Runners are in the pink for this year's Worcester Race for Life

Worcester News: 2714642701. Worcester Race for Life 2014. A sea of pink as runners gather for the start of the race. Picture by Nick Toogood. 2714642701. Worcester Race for Life 2014. A sea of pink as runners gather for the start of the race. Picture by Nick Toogood.

THOUSANDS of women turned up at Pitchcroft this morning to show their support for the fight against cancer in this year's Race For Life event.

The racecourse beside the River Severn became a sea of pink as participants in the run gathered from across Worcester and beyond for the race, which for the first time this year, included a 10km as well as a 5km course.

Organised by Cancer Research UK, this year's event attracted some 3,000 participants, on a level with last year's event, and organiser reckon to have raised £161,000. As well as women of all ages, boys aged 13 or under can take part.

Emily Baddeley, the area marketing manager for Cancer Research UK, said: "When you see lots of women coming together for the same reason, it's a wonderful feeling of togetherness."

Participants wore pink t-shirts, many bearing labels written the named of loved ones who have had cancer. Many of the runners augmented their costumes with pink wigs, cowboy hats, rabbit ears, deeley boppers and other accessories.

And family and friends turned out in force to support the runners, who, after taking part in a mass-warm up, took to the courses.

The first runners finished the 5km course in a little over 20 minutes, but the spirit of the event was in taking part, not winning, and cheers were loud for all those who participated, whether they ran, jogged or walked the course.

Louise Hutton, running as part of a team from the Royal Grammar School's Grange prep department, was one of the early finishers. She said: "I'm really pleased to have done it and delighted that so many of our team have dome well. This is the first Race for Life I've done here in Worcester, although I've taken part in other in Wiltshire."

Another early finisher was Catherine Mullen of St Peters, who said: "It's a bit of a shock to me that I've finished so quickly; I only started running four months ago.

"This is a fantastic event. It really brings people together, not only the girls taking part, but all the family members, husbands and boyfriends who come to support them."

And Emma Parker, 29, of Kidderminster, said: "I started running at Christmas to take part in this event, and I've been running three times a week in training. I'm really glad I finished it, I'm going to continue running and next year, I'll do the 10k. It's such a great event."

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8:47pm Sun 6 Jul 14

DarrenM says...

Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"
Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity" DarrenM
  • Score: 18

11:13pm Sun 6 Jul 14

CJH says...

DarrenM wrote:
Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"
Read this at Cancer Research UK http://raceforlife.c
ancerresearchuk.org/
why-is-race-a-women-
only-event/index.htm
l and if you still don't understand, then I feel really sorry for you!
[quote][p][bold]DarrenM[/bold] wrote: Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"[/p][/quote]Read this at Cancer Research UK http://raceforlife.c ancerresearchuk.org/ why-is-race-a-women- only-event/index.htm l and if you still don't understand, then I feel really sorry for you! CJH
  • Score: -19

12:12am Mon 7 Jul 14

CYNIC_AL says...

Does the 'M' in DarrenM stand for moron?
Does the 'M' in DarrenM stand for moron? CYNIC_AL
  • Score: -17

7:39am Mon 7 Jul 14

kidderlord says...

What a stupid idiot- It is called Race for Life anyway so that is not discriminatory, plus I did see males partake. anyway enough of that tosh - I attended to support my two daughters who helped with thousands of others raise money for cancer research, and very proud I was too. And what amazed me was the number of young females from teenagers who took part and gave their time. Youngsters get a bad deal in life from unworthy critics, but their support was tremendous. And yes, the men should have an event because they were put to shame yesterday by the fabulous women. Good on you all!
What a stupid idiot- It is called Race for Life anyway so that is not discriminatory, plus I did see males partake. anyway enough of that tosh - I attended to support my two daughters who helped with thousands of others raise money for cancer research, and very proud I was too. And what amazed me was the number of young females from teenagers who took part and gave their time. Youngsters get a bad deal in life from unworthy critics, but their support was tremendous. And yes, the men should have an event because they were put to shame yesterday by the fabulous women. Good on you all! kidderlord
  • Score: -16

11:28am Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

CYNIC_AL wrote:
Does the 'M' in DarrenM stand for moron?
That may not be fair to other morons...
.
I can't understand how anyone could be so uncharitable about Cancer Research.
[quote][p][bold]CYNIC_AL[/bold] wrote: Does the 'M' in DarrenM stand for moron?[/p][/quote]That may not be fair to other morons... . I can't understand how anyone could be so uncharitable about Cancer Research. CJH
  • Score: -20

1:50pm Mon 7 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

DarrenM wrote:
Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"
I am sure if you do organise a male only race that attracts thousands of men to run for a charity such as testicular cancer, the council, Pitchcroft and the Binman will all be right behind you. Will keep an eye out for details later. Thanks
[quote][p][bold]DarrenM[/bold] wrote: Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"[/p][/quote]I am sure if you do organise a male only race that attracts thousands of men to run for a charity such as testicular cancer, the council, Pitchcroft and the Binman will all be right behind you. Will keep an eye out for details later. Thanks iamthebinman
  • Score: -16

1:55pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Hwicce says...

CJH wrote:
DarrenM wrote:
Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"
Read this at Cancer Research UK http://raceforlife.c

ancerresearchuk.org/

why-is-race-a-women-

only-event/index.htm

l and if you still don't understand, then I feel really sorry for you!
That page says basically they think it's ok to discriminate as long as you make a lot of money doing it.

Hmmm...
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenM[/bold] wrote: Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"[/p][/quote]Read this at Cancer Research UK http://raceforlife.c ancerresearchuk.org/ why-is-race-a-women- only-event/index.htm l and if you still don't understand, then I feel really sorry for you![/p][/quote]That page says basically they think it's ok to discriminate as long as you make a lot of money doing it. Hmmm... Hwicce
  • Score: 19

2:34pm Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

Hwicce wrote:
CJH wrote:
DarrenM wrote:
Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"
Read this at Cancer Research UK http://raceforlife.c


ancerresearchuk.org/


why-is-race-a-women-


only-event/index.htm


l and if you still don't understand, then I feel really sorry for you!
That page says basically they think it's ok to discriminate as long as you make a lot of money doing it.

Hmmm...
Sad, very sad.
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenM[/bold] wrote: Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"[/p][/quote]Read this at Cancer Research UK http://raceforlife.c ancerresearchuk.org/ why-is-race-a-women- only-event/index.htm l and if you still don't understand, then I feel really sorry for you![/p][/quote]That page says basically they think it's ok to discriminate as long as you make a lot of money doing it. Hmmm...[/p][/quote]Sad, very sad. CJH
  • Score: -17

3:23pm Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

I see all the positive and supporting comments here have been voted down. How very childish and petty. And really, really embarassing, and upsetting, that anyone could be so heartless as to have a problem with this event. I hope no-one close to you ever has occasion to need the services of cancer research. My family certainly has. In the last few years we've had two survivors from breast cancer, and sadly two who didn't survive.
I see all the positive and supporting comments here have been voted down. How very childish and petty. And really, really embarassing, and upsetting, that anyone could be so heartless as to have a problem with this event. I hope no-one close to you ever has occasion to need the services of cancer research. My family certainly has. In the last few years we've had two survivors from breast cancer, and sadly two who didn't survive. CJH
  • Score: -17

3:30pm Mon 7 Jul 14

IzzyY4 says...

A sexist event.
A sexist event. IzzyY4
  • Score: 19

4:13pm Mon 7 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

CJH wrote:
I see all the positive and supporting comments here have been voted down. How very childish and petty. And really, really embarassing, and upsetting, that anyone could be so heartless as to have a problem with this event. I hope no-one close to you ever has occasion to need the services of cancer research. My family certainly has. In the last few years we've had two survivors from breast cancer, and sadly two who didn't survive.
Couldn't agree more. They must all know some one who has suffered from cancer. If they cant give an opinion to somebody's face they shouldn't give it online. So either heartless or cowards.

Great event and well done ladies.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: I see all the positive and supporting comments here have been voted down. How very childish and petty. And really, really embarassing, and upsetting, that anyone could be so heartless as to have a problem with this event. I hope no-one close to you ever has occasion to need the services of cancer research. My family certainly has. In the last few years we've had two survivors from breast cancer, and sadly two who didn't survive.[/p][/quote]Couldn't agree more. They must all know some one who has suffered from cancer. If they cant give an opinion to somebody's face they shouldn't give it online. So either heartless or cowards. Great event and well done ladies. iamthebinman
  • Score: -10

4:19pm Mon 7 Jul 14

IzzyY4 says...

All folk should be able to take part, in all activities, irrelevant of what gender they happen to be.

This event is blatantly discriminatory and quite frankly shouldn't have any place in the modern age.

We should be viewing individuals for the people they are, not the sex the are. Why on earth should someone be excluded just because they happened to have been born a certain way, something they have no choice in.

In 2014 we should not be excluding people on grounds of gender, especially concerning something that is as all encompassing as cancer.
All folk should be able to take part, in all activities, irrelevant of what gender they happen to be. This event is blatantly discriminatory and quite frankly shouldn't have any place in the modern age. We should be viewing individuals for the people they are, not the sex the are. Why on earth should someone be excluded just because they happened to have been born a certain way, something they have no choice in. In 2014 we should not be excluding people on grounds of gender, especially concerning something that is as all encompassing as cancer. IzzyY4
  • Score: 16

4:36pm Mon 7 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
All folk should be able to take part, in all activities, irrelevant of what gender they happen to be.

This event is blatantly discriminatory and quite frankly shouldn't have any place in the modern age.

We should be viewing individuals for the people they are, not the sex the are. Why on earth should someone be excluded just because they happened to have been born a certain way, something they have no choice in.

In 2014 we should not be excluding people on grounds of gender, especially concerning something that is as all encompassing as cancer.
Complete rubbish. If a man wants to raise money for a cancer charity there are thousands of events every year up and down the country.

Many women who do this race would never run in a mixed race due to the lack of confidence they have due to how media stereotypes make them feel.

How many men really have a problem with not being able to take part?
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: All folk should be able to take part, in all activities, irrelevant of what gender they happen to be. This event is blatantly discriminatory and quite frankly shouldn't have any place in the modern age. We should be viewing individuals for the people they are, not the sex the are. Why on earth should someone be excluded just because they happened to have been born a certain way, something they have no choice in. In 2014 we should not be excluding people on grounds of gender, especially concerning something that is as all encompassing as cancer.[/p][/quote]Complete rubbish. If a man wants to raise money for a cancer charity there are thousands of events every year up and down the country. Many women who do this race would never run in a mixed race due to the lack of confidence they have due to how media stereotypes make them feel. How many men really have a problem with not being able to take part? iamthebinman
  • Score: -10

5:06pm Mon 7 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .
I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience . liketoknow
  • Score: 16

5:36pm Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

liketoknow wrote:
I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .
What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them.
[quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .[/p][/quote]What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them. CJH
  • Score: -13

5:38pm Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

liketoknow wrote:
I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .
Please can you read the website page quoted because it explains why it works better this way. And if it ain't broke, it doesn't need fixing!
[quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .[/p][/quote]Please can you read the website page quoted because it explains why it works better this way. And if it ain't broke, it doesn't need fixing! CJH
  • Score: -10

5:44pm Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
All folk should be able to take part, in all activities, irrelevant of what gender they happen to be.

This event is blatantly discriminatory and quite frankly shouldn't have any place in the modern age.

We should be viewing individuals for the people they are, not the sex the are. Why on earth should someone be excluded just because they happened to have been born a certain way, something they have no choice in.

In 2014 we should not be excluding people on grounds of gender, especially concerning something that is as all encompassing as cancer.
You're not even concerned with the facts are you? Have you read what Cancer Research say about it being women only (and boys under 13)?
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: All folk should be able to take part, in all activities, irrelevant of what gender they happen to be. This event is blatantly discriminatory and quite frankly shouldn't have any place in the modern age. We should be viewing individuals for the people they are, not the sex the are. Why on earth should someone be excluded just because they happened to have been born a certain way, something they have no choice in. In 2014 we should not be excluding people on grounds of gender, especially concerning something that is as all encompassing as cancer.[/p][/quote]You're not even concerned with the facts are you? Have you read what Cancer Research say about it being women only (and boys under 13)? CJH
  • Score: -11

5:52pm Mon 7 Jul 14

New Kid on the Block says...

There are lots of events that for one reason or another are confined to one gender. That is the way life is. For example Men and Women have separate contests at Wimbledon and rightly so.
If you are one of the fortunate ones who is well enough to get on with life then do so.
There are many events that men can enter so you don't need to feel left out.
To all the so called men who are whinging, Grow up, grow a pair, and hope you don't need help from Cancer Research.
There are lots of events that for one reason or another are confined to one gender. That is the way life is. For example Men and Women have separate contests at Wimbledon and rightly so. If you are one of the fortunate ones who is well enough to get on with life then do so. There are many events that men can enter so you don't need to feel left out. To all the so called men who are whinging, Grow up, grow a pair, and hope you don't need help from Cancer Research. New Kid on the Block
  • Score: -8

5:56pm Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

For those of you who are interested in the FACTS, this is what the Cancer Research website says about this event:

"Why is Race for Life a women-only event?
Why can't men take part?
.
Race for Life is the only women-specific event organised by Cancer Research UK and is our most successful fundraising event series, raising millions of pounds each year for our life-saving research into all cancers that affect both men and women.
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When we launched Race for Life in 1994 it was unique due to the fact that it was a women only event and this aspect has really shaped how the series has grown from strength to strength each year. The atmosphere on the day of Race for Life events has a strong sense of sisterhood, uniting all women with a common goal, to raise funds to beat cancer.
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We regularly review our events to make them the best they can be and three years ago we seriously looked at whether we should let men enter Race for Life. However, our research showed that Race for Life’s success is due to its appeal to women as a women-only event and to allow men to enter could bring in less income for the charity’s life saving work.
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We cannot risk this vital source of income to cancer research. We hope you understand that this decision has been made in the best interests of the cause.
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There are, however, many ways that men can get involved with Race for Life. Male volunteers are invaluable at our events - we really couldn't go on without them - so any men that would like to support Race for Life by becoming a volunteer would be making a real contribution to the cause - find out more about volunteering.
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Participants in Race for Life often enter in memory or support of both men and women, displaying their dedications on their back sign. The money raised from Race for Life events goes towards our life-saving work across all 200 types of cancer, which affect both men and women. We are committed to beating cancer, regardless of the gender of the person affected."
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Now perhaps those of you who only want to cause trouble (and why would you for God's sake?) will now shut up, and acknowledge the great work that everybody put into this event. Stop this petty posturing! It's absurd. We're all in it together. Any of us could be diagnosed tomorrow. And die. Because sadly that's the result for some. And you're arguing over who is allowed to do a bit of running to raise money? How mean minded, selfish and stupid can you get?
For those of you who are interested in the FACTS, this is what the Cancer Research website says about this event: "Why is Race for Life a women-only event? Why can't men take part? . Race for Life is the only women-specific event organised by Cancer Research UK and is our most successful fundraising event series, raising millions of pounds each year for our life-saving research into all cancers that affect both men and women. . When we launched Race for Life in 1994 it was unique due to the fact that it was a women only event and this aspect has really shaped how the series has grown from strength to strength each year. The atmosphere on the day of Race for Life events has a strong sense of sisterhood, uniting all women with a common goal, to raise funds to beat cancer. . We regularly review our events to make them the best they can be and three years ago we seriously looked at whether we should let men enter Race for Life. However, our research showed that Race for Life’s success is due to its appeal to women as a women-only event and to allow men to enter could bring in less income for the charity’s life saving work. . We cannot risk this vital source of income to cancer research. We hope you understand that this decision has been made in the best interests of the cause. . There are, however, many ways that men can get involved with Race for Life. Male volunteers are invaluable at our events - we really couldn't go on without them - so any men that would like to support Race for Life by becoming a volunteer would be making a real contribution to the cause - find out more about volunteering. . Participants in Race for Life often enter in memory or support of both men and women, displaying their dedications on their back sign. The money raised from Race for Life events goes towards our life-saving work across all 200 types of cancer, which affect both men and women. We are committed to beating cancer, regardless of the gender of the person affected." . Now perhaps those of you who only want to cause trouble (and why would you for God's sake?) will now shut up, and acknowledge the great work that everybody put into this event. Stop this petty posturing! It's absurd. We're all in it together. Any of us could be diagnosed tomorrow. And die. Because sadly that's the result for some. And you're arguing over who is allowed to do a bit of running to raise money? How mean minded, selfish and stupid can you get? CJH
  • Score: -3

5:59pm Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

CJH wrote:
liketoknow wrote:
I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .
What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them.
Sorry liketoknow this comment should have been against IzzyY4's comment. Many apologies :-(
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .[/p][/quote]What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them.[/p][/quote]Sorry liketoknow this comment should have been against IzzyY4's comment. Many apologies :-( CJH
  • Score: 0

6:00pm Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
A sexist event.
What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them.
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: A sexist event.[/p][/quote]What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them. CJH
  • Score: -10

7:06pm Mon 7 Jul 14

pinkfluff says...

errrrr did we all forget about "Movember"? Where, during the month of November, men grow beards and moustaches to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer.

Besides the men did support the event....all the ladies and young girls taking part need sponsors.

How anyone can knock such a massive fund raising event for a good cause is beyond me.

Well done ALL who took part. Massive thanks. Love, peace and happiness.
errrrr did we all forget about "Movember"? Where, during the month of November, men grow beards and moustaches to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer. Besides the men did support the event....all the ladies and young girls taking part need sponsors. How anyone can knock such a massive fund raising event for a good cause is beyond me. Well done ALL who took part. Massive thanks. Love, peace and happiness. pinkfluff
  • Score: 1

7:11pm Mon 7 Jul 14

pinkfluff says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
All folk should be able to take part, in all activities, irrelevant of what gender they happen to be.

This event is blatantly discriminatory and quite frankly shouldn't have any place in the modern age.

We should be viewing individuals for the people they are, not the sex the are. Why on earth should someone be excluded just because they happened to have been born a certain way, something they have no choice in.

In 2014 we should not be excluding people on grounds of gender, especially concerning something that is as all encompassing as cancer.
It's a fun event.

How about we target LAWS that discriminate and get our priorities right?
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: All folk should be able to take part, in all activities, irrelevant of what gender they happen to be. This event is blatantly discriminatory and quite frankly shouldn't have any place in the modern age. We should be viewing individuals for the people they are, not the sex the are. Why on earth should someone be excluded just because they happened to have been born a certain way, something they have no choice in. In 2014 we should not be excluding people on grounds of gender, especially concerning something that is as all encompassing as cancer.[/p][/quote]It's a fun event. How about we target LAWS that discriminate and get our priorities right? pinkfluff
  • Score: -2

7:16pm Mon 7 Jul 14

Hwicce says...

CJH wrote:
Hwicce wrote:
CJH wrote:
DarrenM wrote:
Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"
Read this at Cancer Research UK http://raceforlife.c



ancerresearchuk.org/



why-is-race-a-women-



only-event/index.htm



l and if you still don't understand, then I feel really sorry for you!
That page says basically they think it's ok to discriminate as long as you make a lot of money doing it.

Hmmm...
Sad, very sad.
It is sad, very sad, that sex discrimination is seen as a tool that can be exploited to make money when it suits.

There are plenty of cancer charities that do good work and collect a lot of money without resorting to such discrimination.

It's as shame CRUK feel the need to.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenM[/bold] wrote: Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"[/p][/quote]Read this at Cancer Research UK http://raceforlife.c ancerresearchuk.org/ why-is-race-a-women- only-event/index.htm l and if you still don't understand, then I feel really sorry for you![/p][/quote]That page says basically they think it's ok to discriminate as long as you make a lot of money doing it. Hmmm...[/p][/quote]Sad, very sad.[/p][/quote]It is sad, very sad, that sex discrimination is seen as a tool that can be exploited to make money when it suits. There are plenty of cancer charities that do good work and collect a lot of money without resorting to such discrimination. It's as shame CRUK feel the need to. Hwicce
  • Score: 9

7:52pm Mon 7 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

Hwicce wrote:
CJH wrote:
Hwicce wrote:
CJH wrote:
DarrenM wrote:
Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"
Read this at Cancer Research UK http://raceforlife.c




ancerresearchuk.org/




why-is-race-a-women-




only-event/index.htm




l and if you still don't understand, then I feel really sorry for you!
That page says basically they think it's ok to discriminate as long as you make a lot of money doing it.

Hmmm...
Sad, very sad.
It is sad, very sad, that sex discrimination is seen as a tool that can be exploited to make money when it suits.

There are plenty of cancer charities that do good work and collect a lot of money without resorting to such discrimination.

It's as shame CRUK feel the need to.
Mind blowing! This is as rediculous as the Monty Python character wanting the right to have a baby!

Maybe next year men will be allowed to enter although virtually no men will! But at least you have the right to.

Pathetic!
[quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Hwicce[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]DarrenM[/bold] wrote: Could they explain 1) How this isn't in breach of the sex discrimination act as males can't enter? 2) why the council has allowed a clearly discriminatory event to take place on public owned property?, presumably the council will be supporting my new "white males only" marathon on Pitchcroft as its for "charity"[/p][/quote]Read this at Cancer Research UK http://raceforlife.c ancerresearchuk.org/ why-is-race-a-women- only-event/index.htm l and if you still don't understand, then I feel really sorry for you![/p][/quote]That page says basically they think it's ok to discriminate as long as you make a lot of money doing it. Hmmm...[/p][/quote]Sad, very sad.[/p][/quote]It is sad, very sad, that sex discrimination is seen as a tool that can be exploited to make money when it suits. There are plenty of cancer charities that do good work and collect a lot of money without resorting to such discrimination. It's as shame CRUK feel the need to.[/p][/quote]Mind blowing! This is as rediculous as the Monty Python character wanting the right to have a baby! Maybe next year men will be allowed to enter although virtually no men will! But at least you have the right to. Pathetic! iamthebinman
  • Score: -10

7:55pm Mon 7 Jul 14

IzzyY4 says...

Would those in favour or it, support a white only race, or a heterosexual only race, with the excuse for such being that 'it raises lots of money' and that the 'participants feel uncomfortable otherwise'.

No one with any decency would support such.

The bottom line is, excluding a gender here it's a dated, sexist concept, that believe me with time will be outlawed and rightly so.

Everyone should be allowed to take part, irrespective of race, creed, colour, gender, sexuality etc...

Shame on those defending blatant sexism and discrimination.

With the passage of time, history, we will view things like this for what it is: sexist. As things stand, many people are so conditioned, it's so the norm, many can't quite get their head around the concept that men can actually be discriminated against.

Just think again, how would you feel if this race was 'heterosexual only', or 'white person only'.... and the excuse for its existence being that it made money and/or competitions wouldn't feel comfortable if a gay person ran'.

Excluding a gender is absolutely no different and should be viewed with the same level of disdain.
Would those in favour or it, support a white only race, or a heterosexual only race, with the excuse for such being that 'it raises lots of money' and that the 'participants feel uncomfortable otherwise'. No one with any decency would support such. The bottom line is, excluding a gender here it's a dated, sexist concept, that believe me with time will be outlawed and rightly so. Everyone should be allowed to take part, irrespective of race, creed, colour, gender, sexuality etc... Shame on those defending blatant sexism and discrimination. With the passage of time, history, we will view things like this for what it is: sexist. As things stand, many people are so conditioned, it's so the norm, many can't quite get their head around the concept that men can actually be discriminated against. Just think again, how would you feel if this race was 'heterosexual only', or 'white person only'.... and the excuse for its existence being that it made money and/or competitions wouldn't feel comfortable if a gay person ran'. Excluding a gender is absolutely no different and should be viewed with the same level of disdain. IzzyY4
  • Score: 9

8:13pm Mon 7 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

Totally different. I work with women who do this race every year who do not have the confidence to excercise in mixed groups. I understand this is the fault of our society but at the moment, without women events like this, some women would not participate. You know fine well that it is very different from running with people of different race or sexuality.

If you don't like it, don't support it but stop telling other people what to do.
Totally different. I work with women who do this race every year who do not have the confidence to excercise in mixed groups. I understand this is the fault of our society but at the moment, without women events like this, some women would not participate. You know fine well that it is very different from running with people of different race or sexuality. If you don't like it, don't support it but stop telling other people what to do. iamthebinman
  • Score: -4

8:43pm Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
Would those in favour or it, support a white only race, or a heterosexual only race, with the excuse for such being that 'it raises lots of money' and that the 'participants feel uncomfortable otherwise'.

No one with any decency would support such.

The bottom line is, excluding a gender here it's a dated, sexist concept, that believe me with time will be outlawed and rightly so.

Everyone should be allowed to take part, irrespective of race, creed, colour, gender, sexuality etc...

Shame on those defending blatant sexism and discrimination.

With the passage of time, history, we will view things like this for what it is: sexist. As things stand, many people are so conditioned, it's so the norm, many can't quite get their head around the concept that men can actually be discriminated against.

Just think again, how would you feel if this race was 'heterosexual only', or 'white person only'.... and the excuse for its existence being that it made money and/or competitions wouldn't feel comfortable if a gay person ran'.

Excluding a gender is absolutely no different and should be viewed with the same level of disdain.
You are one sorry individual, and from the way you express yourself, I'm thinking you are young, inexperienced of life, and have learnt all these phrases and buzz words from a book or the internet. Cancer is part of the real world. There is nothing sexist about this event, and believe me, if I thought there was I'd be the first one jumping up and down about it. If your ridiculous ramblings put anyone off doing this event again, and so reduce the amount of money raised for research how will you feel? How will you feel if a doctor has to say to someone you love, well if only we'd had the money for the research...
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Would those in favour or it, support a white only race, or a heterosexual only race, with the excuse for such being that 'it raises lots of money' and that the 'participants feel uncomfortable otherwise'. No one with any decency would support such. The bottom line is, excluding a gender here it's a dated, sexist concept, that believe me with time will be outlawed and rightly so. Everyone should be allowed to take part, irrespective of race, creed, colour, gender, sexuality etc... Shame on those defending blatant sexism and discrimination. With the passage of time, history, we will view things like this for what it is: sexist. As things stand, many people are so conditioned, it's so the norm, many can't quite get their head around the concept that men can actually be discriminated against. Just think again, how would you feel if this race was 'heterosexual only', or 'white person only'.... and the excuse for its existence being that it made money and/or competitions wouldn't feel comfortable if a gay person ran'. Excluding a gender is absolutely no different and should be viewed with the same level of disdain.[/p][/quote]You are one sorry individual, and from the way you express yourself, I'm thinking you are young, inexperienced of life, and have learnt all these phrases and buzz words from a book or the internet. Cancer is part of the real world. There is nothing sexist about this event, and believe me, if I thought there was I'd be the first one jumping up and down about it. If your ridiculous ramblings put anyone off doing this event again, and so reduce the amount of money raised for research how will you feel? How will you feel if a doctor has to say to someone you love, well if only we'd had the money for the research... CJH
  • Score: -13

8:45pm Mon 7 Jul 14

pinkfluff says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
Would those in favour or it, support a white only race, or a heterosexual only race, with the excuse for such being that 'it raises lots of money' and that the 'participants feel uncomfortable otherwise'.

No one with any decency would support such.

The bottom line is, excluding a gender here it's a dated, sexist concept, that believe me with time will be outlawed and rightly so.

Everyone should be allowed to take part, irrespective of race, creed, colour, gender, sexuality etc...

Shame on those defending blatant sexism and discrimination.

With the passage of time, history, we will view things like this for what it is: sexist. As things stand, many people are so conditioned, it's so the norm, many can't quite get their head around the concept that men can actually be discriminated against.

Just think again, how would you feel if this race was 'heterosexual only', or 'white person only'.... and the excuse for its existence being that it made money and/or competitions wouldn't feel comfortable if a gay person ran'.

Excluding a gender is absolutely no different and should be viewed with the same level of disdain.
Have you ever wondered if you take life a little too seriously? The same for DarrenM too.
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Would those in favour or it, support a white only race, or a heterosexual only race, with the excuse for such being that 'it raises lots of money' and that the 'participants feel uncomfortable otherwise'. No one with any decency would support such. The bottom line is, excluding a gender here it's a dated, sexist concept, that believe me with time will be outlawed and rightly so. Everyone should be allowed to take part, irrespective of race, creed, colour, gender, sexuality etc... Shame on those defending blatant sexism and discrimination. With the passage of time, history, we will view things like this for what it is: sexist. As things stand, many people are so conditioned, it's so the norm, many can't quite get their head around the concept that men can actually be discriminated against. Just think again, how would you feel if this race was 'heterosexual only', or 'white person only'.... and the excuse for its existence being that it made money and/or competitions wouldn't feel comfortable if a gay person ran'. Excluding a gender is absolutely no different and should be viewed with the same level of disdain.[/p][/quote]Have you ever wondered if you take life a little too seriously? The same for DarrenM too. pinkfluff
  • Score: -9

8:49pm Mon 7 Jul 14

IzzyY4 says...

iamthebinman wrote:
Totally different. I work with women who do this race every year who do not have the confidence to excercise in mixed groups. I understand this is the fault of our society but at the moment, without women events like this, some women would not participate. You know fine well that it is very different from running with people of different race or sexuality.

If you don't like it, don't support it but stop telling other people what to do.
If they don't have the confidence for whatever reason, that is their problem, it shouldn't be made the problem of the person who has done nothing wrong apart from being born in a particular way.

It's the same with people who have issues with someone because of their race or sexuality. If someone doesn't have confidence around gay people or black people, that's their problem, and should never be made the fault of the gay person or black person. A gay or black person shouldn't be excluded, discriminated against, because someone feels uncomfortable around them.
[quote][p][bold]iamthebinman[/bold] wrote: Totally different. I work with women who do this race every year who do not have the confidence to excercise in mixed groups. I understand this is the fault of our society but at the moment, without women events like this, some women would not participate. You know fine well that it is very different from running with people of different race or sexuality. If you don't like it, don't support it but stop telling other people what to do.[/p][/quote]If they don't have the confidence for whatever reason, that is their problem, it shouldn't be made the problem of the person who has done nothing wrong apart from being born in a particular way. It's the same with people who have issues with someone because of their race or sexuality. If someone doesn't have confidence around gay people or black people, that's their problem, and should never be made the fault of the gay person or black person. A gay or black person shouldn't be excluded, discriminated against, because someone feels uncomfortable around them. IzzyY4
  • Score: 9

8:56pm Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
iamthebinman wrote:
Totally different. I work with women who do this race every year who do not have the confidence to excercise in mixed groups. I understand this is the fault of our society but at the moment, without women events like this, some women would not participate. You know fine well that it is very different from running with people of different race or sexuality.

If you don't like it, don't support it but stop telling other people what to do.
If they don't have the confidence for whatever reason, that is their problem, it shouldn't be made the problem of the person who has done nothing wrong apart from being born in a particular way.

It's the same with people who have issues with someone because of their race or sexuality. If someone doesn't have confidence around gay people or black people, that's their problem, and should never be made the fault of the gay person or black person. A gay or black person shouldn't be excluded, discriminated against, because someone feels uncomfortable around them.
Are you listening to yourself Izzy? If you read this back in a few years time you will cringe with embarassment. As we are right now.
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iamthebinman[/bold] wrote: Totally different. I work with women who do this race every year who do not have the confidence to excercise in mixed groups. I understand this is the fault of our society but at the moment, without women events like this, some women would not participate. You know fine well that it is very different from running with people of different race or sexuality. If you don't like it, don't support it but stop telling other people what to do.[/p][/quote]If they don't have the confidence for whatever reason, that is their problem, it shouldn't be made the problem of the person who has done nothing wrong apart from being born in a particular way. It's the same with people who have issues with someone because of their race or sexuality. If someone doesn't have confidence around gay people or black people, that's their problem, and should never be made the fault of the gay person or black person. A gay or black person shouldn't be excluded, discriminated against, because someone feels uncomfortable around them.[/p][/quote]Are you listening to yourself Izzy? If you read this back in a few years time you will cringe with embarassment. As we are right now. CJH
  • Score: -8

9:04pm Mon 7 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
iamthebinman wrote:
Totally different. I work with women who do this race every year who do not have the confidence to excercise in mixed groups. I understand this is the fault of our society but at the moment, without women events like this, some women would not participate. You know fine well that it is very different from running with people of different race or sexuality.

If you don't like it, don't support it but stop telling other people what to do.
If they don't have the confidence for whatever reason, that is their problem, it shouldn't be made the problem of the person who has done nothing wrong apart from being born in a particular way.

It's the same with people who have issues with someone because of their race or sexuality. If someone doesn't have confidence around gay people or black people, that's their problem, and should never be made the fault of the gay person or black person. A gay or black person shouldn't be excluded, discriminated against, because someone feels uncomfortable around them.
If this was a 'white' or 'hetrosexual' only event there would be more protesters and press than runners. Men do get discriminated very occasionally but not being able to do something you don't want to do is not one of them.

Well done again to the brilliant women and there families for again making this race a success.
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]iamthebinman[/bold] wrote: Totally different. I work with women who do this race every year who do not have the confidence to excercise in mixed groups. I understand this is the fault of our society but at the moment, without women events like this, some women would not participate. You know fine well that it is very different from running with people of different race or sexuality. If you don't like it, don't support it but stop telling other people what to do.[/p][/quote]If they don't have the confidence for whatever reason, that is their problem, it shouldn't be made the problem of the person who has done nothing wrong apart from being born in a particular way. It's the same with people who have issues with someone because of their race or sexuality. If someone doesn't have confidence around gay people or black people, that's their problem, and should never be made the fault of the gay person or black person. A gay or black person shouldn't be excluded, discriminated against, because someone feels uncomfortable around them.[/p][/quote]If this was a 'white' or 'hetrosexual' only event there would be more protesters and press than runners. Men do get discriminated very occasionally but not being able to do something you don't want to do is not one of them. Well done again to the brilliant women and there families for again making this race a success. iamthebinman
  • Score: -4

9:16pm Mon 7 Jul 14

IzzyY4 says...

pinkfluff wrote:
IzzyY4 wrote:
Would those in favour or it, support a white only race, or a heterosexual only race, with the excuse for such being that 'it raises lots of money' and that the 'participants feel uncomfortable otherwise'.

No one with any decency would support such.

The bottom line is, excluding a gender here it's a dated, sexist concept, that believe me with time will be outlawed and rightly so.

Everyone should be allowed to take part, irrespective of race, creed, colour, gender, sexuality etc...

Shame on those defending blatant sexism and discrimination.

With the passage of time, history, we will view things like this for what it is: sexist. As things stand, many people are so conditioned, it's so the norm, many can't quite get their head around the concept that men can actually be discriminated against.

Just think again, how would you feel if this race was 'heterosexual only', or 'white person only'.... and the excuse for its existence being that it made money and/or competitions wouldn't feel comfortable if a gay person ran'.

Excluding a gender is absolutely no different and should be viewed with the same level of disdain.
Have you ever wondered if you take life a little too seriously? The same for DarrenM too.
I take blatant discrimination very seriously thanks.

If someone is discriminating against someone on ground of sexuality, race, gender, I don't take too kindly to it, let alone applaud.
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Would those in favour or it, support a white only race, or a heterosexual only race, with the excuse for such being that 'it raises lots of money' and that the 'participants feel uncomfortable otherwise'. No one with any decency would support such. The bottom line is, excluding a gender here it's a dated, sexist concept, that believe me with time will be outlawed and rightly so. Everyone should be allowed to take part, irrespective of race, creed, colour, gender, sexuality etc... Shame on those defending blatant sexism and discrimination. With the passage of time, history, we will view things like this for what it is: sexist. As things stand, many people are so conditioned, it's so the norm, many can't quite get their head around the concept that men can actually be discriminated against. Just think again, how would you feel if this race was 'heterosexual only', or 'white person only'.... and the excuse for its existence being that it made money and/or competitions wouldn't feel comfortable if a gay person ran'. Excluding a gender is absolutely no different and should be viewed with the same level of disdain.[/p][/quote]Have you ever wondered if you take life a little too seriously? The same for DarrenM too.[/p][/quote]I take blatant discrimination very seriously thanks. If someone is discriminating against someone on ground of sexuality, race, gender, I don't take too kindly to it, let alone applaud. IzzyY4
  • Score: 14

9:24pm Mon 7 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
pinkfluff wrote:
IzzyY4 wrote:
Would those in favour or it, support a white only race, or a heterosexual only race, with the excuse for such being that 'it raises lots of money' and that the 'participants feel uncomfortable otherwise'.

No one with any decency would support such.

The bottom line is, excluding a gender here it's a dated, sexist concept, that believe me with time will be outlawed and rightly so.

Everyone should be allowed to take part, irrespective of race, creed, colour, gender, sexuality etc...

Shame on those defending blatant sexism and discrimination.

With the passage of time, history, we will view things like this for what it is: sexist. As things stand, many people are so conditioned, it's so the norm, many can't quite get their head around the concept that men can actually be discriminated against.

Just think again, how would you feel if this race was 'heterosexual only', or 'white person only'.... and the excuse for its existence being that it made money and/or competitions wouldn't feel comfortable if a gay person ran'.

Excluding a gender is absolutely no different and should be viewed with the same level of disdain.
Have you ever wondered if you take life a little too seriously? The same for DarrenM too.
I take blatant discrimination very seriously thanks.

If someone is discriminating against someone on ground of sexuality, race, gender, I don't take too kindly to it, let alone applaud.
You are wrong and will realise that when you grow up. Use you energy fighting for those who need and want it.
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Would those in favour or it, support a white only race, or a heterosexual only race, with the excuse for such being that 'it raises lots of money' and that the 'participants feel uncomfortable otherwise'. No one with any decency would support such. The bottom line is, excluding a gender here it's a dated, sexist concept, that believe me with time will be outlawed and rightly so. Everyone should be allowed to take part, irrespective of race, creed, colour, gender, sexuality etc... Shame on those defending blatant sexism and discrimination. With the passage of time, history, we will view things like this for what it is: sexist. As things stand, many people are so conditioned, it's so the norm, many can't quite get their head around the concept that men can actually be discriminated against. Just think again, how would you feel if this race was 'heterosexual only', or 'white person only'.... and the excuse for its existence being that it made money and/or competitions wouldn't feel comfortable if a gay person ran'. Excluding a gender is absolutely no different and should be viewed with the same level of disdain.[/p][/quote]Have you ever wondered if you take life a little too seriously? The same for DarrenM too.[/p][/quote]I take blatant discrimination very seriously thanks. If someone is discriminating against someone on ground of sexuality, race, gender, I don't take too kindly to it, let alone applaud.[/p][/quote]You are wrong and will realise that when you grow up. Use you energy fighting for those who need and want it. iamthebinman
  • Score: -13

9:57pm Mon 7 Jul 14

IzzyY4 says...

New Kid on the Block wrote:
There are lots of events that for one reason or another are confined to one gender. That is the way life is. For example Men and Women have separate contests at Wimbledon and rightly so.
If you are one of the fortunate ones who is well enough to get on with life then do so.
There are many events that men can enter so you don't need to feel left out.
To all the so called men who are whinging, Grow up, grow a pair, and hope you don't need help from Cancer Research.
Not surprised you support such discrimination as your post is full of misandry and male stereotype.

'So called men'

'Grow a pair'

What a terrible comment: 'so called men'...

Simply loaded with prejudice and stereotype.

Says it all really.

By the way, I'll just point out for you that Wimbledon is a competitive sporting event, hence the difference. I'd have thought you'd have known that.
[quote][p][bold]New Kid on the Block[/bold] wrote: There are lots of events that for one reason or another are confined to one gender. That is the way life is. For example Men and Women have separate contests at Wimbledon and rightly so. If you are one of the fortunate ones who is well enough to get on with life then do so. There are many events that men can enter so you don't need to feel left out. To all the so called men who are whinging, Grow up, grow a pair, and hope you don't need help from Cancer Research.[/p][/quote]Not surprised you support such discrimination as your post is full of misandry and male stereotype. 'So called men' 'Grow a pair' What a terrible comment: 'so called men'... Simply loaded with prejudice and stereotype. Says it all really. By the way, I'll just point out for you that Wimbledon is a competitive sporting event, hence the difference. I'd have thought you'd have known that. IzzyY4
  • Score: 13

10:40pm Mon 7 Jul 14

IzzyY4 says...

Dogs are allowed, but men aren't.

Says it all really.
Dogs are allowed, but men aren't. Says it all really. IzzyY4
  • Score: 8

11:32pm Mon 7 Jul 14

CJH says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
Dogs are allowed, but men aren't.

Says it all really.
Izzy, Year 4, so what are you, 15? When you grow up you will find that there are many battles worth fighting for. This isn't one of them. Stop now before you make yourself look even more stupid for goodness sake, and try and retain some dignity.
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Dogs are allowed, but men aren't. Says it all really.[/p][/quote]Izzy, Year 4, so what are you, 15? When you grow up you will find that there are many battles worth fighting for. This isn't one of them. Stop now before you make yourself look even more stupid for goodness sake, and try and retain some dignity. CJH
  • Score: -12

12:37am Tue 8 Jul 14

IzzyY4 says...

CJH wrote:
IzzyY4 wrote:
Dogs are allowed, but men aren't.

Says it all really.
Izzy, Year 4, so what are you, 15? When you grow up you will find that there are many battles worth fighting for. This isn't one of them. Stop now before you make yourself look even more stupid for goodness sake, and try and retain some dignity.
A large dollop of agism to add to your support for sexual discrimination I see.

Throughout this thread you are repeatedly mentioning age, and trying to use it as some sort of slight.

Firstly, you have absolutely no idea what age I am. Secondly, any age of an adult doesn't render a person's opinion any more or less worth than that of someone else.

I'd say to you, disagree with the view of someone else for sure. You are entitled to your own point of view, just as anyone else is. It is however possible to disagree with the point of view of someone without trying to make it personal and/or insulting. Give it a try.

I may disagree with it, but I respect the fact that people are entitled to the point of view that discrimination in the Race For Life is fine. You too should allow others to have a different opinion to yours, without trying to belittle that person for simply holding a different viewpoint to yourself. The same goes for anyone else banding around insults.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Dogs are allowed, but men aren't. Says it all really.[/p][/quote]Izzy, Year 4, so what are you, 15? When you grow up you will find that there are many battles worth fighting for. This isn't one of them. Stop now before you make yourself look even more stupid for goodness sake, and try and retain some dignity.[/p][/quote]A large dollop of agism to add to your support for sexual discrimination I see. Throughout this thread you are repeatedly mentioning age, and trying to use it as some sort of slight. Firstly, you have absolutely no idea what age I am. Secondly, any age of an adult doesn't render a person's opinion any more or less worth than that of someone else. I'd say to you, disagree with the view of someone else for sure. You are entitled to your own point of view, just as anyone else is. It is however possible to disagree with the point of view of someone without trying to make it personal and/or insulting. Give it a try. I may disagree with it, but I respect the fact that people are entitled to the point of view that discrimination in the Race For Life is fine. You too should allow others to have a different opinion to yours, without trying to belittle that person for simply holding a different viewpoint to yourself. The same goes for anyone else banding around insults. IzzyY4
  • Score: 16

1:03am Tue 8 Jul 14

CJH says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
CJH wrote:
IzzyY4 wrote:
Dogs are allowed, but men aren't.

Says it all really.
Izzy, Year 4, so what are you, 15? When you grow up you will find that there are many battles worth fighting for. This isn't one of them. Stop now before you make yourself look even more stupid for goodness sake, and try and retain some dignity.
A large dollop of agism to add to your support for sexual discrimination I see.

Throughout this thread you are repeatedly mentioning age, and trying to use it as some sort of slight.

Firstly, you have absolutely no idea what age I am. Secondly, any age of an adult doesn't render a person's opinion any more or less worth than that of someone else.

I'd say to you, disagree with the view of someone else for sure. You are entitled to your own point of view, just as anyone else is. It is however possible to disagree with the point of view of someone without trying to make it personal and/or insulting. Give it a try.

I may disagree with it, but I respect the fact that people are entitled to the point of view that discrimination in the Race For Life is fine. You too should allow others to have a different opinion to yours, without trying to belittle that person for simply holding a different viewpoint to yourself. The same goes for anyone else banding around insults.
I do not support discrimination of any kind. I've fought it my entire life. You're the one assuming that. No I don't know how old you are. But you give the impression of someone who hasn't a clue what life is really about. I don't belittle you, you do that yourself. You need no help from anyone.
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Finally, you have completely ruined this story, which should be full of congratulations and support for the people who took part in this event, but your mean minded, blinkered and completely unneccesary attack on Cancer Research has left me wondering exactly what your agenda is. (And that of all your little friends who have been voting down anyone who disagrees with you). Bit odd that you've suddenly appeared today just to comment on this story isn't it?
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Dogs are allowed, but men aren't. Says it all really.[/p][/quote]Izzy, Year 4, so what are you, 15? When you grow up you will find that there are many battles worth fighting for. This isn't one of them. Stop now before you make yourself look even more stupid for goodness sake, and try and retain some dignity.[/p][/quote]A large dollop of agism to add to your support for sexual discrimination I see. Throughout this thread you are repeatedly mentioning age, and trying to use it as some sort of slight. Firstly, you have absolutely no idea what age I am. Secondly, any age of an adult doesn't render a person's opinion any more or less worth than that of someone else. I'd say to you, disagree with the view of someone else for sure. You are entitled to your own point of view, just as anyone else is. It is however possible to disagree with the point of view of someone without trying to make it personal and/or insulting. Give it a try. I may disagree with it, but I respect the fact that people are entitled to the point of view that discrimination in the Race For Life is fine. You too should allow others to have a different opinion to yours, without trying to belittle that person for simply holding a different viewpoint to yourself. The same goes for anyone else banding around insults.[/p][/quote]I do not support discrimination of any kind. I've fought it my entire life. You're the one assuming that. No I don't know how old you are. But you give the impression of someone who hasn't a clue what life is really about. I don't belittle you, you do that yourself. You need no help from anyone. . Finally, you have completely ruined this story, which should be full of congratulations and support for the people who took part in this event, but your mean minded, blinkered and completely unneccesary attack on Cancer Research has left me wondering exactly what your agenda is. (And that of all your little friends who have been voting down anyone who disagrees with you). Bit odd that you've suddenly appeared today just to comment on this story isn't it? CJH
  • Score: -17

1:22am Tue 8 Jul 14

IzzyY4 says...

CJH wrote:
IzzyY4 wrote:
CJH wrote:
IzzyY4 wrote:
Dogs are allowed, but men aren't.

Says it all really.
Izzy, Year 4, so what are you, 15? When you grow up you will find that there are many battles worth fighting for. This isn't one of them. Stop now before you make yourself look even more stupid for goodness sake, and try and retain some dignity.
A large dollop of agism to add to your support for sexual discrimination I see.

Throughout this thread you are repeatedly mentioning age, and trying to use it as some sort of slight.

Firstly, you have absolutely no idea what age I am. Secondly, any age of an adult doesn't render a person's opinion any more or less worth than that of someone else.

I'd say to you, disagree with the view of someone else for sure. You are entitled to your own point of view, just as anyone else is. It is however possible to disagree with the point of view of someone without trying to make it personal and/or insulting. Give it a try.

I may disagree with it, but I respect the fact that people are entitled to the point of view that discrimination in the Race For Life is fine. You too should allow others to have a different opinion to yours, without trying to belittle that person for simply holding a different viewpoint to yourself. The same goes for anyone else banding around insults.
I do not support discrimination of any kind. I've fought it my entire life. You're the one assuming that. No I don't know how old you are. But you give the impression of someone who hasn't a clue what life is really about. I don't belittle you, you do that yourself. You need no help from anyone.
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Finally, you have completely ruined this story, which should be full of congratulations and support for the people who took part in this event, but your mean minded, blinkered and completely unneccesary attack on Cancer Research has left me wondering exactly what your agenda is. (And that of all your little friends who have been voting down anyone who disagrees with you). Bit odd that you've suddenly appeared today just to comment on this story isn't it?
I have a different opinion to yourself. You need to accept and respect that. I've respected your right to an opinion, without banding round insult, kindly do the same.

You'll find a decent number of people who think that men perhaps should be allowed to take part in the race and not excluded.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Dogs are allowed, but men aren't. Says it all really.[/p][/quote]Izzy, Year 4, so what are you, 15? When you grow up you will find that there are many battles worth fighting for. This isn't one of them. Stop now before you make yourself look even more stupid for goodness sake, and try and retain some dignity.[/p][/quote]A large dollop of agism to add to your support for sexual discrimination I see. Throughout this thread you are repeatedly mentioning age, and trying to use it as some sort of slight. Firstly, you have absolutely no idea what age I am. Secondly, any age of an adult doesn't render a person's opinion any more or less worth than that of someone else. I'd say to you, disagree with the view of someone else for sure. You are entitled to your own point of view, just as anyone else is. It is however possible to disagree with the point of view of someone without trying to make it personal and/or insulting. Give it a try. I may disagree with it, but I respect the fact that people are entitled to the point of view that discrimination in the Race For Life is fine. You too should allow others to have a different opinion to yours, without trying to belittle that person for simply holding a different viewpoint to yourself. The same goes for anyone else banding around insults.[/p][/quote]I do not support discrimination of any kind. I've fought it my entire life. You're the one assuming that. No I don't know how old you are. But you give the impression of someone who hasn't a clue what life is really about. I don't belittle you, you do that yourself. You need no help from anyone. . Finally, you have completely ruined this story, which should be full of congratulations and support for the people who took part in this event, but your mean minded, blinkered and completely unneccesary attack on Cancer Research has left me wondering exactly what your agenda is. (And that of all your little friends who have been voting down anyone who disagrees with you). Bit odd that you've suddenly appeared today just to comment on this story isn't it?[/p][/quote]I have a different opinion to yourself. You need to accept and respect that. I've respected your right to an opinion, without banding round insult, kindly do the same. You'll find a decent number of people who think that men perhaps should be allowed to take part in the race and not excluded. IzzyY4
  • Score: 7

10:49am Tue 8 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

CJH wrote:
liketoknow wrote:
I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .
What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them.
if you read what I said you might come to part that says ''wider participation'' which leads to more sponsorship and more money raised for the cause.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .[/p][/quote]What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them.[/p][/quote]if you read what I said you might come to part that says ''wider participation'' which leads to more sponsorship and more money raised for the cause. liketoknow
  • Score: 3

11:09am Tue 8 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

CJH wrote:
CJH wrote:
liketoknow wrote:
I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .
What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them.
Sorry liketoknow this comment should have been against IzzyY4's comment. Many apologies :-(
just read it cjh. sorry for my reply
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .[/p][/quote]What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them.[/p][/quote]Sorry liketoknow this comment should have been against IzzyY4's comment. Many apologies :-([/p][/quote]just read it cjh. sorry for my reply liketoknow
  • Score: 2

12:06pm Tue 8 Jul 14

CJH says...

liketoknow wrote:
CJH wrote:
CJH wrote:
liketoknow wrote:
I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .
What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them.
Sorry liketoknow this comment should have been against IzzyY4's comment. Many apologies :-(
just read it cjh. sorry for my reply
Is ok, no worries :-)
[quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: I don't have a problem with the gender bit .just seems they are losing the opportunity to make the event more accessible to wider participation. many males who would not feel comfortable with marathons and half marathons are being denied the experience .[/p][/quote]What on earth is the matter with you? Does it matter how, or by whom, the money is raised? It may save your life one day. Or the life of someone you love. What will you do, turn the help down because you disagree with how it was raised? Now go back and read the explanation on the Cancer Research website please, and do the decent thing and make a donation. You never know when you'll need them.[/p][/quote]Sorry liketoknow this comment should have been against IzzyY4's comment. Many apologies :-([/p][/quote]just read it cjh. sorry for my reply[/p][/quote]Is ok, no worries :-) CJH
  • Score: 2

2:14pm Tue 8 Jul 14

themooman says...

ITs quite apparent that race4life is women only for a number of reasons - to unite women in a particular area who all want to work towards a common goal - race 4 life isnt just about the money raised, its about women becoming physically active when they may not have had the chance previously or didnt want to due to influences and pressures such as the local gym environment. To take up fitness related activites you need a goal and if that goal is race 4 life then fantastic, if more women take part due to it being a women only event than even better. Not enough emphasis is placed on physical fitness and health so I believe experiences like this are perfect.

Yours Truly

Personal Trainer.
ITs quite apparent that race4life is women only for a number of reasons - to unite women in a particular area who all want to work towards a common goal - race 4 life isnt just about the money raised, its about women becoming physically active when they may not have had the chance previously or didnt want to due to influences and pressures such as the local gym environment. To take up fitness related activites you need a goal and if that goal is race 4 life then fantastic, if more women take part due to it being a women only event than even better. Not enough emphasis is placed on physical fitness and health so I believe experiences like this are perfect. Yours Truly Personal Trainer. themooman
  • Score: 0

2:19pm Tue 8 Jul 14

themooman says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
Dogs are allowed, but men aren't. Says it all really.
Did you run it Izzy .. or sponsor anyone to run it??
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Dogs are allowed, but men aren't. Says it all really.[/p][/quote]Did you run it Izzy .. or sponsor anyone to run it?? themooman
  • Score: 1

2:25pm Tue 8 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

themooman wrote:
ITs quite apparent that race4life is women only for a number of reasons - to unite women in a particular area who all want to work towards a common goal - race 4 life isnt just about the money raised, its about women becoming physically active when they may not have had the chance previously or didnt want to due to influences and pressures such as the local gym environment. To take up fitness related activites you need a goal and if that goal is race 4 life then fantastic, if more women take part due to it being a women only event than even better. Not enough emphasis is placed on physical fitness and health so I believe experiences like this are perfect.

Yours Truly

Personal Trainer.
So right. I met a women last night who had trained for this all year, lost weight and is now hoping to do the 10k with Paula Radcliffe. A women's race like this gave her the confidence to get started.
[quote][p][bold]themooman[/bold] wrote: ITs quite apparent that race4life is women only for a number of reasons - to unite women in a particular area who all want to work towards a common goal - race 4 life isnt just about the money raised, its about women becoming physically active when they may not have had the chance previously or didnt want to due to influences and pressures such as the local gym environment. To take up fitness related activites you need a goal and if that goal is race 4 life then fantastic, if more women take part due to it being a women only event than even better. Not enough emphasis is placed on physical fitness and health so I believe experiences like this are perfect. Yours Truly Personal Trainer.[/p][/quote]So right. I met a women last night who had trained for this all year, lost weight and is now hoping to do the 10k with Paula Radcliffe. A women's race like this gave her the confidence to get started. iamthebinman
  • Score: 4

3:32pm Tue 8 Jul 14

themooman says...

iamthebinman wrote:
themooman wrote: ITs quite apparent that race4life is women only for a number of reasons - to unite women in a particular area who all want to work towards a common goal - race 4 life isnt just about the money raised, its about women becoming physically active when they may not have had the chance previously or didnt want to due to influences and pressures such as the local gym environment. To take up fitness related activites you need a goal and if that goal is race 4 life then fantastic, if more women take part due to it being a women only event than even better. Not enough emphasis is placed on physical fitness and health so I believe experiences like this are perfect. Yours Truly Personal Trainer.
So right. I met a women last night who had trained for this all year, lost weight and is now hoping to do the 10k with Paula Radcliffe. A women's race like this gave her the confidence to get started.
Fantastic stuff!
[quote][p][bold]iamthebinman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]themooman[/bold] wrote: ITs quite apparent that race4life is women only for a number of reasons - to unite women in a particular area who all want to work towards a common goal - race 4 life isnt just about the money raised, its about women becoming physically active when they may not have had the chance previously or didnt want to due to influences and pressures such as the local gym environment. To take up fitness related activites you need a goal and if that goal is race 4 life then fantastic, if more women take part due to it being a women only event than even better. Not enough emphasis is placed on physical fitness and health so I believe experiences like this are perfect. Yours Truly Personal Trainer.[/p][/quote]So right. I met a women last night who had trained for this all year, lost weight and is now hoping to do the 10k with Paula Radcliffe. A women's race like this gave her the confidence to get started.[/p][/quote]Fantastic stuff! themooman
  • Score: -1

5:04pm Tue 8 Jul 14

IzzyY4 says...

Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home.

In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013.
Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home. In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013. IzzyY4
  • Score: 2

6:48pm Tue 8 Jul 14

pinkfluff says...

A few points to ponder or ignore, entirely up to the reader of this comment of course, I don't mind either way.

- one could argue that because there are a few more types of cancer that effect women maybe they should do more to raise money.

-not all discrimination is "bad", e.g, same sex toilets, wards, changing rooms....swimming sessions.

-who exactly is being hurt, penalised and oppressed by this "discrimination"?.

-this event started off as a gimmick which has proved successful and as CJH has said if it ain't broke then don't fix it. It hasn't seemed to bother too many people over the years.

This is like children participating in a fundraising event and adults complaining they can't join in and feel discriminated against.

Discrimination is a problem, I agree but there are much bigger fish to fry!! This is a fun event and I don't think people should be so mean spirited, those kind of pedantic attitudes contribute to discrimination. imo.
A few points to ponder or ignore, entirely up to the reader of this comment of course, I don't mind either way. - one could argue that because there are a few more types of cancer that effect women maybe they should do more to raise money. -not all discrimination is "bad", e.g, same sex toilets, wards, changing rooms....swimming sessions. -who exactly is being hurt, penalised and oppressed by this "discrimination"?. -this event started off as a gimmick which has proved successful and as CJH has said if it ain't broke then don't fix it. It hasn't seemed to bother too many people over the years. This is like children participating in a fundraising event and adults complaining they can't join in and feel discriminated against. Discrimination is a problem, I agree but there are much bigger fish to fry!! This is a fun event and I don't think people should be so mean spirited, those kind of pedantic attitudes contribute to discrimination. imo. pinkfluff
  • Score: 2

6:49pm Tue 8 Jul 14

pinkfluff says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home.

In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013.
That's a whole different issue imo.
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home. In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013.[/p][/quote]That's a whole different issue imo. pinkfluff
  • Score: 6

10:25pm Tue 8 Jul 14

roary01 says...

What is wrong with you lot .a lot of money is raised for a good cause who cares if you can only do it with one leg green hair on a unicycle if it's a good money raiser how is it a bad thing maybe instead of **** about it organise your own fund raiser if your really that unhappy about it
What is wrong with you lot .a lot of money is raised for a good cause who cares if you can only do it with one leg green hair on a unicycle if it's a good money raiser how is it a bad thing maybe instead of **** about it organise your own fund raiser if your really that unhappy about it roary01
  • Score: 2

11:41pm Tue 8 Jul 14

themooman says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home.

In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013.
Well done on ignoring my question ... Fool!
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home. In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013.[/p][/quote]Well done on ignoring my question ... Fool! themooman
  • Score: -5

9:15am Wed 9 Jul 14

CJH says...

themooman wrote:
IzzyY4 wrote:
Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home.

In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013.
Well done on ignoring my question ... Fool!
IzzyY4 does not answer any direct questions we've asked of him/her. Only here to cause trouble and upset. Perhaps the editor should look at the large number of negative votes for anyone not agreeing with him/her. And the equally large number of positive votes for anything IzzyY4 makes. We've been on this website for a long time - does it look right to you? I have a feeling that there will be a number of new users, including IzzyY4, created in the past few days whose only purpose is to make a nonsense of the results.
[quote][p][bold]themooman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home. In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013.[/p][/quote]Well done on ignoring my question ... Fool![/p][/quote]IzzyY4 does not answer any direct questions we've asked of him/her. Only here to cause trouble and upset. Perhaps the editor should look at the large number of negative votes for anyone not agreeing with him/her. And the equally large number of positive votes for anything IzzyY4 makes. We've been on this website for a long time - does it look right to you? I have a feeling that there will be a number of new users, including IzzyY4, created in the past few days whose only purpose is to make a nonsense of the results. CJH
  • Score: 2

11:17am Wed 9 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

CJH wrote:
For those of you who are interested in the FACTS, this is what the Cancer Research website says about this event:

"Why is Race for Life a women-only event?
Why can't men take part?
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Race for Life is the only women-specific event organised by Cancer Research UK and is our most successful fundraising event series, raising millions of pounds each year for our life-saving research into all cancers that affect both men and women.
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When we launched Race for Life in 1994 it was unique due to the fact that it was a women only event and this aspect has really shaped how the series has grown from strength to strength each year. The atmosphere on the day of Race for Life events has a strong sense of sisterhood, uniting all women with a common goal, to raise funds to beat cancer.
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We regularly review our events to make them the best they can be and three years ago we seriously looked at whether we should let men enter Race for Life. However, our research showed that Race for Life’s success is due to its appeal to women as a women-only event and to allow men to enter could bring in less income for the charity’s life saving work.
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We cannot risk this vital source of income to cancer research. We hope you understand that this decision has been made in the best interests of the cause.
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There are, however, many ways that men can get involved with Race for Life. Male volunteers are invaluable at our events - we really couldn't go on without them - so any men that would like to support Race for Life by becoming a volunteer would be making a real contribution to the cause - find out more about volunteering.
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Participants in Race for Life often enter in memory or support of both men and women, displaying their dedications on their back sign. The money raised from Race for Life events goes towards our life-saving work across all 200 types of cancer, which affect both men and women. We are committed to beating cancer, regardless of the gender of the person affected."
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Now perhaps those of you who only want to cause trouble (and why would you for God's sake?) will now shut up, and acknowledge the great work that everybody put into this event. Stop this petty posturing! It's absurd. We're all in it together. Any of us could be diagnosed tomorrow. And die. Because sadly that's the result for some. And you're arguing over who is allowed to do a bit of running to raise money? How mean minded, selfish and stupid can you get?
sounds like a reasonable argument, I would just like to know how the research arrived at the conclusion allowing men to enter could bring in less income. surely the more entrants the more money raised; or are they inferring less women would enter if the rules were relaxed . in that case it would of course be discrimination.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: For those of you who are interested in the FACTS, this is what the Cancer Research website says about this event: "Why is Race for Life a women-only event? Why can't men take part? . Race for Life is the only women-specific event organised by Cancer Research UK and is our most successful fundraising event series, raising millions of pounds each year for our life-saving research into all cancers that affect both men and women. . When we launched Race for Life in 1994 it was unique due to the fact that it was a women only event and this aspect has really shaped how the series has grown from strength to strength each year. The atmosphere on the day of Race for Life events has a strong sense of sisterhood, uniting all women with a common goal, to raise funds to beat cancer. . We regularly review our events to make them the best they can be and three years ago we seriously looked at whether we should let men enter Race for Life. However, our research showed that Race for Life’s success is due to its appeal to women as a women-only event and to allow men to enter could bring in less income for the charity’s life saving work. . We cannot risk this vital source of income to cancer research. We hope you understand that this decision has been made in the best interests of the cause. . There are, however, many ways that men can get involved with Race for Life. Male volunteers are invaluable at our events - we really couldn't go on without them - so any men that would like to support Race for Life by becoming a volunteer would be making a real contribution to the cause - find out more about volunteering. . Participants in Race for Life often enter in memory or support of both men and women, displaying their dedications on their back sign. The money raised from Race for Life events goes towards our life-saving work across all 200 types of cancer, which affect both men and women. We are committed to beating cancer, regardless of the gender of the person affected." . Now perhaps those of you who only want to cause trouble (and why would you for God's sake?) will now shut up, and acknowledge the great work that everybody put into this event. Stop this petty posturing! It's absurd. We're all in it together. Any of us could be diagnosed tomorrow. And die. Because sadly that's the result for some. And you're arguing over who is allowed to do a bit of running to raise money? How mean minded, selfish and stupid can you get?[/p][/quote]sounds like a reasonable argument, I would just like to know how the research arrived at the conclusion allowing men to enter could bring in less income. surely the more entrants the more money raised; or are they inferring less women would enter if the rules were relaxed . in that case it would of course be discrimination. liketoknow
  • Score: 2

11:49am Wed 9 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

IzzyY4 wrote:
Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home.

In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013.
Paul Nurse is a brilliant Chief Ex who easily could be earning 200k+ in London with his skills and expertise. Instead he earns less for working for a charity that saves lives. This is all basic stuff Issy which you will understand when you grow up.
[quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home. In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013.[/p][/quote]Paul Nurse is a brilliant Chief Ex who easily could be earning 200k+ in London with his skills and expertise. Instead he earns less for working for a charity that saves lives. This is all basic stuff Issy which you will understand when you grow up. iamthebinman
  • Score: -4

11:56am Wed 9 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

anyone interested look at John Taylor equality campaigner
anyone interested look at John Taylor equality campaigner liketoknow
  • Score: 0

3:16pm Wed 9 Jul 14

iamthebinman says...

liketoknow wrote:
anyone interested look at John Taylor equality campaigner
Just did, thank you. He seems to have worked very hard for equality and done some very good work. He did though lose this case in 2010 as charities can raise money in ways they feel are most beneficial. Cant knock him for trying but there are so many more important quality issues worthy of his efforts.
[quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: anyone interested look at John Taylor equality campaigner[/p][/quote]Just did, thank you. He seems to have worked very hard for equality and done some very good work. He did though lose this case in 2010 as charities can raise money in ways they feel are most beneficial. Cant knock him for trying but there are so many more important quality issues worthy of his efforts. iamthebinman
  • Score: -2

8:57am Thu 10 Jul 14

New Kid on the Block says...

CJH wrote:
themooman wrote:
IzzyY4 wrote:
Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home.

In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013.
Well done on ignoring my question ... Fool!
IzzyY4 does not answer any direct questions we've asked of him/her. Only here to cause trouble and upset. Perhaps the editor should look at the large number of negative votes for anyone not agreeing with him/her. And the equally large number of positive votes for anything IzzyY4 makes. We've been on this website for a long time - does it look right to you? I have a feeling that there will be a number of new users, including IzzyY4, created in the past few days whose only purpose is to make a nonsense of the results.
You are right to be suspicious about the sudden influx of Izzy supporters.
It has all the hallmarks of a campaign where someone is encouraging everyone they know to vote and support them.
I shall now sit back and wait for the indignant reply.
[quote][p][bold]CJH[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]themooman[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]IzzyY4[/bold] wrote: Surprised to see the large pay the Chief Executives of many of these charities take home. In 2013 for example Paul Nurse of Cancer Research UK was earning £140k a year. To put it into perspective, the Prime Minister was paid £142k a year in 2013.[/p][/quote]Well done on ignoring my question ... Fool![/p][/quote]IzzyY4 does not answer any direct questions we've asked of him/her. Only here to cause trouble and upset. Perhaps the editor should look at the large number of negative votes for anyone not agreeing with him/her. And the equally large number of positive votes for anything IzzyY4 makes. We've been on this website for a long time - does it look right to you? I have a feeling that there will be a number of new users, including IzzyY4, created in the past few days whose only purpose is to make a nonsense of the results.[/p][/quote]You are right to be suspicious about the sudden influx of Izzy supporters. It has all the hallmarks of a campaign where someone is encouraging everyone they know to vote and support them. I shall now sit back and wait for the indignant reply. New Kid on the Block
  • Score: 0

4:58pm Thu 10 Jul 14

liketoknow says...

I would still like to know the reason men aren't allowed. don't think I've read one yet.
I would still like to know the reason men aren't allowed. don't think I've read one yet. liketoknow
  • Score: 1

5:09pm Thu 10 Jul 14

pinkfluff says...

liketoknow wrote:
I would still like to know the reason men aren't allowed. don't think I've read one yet.
It started as a gimmick and became very successful, that's why imo. See previous comments.

Change it and it becomes something else and not as popular, that's a bit of a gamble and could lose a lot of money.
[quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: I would still like to know the reason men aren't allowed. don't think I've read one yet.[/p][/quote]It started as a gimmick and became very successful, that's why imo. See previous comments. Change it and it becomes something else and not as popular, that's a bit of a gamble and could lose a lot of money. pinkfluff
  • Score: 0

11:35pm Thu 10 Jul 14

Hwicce says...

pinkfluff wrote:
liketoknow wrote:
I would still like to know the reason men aren't allowed. don't think I've read one yet.
It started as a gimmick and became very successful, that's why imo. See previous comments.

Change it and it becomes something else and not as popular, that's a bit of a gamble and could lose a lot of money.
Ah so the end justifies the means.

Slippery slope that one......
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]liketoknow[/bold] wrote: I would still like to know the reason men aren't allowed. don't think I've read one yet.[/p][/quote]It started as a gimmick and became very successful, that's why imo. See previous comments. Change it and it becomes something else and not as popular, that's a bit of a gamble and could lose a lot of money.[/p][/quote]Ah so the end justifies the means. Slippery slope that one...... Hwicce
  • Score: 3

12:31pm Fri 11 Jul 14

Bushi says...

I think that Cancer Research UK know that Race for Life is on the decline, this year Worcester had 3000ish particpants, five years ago it was double. They now do an event called Relay for Life, the Worcester event takes place in September at the Grange and is open to Women, Men and Children, old and young. So no sexism or ageism.

http://relay.cancerr
esearchuk.org/site/P
ageNavigator/Home

All those above who cannot join Race for Life are more than welcome to join Relay for Life. Which of you are going to sign up?
I think that Cancer Research UK know that Race for Life is on the decline, this year Worcester had 3000ish particpants, five years ago it was double. They now do an event called Relay for Life, the Worcester event takes place in September at the Grange and is open to Women, Men and Children, old and young. So no sexism or ageism. http://relay.cancerr esearchuk.org/site/P ageNavigator/Home All those above who cannot join Race for Life are more than welcome to join Relay for Life. Which of you are going to sign up? Bushi
  • Score: 4

10:15pm Fri 11 Jul 14

DarrenM says...

I still can't see anything in the link above that states why its not in breech of the Sex Discrimination or Equality Acts.

Anyway in other news I'm holding a Charity Event next week , its a car race round the streets of Worcester at 90mph. It has to be at 90mph so that we get a lot of people to attend and can raise more money. Its in breach of the Road Traffic Act, but don't worry no-one will take any notice as it's for charity.....
I still can't see anything in the link above that states why its not in breech of the Sex Discrimination or Equality Acts. Anyway in other news I'm holding a Charity Event next week , its a car race round the streets of Worcester at 90mph. It has to be at 90mph so that we get a lot of people to attend and can raise more money. Its in breach of the Road Traffic Act, but don't worry no-one will take any notice as it's for charity..... DarrenM
  • Score: -3

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