I was reading the comments on the Ipoh Run click here! but I can’t post my comments in der blog – it’s blocked from office TNS!
So can someone pls post the following comment for me?
Some race organizers have proven year after year that they have no intention of improving. We as operators of our blogs reserve the right to ascertain which event we want to feature or not. Previously we’re just doing the runners and organizers a favour by including their races in our blog calendars. But if their races suck we shouldn’t continue to “help” these organizers. Instead we should mark them as black-listed races – call the category “Proven Disorganized Races”. If we continue to help provide free advertising for these scumbags, we’re just condoning bad events and putting our fellow runners at risk. So we bloggers should act responsibly NOT to feature such races in future. We should also be aware of the possibility that unless we start boycotting these lousy events, organizers will continue to set up events as a way to suck up to the politicians. At us runners’ expense. I challenge all runners who have previously been victimized: Are you still willing to be used as pawns?
Proven Disorganized Races (pls add on)
1) Ipoh “International” Run (since 2004)
2) KL International Marathon 2009 Edition