[Challange] Half-marathon in september - betting inside

• Bronze
Joined: 08.02.2010
Hello!

In the last few weeks, I've got some inspiration to run a half-marathon. And to make it a more challenging, want to make a challenge and betting here at the forum. I'm at the middle of a life style change, and have less problem with the diet, than with exercising. That's why I want to make this challenge. The conditions below.

Betting theme: run below 2:15 in 14th of September 2014 at 29. Wizz Air Budapest Half-Marathon
Duration of betting: from 12th of May 2014 to 14th of September 2014
Bet stake: my 1\$ to the bettor's 1\$
I want to bet myself minimum 250\$ maximum 1500\$. The minimum bet from 1 bettor is 10\$. First come first serve! Any disputes we will make a Skype chat with stakeholders. You can bet against me until 23:59 GMT+1 11th of May 2014.

Terms:
- I win the challange: if I run below 2:15 at 29. Wizz Air Budapest Half-Marathon in 14th of September 2014

- I loose the challange: if I run above 2:15 at 29. Wizz Air Budapest Half-Marathon in 14th of September 2014 or I didn't finish

- Buy-out: at a serious injury I can buy out myself, with the following conditions: I have to pay according how many weeks passed from the challange, but minimum 50% of my bets. The buy-out formula:
[number of sundays] / [duration of the challange (18 weeks)] * [bets].
Here is an example: I break my leg next week, you bet 1000 \$, I can buy-out for 500\$. If I break my leg on 14th of august, 13/18*1000=722\$, if on 17th of August 14/18*1000=778\$.

- In case of injury, I have to prove it with a video, or photo from the injured place throug Skype.

- At every case, the official results the "Eredmény oszlop" (Results column) is the final result, that is the "Net results", not the "Bruttó idő" (Gross Result), the Gross time contains the wait for the start, too. The datas have to come from the official site.

- I pay the apply fee in every case.

- If I can not attend the marathon, I loose the challenge. Buy-out can only used in case of injury.

- I will share my runkeeper history, exercise plan with anybody who is willing to bet against me.

My actual health status:
- I will be 23 this month
- Height: 186 cm (6'1"), 120 kg (264 lb), with a lot of overweight, I made some dietbets, but have to make some more
- My running history is really short: about 5 years ago played handball and basketball, then when got to the University, I left everything and gaind a ton of weight, I did not do any sport, expect a monthly basketball game. Then this year in February have 2 runnings, and then at the end of April started to run. I will share my runkeeper history. At the moment, I cannot run 5 km, and far away from running, at most I just jogging.

• 18 replies
• Bronze
Joined: 08.02.2010
Place keeper, for any changes, and the list of bettors.

Bets:
- 100\$ - Redskwerl

Any transfers will be made after the challenge finished. I can accept Skrill, Stars, if that's not good for you, we can discuss any other method via Skype!

Change:
- I start the challenge with any amount of bets!
• Black
Joined: 03.03.2008
I'm in for \$100
• Bronze
Joined: 08.02.2010
Bets accepted until the end of May, with the above mentioned conditions!
From now, I am going to write a weekly report, every weekend after finished that week's runs, and will share a lot of insider info on my blog, so check that too!
• Platinum
Joined: 18.02.2012
What's up with challenge?
• Black
Joined: 03.03.2008
As far as I know, the challenge is still on. You have one more day left to place a bet.
• Bronze
Joined: 08.02.2010
The challenge is up, and running, still have some time to bet!

Just started the Beginner Half-marathon training plan on runkeeper, this week finished 2 5km runs, with not too good time, 35-37 min, and go for another 5 km now.

The 21 km is seems doable right now, but the time is real hard challenge.
• Bronze
Joined: 29.07.2013
As a x runner myself I wish you nothing but gl. I will bet against you for \$20, I want you to succeed and enjoy the buzz of crossing that finish line staring at the clock. So this is really only a little motivator for you But, who ever wins this bet between you and me has to give the \$20 to charity

Deal/no deal ?

Steve
• Bronze
Joined: 08.02.2010
Hi Steve!
Deal, and thank you for the cheering words!
• Bronze
Joined: 29.07.2013
Hi mate,

My half M time is 1hr 18mins,so have some experience if I can help along the way just ask.

Friend me and perhaps we can Skype

Steve
• Bronze
Joined: 29.07.2013
How goes it ??
• Black
Joined: 03.03.2008
bumpety bump
• Bronze
Joined: 30.12.2010
• Bronze
Joined: 08.02.2010
Hello Guys,

sorry for not updating for a while!
I lost my pace in late June, and have some week when only 1 run. Have a big setback while final exam, and stress because of work and university. So yesterday I did not run, on the half marathon, so I lost this challenge!

But have a plus side: lost aprx 10 kgs, and gained some muscles.

Send the money to Red already, Steve which charity do you choose?
• Bronze
Joined: 08.02.2010
If anyone can reach Steve, please send here to the topic! Thanks!
• Bronze
Joined: 29.07.2013
Hi Mate,

Sorry it didn't go well for your run, take a good long rest, get fit and stress free and have another go. Always another race waiting for you, no rush.

https://donate.gosh.org/ they could make use of your kind \$20 donation, thanks mate.

Steve
• Bronze
Joined: 08.02.2010
Hi Steve,
thanks, I won't give up, and this next half year is going to be the time to get fit!
• Bronze
Joined: 29.07.2013
Thanks for the donation, they always give a nice little picture with it which makes you feel good, so definitely +EV
• Bronze
Joined: 29.07.2013
BTW I am on a little fitness kick myself at the moment, will post some info on my Blog later if you are interested pop in and have a look.