distance. Whether we cover enough distance specific topics to warrant this though, who knows!
 

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I guess the reason I brought it up was because when I was training for the 1/2 marathons I wasnt very sure where to post a thread about it.
I agree I tend not to actually look at the sections unless Im looking to start a new thread.

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I'm the same, I pay some attention to the location since it might need moving, but I can see why most would ignore it.

However, we do want to encourage the creation of new threads, so I think this is quite an important thing to sort out.
 

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I think for creation of new threads having maybe a racing section and within that have the marathon, 1/2m, 10k, 5k as subsection? Is that getting to many subsections?

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I can't see why it would hurt to have all these sub-sections, it my encourage other users to sign up to the site?

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Im sure we can soon fill them up though, its not like non of us will post in these sections. I know I will have plenty of questions with regards to future races.

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The forum structure as a whole does need looking at with a view to possibly moving things around, and making new forums.

Me and the staff shall have a chat about seeing what could be changed. I'll leave the poll and this thread open if anyone wants to contribute any ideas they might have.
 

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I think for creation of new threads having maybe a racing section and within that have the marathon, 1/2m, 10k, 5k as subsection? Is that getting to many subsections?
This point leads to another problem with the locations at the bottom.
Let's say we have a 5k, 10k, 13.1m. Then if you wanted to enquire about a 5k in the Midlands, would you stick it under 5k or the Midlands?
 
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