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Poll: Vote for CoolRunning Reader Awards 2005 (241 member(s) have cast votes)

Best Australian 10km Race

  1. AV Sandown 10km (11 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  2. Blacktown 10k Fun run (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  3. Burnie Ten (23 votes [9.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.58%

  4. Canberra times (9 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  5. Doomben 10,000 (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  6. Fishers Ghost Fun Run (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  7. Fitzroy Falls Fire Trail 10km (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  8. Gold Coast 10 km (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  9. Lindfield 10k (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  10. Mini-Mosmarathon (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  11. Noosa 10k (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  12. Olympic Dream (16 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  13. Port Macquarie Seaside Classic (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  14. Rip To River Point Lonsdale (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  15. Shepparton 10km (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  16. Sydney Adventist Hosipital Run for Life (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  17. Sydney Striders Lane Cove 10km (39 votes [16.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.25%

  18. Sydney Striders North Head 10km (16 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  19. Victorian 10km Championships, Sandown Racecourse (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  20. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (59 votes [24.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.58%

Best Australian Half-Marathon Race

  1. AV Burnley Half (14 votes [5.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.83%

  2. Bendigo Half (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  3. Blackmore's Half (18 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  4. Brisbane Half Marathon (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  5. Canberra Half (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  6. Central Coast Half (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  7. Devil Bend Half Vic (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  8. Geelong Half Marathon (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  9. Gold Coast Half (28 votes [11.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.67%

  10. Lake Macquarie Half (9 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  11. Melbourne Half (13 votes [5.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.42%

  12. Noosa Half (13 votes [5.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.42%

  13. Queensland Half Marathon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. SMH Half (71 votes [29.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 29.58%

  15. Shepparton (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. Sydney Marathon Clinic, Smithfield (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  17. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (36 votes [15.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.00%

Best Australian Marathon Race

  1. Adelaide Marathon (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  2. Alice springs marathon (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  3. Brisbane Marathon (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  4. Canberra Marathon (44 votes [18.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.33%

  5. Fitzroy Falls Marathon (16 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  6. Gold Coast Marathon (55 votes [22.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.92%

  7. Hobart Marathon (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  8. Macleay River Marathon (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  9. Melbourne Marathon (26 votes [10.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.83%

  10. Pichi Richi Marathon (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  11. Portland 3 Bays (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  12. Shepparton Marathon (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  13. Sydney Marathon (30 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  14. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (45 votes [18.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

Best Australian UltraMarathon Race (longer than a marathon)

  1. 12 Foot Track (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  2. Bogong to Hotham (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  3. Brindabella Classic (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  4. Cliff Young Australian 6-day race (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  5. Coast 2 Kosci (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  6. Dusk Till Dawn - Caboolture Run (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  7. Glasshouse 100 (13 votes [5.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.42%

  8. Great Ocean Road 45km (18 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  9. Mansfield to Mt Buller (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  10. Maroondah Dam Trail (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  11. Red Rock to Coffs Harbour Waterworld Race (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  12. Six Foot Track (79 votes [32.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.92%

  13. Sydney Trailwalker (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  14. Walhalla 50k (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  15. Warick Pentath run (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  16. Warrumbungles 50K (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  17. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (80 votes [33.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

Best Australian "Other distance" Race

  1. Adelaide City to Bay (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  2. Arthurs Seat Challenge (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  3. Bay To Bay (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  4. Bribie Beach Bash (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  5. Bridge to Brisbane (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  6. Canberra Bush 16/25k (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  7. City To Surf (83 votes [34.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.58%

  8. Fat Ass Black Stump (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  9. Fitness Five, Wollongong (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  10. Fitzroy Falls Fire Trail 5km (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  11. Gunn Runners 5K (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  12. JP Morgan Challenge (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  13. KOM 30k Traralgon (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  14. King Island Imperial (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  15. Kurrawa to Point Danger 50Km (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  16. Newcastle Hearld 5km (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  17. Noosa Bolt (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  18. Point to Pinnacle (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  19. Portsea Twilight (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  20. Puffing Billy Great Train Race (25 votes [10.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.42%

  21. River Valley TAN Nude Fun Run (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  22. Shoalhaven KOM (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  23. Sutherland to Surf (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  24. Sydney Bay Run (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  25. Sydney Summer Series (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  26. Tamborine Trek (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  27. The Great Nosh (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  28. The collective Lest we Forget Runs (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  29. Warwick-Pentath Run (11 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  30. Willy to Billy (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  31. Woodford to Glenbrook Classic (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  32. Woodstock Fun Run (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  33. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (31 votes [12.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.92%

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

  1. Brindabella Classic (11 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  2. Cliff Young Australian 6-day race (14 votes [5.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.83%

  3. Endeavour 500km Road Relay (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  4. Fitzroy Falls Fire Trail Marathon (23 votes [9.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.58%

  5. Great Ocean Road Marathon (29 votes [12.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.08%

  6. KOM 30k Traralgon (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  7. Lorne Mountain to Surf (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  8. Nail Can Hill Run - Albury (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  9. Portland 3 Bays Marathon (11 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  10. River Valley TAN Nude Fun Run (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  11. Shepparton Marathon (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  12. Warrumbungle Marathon (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  13. Warwick Pentath-Run (16 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  14. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (103 votes [42.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.92%

Most Scenic Australian Race

  1. Bay To Bay (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  2. Big Rivers TAN Nude Fun Run (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  3. Bogong to Hotham (20 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  4. Bribie Beach Bash (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  5. City to Surf (46 votes [19.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.17%

  6. Cradle Mountain (15 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  7. Fitzroy Falls Marathon (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  8. Glasshouse (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  9. Gold Coast Marathon (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  10. Great Ocean Road Marathon (31 votes [12.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.92%

  11. Lorne Mountain to Surf 8k (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  12. Manly Beach Soft Sand Classic (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  13. Portsea Twilight (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  14. Portland 3 Bays Marathon (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  15. Puffing Billy Great Train Race (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  16. Sydney Striders North Head 10km (16 votes [6.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.67%

  17. The Lamington Classic (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  18. Warrumbungles Marathon (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  19. Warwick-Pentath (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  20. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (44 votes [18.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.33%

Best Australian Male Athlete

  1. Alastair Stevenson (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  2. Corey Tucker (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  3. Craig Mottram (152 votes [63.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 63.33%

  4. Josh Ross (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  5. Magnus Michelsson (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  6. Mark Fountain (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  7. Martin Dent (9 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  8. Paul Crake (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  9. Peter Nowill (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  10. Scott Westcott (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  11. Steve Moneghetti (25 votes [10.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.42%

  12. Tim Cochrane (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  13. Yiannis Kouros (11 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  14. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (17 votes [7.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.08%

Best Australian Female Athlete

  1. Anna Thompson (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  2. Benita Johnson (73 votes [30.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 30.42%

  3. Emma Murray (58 votes [24.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 24.17%

  4. Emma Snowsill (24 votes [10.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

  5. Haley McGregor (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  6. Jackie Fairweather (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  7. Kerryn McCann (19 votes [7.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.92%

  8. Sarah Jamieson (12 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  9. Susan Michelsson (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  10. Susie Power (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  11. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (22 votes [9.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.17%

Best Overseas Athlete (male or female)

  1. Asafa Powell (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  2. Jeremy Wariner (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  3. Kenenisa Bekele (61 votes [25.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 25.42%

  4. Paul Tergat (26 votes [10.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.83%

  5. Paula Radcliffe (84 votes [35.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 35.00%

  6. Rashid Ramzi (9 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  7. Tirunesh Dibaba (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  8. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (49 votes [20.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.42%

CoolRunning\'s favourite running shop

  1. Athletic Edge (15 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  2. Intraining - Brisbane (17 votes [7.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.08%

  3. Leo Russell (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  4. Rebel Sport (31 votes [12.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.92%

  5. Run On Down (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  6. Runners World Melbourne (11 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  7. Runners World Perth (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  8. Running Science (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  9. Southside Runners (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  10. Springer Sports (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  11. Sydney Running Centre (22 votes [9.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.17%

  12. The Internet (42 votes [17.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.50%

  13. The Run Inn, Brisbane (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  14. The Runner's Shop, Canberra (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  15. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (53 votes [22.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.08%

CoolRunning\'s favourite running club

  1. Billy's Bushies (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  2. Brisbane Road Runners Club (9 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  3. Coburg Harriers (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  4. Glenhuntly (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Gunn Runners (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  6. Hobsons Bay Running Club (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  7. Knox Road Runners (Vic) (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  8. Northside Running Group (Sydney) (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  9. Pat Carroll's Running Group (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  10. Panthers Triathlon Club (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  11. River City Runners (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  12. Run Club (26 votes [10.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.83%

  13. Sandringham Athletic Club (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  14. Sydney Marathon Clinic (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  15. Sydney Striders (55 votes [22.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.92%

  16. The Run Inn Runners (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  17. Trail Running Victoria (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  18. Victorian Road Runners (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  19. Woodstock Runners (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  20. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (77 votes [32.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 32.08%

CoolRunning\'s favourite running/sports magazine

  1. AURA's UltraMag (17 votes [7.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.08%

  2. Run for your life (148 votes [61.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 61.67%

  3. Runners' World (AUS/NZ version) (37 votes [15.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.42%

  4. Runners' World (USA version) (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  5. Ultrafit (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  6. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (30 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

CoolRunning\'s favourite thread of the year

  1. Glasshouse 100 (22 votes [9.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.17%

  2. Kindergarten Corner (14 votes [5.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.83%

  3. Running Confessions (27 votes [11.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.25%

  4. Top Ten NSW distance runners in history (21 votes [8.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.75%

  5. Training Slow... (14 votes [5.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.83%

  6. You know you're a runner when... (54 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

  7. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (68 votes [28.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.33%

CoolRunning\'s most accomplished athlete of the year

  1. BOOF (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  2. Bendigo (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  3. BrettC (13 votes [5.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.42%

  4. Brightshoes (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  5. Cathyp (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  6. Coyniehnere (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  7. Dan Green (26 votes [10.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.83%

  8. DrJH (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. MPHaz (19 votes [7.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.92%

  10. Magnus M (25 votes [10.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.42%

  11. Paul S Arthur (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  12. Planetsumo (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  13. Susie P (9 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  14. The Owl (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  15. Vespa (18 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  16. Whenwouldiberunning (aka Guz) (21 votes [8.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.75%

  17. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (69 votes [28.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 28.75%

CoolRunning\'s most inspirational runner

  1. Amjan (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  2. BOOF (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  3. Bendigo (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  4. Big Mac (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  5. BlueDog (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  6. Boonarga (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  7. Brightshoes (9 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  8. Casper (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  9. Cato (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  10. Cirque (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  11. Clairie (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  12. Dom (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  13. Eagle (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  14. Fats (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  15. Flashduck (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  16. Hannah (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  17. Jen_Runs (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  18. Jim Beisty (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  19. John Dawlings (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  20. Kelvin (9 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  21. Lady Jove (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  22. Luckylegs (46 votes [19.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 19.17%

  23. MPHaz (15 votes [6.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.25%

  24. Miss Scarmel (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  25. Myrtle the turtle (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  26. Old Yella (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  27. RMC (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  28. Run67 (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  29. Silent bob (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  30. Sparkie (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  31. Tank Girl (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  32. Tesso (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  33. Travy (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  34. Truckie (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  35. VatMan (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  36. Virtual Runner (14 votes [5.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.83%

  37. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (48 votes [20.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.00%

CoolRunning\'s ambassador of the year

  1. Blue Dog (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  2. Clairie (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  3. Courtley Love (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  4. Dan Green (23 votes [9.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.58%

  5. Digger (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  6. Jen_Runs (7 votes [2.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.92%

  7. John Dawlings (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  8. Karisma (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  9. Kelvin (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  10. Lostboy (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  11. LuckyLegs (18 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  12. Minersrun (9 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  13. MrG (12 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  14. O Runner (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  15. Plu (39 votes [16.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.25%

  16. Silver Fox (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  17. Tesso (14 votes [5.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.83%

  18. The Owl (19 votes [7.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.92%

  19. Wobblyman (12 votes [5.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.00%

  20. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (44 votes [18.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 18.33%

Best CoolRunner photo in the photo gallery

  1. RMC and his greatest fans (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  2. JD with guide dog (30 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. Tim at the Hugging Post~,rn (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  4. CoolRunning's big girls blouse (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  5. CR 5km Rainbow (20 votes [8.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.33%

  6. Steaming Bodies (21 votes [8.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.75%

  7. Lucky Legs with cheer squad @ Gold Coast (26 votes [10.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.83%

  8. Sunday run or SMH Half? (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  9. Lucky Legs with Police escort (33 votes [13.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.75%

  10. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (82 votes [34.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 34.17%

This year\'s most worn brand of running shoes

  1. Adidas (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  2. Asics (103 votes [42.92%])

    Percentage of vote: 42.92%

  3. Bata (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  4. Brooks (54 votes [22.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.50%

  5. Dunlop (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  6. Loco (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  7. Mizuno (13 votes [5.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.42%

  8. New Balance (13 votes [5.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.42%

  9. Nike (25 votes [10.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.42%

  10. Pearl Izumi (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  11. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (11 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

This year\'s most essential running accessory

  1. Band Aids (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  2. Bodyglide (30 votes [12.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.50%

  3. CoolRunning hat (28 votes [11.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 11.67%

  4. Camelbak (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  5. Espresso Coffee (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  6. Fishnet Stockings (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  7. Fuel Belt/water bottle (11 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  8. Garmin Forerunner (37 votes [15.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 15.42%

  9. Heart Rate Monitor (22 votes [9.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 9.17%

  10. Jelly beans (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  11. Lip Gloss (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  12. MP3 player (18 votes [7.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  13. No-Doz (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  14. Pom-poms (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  15. R4YL Cap (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  16. Shoes (14 votes [5.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.83%

  17. Shorts (9 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  18. Tiara (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  19. Toilet Paper (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  20. Vaseline (10 votes [4.17%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.17%

  21. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (17 votes [7.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.08%

This year\'s favourite running blog

  1. Absent Husband (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. Benny_r (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  3. Cirque (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  4. Clairie (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  5. Flash Duck (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  6. Go Girl (5 votes [2.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.08%

  7. Gronk (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  8. Hannah (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  9. Jen_Runs (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  10. LadyJove (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  11. Lucky Legs (13 votes [5.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.42%

  12. Lulu (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  13. Minersrun (11 votes [4.58%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.58%

  14. Miss Skarmel (3 votes [1.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.25%

  15. Mphaz (26 votes [10.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.83%

  16. Mr G (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  17. O Runner (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  18. Plu runs (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  19. Puntermatt (2 votes [0.83%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.83%

  20. Spud (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  21. TP (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  22. Tank Girl (6 votes [2.50%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.50%

  23. Tesso (9 votes [3.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.75%

  24. The Mad Guz (4 votes [1.67%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.67%

  25. The Owl (17 votes [7.08%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.08%

  26. Wobbly Man (8 votes [3.33%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.33%

  27. Wombatface (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  28. Don't know, Don't care, None of these (93 votes [38.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.75%

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 05:24 AM

We are pleased to announce the 2nd annual CoolRunning Reader Awards.

Awards Process
- 16th November to 5th December - Nominations open.
- 5th 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.
- PLEASE NOTE YOU HAVE TO ANSWER ALL 21 QUESTIONS FOR YOUR VOTE TO COUNT - YOU CAN ONLY VOTE ONCE - ANSWER ALL 21 QUESTIONS AT ONE TIME.

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/sports magazine
- 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 favourite running blog
- This year's most essential running accessory (eg Bodyglide, Mp3 player, GPS)

Support our Australian advertisers:

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 03:04 PM

Well done KT on putting this all together again.

Too many great choices, be nice to have a 1,2,3 on each category   :rolleyes:  

Also tough to pick Australia's most scenic race until you've run them all. Maybe this category would be better on a state basis next year ?

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 03:33 PM

I like having the 'don't know, don't care' choice for all of them - good idea.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 03:50 PM

Lady Jove - that was a suggestion from last year - else if you voted on 10 questions then couldn't be bothered with the rest, your vote wouldn't count or you were forced to pick random answers.

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Posted 05 December 2005 - 05:05 PM

Thanks for putting this together Kevin.

A couple of minor points.

You've included the AV Sandown 10km twice.

And Brindabella Classic is not a regional race according to your criteria (unless you can somehow argue that Canberra is not a capital city!?!?!?!)

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 05:30 PM

quote:


You've included the AV Sandown 10km twice.

Yes, Sorry. I didn't twig that these were the same especially as there 20 others in the list:
- AV Sandown 10km
- Victorian 10km Championships, Sandown Racecourse

Maybe next year we will get someone to proof read the list before voting is opened.

quote:


Brindabella Classic is not a regional race according to your criteria (unless you can somehow argue that Canberra is not a capital city!?!?!?!)

So true. I did realise that myself, and its a good point of discussion. The intent was to have a section for non-metro runs - specifically exclude Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth areas, it's debateable whether Canberra be included or not, and should it be 100km from Canberra ? Should that mean runs in Darwin are not included ?

I decided to allow Brindabella as in my mind its a regional run not a Metro run. "Maybe next year we will get someone/group to proof read the list before voting is opened"

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 02:47 AM

It's not a competition or anything, but so far 128 people have voted in about 2 days - it would be good to get more than last year's 234 by 21st December.

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 03:11 AM

well i pushed it up one

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Posted 08 December 2005 - 07:00 PM

KT,

Have you got the ability to email all CR's in one go?
If so, I'd send everybody a reminder to vote, as a lot of CR's only log on infrequently, and you would get a lot more voting!

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 12:53 AM

Digger

There's a word for that, it's called SPAM.  Strictly a NO-NO.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 11:52 PM

There is a difference between trying to sell penis enlargements to those who have no need  :D  , and reminding interested persons that they may have overlooked something important!  ;)

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 02:10 PM

An interesting point - There is a function that allows me to email everyone, but I have never used it ever as I don't like hard selling and I like the idea that CR is always here, and great, but we don't need to go out and ram it down peoples' throats.

Would people see it as a betrayal if we emailed all and reminded them of closing dates for voting ?

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 04:02 PM

I wouldn't see it as SPAM, because it is information about the organisation that we all belong to.  For example I send emails to the members of my aths club all the time as the secretary of the Club.

If an ordinary member was to use the group it would probably be classed as SPAM.  Therefore I feel if KT or one of his helpers sent me an email to my listed email address I would be very fine with that!

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 05:07 PM

I just last week registered an Australian domain name, so it is pretty fresh in my mind.  You are not permitted to use an Australian domain to send unsolicited commercial email.  If you haven't told people to expect email from you, or they haven't asked for it, then you can't send it.  Since Coolrunning is a business and carries advertising, I would imagine that a "come to this site" message could be classified as spam.  The prohibition on sending commercial electronic messages does not apply to the sending of an electronic message which is purely factual and not for the purpose of promoting or selling goods or services.  Grey area...

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:05 PM

My take - we have voluntarily supplied our email addresses to CoolRunning.  If you give someone your email address, I don't think you can take offence if they send you an email!

I am registered to a few web sites, and none of them hesitate to contact me with information pertaining to the site or the services they offer.

I think Kev is well within his legal and ethical rights to send on "All CR email" on this, and would encourage him to do so.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 06:17 PM

So unless Kev puts in his email that he's offering Viagra a great price or a substantial renovation on your undercarriage, then we're ok then I think.

Kev, I think it's a great idea, I think the majority would welcome a small reminder by email.

If there are objections, when the new software comes around, maybe you can amend each profile to say whether you wouldn't/wouldn't want to receive ANY email from CR whatsoever.

I'd actually like a weekly email summarising the top 50 message/subjects/news/race results/reports etc, as I'm too busy lately to keep up to date.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 07:16 PM

Kato - I appreciate your view. I suspect I won't be sending an email, but I might. I have also read the various spam acts and you can't send unsolicited email to people who haven't asked OR you don't have an existing relationship with - I suspect itss fair enough if you are a member of CR that CR contact you.

MPhaz - We have in mind for some point in the future - when the database monkey (not me) gets round to it, that you will be able to sign up for a monthly email with your own customised calendar higlights - dates/races with a link back to the calendar to get the contact info.

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:45 PM

I did alredy voted, so this is just a curiosity :
Is there a 200$ fine for failing to vote?

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 12:54 AM

:rolleyes:    :rolleyes:    :rolleyes:

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 03:23 AM

Just voted.

I think the customised email out is a great idea Kev. I'd love to hear more about it.

Who will get The Runs this year. No, I will not let that name die!

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Posted 11 December 2005 - 09:34 AM

Well I think everyone should get more spam!

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 12:45 AM

quote:


Originally posted by Digger:
There is a difference between trying to sell penis enlargements to those who have no need    :D    , and reminding interested persons that they may have overlooked something important!    ;)  

Is that because you are female, or just particularly well hung?

Or your partner thinks that size doesn't matter?

Sorry I couldn't resist there Digger. Are you hung like that horse I used to race called Bonecrusher?

I'm not actually interested in your vital statistics, just shit-stirring. Have a top one big boy.   :D  

B.L.U.

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Posted 12 December 2005 - 03:36 PM

Good job Kevin.

I did use the "don't know" button a bit so as not to impact on the final figures, but it has inspired me to put forward a few nominations next year.

I'd have no problem recieving an email about voting.

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Posted 14 December 2005 - 03:03 PM

Kevin

Email everyone - use the email addresses you have / that we have supplied you with.   Get everyone to vote.

Cheers - Dave Burgess

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 11:00 PM

177 votes ?! Surely more than 177 post messages here, so why haven't YOU voted yet ?!

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 11:49 PM

The 177th poster made about 180 posts in total. Some of these are dormant, or they post very infrequently.

So 177 may be as good as you will get for this. Its a pretty high response for for any sort of poll.  :)  

As for spam.
Our experience at work, in terms of using our customer database for auto email, no matter that the customer has supplied his email--and really everyone communicates that way, if he doesn't 'opt-in' to receive adverts, invites to seminars etc, we should not be sending them.

The email he provides is for normal business communication, relating to ongoing discussions etc. And this would apply to a small percent of our database-not everyone.

I have no problem receiving email from CR or any other poster, but many of the 6000 odd might.

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Posted 16 December 2005 - 01:00 PM

Kev,

Perhaps another project could be to ask existing CR's (via the site), and new ones (when they join), whether they wish to receive email news / important notices / etc in the future, and if they do, allow them to subscibe on-line.

Once they are in, they then have to be offered the opportunity to "unsubscribe" whenever you mail them, but with notices kept to a minimum, and reassurance that mail-lists are secure, this should not be an issue for most people.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 04:34 AM

Well I just sent out an email to all 3580+ email addresses. The vote was at 183 - let's see how much it goes up by.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 11:19 PM

Well KT, I for one really apprecaited the email message as I only visit infrequently but still feel a strong connection with CR.
I've voted now and would be happy to receive ANY emails that CR deemed worthy of sending.
Whilst I'm at it ... Merry Christmas to all
Rob

PS - on a very personal note, this year has been terrific for me having finally found a way to run sub 5min ks ..... not a big deal for most I know but a huge milestone for me

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 01:25 PM

Well done - great poll.
Great to see both Emma Snowsill & Tirunesh Dibaba mentioned.

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 04:01 PM

Excellent KT. I got my spam today and was happy to receive it. Voted now and was thinking this would be a great idea on Transitions (the Aussie triathlon forum) as well. Do you mind if I copied (okay, ripped off) your categories over there?

Thanks

#32 Kato

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Posted 19 December 2005 - 04:23 PM

Kevin

Thanks for the e-mail (both wording and content).  I think the fact that CoolRunning is now an Incorporated Association, as well as the opt-out features, should be sufficient to avoid any unpleasant repercussions about a mass mail-out.

It's a part of my day to day job to be a devil's advocate.  It drives everyone crazy, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

PS Congratulations on the incorporation.

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 01:00 AM

Kevin,
Thanks for the email. I used the "don't know" option a lot as I haven't run most of the races etc being on the western side of Australia. If I had the opportunity/knowledge to put on a few  other "WA" options then I would have done so.
I appreciate the email that you did send as I've just managed to start checking out the sites and boards again after a sizeable break.
Have a great Xmas and a wonderful 2006!

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Posted 20 December 2005 - 03:41 PM

Currently 227 have voted - that's a big surge in the last 24hrs or so. Only another 30hrs till voting closes (thereabouts).

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 11:25 AM

OK, votes closed. 240 votes cast - 6 more than last year. Results here (if you are a member and logged in).

#36 Horrie

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 11:41 AM

Some well deserved awards in there.

Notably Plu, Luckylegs and MPHaz's. Well done guys.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 12:20 AM

Well done Kevin in putting it together, & to all the inspiration passed on to the rest of us by Plu, LL & others over the year.

Still only a few more votes than last year though  :unsure: , with CR numbers picking up in Melbourne especially I would have thought.

Maybe that email can go out @ the time of nominations next year...it did seem to be favourably received by members.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 10:52 AM

Well done to all the winners and well done to Kev T for putting this together!  Was a bit disapointing to see so many dont care, dont know responses in the votes!

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 12:23 PM

Well done to the winners, a couple of surprises for me.

The don't knows are always going to be big, for example, I didn't run a marathon or ultra, my club isn't listed and so on.

But a bit of good fun to see what the majority think & feel.