Hello - I'm looking to talk to someone who has been a race bandit. No judgement here! Just want to talk to people who have done it about experience and motivations. Will also search the archives so apologies if this question has been asked before, but please let me know if you would be prepared to talk. Anonymity guaranteed!
Done it to help pace a buddy.
1. On one hand, if you run the route alongside others and don't drink their water / eat their food, there really shouldn't be a problem.
2. On the other hand, what would happen if everyone else did the same thing you did? Clogged roads, no room for the real participants (if the race even took place, since in this scenario, EVERYONE is banditing...)
So, not the end of the world if you do it once or twice, but there needs to be a fairly good reason for it.