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Poll: This year's most essential running accessory (235 member(s) have cast votes)

Best Australian 10km Race

  1. none of these (41 votes [17.52%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.52%

  2. Bridge To Bridge At Putney (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  3. Burnie 10K (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  4. Canberra Times 10K Fun Run (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  5. Doomben 10000 (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  6. Intraining Easter Challenge (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  7. Lindfield 10Km (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  8. Mini-Mosmarathon (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  9. Nike Your The Run That I Want (25 votes [10.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.68%

  10. Olympic Dream 10Km Fun Run (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  11. Run To The G 10Km (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  12. Sussan 10Km (7 votes [2.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.99%

  13. Sydney Adventist Hospital 10K (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  14. Sydney Blackmores Bridge Run 10Km (20 votes [8.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.55%

  15. Sydney Striders 10K At Lane Cove (30 votes [12.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.82%

  16. Sydney Striders Homebush (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  17. Sydney Striders Manly North Head (13 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  18. Terry Fox 10Km (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  19. Trotters Bay To Bay (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  20. Victorian Championships, Sandown (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  21. Wallaroo Fun Run (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  22. Woman's Day 10K Races (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  23. Zatopek Classic (14 votes [5.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.98%

Best Australian Half-Marathon Race

  1. none of these (30 votes [12.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.82%

  2. Bankstown Half (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  3. Barossa Half Marathon (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  4. Brisbane 1/2 Marathon (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  5. Burnley Half Marathon (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  6. Canberra Half Marathon (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  7. Central Coast Half (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  8. Coburg Half Marathon (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  9. Devil Bend Half (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  10. Gold Coast Half (32 votes [13.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.68%

  11. Lake Macquarie Half (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  12. Noosa Half Marathon (16 votes [6.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.84%

  13. Qld Half Marathon (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  14. Royal National Park Half (11 votes [4.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.70%

  15. Sandy Point Half (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  16. Self Transcendence Half (Canberra) (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  17. Sri Chinmoy Half (Melbourne) (7 votes [2.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.99%

  18. Sydney Blackmores Half (14 votes [5.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.98%

  19. Sydney Marathon Clinic (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  20. Sydney Morning Herld Half (65 votes [27.78%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.78%

  21. Thredbo Half Marathon (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  22. Toowoomba Half (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  23. Townsville Half Marathon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

Best Australian Marathon Race

  1. none of these (29 votes [12.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.39%

  2. Adelaide Marathon (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  3. Alice Springs Marathon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Canberra Marathon (57 votes [24.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.36%

  5. Fitzroy Falls Marathon (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  6. Gold Coast Marathon (64 votes [27.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.35%

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

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Lest We Forget Brisbane Marathon (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  9. Melbourne Marathon (20 votes [8.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.55%

  10. Mudgee Marathon (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  11. Perth Marathon (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  12. Pichi Richi Marathon (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  13. Shepparton Marathon (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  14. Sydney Marathon (36 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  15. Thredbo Marathon (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  16. Traralgon Marathon (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

Best Australian UltraMarathon Race (longer than a marathon)

  1. none of these (63 votes [26.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 26.92%

  2. 12 Foot Track (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  3. 500Km Road Relay (Endeavour ) (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  4. Bellarine Rail Trail (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  5. Bogong-Hotham (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  6. Bribie Beach Bash (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  7. Brindabella Classic (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  8. Caboolture Dusk Til Dawn (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  9. Caboolture To Malany Relay (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  10. Canberra 50Km (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  11. Frankston To Portsea (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  12. Glasshouse 100 Mile (15 votes [6.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.41%

  13. Gosford Coastal Classic (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  14. Kurrawa 50K (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  15. Mansfield To Buller 50 Km (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  16. Mt Mee 50K [ Qld ] (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  17. Poor Mans Comrades (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  18. Rainbow Beach Run (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  19. Six Foot Track (98 votes [41.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 41.88%

  20. Sydney Trailwalker (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  21. Wallhalla Woundup 50 K (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

Best Australian \"Other distance\" Race

  1. none of these (19 votes [8.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.12%

  2. Bay Run 7K (10 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  3. Black Mountain Challenge (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  4. Bridge To Brisbane (7 votes [2.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.99%

  5. Brrc 20Miles (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Coburg Bluestone Classic (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  7. Crackneck Challenge (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Great Nosh (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  9. Great Train Race, Puffing Billy (34 votes [14.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.53%

  10. Lest We Forget National 8Km Series (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  11. Manly Beach Soft Sand Classic (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  12. Maroubra Fun Run 8K (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  13. Mt Mee (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  14. Mt Wilson To Bilpin (15 votes [6.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.41%

  15. North Canberra Two Peaks 26K (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  16. Portsea Twilight Fun Run (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  17. Sherwood 6K (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  18. Shoalhaven King Of The Mountain (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  19. Sutherland To Surf (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  20. Sydney City To Surf (80 votes [34.19%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.19%

  21. Sydney Marathon Clinic 30Km (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  22. Thredbo 5Km Fun Run (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  23. Trotters Bay To Bay (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  24. Warwick Pentath-Run (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  25. Woodford To Glenbrook (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  26. Woodstock 8Km Fun Run (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

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

  1. none of these (94 votes [40.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.17%

  2. Alice Springs Marathon (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  3. Bogong-Hotham (25 votes [10.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.68%

  4. Cable Beach Sunset Classic (Broome) (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  5. Crackneck Challenge (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Fitzroy Falls Marathon (17 votes [7.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.26%

  7. Junee-Wagga Marathon (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  8. Kempsey Marathon (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  9. Mudgee Half & Marathon (12 votes [5.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  10. Pichi Richi Marathon (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  11. Shepparton Marathon (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  12. Thredbo Marathon (13 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  13. Toowoomba King Of Range (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  14. Traralgon Marathon (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  15. Trotters Bay To Bay (11 votes [4.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.70%

  16. Wagga Wagga City To Lake Fun Run (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  17. Wallhalla Woundup 50 K (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  18. Warrumbungles Marathon/50 K (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  19. Warwick Pentathlon (11 votes [4.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.70%

  20. Ymca Port Of Echuca Sweat Vs Steam (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

Most Scenic Australian Race

  1. none of these (34 votes [14.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.53%

  2. Alice Springs Marathon (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  3. Bay Run 7K (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  4. Bellarine Rail Trail (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  5. Binna Burra To Oriellys (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  6. Bogong-Hotham (13 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  7. Crackneck Challenge (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  8. Cradle Mountain (22 votes [9.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.40%

  9. Fitzroy Falls Marathon (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  10. Glasshouse (15 votes [6.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.41%

  11. Mountain To Surf (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  12. Mt Beauty Half Marathon (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  13. Mt Wilson To Bilpin (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  14. Pichi Richi Marathon (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  15. Point To Pinnacle (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  16. Portsea Twilight (13 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  17. Puffing Billy (19 votes [8.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.12%

  18. Royal National Park Half, Sutherland (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  19. Shepparton Marathon Events (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  20. Six Foot Track Marathon (29 votes [12.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.39%

  21. Sydney City To Surf (28 votes [11.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.97%

  22. Sydney Striders North Head (10 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  23. Thredbo Marathon (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  24. Trotters Bay To Bay (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  25. Wallaroo Fun Run (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  26. Wallhalla Woundup 50 K (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  27. Warrumbungles Marathon/50 K (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

Best Australian Male Athlete

  1. none of these (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  2. Bill Thompson (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  3. Clinton Hill (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Craig Mottram (121 votes [51.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 51.71%

  5. David Criniti (33 votes [14.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.10%

  6. Joshua Ross (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Lee Troop (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  8. Patrick Johnson (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  9. Paul Arthur (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  10. Steve Moneghetti (58 votes [24.79%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.79%

Best Australian Female Athlete

  1. none of these (12 votes [5.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  2. Anna Thompson (13 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  3. Belinda Granger (7 votes [2.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.99%

  4. Benita Johnson (118 votes [50.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 50.43%

  5. Cathy Freeman (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  6. Georgie Clarke (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  7. Hayley Mcgregor (10 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  8. Jackie Gallagher (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  9. Jana Pittman (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  10. Kerryn Mccann (15 votes [6.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.41%

  11. Krishna Stanton (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  12. Loretta Harrop (31 votes [13.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.25%

  13. Rina Hill (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  14. Sarah Jamieson (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  15. Tamsyn Lewis (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

Best Overseas Athlete (male or female)

  1. none of these (13 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  2. Ezekial Kemboi (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Fani Halkia (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Gebralesse (38 votes [16.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.24%

  5. Hicham El Guerrouj (86 votes [36.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 36.75%

  6. Kelly Holmes (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  7. Kenenisa Bekele (34 votes [14.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.53%

  8. Maria Bak (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Mizuki Noguchi (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  10. Paul Tergatt (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  11. Paula Radcliffe (39 votes [16.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.67%

  12. Scott Jurek (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  13. Vanderlei Lima (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  14. Vladimir Kotov (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

CoolRunning's favourite running shop

  1. none of these (54 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  2. Athletic Edge, Randwick (25 votes [10.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.68%

  3. Edgecliff Running Centre (36 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  4. Intraining Brisbane (15 votes [6.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.41%

  5. Leo Russell's (Melb) (7 votes [2.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.99%

  6. Rebel Sport (29 votes [12.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.39%

  7. Run On Down (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Runner's World (Kew, Melbourne) (22 votes [9.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.40%

  9. Southside Runners (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  10. Stringer's Sports (10 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  11. Target (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  12. The Run Inn (Bris) (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  13. The Runners Shop Canberra (12 votes [5.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  14. The Runners Shop Gosford (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

CoolRunning's favourite running club

  1. none of these (72 votes [30.77%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.77%

  2. ACT Cross Country Club (11 votes [4.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.70%

  3. Brisbane Road Runners (10 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  4. Garingal Orienteers (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  5. Hash House Harriers (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  6. Hills District Joggers (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  7. Hobson Bay (Hobos) (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  8. Intraining (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  9. Malvern Harriers (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  10. Melbourne Midday Milers (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  11. Montys Sherwood Forest Invincables (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  12. Pat Carrolls Running Group (11 votes [4.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.70%

  13. Rainers Rebels (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. Regatta Runners (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  15. SA Road Runners Club (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  16. Southside Runners (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  17. Sydney Marathon Clinic (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  18. Sydney Striders (64 votes [27.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 27.35%

  19. Terrigal Trotters (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  20. Victorian Road Runners (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  21. Western Athletics (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  22. Woodstock Runners (7 votes [2.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.99%

CoolRunning's favourite thread of the year

  1. none of these (36 votes [15.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.38%

  2. Best cross training for ultras? (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  3. City to surf & Mona 2004 (10 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  4. Cool Running Bloggers (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  5. CoolRunning Racing Team (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  6. Deek - multivitamin supplements (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  7. Does anyone NOT get injured?? (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  8. Falling down stories (33 votes [14.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.10%

  9. Genetic differences in African & Caucasian distance runners (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  10. How did everyone start running?? (23 votes [9.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.83%

  11. Interval session feedback (12 votes [5.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  12. Jana Who? Are our Olympians expecting too much? (7 votes [2.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.99%

  13. Marathon Pacing Strategies (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  14. Non-leather running shoes (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  15. Olympic commentators (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  16. Olympic Marathon disgrace (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  17. Stupid Olympic Quotes (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  18. ~, (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  19. Thank You For My Lifestyle Change (18 votes [7.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.69%

  20. Top-5 Running Songs (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  21. Value in 'Junk' Miles? (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  22. What do you think about when running? (13 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  23. Your Best Running Advice... (13 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

CoolRunning's most accomplished athlete of the year

  1. none of these (15 votes [6.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.41%

  2. Ben Du Bois (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  3. Billie (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  4. Daniel Green (24 votes [10.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.26%

  5. Dave Criniti (94 votes [40.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 40.17%

  6. Dr Jh (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  7. Freerunner (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  8. John Dawlings (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  9. Kanangra (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  10. Kelvin (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  11. Lucky Legs (15 votes [6.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.41%

  12. Magnus Michelsson (29 votes [12.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.39%

  13. Martyd (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  14. Mike Iafeta (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  15. Pat Carroll (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  16. Sean Creighton (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  17. Travy (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  18. Vespachicka (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  19. Warwick Capper (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

CoolRunning's most inspirational runner

  1. none of these (12 votes [5.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  2. Action (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  3. Adventuregirl (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  4. Aki (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  5. Amjan (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  6. Billie (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  7. Colac (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Courtly Love (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Dave Criniti (38 votes [16.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.24%

  10. Iron Bee (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  11. Kelvin (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  12. Lucky Legs (38 votes [16.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.24%

  13. Marathon Man (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  14. Mike Iafeta (20 votes [8.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.55%

  15. Mphaz (10 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  16. Mr G (22 votes [9.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.40%

  17. Nigel Aylott (19 votes [8.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.12%

  18. Pat Carroll (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  19. Paul Arthur (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  20. Paul Every (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  21. Ray James (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  22. Run67 (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  23. Snorkelman (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  24. Stu Mac (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  25. Tesso (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  26. Vat Man (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  27. Vespachicka (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

CoolRunning's ambassador of the year

  1. none of these (29 votes [12.39%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.39%

  2. Action (46 votes [19.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.66%

  3. Billie (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  4. Daniel Green (19 votes [8.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.12%

  5. Derek Foley (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  6. Freerunner (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  7. Li'l Elf (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  8. Luckylegs (28 votes [11.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.97%

  9. Mphaz (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  10. Mr G (25 votes [10.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.68%

  11. Pastyboy (7 votes [2.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.99%

  12. Phil Hungerford (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  13. Plu (13 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  14. Rmc (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  15. Tesso (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  16. Uncle Dave (34 votes [14.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 14.53%

Best photo added to the photo gallery this year

  1. none of these (73 votes [31.20%])

    Percentage of vote: 31.20%

  2. AdventureGirl (30 votes [12.82%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.82%

  3. Ian Javes (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  4. Jim & Grapes (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  5. Karisma (9 votes [3.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.85%

  6. Lonewolf (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  7. Marathon des Sables?? (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Martin Schott (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Mr G (17 votes [7.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.26%

  10. Mister G - Bees' Knees Indeed (17 votes [7.26%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.26%

  11. Run67 Finished (23 votes [9.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.83%

  12. Spud (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  13. Tesso (16 votes [6.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.84%

  14. The Hermannators Pole (7 votes [2.99%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.99%

  15. Where's Wally (25 votes [10.68%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.68%

This year's most worn brand of running shoes

  1. none of these (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  2. Adidas (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  3. Asics (123 votes [52.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 52.56%

  4. Brooks (54 votes [23.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 23.08%

  5. Dunlop (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  6. Loco (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  7. Mizuno (12 votes [5.13%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.13%

  8. Montrail (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. New Balance (11 votes [4.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.70%

  10. Nike (10 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  11. Puma (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  12. Reebok (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  13. Saucony (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

This year's most essential running accessory

  1. none of these (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  2. A Coach (11 votes [4.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.70%

  3. A Hat (14 votes [5.98%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.98%

  4. A Pc And Internet Access (15 votes [6.41%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.41%

  5. An Injured Mates Race Entry (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Band Aids (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Bodyglide (21 votes [8.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.97%

  8. Car Or House Keys (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  9. Coolrunning Bra Top (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  10. Coolrunning Cap (22 votes [9.40%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.40%

  11. Coolrunning Message Board (11 votes [4.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.70%

  12. Coolrunning Singlet (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  13. Coolrunning Tri Top (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  14. Desire/Motivation (10 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

  15. Duct Tape (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  16. Entry Form (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  17. Forerunner 201 Gps (13 votes [5.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.56%

  18. Fuelbelt (5 votes [2.14%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.14%

  19. Gps (8 votes [3.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.42%

  20. Ground To Run On (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  21. Gu (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  22. Hydration Pack (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  23. Legs (11 votes [4.70%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.70%

  24. Money (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  25. Mp3 Player (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  26. My Shoes (19 votes [8.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.12%

  27. Paid Race Entry (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  28. Partner (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  29. Polar Hrm (625X) (4 votes [1.71%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.71%

  30. Running Shorts (3 votes [1.28%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.28%

  31. Stamina (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  32. Sun Glasses (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  33. Target Cool Max Socks (6 votes [2.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.56%

  34. Toilet Paper (2 votes [0.85%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.85%

  35. Treadmill (1 votes [0.43%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.43%

  36. Vasaline (10 votes [4.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.27%

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 02:59 AM

We are pleased to announce the first annual CoolRunning Reader Awards.

The idea for the awards was first floated in this messageboard posting - feel free to add your views.

Awards Process
- Thurs 18th November to 30th November - Nominations open.
- 1st December to 21st December - voting allowed - you can only vote for what was nominated and you won't be able to vote more than once. No one can see the vote tally until after voting has closed. No more nominations can be accepted once voting starts.
- Voting closes on 21st December and prizes awarded immediately after. Actually there probably won't be any real prizes, just an entry in the Reader Awards Hall of Fame.

Awards Categories - The awards categories are as follows:
Race Section
- Best Australian 10km Race
- Best Australian Half-Marathon Race
- Best Australian Marathon Race
- Best Australian UltraMarathon Race (longer than a marathon)
- Best Australian "Other distance" Race
- Best Australian Regional Race (>100kms from capital city)
- Most Scenic Australian Race

Athlete Section
- Best Australian Male Athlete
- Best Australian Female Athlete
- Best Overseas Athlete (male or female)

Community Section
- CoolRunning's favourite running shop
- CoolRunning's favourite running club
- CoolRunning's favourite thread of the year
- CoolRunning's most accomplished athlete of the year (must have posted at least once, your definition of accomplished)
- CoolRunning's most inspirational runner
- CoolRunning's ambassador of the year
- Best CoolRunner photo in the photo gallery (enter the url)
- Most commented CoolRunning thread of the year  (can't vote on this - a scan of the messageboards will suffice)
- This year's most worn brand of running shoes (enter model YOU wore most)
- This year's most essential running accessory (eg Bodyglide, Mp3 player, GPS)

Support our Australian advertisers:

#2 Stu Mac

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 03:25 AM

Kev, I attempted to be the first to vote and I discovered as I have no opinion regarding 3 of the sections my vote didn't appear to register?

Is this the case due to software issues, would it be easierif you had an option for each section, none of the above.

Also, did a nomination for Ambassador disappear, ie. yourself

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 03:37 AM

Can you try again - I have included a "none of these" for each option. I suspect you have to answer each question - that's probably a software limitation. Sorry 19 questions and a zillion choices !

I thought it best if I wasn't one of the options, and i didn't put in any nominations and I won't vote.

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 03:42 AM

I got almost through and clicked a picture (thread also) to have a look and there was no back button and I lost my votes.  It might have just been my browser but I thought I would let people know.

plu

Edit:  Ok Right Click. Thanks Kevin that makes sense - and it is very helpful  :)  .

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 03:48 AM

Thanks Kevin, my vote has been recorded.  re your decision to remove your name from the nomination, I thought that would be the reason, but I wanted to confirm.

Will be fun & interesting to see the results, if its anything like the Logies and other comps i will probably get none of my picks up, for some reason I seem to be different & like different things.     :D

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 03:48 AM

Plu,
I was trying to be helpful    <_<  
you need to right-click and select "open link in new window"

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 12:24 PM

Kevin,

I know it's too late now, but I think you missed the Adelaide marathon in best marathon category. I think it was nominated, correct me if I'm wrong.

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 01:04 PM

Rundave,
I am sure the big city ones were nominated as well.
Must have missed Adelaide.
Minor oversight by Kevins admin dept. Himself.
  :D

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Posted 01 December 2004 - 01:14 PM

I think it was a bad cut'n'paste job. It says "Sydney Marathon Clinic" instead of Adelaide Marathon. It was nominated. I will change the wording tonight (can't do it from work). Just vote for the SMC marathon and it will be counted right.

In retrospect having 19 categories with maybe 20+ nominations in each category was a real pig to set up last night.

There are bound to be other issues raised - please raise and I will try to fix.

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 02:56 PM

STOP PRESS - STOP PRESS

Vote 1 for Warwick Capper as Coolrunnings Most Accomplished Athlete of the Year.

Oh and

Mr G - you do look the Bees Knees - you got my vote.

Kisses Boys - Tracey

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 03:52 PM

Voted, but should have taken more notice of the nominations process - sorry to see Maroondah Dam Trail absent from the ultra and scenic categories  <_<  .

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 04:02 PM

Kevin, could you please put the list of best threads up somewhere. I have only been an addict for 2months and have not read most of these.

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 04:17 PM

Stunned to see the Coburg 24 Hour Carnival was not there in the Ultra section. I must declare a bias on this one, but I would have thought such a definitive list of Ultra's would include the Coburg run, particularly as it counts toward the Victorian 24 Hour Track Championship and has attracted such legends as Cliff Young and Yiannis Kouros

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Posted 02 December 2004 - 04:22 PM

I'll admit i nominated every marathon or Ultra (or so i thought by memory !) i'd been in this year (if they hadn't already been nominated), so i hope i didn't have a mental block about Maroondah Dam, not saying that's impossible but now i feel guilty   :o  

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 12:04 PM

No way you should feel guilty Kelvin! You did your bit and put in nominations, those of us lamenting the absence of certain events should have done the same, rather than leave it up to anyone else  ;)  .

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 04:00 PM

I thought it strange that a lot of prominent clubs weren't mentioned.  :unsure:

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Posted 03 December 2004 - 04:14 PM

quote:


has attracted such legends as Cliff Young and Yiannis Kouros

It is an awards for 2004 - races can't win due to previous glory years, but how they went this year.

It is called the CoolRunning Reader Awards because the readers had to nominate races not the "management" of CoolRunning. It is hard if races or clubs weren't nominated but maybe next year people won't rely on others to do the nominating ... Nominations were open for 2 weeks.

Clearly clubs and races represented will be biased as per the readership of CR, but thems the breaks.

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 05:54 PM

I was thinking (whilst updating the website for the Six Foot Track Marathon) that a category for "best race website" would have been good.

too late for this year though.

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Posted 04 December 2004 - 09:50 PM

Hi All,

I think 2 weeks is enough time for the casual reader who might pop in every week to make a nomination.

The point of a nomination process is that you are only eligible if you are nominated and if people don't nominate for what ever reason well that is what happens.  Nominations need to be made and end dates set.  The important thing now is for those who have concerns to make a note somewhere and make sure it does not happen again next time around.

In this case the nomination was easy to do it was just a matter of doing it on Cool Running.  Other nomination proccesses say for OA , OAM and  certain community awards require documentation and referees. - not that I am suggesting that for here.

Still a great idea and I believe the key nominations that are high in the consciuosness of Cool runners have been represented.

Cheers

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 05:19 PM

Its interesting that after more than a week only 120 people have voted yet something like how old are you gets almost a couple of hundred in a couple of days.

Is it that 19 questions is a bit off-putting or people are lazy or they don't care or ....

I would be interested to hear from those that haven't voted.

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 05:45 PM

G'day Kevin,

Believe it or not I didn't realise that the actual voting for the awards had started.   :o   I got this thread mixed up with the thread to decide what name the awards should get.  Now that I've seen the error of my ways I have voted.

Have I had the blinkers on for the past week, or is the "Vote now" item on the home page new?   :unsure:  Surely I couldn't have missed that all this time.

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Posted 09 December 2004 - 06:45 PM

The "Vote Now" on the homepage was there from day one .......   :)

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 12:01 AM

Man did voting on this start over a week ago? I should have started campaigning but I've been to busy accomplishing and ambassadoring to have time  ;)

FreeRunner.

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 01:13 AM

Kevin said: "something like how old are you gets almost a couple of hundred in a couple of days."

'How Old' is a simple and instinctive poll which appeals to the curiosity. Unlike GaryO, I did realise voting had started - hard to miss the VOTE NOW banner.  ;)

I also noticed that voting was open until 21 December so plenty of time to make a choice between 'Non-leather running shoes' and 'Stupid Olympic Quotes'.

A reminder to voters not to click on the links for 'best thread' and 'best photo' unless you open the link in a new window! I almost did that myself.

19 questions is OK although making a choice is difficult -preferential voting would be good (1,2,3)! I just think people are taking their time. A few 'free sex' reminders will do the trick.

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Posted 10 December 2004 - 11:55 PM

I'll try and vote from home later.  The poll is taking to0 long to load from work!

Phil

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Posted 11 December 2004 - 11:08 AM

Wow! Have just voted. I didnt even realise that my creation the "Bellarine Rail Trail" had been nominated in the best Ultra category. Seems a bit weird when it wa sonly the first year and there were two entrants. I know someone explained why - but seems even weirder that Colac or Coburg didnt get a mention!

Phil

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 01:06 PM

I hope we all have our say and vote, only 7 days or so to go!!!  (157 so far, compared to 275 for the 'Age of Coolrunners' poll)

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 02:11 PM

kev, how are the numbers looking now?

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Posted 14 December 2004 - 03:49 PM

161.
Not sure what I was expecting but would have liked 250 or so ??

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 01:50 AM

"From little things,
Big things grow"


How many ran in the first City to Surf or the first 6' track?

The CR awards will become very popular (and sought after) in future years.

I suggest having the nomination process end sooner (early-November) so voting can run for six weeks. Also perhaps, weed out some of the nominations (get the plus 800 club to pick the  successful ones) so you only have to choose between 10 or less in each category.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 02:46 AM

4000 cool runners only 170 have voted.
Vote now time is running out.
Just have a guess if you can't decide.
  :)

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 03:04 AM

I too am surprised that only 170 have voted for the CR Awards, but 275 voted for the Age Poll.  

The 4000 members isn't a real-time number, onviously alot of the early members have moved on, this is obvious, have a look at member's rego numbers, you don't see many under a 1000.

I would have guessed about 200 or so post on a regular basis, but the Age poll proved that to be wrong, and no-one has told KT why they haven't, I can only assume the new members aren't voting???

No matter, the results will be a true reflection of the current posting CRs.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:46 AM

In these days of things being very quick (or instant), the age poll was a simple one question option.

I would guess that the number of questions (& the number of options) in the CR awards was a turn-off.

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Posted 16 December 2004 - 10:53 AM

Just trying to keep the thread up the top so they may vote.
Maybe there aren't 4000 members, but surely we can get more than just in the 100s?
Time to unplug the kettle and plug in the drip filter coffee or tea maker and take the time to vote.
I voted at the start of the month BTW.
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Posted 16 December 2004 - 09:55 PM

I changed the link on the "Vote now" ad on the homepage to go directly to the vote. I also added it to the top of the message list on the homepage and forced it to stay at the top of the list.

It will feel a bit like its being rammed down people's throats but its only for a few more days.

The daily vote rate is about 2 or 3 per day I think and its pretty bad if we can't get 200 votes all up!

Most mornings there are more than 100 people online at ONE TIME. I think too many questions is a bit off-putting.

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 03:30 PM

Only 191.
Have to make 200 by 1700 today. Keep voting.
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Posted 17 December 2004 - 04:56 PM

Maybe we need compulsory voting (like any true democracy) - you can't read the message board unless you've voted.   :D

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 05:20 PM

Finally gave up on trying to find the time to read all the favourite thread nominees that I missed out on during the year, and voted for the best one I've read so far. Kevin, is there any chance of having a "best threads" section somewhere on the site with links to these so I (and others) can catch up on some of the gems at a later date? Now I've voted, I can't get back in to the poll to see them any more. Maybe others are trying to catch up on their reading too and there will be a last minute rush.

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 06:00 PM

you can still see all the nominations here.

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 07:11 PM

200!!!!!!!!!!!
Kevin can now rest easy.  B)

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Posted 17 December 2004 - 08:14 PM

203 votes now, with 4 days remaining we could get up to 250 if everyone has a say!!!

Edit: 12:10 am 18 dec, 208 voters, well done, keep em coming

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Posted 18 December 2004 - 03:26 AM

Stu Mac,
I was just about to post the 208 voted.
Beat me to it.
  B)

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 04:30 AM

I think just under 24hrs to go then all will be revealed. Get yer votes in quick !

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 02:49 AM

Up to 234 voters.
Late flurry tonight and we can get 250!   :)
Keep voting.

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 01:47 AM

This one has results on it, but the one up the top doesn't.
Is that right?

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 10:47 AM

Congratulations to all the winners of these awards.

But could there be a protest forthcoming?

Let's hope not, but I thought it interesting that in 7 of the categories, the "None of These" vote got more than the "winner" vote.

The "None of These" votes were (Winner in brackets):

Best 10K 18% (13%)
Best Regional 40% (11%)
Most Scenic 15% (12%)
Running Shop 23% (15%)
Club 31% (27%)
Thread 15% (14%)
Photo 31% (13%)

Assuming that any other possible voting options  weren't valid, as they weren't nominated in the required process, & that these votes were a "don't know/care" vote, perhaps the options could have been "No vote" or similar.

Or perhaps the real "winners" were hidden in these other votes??

Any other thoughts?

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 12:10 PM

colin,
i thought the same until i remembered way back when i voted in this and realised that i put 'none of these' down for quite a few.
not because i thought none were worthy but because i didn't have a strong opinion either way.
also when i tried to look back at some of the photos (via the link) my choices got wiped so i thought 'stuff this' and voted for one of mine!
some may have 'none of these'd' the linked ones because of this.

one more thought and it seems silly saying this i know but those events with large participation are at a huge advantage.
eg. most scenic race - sydney city to surf got more votes than cradle mountain.  maybe every CR who's ever run down there voted for cradle and only 0.1% of those who have run the C2S voted for that one but it got more votes.
in some ways then the most out of the way (and yet beautiful) places are going to get less votes because they are difficult to get to, are tougher races, have limited entries etc...
but i guess thems the breaks.
just as well C2S didn't beat 6FT hey!
just thinking out loud - i know i shouldn't.
well done to all winners.
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Posted 22 December 2004 - 12:28 PM

List of the winners....

Best Australian 10km race : Sydney Striders (Lane Cove)
Best Australian Half Marathon : SMH Half
Best Australian Marathon : Gold Coast
Best Australian Ultra Marathon : Six Foot Track
Best Australian "Other Distance" Race : Sydney City to Surf
Best Australian Regional Race : Bogong-Hotham
Most Scenic Australian Race : Six Foot Track
Best Australian Male Athlete : Craig Mottram
Best Australian Female Athlete : Benita Johnson
Best Overseas Athlete : Hicham El Guerrouj
CRs Favourite Running Shop : Edgecliffe Running Centre
CRs Favourite Running Club : Sydney Striders
CRs Favourite Thread :  falling down stories
CRs Most Accomplished Athlete of the year : Dave Criniti
CRs Most Inspirational Runner : Dave Criniti and Lucky Legs (Tie)
CRs Ambassador of the year : Action
Best Photo added to Photo gallery this year :  AdventureGirl
This year's most worn brand of running shoe : Asics
This year's most essential running accessory : CR cap

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 12:35 PM

Colin,
There could be a lot read into the results but any voting system can be used to the benefit of somebody and will always dissapoint others. (ie John Howard is still the PM).

No two people will see the same results but here's some of my observations.

94 Others in the regional section means that not enough people support regional marathons.

City to Surf's 80 votes from 50,000+ entrants would put it last against all other nominations if  votes/participants is worked out. This would also be the case for the city vs regional m'thons.

In the case of Thredbo M'thon 13/30 would give us the best rating, I think.

The best club and 10k votes indicates that there are a lot of Sydney Striders here on coolrunning.

Shoes, threads and photos voting would not be of interest to many so non votes would be expected.

and finally.... if I had voted in the Ambassador awards I'd have beaten Rick.

Finally in the good days of The Right Track mag with subscribers approaching 2000 we still struggled to reach 150 votes in our awards.

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 03:08 PM

Colin,

I put "none of these" where I honestly had no opinion. I didn't feel qualified to vote for Best Half Marathon, for example, because I've run very few Halfs.

Buggered if I can work out how City to Surf came second in "Most Scenic". I assume because almost everyone's run that race, it became a popular "safe" vote....