WHAT’S BEEN YOUR BIG­GEST RACE MISHAP?

On the big day, dig­nity stays at home

Runner's World (UK) - - Human Race -

WE ASK, YOU AN­SWER

Stand­ing on the start line of the Cran­leigh 21 and re­al­is­ing I hadn’t put my race num­ber on.

So­phie Watkins

At mile 20 of a marathon, in my oxy­gen-de­prived fog, I ran up and hugged a stranger who looked like an old friend.

Suzanne Smalling Edler

Drop­ping my gels on the floor of a por­ta­ble toi­let at mile three of a marathon.

Whit­ney Blanken­ship

Ac­ci­den­tally swap­ping tim­ing chips

with my girl­friend be­fore the Nike Run Lon­don 10K – and fin­ish­ing as fourth woman.

Jeff P

At 4km into a 10K I got a bad stom­ach. I went to re­lieve my­self be­hind some bushes – and only re­alised I had an au­di­ence when it was too late.

Terry S

Ten miles into a half, the elas­tic in my shorts gave out. The next year – same race, same place, dif­fer­ent shorts – it hap­pened again.

Charles Pot­ter

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