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Poll: 2007 CoolRunning Awards (154 member(s) have cast votes)

Best Australian 10km Race

  1. Doomben 10,000 (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  2. Easter Egg 10km, West End, Brisbane (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  3. Fishers Ghost Fun Run (8 votes [5.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.23%

  4. Lindfield 10k (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  5. Olympic Dream 10km (Melbourne) (10 votes [6.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.54%

  6. SMC (17 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  7. Sandown Classic 10k (15 votes [9.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  8. Shepparton 10km (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  9. Striders 10km Lane Cove (14 votes [9.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.15%

  10. Striders North Head 10K (24 votes [15.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.69%

  11. Minimos (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  12. Don't Know (51 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

Best Australian Half-Marathon Race

  1. AV Burnley HM (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  2. Bankstown Hidden Half Marathon (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  3. Bathurst Half (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  4. Brisbane Half Marathon (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  5. Central Coast 1/2M (11 votes [7.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.19%

  6. Eaglehawk Half Marathon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Geelong Half Marathon (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  8. Great Ocean Road 1/2M (23k) (10 votes [6.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.54%

  9. Hunter Valley Half Marathon (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  10. Kembla Joggers Half Marathon (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  11. Melbourne Marathon 1/2 (15 votes [9.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  12. Noosa Half Marathon (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  13. Orange Colour Festival Half (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  14. Qld Half Marathon (Doomben) (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  15. SMH Half Marathon (49 votes [32.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.03%

  16. Sandy Point Half Marathon (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  17. Shepparton Marathon (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  18. Stalky's Half (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  19. Sutherland Half Marathon (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  20. Sydney Half Marathon (Blackmore's) (11 votes [7.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.19%

  21. Williamstown Sri Chinmoy Half Marathon (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

Best Australian Marathon Race

  1. Adelaide Marathon (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  2. Alice Springs Marathon (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  3. Brisbane Marathon (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  4. Canberra Marathon (23 votes [15.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.03%

  5. Fitzroy Falls Marathon (10 votes [6.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.54%

  6. Gold Coast Marathon (25 votes [16.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.34%

  7. Hobart Marathon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Melbourne Marathon (28 votes [18.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.30%

  9. Mudgee Marathon (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  10. Rottnest Marathon (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  11. Shepparton Marathon (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  12. South-West Rocks Marathon (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  13. Sydney (Blackmores) Marathon (21 votes [13.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.73%

  14. Williamstown Sri Chinmoy Marathon (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  15. Don't Know (26 votes [16.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.99%

Best Australian UltraMarathon Race (longer than a marathon)

  1. Adelaide 24 hour champs (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  2. Brindabella Classic (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  3. Bush Capital 60k (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  4. Coast to Kosciuszko (29 votes [18.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.95%

  5. Cradle Mountain (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  6. Glasshouse (6 votes [3.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  7. Great North Walk 100 (11 votes [7.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.19%

  8. Great Ocean Road (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  9. John Forrest 40 Miler (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Mansfield to Mt Buller (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  11. Maroondah Dam 30/50 km (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  12. Six Foot Track Marathon (47 votes [30.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.72%

  13. Six Inch (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  14. Tamborine Trek (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  15. Walhalla Wound Up (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. Wilsons Prom100 (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  17. Don't Know (39 votes [25.49%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.49%

Best Australian "Other distance" Race

  1. Adelaide City to Bay (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  2. Bridge to Brisbane (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  3. Great NOSH Footrace (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  4. Great Train Race (Puffing Billy) (15 votes [9.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  5. Lamington Classic (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  6. Nail Can Hill Race (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  7. Pub to Pub (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  8. Run For The Kids (12 votes [7.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

  9. Sutherland to Surf (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  10. Sydney City to Surf (47 votes [30.72%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.72%

  11. Sydney's Bay Run (July) (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  12. Walhalla Wound Up (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  13. Willie to Billie (12 votes [7.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

  14. Woodford to Glenbrook (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  15. Don't Know (19 votes [12.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.42%

Best Australian Regional Race (>100kms from capital city)

  1. Central Coast half-marathon (20 votes [13.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.07%

  2. Coast to Kosciuszko Ultramarathon (22 votes [14.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.38%

  3. Eaglehawk Half Marathon (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  4. Hunter Valley Mara/Half/10km (8 votes [5.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.23%

  5. Macleay River Marathon/Half/10km (6 votes [3.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  6. Mudgee Marathon (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  7. Orange Half Marathon (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  8. Rail Trail Fun Run (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  9. Shepparton Marathon Event Races (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  10. Warwick Pentath-Run (10 votes [6.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.54%

  11. Willie to Billie (15 votes [9.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  12. Don't Know (55 votes [35.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.95%

Best Australian Male Athlete

  1. Cadell Evans (20 votes [13.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.07%

  2. Chris McCormack (27 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  3. Craig Mottram (52 votes [33.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.99%

  4. David McNeill (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. John Steffenson (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  6. Lee Troop (16 votes [10.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.46%

  7. Martin Dent (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  8. Nathan Deakes (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  9. Ryan Gregson (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  10. Scott Westcott (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  11. Tony Fattorini (8 votes [5.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.23%

  12. Don't Know (12 votes [7.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

Best Australian Female Athlete

  1. Benita Johnson (36 votes [23.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.53%

  2. Billinda Schipp (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  3. Donna MacFarlane (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Emma Snowsill (26 votes [16.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.99%

  5. Hanny Alston (14 votes [9.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.15%

  6. Jana Rawlinson (25 votes [16.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.34%

  7. Lisa Corrigan (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  8. Sally McLennan (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  9. Sarah Jamieson (8 votes [5.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.23%

  10. Don't Know (31 votes [20.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.26%

Best Overseas Athlete (male or female)

  1. Alan Webb (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Haile Gebrselassie (89 votes [58.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 58.17%

  3. Jonathan Wyatt (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  4. Kenenisa Bekele (15 votes [9.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  5. Lornah Kiplagat (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  6. Paula Radcliffe (18 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  7. Ryan Hall (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  8. Don't Know (25 votes [16.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.34%

CoolRunning's favourite running shop

  1. 3Sports (8 votes [5.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.23%

  2. A-mart Allsports (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  3. ActiveFeet - Melbourne (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  4. Ebay (14 votes [9.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.15%

  5. Intraining - Brisbane (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  6. Joggers World - Adelaide (6 votes [3.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  7. Rebel Sport (24 votes [15.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.69%

  8. Runners World - Kew (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  9. Running Science - Sydney (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  10. Runningwarehouse.com (11 votes [7.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.19%

  11. See Me Run (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  12. Skirtsports.com (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  13. Sydney Running Centre (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  14. The Run Inn(Brisbane) (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  15. The Runners Shop East Gosford (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  16. The Runners Shop, Randwick (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  17. raceready.com (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  18. Don't Know (37 votes [24.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.18%

CoolRunning's favourite running/sports magazine

  1. AURA's Ultramag (12 votes [7.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

  2. Run For Your Life (R4YL) (84 votes [54.90%])

    Percentage of vote: 54.90%

  3. Runner's World (33 votes [21.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.57%

  4. Running Times (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  5. Don't Know (23 votes [15.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.03%

CoolRunning's favourite running club

  1. Bankstown Sports (6 votes [3.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  2. Billies Bushies (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  3. Brisbane River City Runners (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  4. Brisbane Road Runners (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  5. Gunn Runners (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  6. Hills District Joggers (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  7. Intraining Running and Triathlon Club (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  8. Kembla Joggers (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  9. Northside Running Group (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  10. Pat Carroll Running Group (PCRG) (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  11. Sydney Marathon Clinic (16 votes [10.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.46%

  12. Sydney Striders (37 votes [24.18%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.18%

  13. Woodstock Runners (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  14. Don't Know (62 votes [40.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.52%

CoolRunning's favourite thread of the year

  1. Hijackers Thread (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  2. Coast To Kosciuszko 2007 (33 votes [21.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.57%

  3. No 2s (16 votes [10.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.46%

  4. Western States 100: 2007 Aussie Assault (26 votes [16.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.99%

  5. Sydney CR's 5km challenge (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  6. Non-Race Coolrunning Gear Sightings (18 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  7. Melbourne Marathon 2007 (20 votes [13.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.07%

  8. Don't Know (26 votes [16.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.99%

CoolRunning's most accomplished athlete of the year

  1. Allison Lilley (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  2. Blue Dog (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  3. Brick (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  4. Digger (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  5. Fats (12 votes [7.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

  6. Fossil (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  7. Horrie (6 votes [3.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  8. Kelvin (6 votes [3.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  9. Lee Troop (23 votes [15.03%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.03%

  10. Milov (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  11. Papa Luigi (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  12. Spud (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  13. Tank Girl (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  14. Tim (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  15. Tim2 Cochrane (24 votes [15.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.69%

  16. Travy (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  17. Uncle Dave (11 votes [7.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.19%

  18. Whippet Girl (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  19. Wombatoutofhell (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  20. Don't Know (16 votes [10.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.46%

CoolRunning's most inspirational runner Part 1

  1. Balri (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Basil Brush (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  3. Digger (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  4. Eagle (15 votes [9.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.80%

  5. EverReadyBunny aka Allison Lilley (21 votes [13.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.73%

  6. Go Girl (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  7. Horrie (10 votes [6.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.54%

  8. Johnny Dark (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  9. Kelvin (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  10. Lucky Legs (21 votes [13.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.73%

  11. Milov (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  12. Papa Luigi (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  13. Plodbod (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  14. Voted in Part 2 (64 votes [41.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.83%

CoolRunning's most inspirational runner Part 2

  1. Plu (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  2. Sook54 (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  3. Spud (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  4. Staypuff (18 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  5. Tank Girl (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  6. Tesso (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  7. The Keg (6 votes [3.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  8. Tim (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  9. Tim 2 (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  10. Wombatoutofhell (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  11. Voted in Part 1 (72 votes [47.06%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.06%

  12. Don't Know (20 votes [13.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.07%

CoolRunning's ambassador of the year

  1. Action (19 votes [12.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.42%

  2. Basil Brush (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  3. Brizza (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  4. Colin (18 votes [11.76%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.76%

  5. Coolwalker David N N (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  6. Digger (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  7. Miners (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  8. Morley (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Peterhorse (11 votes [7.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.19%

  10. Plu (20 votes [13.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.07%

  11. Slow Sue (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  12. Tesso (10 votes [6.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.54%

  13. Wombatoutofhell (20 votes [13.07%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.07%

  14. Don't Know (32 votes [20.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.92%

Best photo added to the photo gallery this year

  1. Whippet hurts big time (6 votes [3.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  2. Otford to Bundeena Fatass (24 votes [15.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.69%

  3. UCB lubing (26 votes [16.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.99%

  4. Hamburglar happy to be finishing (21 votes [13.73%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.73%

  5. Oh look I forgot to start my watch (13 votes [8.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.50%

  6. Eagle and Action on fire (30 votes [19.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.61%

  7. Brokeback Mountain (33 votes [21.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.57%

This year's most popular training run

  1. Bay Run-Sydney (25 votes [16.34%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.34%

  2. Capital City Trail (Melbourne) (14 votes [9.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.15%

  3. Coastal Path - Bondi (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  4. Coastal Path - Elwood To Ricketts Point (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  5. Domain,Mrs Macs,Farmcove,Opera House And Back (8 votes [5.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.23%

  6. Lady Carrington Drive, Royal National Park (6 votes [3.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.92%

  7. Otford-Bundeena (11 votes [7.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.19%

  8. Parramatta Park (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  9. Quarry Track (14 votes [9.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.15%

  10. River Torrens Adelaide (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  11. Sydney Centennial Park Grand Drive (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  12. Sydney Olympic Park (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  13. Toohey Forest/Mt Gravatt (Brisbane) (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  14. Warburton Trail (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  15. White's Hill Reserve - Brisbane (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  16. Don't Know (33 votes [21.57%])

    Percentage of vote: 21.57%

This year's most worn brand (not model) of running shoes

  1. Asics (64 votes [41.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.83%

  2. Adidas (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  3. Brooks (32 votes [20.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.92%

  4. Inov8s (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Loco (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  6. Mizuno (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  7. Montrail (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  8. New Balance (8 votes [5.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.23%

  9. Nike (16 votes [10.46%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.46%

  10. Salomon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Saucony (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  12. Don't Know (8 votes [5.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.23%

This year's most essential running accessory

  1. A Supportive Partner (27 votes [17.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.65%

  2. Bodyglide (8 votes [5.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.23%

  3. Coolrunning Cap (14 votes [9.15%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.15%

  4. Dog (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  5. Feet (17 votes [11.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.11%

  6. Garmin Forerunner (24 votes [15.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.69%

  7. Handheld Bottle Holder (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  8. Headband (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  9. Ipod (10 votes [6.54%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.54%

  10. Insect Repellant (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  11. Nike+ System (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  12. Polar Hr Monitor (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  13. Polar Rs800Sd (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Pt Apex Headlamp (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  15. Shorts (13 votes [8.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.50%

  16. Skipping Rope (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  17. Skirtsports Skirt (2 votes [1.31%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.31%

  18. Sportshield (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  19. Sunglasses (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  20. The Big Ticka (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  21. The Stick (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

This year's favourite running blog

  1. Balri's Blog (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  2. Becky O (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  3. Blogoutofhell (Wombatoutofhell) (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  4. David Criniti's Blog (Uncle Dave) (12 votes [7.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

  5. Ellie80 (12 votes [7.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.84%

  6. Jen_Runs (7 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  7. Lucky Legs (9 votes [5.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.88%

  8. Nando (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  9. Night Time Runner And Mouse (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  10. Plu's Running Blog (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  11. Sook's (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  12. Staypuff (5 votes [3.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.27%

  13. Tank Girl (4 votes [2.61%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.61%

  14. Travy (1 votes [0.65%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.65%

  15. Wildthing (3 votes [1.96%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.96%

  16. Don't Know (73 votes [47.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 47.71%

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 09:50 PM

Voting is now open and will close on the 10th of March 2007. Winners can then be adored by all. I'll put my votes in now so everyone can see I don't vote for myself! Have fun and good luck.

Edited by JoggerKev, 11 March 2008 - 07:32 AM.


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Posted 20 February 2008 - 10:18 PM

Not a lot of Perth/WA options!

And no Victoralias...

  :rolleyes:

Edited by anampofepistat, 20 February 2008 - 10:21 PM.


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Posted 20 February 2008 - 10:25 PM

View Postanampofepistat, on Feb 20 2008, 11:18 PM, said:

Not a lot of Perth/WA options!

And no Victoralias...

  :rolleyes:
Well if no one nominates them there's not much we can do about it I'm afraid.  Nominations were open for over a month and only closed a couple of days ago.

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:25 PM

Top Stuff - note I removed some options earlier eg Bogong to Hotham was cancelled in 2007, Emma Murray was injured for whole of 2007, and some other fluff (can't remember).

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 11:28 PM

As they say (I am sure I said it last year) vote early vote often. Yes I am aware I can not vote again.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 06:59 AM

The best photo will be a closely fought tussle - but how could I go past "Hamburglar Happy to be finishing" You just need some string music in the background and it is a thing of beauty  :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:37 AM

View Postthomo, on Feb 20 2008, 11:28 PM, said:

As they say (I am sure I said it last year) vote early vote often. Yes I am aware I can not vote again.
i voted but then my votes disappeared!
i know this as there was a '1' next to montrail shoes then there wasnt.
what the?

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:30 AM

ucb - did all your votes disapppear or just the shoe one ? if it was all then maybe try voting again ? There is nothing happening at our end and it now shoes 31 votes but an hour or so ago it was 8 votes so it seems to be mostly working ok.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:33 AM

View Postthomo, on Feb 21 2008, 12:28 AM, said:

As they say (I am sure I said it last year) vote early vote often. Yes I am aware I can not vote again.


Sure you can, Thomo2, Thomo3,...,ThomoN!

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:43 AM

View PostJoggerKev, on Feb 21 2008, 08:30 AM, said:

ucb - did all your votes disapppear or just the shoe one ? if it was all then maybe try voting again ? There is nothing happening at our end and it now shoes 31 votes but an hour or so ago it was 8 votes so it seems to be mostly working ok.
all of them did.
they were there.
then they were gone.
and it says ive already voted.
weird!
not a problem tho.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:46 AM

Kev if you add up the vote you'll see there is 1 more person listed than there is actual votes.  I added up all the votes for favourite magazine and it was 32, wheras total votes is listed at 33.  Seems to be the same right through.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:52 AM

View PostJoggerKev, on Feb 21 2008, 12:25 AM, said:

Top Stuff - note I removed some options earlier eg Bogong to Hotham was cancelled in 2007, Emma Murray was injured for whole of 2007, and some other fluff (can't remember).

And some others were pretty quiet all year, yet still pull the votes in other sections. Maybe we should be told what they were supposed to have done in the background, if thats the case.

Not their fault btw... the perception of course can't be swung.

As they say, democracy is wasted on the masses. :rolleyes:

btw, some options didn't have a 'don't know'.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 09:55 AM

View Postundercover brother, on Feb 20 2008, 04:43 PM, said:

all of them did.
they were there.
then they were gone.
and it says ive already voted.
weird!
not a problem tho.

UCB I guess your opinion doesn't count.

I voted for Tim in the 'most inspirational runner' section. There is simply no-one I am inspired to beat more than him.

And in the photo section, how could you go past 'Brokeback Mountain'? The picture says what words cannot; - evocative, moving, with perhaps a subtle suggestiveness: the viewer is drawn in and becomes united with the subject matter, palpably experiencing their sense of elation and triumph over distance, time, altitude and adversity, and embraces the high mutual regard and esteem with which they hold each other.

Underlying this, on a deeper level, the viewer witnesses two shattered endurance athletes reduced to their core beings by the immense physical and mental nature of the challenge they have overcome. The overwhelming sense of unity and mutual dependence on display sends my emotions into sensory overload. Heady, intoxicating, exhilarating, it rocks my world.

Simply, you feel their pain, and share their joy. I know I did. I was more than moved, I was transported to a higher level.

Sincerely, Blue Dog. :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 10:16 AM

View PostBlue Dog, on Feb 21 2008, 10:55 AM, said:

And in the photo section, how could you go past 'Brokeback Mountain'? The picture says what words cannot; - evocative, moving, with perhaps the most subtle suggestiveness: the viewer is drawn in and becomes united with the subject matter, palpably experiencing their sense of elation and triumph over distance, time, altitude and adversity, and embraces the high mutual regard and esteem with which they hold each other.

For me I couldn't get vote for any other than Action and Eagle on fire. The two lean gentleman running tall past other bay run traffic. The symmetry, almost identically positioned in arms, legs, head. Running in unison towards the unseen goal. And it looks like Action's showing just a little bit of tongue.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:08 AM

View PostFakePlasticTrees, on Feb 21 2008, 11:16 AM, said:

For me I couldn't get vote for any other than Action and Eagle on fire. The two lean gentleman running tall past other bay run traffic. The symmetry, almost identically positioned in arms, legs, head. Running in unison towards the unseen goal. And it looks like Action's showing just a little bit of tongue.
I agree with this-although the brokeback pic was close.  Was a hard choice at around midnight!
The reason the 1/2 mara poll hasn't got a dont know" option is simply space.  I can only put in 21 options and there were 21 nominations, leaving no room for a "don't know"

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 11:38 AM

View PostFakePlasticTrees, on Feb 20 2008, 06:16 PM, said:

For me I couldn't get vote for any other than Action and Eagle on fire. The two lean gentleman running tall past other bay run traffic. The symmetry, almost identically positioned in arms, legs, head. Running in unison towards the unseen goal. And it looks like Action's showing just a little bit of tongue.

Yes I see your point FPT about the tongue thing, and it scores heavily.

The finer points that swayed my vote were that of the two men, one appears to be wearing grey stockings offset by those head-turning  'little dresses for the ankles' that some ultra dudes have a penchant for, while the other is bare-legged and wearing an eye-catching bright red head-scarf. I find them both arousing and stimulating.

Dog. :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:29 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Feb 20 2008, 10:38 AM, said:

Yes I see your point FPT about the tongue thing, and it scores heavily.

The finer points that swayed my vote were that of the two men, one appears to be wearing grey stockings offset by those head-turning  'little dresses for the ankles' that some ultra dudes have a penchant for, while the other is bare-legged and wearing an eye-catching bright red head-scarf. I find them both arousing and stimulating.

Dog. :rolleyes:

With material like this I believe we have an early favourite for thread of the year '08

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:58 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Feb 21 2008, 12:38 PM, said:

Yes I see your point FPT about the tongue thing, and it scores heavily.

The finer points that swayed my vote were that of the two men, one appears to be wearing grey stockings offset by those head-turning  'little dresses for the ankles' that some ultra dudes have a penchant for, while the other is bare-legged and wearing an eye-catching bright red head-scarf. I find them both arousing and stimulating.

Dog. :rolleyes:


I think it is clear that when it comes to sexy - ultra runners rule.  

i am glad I shaved my legs and got my best hat out for the trip to Kosi.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:58 PM

Well, voting been open a few hours and no votes for BasilBrush.  I didn't even vote for him.  Probably ok, because the first ever CR event I ever went to was New Year's Day 2008.

I'm a bit embarrassed abou being nominated amongst all the guiding lights, so am thankful for the unsupport.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 01:25 PM

View PostBasilBrush, on Feb 21 2008, 01:58 PM, said:

Well, voting been open a few hours and no votes for BasilBrush.  I didn't even vote for him.  Probably ok, because the first ever CR event I ever went to was New Year's Day 2008.

I'm a bit embarrassed abou being nominated amongst all the guiding lights, so am thankful for the unsupport.

BB.

ah the sympathy vote :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:02 PM

View PostBasilBrush, on Feb 21 2008, 12:28 PM, said:

Well, voting been open a few hours and no votes for BasilBrush. I didn't even vote for him. Probably ok, because the first ever CR event I ever went to was New Year's Day 2008.

I'm a bit embarrassed abou being nominated amongst all the guiding lights, so am thankful for the unsupport.

BB.

Hold on a minute there BB!
I think you've got it wrong. In my mind an ambassor is someone to represents something effectively. In my experience of you, you are often one of the first to welcome newbies to CR, you network effectively and are extremely supportive to a wide range of people...plus you know a bit about running. IMHO I reckon that you are a suitable nominee for ambassador....and forgive me because I know that I have now embarrassed the hell out of you! Sorry mate....I'll buy you a beer next time I see you!
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:07 PM

Vote 1 Brokeback Mountain!

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:33 PM

View PostBasilBrush, on Feb 21 2008, 01:58 PM, said:

Well, voting been open a few hours and no votes for BasilBrush.  I didn't even vote for him.  Probably ok, because the first ever CR event I ever went to was New Year's Day 2008.

I'm a bit embarrassed abou being nominated amongst all the guiding lights, so am thankful for the unsupport.

BB.


You are embarrassed!!! - I've got 4 votes and can't understand how!!!

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:44 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Feb 21 2008, 10:55 AM, said:

UCB I guess your opinion doesn't count.

I voted for Tim in the 'most inspirational runner' section. There is simply no-one I am inspired to beat more than him.

And in the photo section, how could you go past 'Brokeback Mountain'? The picture says what words cannot; - evocative, moving, with perhaps a subtle suggestiveness: the viewer is drawn in and becomes united with the subject matter, palpably experiencing their sense of elation and triumph over distance, time, altitude and adversity, and embraces the high mutual regard and esteem with which they hold each other.

Underlying this, on a deeper level, the viewer witnesses two shattered endurance athletes reduced to their core beings by the immense physical and mental nature of the challenge they have overcome. The overwhelming sense of unity and mutual dependence on display sends my emotions into sensory overload. Heady, intoxicating, exhilarating, it rocks my world.

Simply, you feel their pain, and share their joy. I know I did. I was more than moved, I was transported to a higher level.

Sincerely, Blue Dog. :rolleyes:
are you feeling OK mate? :)

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 07:53 PM

Help! Why am i getting this error?


The error returned was:

You did not choose a poll choice to vote against. Please go back and ensure you click on one of the radio buttons next to the choice you wish to vote for

But I have clicked on a button under each choice.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:10 PM

View PostMissZ, on Feb 21 2008, 03:53 AM, said:

Help! Why am i getting this error?
The error returned was:

You did not choose a poll choice to vote against. Please go back and ensure you click on one of the radio buttons next to the choice you wish to vote for

But I have clicked on a button under each choice.

In the two 'most inspirational runner' sections, you must vote for someone in one section, and tick the 'voted in section 1' (or 2) button in the other section ... if that makes sense.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:10 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Feb 21 2008, 10:55 AM, said:

And in the photo section, how could you go past 'Brokeback Mountain'? The picture says what words cannot; - evocative, moving, with perhaps a subtle suggestiveness: the viewer is drawn in and becomes united with the subject matter, palpably experiencing their sense of elation and triumph over distance, time, altitude and adversity, and embraces the high mutual regard and esteem with which they hold each other.

Underlying this, on a deeper level, the viewer witnesses two shattered endurance athletes reduced to their core beings by the immense physical and mental nature of the challenge they have overcome. The overwhelming sense of unity and mutual dependence on display sends my emotions into sensory overload. Heady, intoxicating, exhilarating, it rocks my world.

Simply, you feel their pain, and share their joy. I know I did. I was more than moved, I was transported to a higher level.
... or a couple of blokes down at the Rocks after a late night out.... :) Isn't it a fact that context is everything?

NOTE: Vested interest  :rolleyes:

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:17 PM

View PostSouthAustralian, on Feb 21 2008, 03:02 PM, said:

Hold on a minute there BB!
I think you've got it wrong. In my mind an ambassor is someone to represents something effectively. In my experience of you, you are often one of the first to welcome newbies to CR, you network effectively and are extremely supportive to a wide range of people...plus you know a bit about running. IMHO I reckon that you are a suitable nominee for ambassador....and forgive me because I know that I have now embarrassed the hell out of you! Sorry mate....I'll buy you a beer next time I see you!
Frank in SA
I totally agree Frank-the nomination is deserved.  I have to say though, this years awards will have to have your name up there the way you're going.

View PostMissZ, on Feb 21 2008, 08:53 PM, said:

Help! Why am i getting this error?
The error returned was:

You did not choose a poll choice to vote against. Please go back and ensure you click on one of the radio buttons next to the choice you wish to vote for

But I have clicked on a button under each choice.
Like bluedog said-most inspirational runner is in 2 sections and both need to be ticked.  As a poll only allows for 21 choices and we had alot more nominations, I had to split it-confusing I know.  I also know I did the exact same thing and got the exact same error!  You'd think as I set up the poll I'd get it right!

BB-you think you've been nominated undeservedly?  I have 4 votes for most accomplished athlete-I have no idea how that happened!  I dont even think of myself as an athlete.  And how can my name be up with the likes of Lucky Legs, Staypuff and Kelvin etc as inspirational?  It's kinda humbling actually.

Edited by wombatoutofhell, 21 February 2008 - 08:22 PM.


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View PostAction, on Feb 21 2008, 04:10 AM, said:

... or a couple of blokes down at the Rocks after a late night out.... :) Isn't it a fact that context is everything?

NOTE: Vested interest  :rolleyes:

Top shelf stuff Action. A simple, straightforward hanging of crap on your fellow ultra-runners.

You're really getting the hang of this Dark Side thing. Upon finishing the Marathon 'Disable' you will be fully fledged. Keep up the good work.

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Posted 21 February 2008 - 08:27 PM

I see supportive partner is doing well - I wonder if Balri nominated it after his 1000 posts?

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 12:17 AM

View PostJoggerKev, on Feb 21 2008, 12:25 AM, said:

Top Stuff - note I removed some options earlier eg Bogong to Hotham was cancelled in 2007, Emma Murray was injured for whole of 2007, and some other fluff (can't remember).
You could have removed that god-awful photo of me! :rolleyes:

Edit: and I don't mean the one of me hugging Tim. :)

Edited by Whippet Man, 22 February 2008 - 12:18 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:48 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Feb 21 2008, 09:10 PM, said:

In the two 'most inspirational runner' sections, you must vote for someone in one section, and tick the 'voted in section 1' (or 2) button in the other section ... if that makes sense.

Dog.
Thanks Blue Dog. And nice of you not to mention that I probably coudn't work it out cos I am a triathlete.  :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 05:10 PM

View PostMissZ, on Feb 22 2008, 12:48 AM, said:

Thanks Blue Dog. And nice of you not to mention that I probably coudn't work it out cos I am a triathlete.  :rolleyes:

My pleasure MissZ.

And it will not be too much longer before I try one of those novelty races. Then tri's will become really cool.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 05:49 PM

View PostBlue Dog, on Feb 22 2008, 06:10 PM, said:

And it will not be too much longer before I try one of those novelty races. Then tri's will become really cool.
God help us BD  :rolleyes:

Soon you will be playing soccer, drinking latte's, wearing v-necks and moving to queensland  :)

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:41 PM

View PostHamburglar, on Feb 22 2008, 05:49 PM, said:

God help us BD  :rolleyes:

Soon you will be playing soccer, drinking latte's, wearing v-necks and moving to queensland  :)
well i cant not respond to that!
on the odd occasion we find people up here playing soccer, drinking latte's or wearing a v-neck we beat them up and turf them back over the border where they came from.

Edited by undercover brother, 22 February 2008 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2008 - 06:45 PM

I was wondering - in several categories I don't know is winning - will that mean it will get the award?

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 07:04 PM

Don't know the exact numbers but in the "Best australia ultra marathon" more people have voted for C2K than ever competed in it.

Edited by FakePlasticTrees, 22 February 2008 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 22 February 2008 - 08:45 PM

I'm going to enter the "dont know" marathon this year-it seems pretty popular!  Might join the "dont know" running club as well.

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:19 PM

View PostCoolwalker David N N, on Feb 22 2008, 07:45 PM, said:

I was wondering - in several categories I don't know is winning - will that mean it will get the award?

View Postwombatoutofhell, on Feb 22 2008, 09:45 PM, said:

I'm going to enter the "dont know" marathon this year-it seems pretty popular!  Might join the "dont know" running club as well.

I am sure those people's favourite movie is Clueless. :)

Seems like people who are either new or mischievous are voting for don't know.

Give it a rest. Goggle if unsure, info will then give you a chance to make an informed decision. :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:32 PM

Daniel should be happy. R4YL is ahead of don't know.

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Run For Your Life (R4YL) [ 48 ]   [54.55%]
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Posted 22 February 2008 - 09:34 PM

View Postthomo, on Feb 22 2008, 10:19 PM, said:

I am sure those people's favourite movie is Clueless. :)

Seems like people who are either new or mischievous are voting for don't know.

Give it a rest. Goggle if unsure, info will then give you a chance to make an informed decision. :rolleyes:
I voted dont know in a few-including marathon and club.  I haven't run a marathon, nor have I run with a club so I feel unqualified to vote on them.  Yes I could research into all the clubs, mara's, ultra's etc but it wouldn't help me-I need to experience something myself.  Same way city to surf might well be the best other distance race in australia-but I wont vote for it because I haven't done it.  I'd vote for a run I have done, as long as such a run has been nominated.  As I nominated 2 runs, that wasn't a problem.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 06:26 AM

Right which of you jokers nominated me for best Australian athlete?? 1) It's ridiculous, 2) I'm a bloody pom.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 06:41 AM

View PostFats, on Feb 23 2008, 07:26 AM, said:

Right which of you jokers nominated me for best Australian athlete?? 1) It's ridiculous, 2) I'm a bloody pom.

Don't know is still beating you :rolleyes:

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 08:46 AM

View PostFats, on Feb 23 2008, 07:26 AM, said:

Right which of you jokers nominated me for best Australian athlete?? 1) It's ridiculous, 2) I'm a bloody pom.

Haven't you been neutralised yet Fats?  :rolleyes:

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 09:55 AM

View Postwombatoutofhell, on Feb 22 2008, 09:04 PM, said:

I voted dont know in a few-including marathon and club. I haven't run a marathon, nor have I run with a club so I feel unqualified to vote on them. Yes I could research into all the clubs, mara's, ultra's etc but it wouldn't help me-I need to experience something myself. Same way city to surf might well be the best other distance race in australia-but I wont vote for it because I haven't done it. I'd vote for a run I have done, as long as such a run has been nominated. As I nominated 2 runs, that wasn't a problem.

Yeah I agree with you David, I too voted a few 'dont knows' because guess what?....I really didn't know. Yes Thomo I am new to running but theres also the variables of context and geographics. I don't know about other contexts e.g. Ive never been interstate to run, and given that Adelaide is...now what did John Brumby say..."a backwater....' I doubt that many other runners have come here. Therefore they don't realise that the Adelaide City to Bay really is the best run in Australia <G>...what I'm saying is people will vote for what they know and have experienced.
I reckon what the don't know vote shows us is that there is a very wide variety of runners on this site.
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PS There is still time for you to vote for all things Adelaidian....if youre not sure just google for genuine confirmation ( written with tongue in cheek :))
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Edited by SouthAustralian, 24 February 2008 - 03:18 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2008 - 10:05 AM

View PostFats, on Feb 23 2008, 07:26 AM, said:

Right which of you jokers nominated me for best Australian athlete?? 1) It's ridiculous, 2) I'm a bloody pom.
Fats, you've been here long enough to know that with any modicum of success, you're now an honourary aussie. If you hadn't won a few races then you'd still be a whinging pom :rolleyes:

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:03 PM

View Postthomo, on Feb 22 2008, 10:19 PM, said:

I am sure those people's favourite movie is Clueless. :)

Seems like people who are either new or mischievous are voting for don't know.

Give it a rest. Goggle if unsure, info will then give you a chance to make an informed decision. :rolleyes:


Ok Thomo - when I rely on google to make an informed judgement I will stop making judgements!!! I may be mischievous at times but certainly this was not the reason for voting don't know in several categories - to me that is less mischievous than voting about something on a whim or google.

What I was wondering was as there is no preferential voting perhaps if the other David might like to do another poll of the three ( or in the event of a tie more of course) leaders at a later date so those who vote "don't know" might be able to choose between the three rather than multitudes? And also give an opportunity for those whose choice will not otherwise count to vote for a frontrunner.

obviously this would be unneccesary in any categories with more than 50% votes to the winning nominee

Edited by Coolwalker David N N, 23 February 2008 - 02:12 PM.


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Posted 23 February 2008 - 02:09 PM

View PostFakePlasticTrees, on Feb 22 2008, 08:04 PM, said:

Don't know the exact numbers but in the "Best australia ultra marathon" more people have voted for C2K than ever competed in it.


Not yet FPT - you would be right if you omitted the "ever" and referred just to 2007 - but don't forget that as well as competitors there are crew members as well - so those taking part are considerably more than just the competitors.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 05:30 PM

The don't know people have spoken clearly.

I will back off.

Next year you may have less don't knows but they will be countered by hopefully more newbies taking an interest in our sport.

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Posted 23 February 2008 - 07:00 PM

Hi All,

Re the photos.  

As far as a photos go it is hard to make a decision on the photo itself when you know the story behind many of the photos.  

I tried to make my decision on just the photo and what I got out of it as if I did not know the people and the story behind the picture.  

I think there is one photo that all runners could identify with with out knowing the person(s) or the story.

cheers  Plu