It sounds a bit like the old TriUK team, where I believed at the most basic level you paid for your kit, but depending on how much press coverage you got they refunded you and the most active people got bikes and stuff.
That was before the days of social media and influencers, so it was all about the local papers back then
I see Team Koach kits at a lot of European events, so I guess it is a similar model.
Personally I think that Macca wants to develop triathlon, and for it to be much more than just an Ironman story. Clearly he is doing this for his own career as well, and I have no issue with that. I feel that he has a stronger vision than the PTO, and is probably pretty smart.
I’ve never been a big fan of this whole “Ambassador” piece but I’m quite happy to admit that probably says as much about my cynical nature and failure to move with the times as it does anyone else.
I have a couple of friends (one in particular) who will sign up for everything and just pimps herself all over the internet for some half price gels. I’d rather pay full price, but each to their own.
Ps. There was a piece on ST a few years ago by the legend (in his own lunchtime) Pubes about “Profamateurs”, it was one of his better moments. I’ll have to try and find it.
Yep, like you, unless it’s a paid job to punt stuff…I’d rather just buy my own thanks. Again perhaps a tad cynical, but most of these schemes are just to get some cheap PR, and trade off the vanity of people who like a bit of SM action!
Good luck @Matthew_Spooner. But remember, if you try to “Rep the X” on here, expect some jip
I’ve tried this half a dozen times but can’t get it to work either by pasting directly into the reply or using the chain icon as suggested below.
FYI - I had ST open in IE (also tried Chrome), copied the search bar and pasted into here, which I have open in Chrome.
If anyone can let me know what I’m doing wrong I’d be grateful as I’ve done it like this for years and it’s always worked fine.