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Why are English people so incredibly negative? have to find some reason to criticise an amazing achievement. Why do people have this psychological compulsion to find whatever negatives they can about something like this?
I thought my running event schedule for the year was going to be painful. The thought of doing the 777 no thanks, well done Susannah Gill.
Foolish as a bag of badgers
Amazing achievement! A few barmy comments on here her average time is fantastic...event pacing. In a one of race she has run 2hrs 58. Walking comment...ridiculous
Yep, let’s all congratulate an selfish, obsessed individual with 30k to throw at her hobby. Well done , the rest of us are clearly doing it all wrong.
gHam and UK - what an interesting debate! If it’s true, Mr UK - then hats off to you, Mate. You are owed a debt of gratitude and are entitled to your views I do wonder why someone so obvioiusly altruistic and kind would take time in his break not only to read something of no consequence but then post comments and self-justifications. A bit incongruous, don’t you think?
Thank god for ice baths !!A fantastic achievement.
The negativity is simply because the BBC dare to have a HYS about something other than football.
68. Posted by Mr UK on26 minutes ago59. Posted by GHam:I organiser inner city Football, Cricket and Hockey in my own time any money, I have bought kits for boys & girls who could not afford themSpend 4 weekends days a month on the phone at the Samaritans====Yet you call what this woman does a waste of time? And a non-story? What a strange mind you have
59. Posted by GHam:I organiser inner city Football, Cricket and Hockey in my own time any money, I have bought kits for boys & girls who could not afford themSpend 4 weekends days a month on the phone at the SamaritansSorry for the delay in response just started in my break at Gosh - Baby ward
@65 From The Guardian article on this story:"The €36,000 (£31,500) entry fee, which pays for a chartered plane to fly the participants more than 55,000 miles across the globe..."So yeah there is clearly an extra cost to planet. It would be one hell of a challenge just trying to get to all 7 continents in 7 days using commercial flights alone. Only the rich can play this game.
No. That is not the point. It is supply and demand. Remember the just one more straw in the ocean campaign?
19. Posted by DEARRANGER on7 Feb 2019 19:14whats the cost to the planet of this nonsenseUnless she travelled on privately chartered flights to every destination, there would be zero additional cost to the planet. The flights would have been scheduled to fly whether she was on them or not. Maybe think before you start typing and just appreciate her fantastic achievement for what it is.
63. WillI totally agree that the hard graft of jobs and social management are utterly vital to prospering the human community. But...... so is overcoming challenges to push us forward (this just happens to be human endurance vs engineering, science etc.)Could we please separate out issues of totally undervalued workers (most of us are that) from just applauding Susannah's achievements.
Well done all of our teachers, doctors, nurses, paramedics and firefighters who have got up every morning through January in the dark, done a 10-12 hour day and driven home in the dark whilst juggling running a house and a family. Not overly bothered about some over privileged marathon runner.
I am at a loss as to why there is so much negative commentary on this thread. This lady has made a supreme physical and mental effort to overcome an almost unbelievable challenge. Apart from the Antarctic leg, I reckon she will have been on scheduled services which were running anyway. Please just support her fantastic achievement (p.s. I do lots of challenge walks and 5mph is really fast)
Challenges like this, polar marathons, Marathon design Sables etc are ridiculous, contrived and exert the effects of a collosal carbon footprint on our fragile world. If you must do a challenge like this make it a marathon tour of your home country or something similar that will negate all the hugely polluting air travel. Oh, and reduce your plastic gel packets, bottles and other paraphernalia.
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