Sunday, 20 September 2009

Eddie Izzard's Marathons


Well done Eddie Izzard! But am I allowed to criticise him?
It seems not, looking at the press today, everyone is falling over themselves to heap praise on him.
What he's done of course is an amazing physical feat. But one that has probably permanently damaged his health.
An amazing physical feat yes, but at the risk of being howled down he has NOT in my opinion run 43 marathons in 52 days.
His 'marathons' have been taking an average of 10 hours!! Now walking pace is about 6 1/2 hours.
Say no more.
I know he's speeded up of late to about 5 hours and I repeat an amazing physical achievment but in my view it's been little more than a sponsored walk/trot.
I'm narky about this because I'm a runner (10k) in training for a half marathon and if I complete a half marathon then I'll be over the moon and I feel Izzard (or in fairness to him it's probably the press more than him) is diminishing the achievments of real runners who train hard and properly.
Sour grapes perhaps...

31 comments:

CDRooney said...

Yes, you have sour grapes. If you had the publicity that Izzard has and did this 5 week slog, well done to you. But you don't and you didn't.

Yes, it is promotional but he could have done it in other less gruesome ways. I'd like to see a few politicians trying this for a better world.

And, how many people have actually started to run or walk because of Eddie Izzard's feat?

JPT said...

CD: Fair comment. But I couldn't do a 'five week slog' I have to work you see.

Anonymous said...

Your comment is total rubbish - I am a runner too - I've completed the last 14 London Marathon, so I know hw hard running 27 miles is. Only one of my London Marathons was below 4 hours, the slowest just over 5 hours. If we applied you logic none of us would bother to run except Paula Radcliff or Usain Bolt - Well done Steady Eddie

JPT said...

Anon: Yes I know a remarkable achievement fair enough, but TEN HOURS! Walking pace is six and a half!

Anonymous said...

Yes I know a remarkable achievement fair enough, but TEN HOURS! Walking pace is six and a half!

Yeah, but he did it wearing Stilettoes!

JPT said...

Anon: Did he? I take my hat off to him then.

Anonymous said...

The genius of that was clearly wasted here...

JPT said...

I take it all back - I just ran 10.3 miles and I'm knackered!

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