Shouldn't we leave Dan to do the moderating?steepler said:And another thing.
Please don't use foul language on this forum!
I would agree that the standard at the top end has dropped for males in particular. I've not been competing very long but I know from speaking to more experienced clubmates that the standard at the top end of races is not what it used to be.. why this has happened is open to debate. Steepler poses a good question... What did happen to the good club runners? How did they become good and what has changed?steepler said:The point is that the overall standard has dropped! Britons were faster 20 years ago!
What happened to the good club runners that I used to train with who ran like mad to break 31 for 10k or 2.30 for a marathon?
The size of fields has nothing to do with the standard. We had big fields in the 80's and the times were much better!
Agreed, if people are using the sport to keep fit and live healthy then that can be no bad thing.hammerite said:Running has had one big success in more recent times, the welcoming of us slower runners to compete (albeit at our own level). But a big failure by the inability of coach's/administration to encourage acheivement at the highest level or find the talent in depth.
I will allow the odd swear word as long as it doesn't get personal. We're all adults here . I don't want to start deleting posts regularly like other forums but if anyone is not happy with anything let me know and we can discuss.hammerite said:Shouldn't we leave Dan to do the moderating?