One of the worst things you can tell a runner is "why do you go to all these races? You never win anyway!".
Running is more than going to races, therefore amateur runners run to beat themselves and not other runners. Otherwise it would be like inviting Gordon Ramsey over for dinner and expect to cook better than him.
Running is so much more than the 2h I run during a race.
Running is the excitement of beginning a new training plan.
Running is slowly improving over the weeks and feel good about ourselves.
Running is the awesome feeling that comes after finishing a run that we almost skipped because the weather was bad.
Running is also about the days you just couldn't make it.
Running is eagerly wait for your favourite race since the day you register for it, months before it happens.
Running is the butterflies in you feel in your belly the week before the oh long awaited race day.
Running is also about picking up your start number and feel all the excitation in the air.
Running is about guessing or predicting your time, knowing that no matter what... it's ok.
Running is so much about the meal you eat after the race. And that extra piece of chocolate you know you deserve.
Running is about the rest allowed after a race, weather you did well or not.
Until you start it all over again.
You see now? I do win every race!