Friday, 7 August, 2020

Free booze at events – good/bad thing?

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    Ruth77
    Participant

    I’m not sure. Free drink after a race when runners are already dehydrated; is that a good idea health wise, or driving wise? I’m not aiming to be the Mary Whitehouse of OCR. Just interested to see what people think.

    #27088

    Steven Thorpe
    Participant

    I think we need to let people be adults and make their own decisions as long as their is water available as well. I cant imagine (Happy to be corrected) that 1 pint after a race is going to be make a major difference to hydration levels.

    If its been a hard race I probably would have a gulp or 2 at most as I prefer chocolate milkshake post race and normally drive to events so can’t really have any alcohol.

    If you are a big group and have gone for a laugh and haven’t worked too hard then I could see having a beer being quite a nice social bit especially if waiting for other team members to finish.

    #27089

    Ruth77
    Participant

    Fair enough. Can’t remember which event it was, but I was given a voucher for a drink at their bar. I turned up and was told that I could only have a beer. Asked if I could have a soft drink (long drive ahead) and was told no. Think it may have been Total Warrior last year, maybe.

    #27090

    Alan Viveash
    Participant

    No problem with it, but generally I can’t have it as I’m driving. Tough Mudder actually did this well last year – if you don’t want it now, they gave you a bottle of the stuff.

    I’d prefer it if there was a soft drink/sports drink option for those who prefer to stay off the sauce.

    #27092

    Steven Thorpe
    Participant

    Ruth I agree that if they hand a voucher you should always get a soft drink alternative, I guess its to do with a beer company sponsoring the event to some extent?

    Should you found someone to swap you a voucher for a soft drink!

    Alan I agree, bottle of water in the goodie bag and then a pint/bottle depending if you want to drink now or later seems to a sensible idea

    #27093

    Andy Brown
    Participant

    I haven’t got a problem with free booze in any situation….but then I live in Sweden and a round of drinks for a select group of friends requires a second mortgage!

    #27154

    Ruth77
    Participant

    If anybody sees me around at a free booze event, you can have my pint. First come, first serve 😀

    #27155

    Phil
    Moderator

    I love a free pint after a race, it might be bad for me but its thoroughly satisfying!!!

    #27172

    Mark
    Participant

    Free beer is a great thing!

    as a hasher (the hash house harriers – the international drinking club with a running problem) beer after running is very important!

    as a doctor, i’m not convinced it’s harmful to your recovery and have evidence to prove it’s ok

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26056515

    so enjoy it, thats what these things are all about

    #27223

    Delyth Piper
    Participant

    Total Warrior do this, yes. Spartan have started doing it this year it seems. In all cases where I’ve had a “free beer” I’ve been allowed to take a full unopened can. I just open it when I get home. Don’t all races give you a bottle of water at the end anyway?

    Personally, I’d prefer Spartan to have stuck with no beer and decent t-shirts… A crappy beer and a crappy t-shirt isn’t quite the same 😛

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