I am struggling to see the logic in this template. My interest is in orienteering, and I can see a need to link to 'similar' activies, but I thought we had a template for that. This template seems to be bringing together all human endeavour which I see as illogical. e.g. why have you ignored judo, boxing, shot put, discus, javelin etc. Please answer here - I am watching the page. Twiceuponatime (talk) 12:29, 11 June 2009 (UTC)
This template needs to be developed to cover more racing forms:
Maybe re-naming it 'Endurance racing' would be a good idea. Feel free to continue working on this or give comments. --Kslotte (talk) 11:39, 23 June 2009 (UTC)
I am finding the concept of "Unassisted human racing" a little awkward. Racing generally covers running, animal racing, motorsport, as well as cycling, swimming and other forms of racing, such as eating competions or whatever. Grouping together articles such as Wife carrying, and Beer mile with Road running and Foot orienteering is against the spirit of guidelines such as Wikipedia:Navigation templates and Wikipedia:Categories, lists, and navigation templates - in particular: "If the articles are not established as related by reliable sources in the actual articles, then it is probably not a good idea to interlink them."
What is the intention here? If it is to group together forms of racing, such as in List of forms of racing and Category:Racing sports, then I feel it might be helpful to use the organisation of those as a starting point.
If there is to be an intention to group together forms of racing by humans in which they are not "assisted" - then there needs to be a reliable source to clarity what that means. In Orienteering, the human is assisted by his navigation aids. Without the assistance of these aids he cannot complete the race.
I propose that this template is renamed Forms of running, and includes the different forms of running found in Category:Running and List_of_forms_of_racing#Running. And other templates created for Forms of skiing, Forms of Animal racing, etc, and the whole could be contained in a ((Template group)) called Forms of racing, like this:
Thoughts?10:29, 26 June 2010 (UTC)
OK, I've made a start. I think it can be developed from here. I'm still not sure if putting them all in the same template is the right way to go, as there are other templates which will now overlap this one, such as ((Bicycle racing)), but see how it goes. 09:53, 27 June 2010 (UTC)