uk ultra runners wrote:
[quote]Commenter with little value wrote:
Steve Way recently tweeted on the matter. It looks like one of England's top ultrarunners thinks Young is completely full of crap.
I think most all Ultrarunners must agree. However, most are not going to speak up publicly because it would appear to be sour grapes.[/quote]
UK ultra runners threw Mark Vaz to the wolves for cheating LEJOG. But he was outed by their own. They are reluctant to shame RY because they hate lets run. Had lets run shown more respect to ultra runners, i can guarantee the ultra runners in the uk that consider themselves the "running Gods" would have got fully behind you with this.
I am from the uk and I KNOW RY is an egotistical lying cheat, i am also an ultra runner. But we cant speak out in the uk as the running Gods there won;t allow it and our posts are generally deleted or threads locked.
Had the likes of James Adams and Mark Cockbain and Neil Brie condemed RY, you would find ALL ultra runners in the uk would too, They are like sheep. The main reason RY still has a big fanbase over here is because people like Mark Cockbain said of him "sounds legit". And he's done a transcon.
Cockbain thinks it's okay if he did cheat anyway, & says its irrelevant if he did, as "he has to live with that". No Mark, if he gets away with this SCAM, he gets to keep his funded lifestyle and free gear, trips, bills paid, etc.
UK are being ridiculous over this, especially when you consider the frenzy over Vaz[/quote]
"they hate lets run. Had lets run shown more respect to ultra runners"
Seems like they're confirming every thing and more that's been said about them here, i.e. precious, over sensitive souls who take themselves way, way, way too seriously, bit like masters runners, race walkers and hobby joggers.