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23/10/2012 at 22:03

Hi has anybody been part of a running club?  Is n't a running club suppose to be catered to all types of abilities, I have stated I am reallly interested in cross country running....and there have been events and i was told i was going to be emailed about the events, but do you think it is unfair if they do not email you because they do not think you are that good.....Whereas in the website it says anybody could participate, would you really be offended if was just based on your abilities

23/10/2012 at 22:31

Probably just an oversight. Most xc events need club members showing up to get points.

What xc league are you hoping to enter?

24/10/2012 at 07:57

It was a metre league....but they were going to enter me....but they did not email me at alll about it...and everybody in my group was getting an email...and im sure it is because they think i am crap.....or not good....is that unfair...should i say something

24/10/2012 at 08:12
Where abouts are you ?
24/10/2012 at 08:26

well i think most likely u need to be a certain level

24/10/2012 at 08:44
Not very helpful td43 !

Whereabouts in the UK are you ? Then we can suggest other clubs etc
24/10/2012 at 09:08
td43 wrote (see)

well i think most likely u need to be a certain level

Doubtful. 
Do they actually have your email address? I'd be more inclined to think administrative error rather a conspiracy of fitness.

24/10/2012 at 09:21

Another unfortunate possibility is that there might just be something about the way you act that they are just not comfortable with. Looking at your posting history I have wondered whether you maybe have aspergers or something else which causes social interaction problems. If this is the case then you probably need to talk to a specialist on the subject as to how best to cope with situations such as this.

24/10/2012 at 09:36
Ian !!! That it is so harsh!! Bang on the money though.
24/10/2012 at 09:43

Yeah, It wasn't intended to be harsh, but it just seemed a bit pointless skirting round the possibility. I guess I could have tried for more subtlety, but was slightly concerned it might be the equivelent of whispering about the possibity of having a hearing impairment to a deaf person. 

24/10/2012 at 09:46

I have Aspergers but my club still emails me invites to XC and track meets. I'm also a pretty slow runner too. Like T.mouse says, they're usually looking for anyone they can get!

Maybe it's really because s/he has smelly feet? Whoops! I mean... umm... Yes, I agree it's more likely to be a simple administrative error rather than deliberate exclusion due to crapness.

24/10/2012 at 09:46
You are so right
24/10/2012 at 13:41

It could be a simple communication error. I'm XC captain at our club and had to resort to actually speaking to a member last week (horror) as he hadn't received my emails. Turns out there was a letter missing in the email address I was given. Simples! No one ever gets turned away form XC - we need the numbers!

24/10/2012 at 18:35

Agree with Johnny. We roped in a mother (who'd just come to watch) for our last (first of the season) xc event as we didn't have enough women. They didn't finish anywhere near last. One club had a lady that took about 40 mins to run the 5k, that's how desparate we are for ladies to run xc around here.

24/10/2012 at 20:00

Its almost certainly gonna be an oversight/comms problem, it  happened to me when I first joined a club.

Clubs need members of all abilities

24/10/2012 at 22:34

Okay, who else looked through the OP's posting history?

24/10/2012 at 22:45
Definitely a conspiracy
25/10/2012 at 08:53

It may also just be as simple as the email was actually sent but your spam filter intercepted it !

25/10/2012 at 09:07
Nykie - I don't need to look. There has been a constant stream of these posts. Not sure if she's three sheets to the wind or just a wind up merchant.
25/10/2012 at 11:10

I dont think so....i think its all got to ability...well im going to try to find out wat happens, but i think im going to join somewhere else and be more direct about my abilities and what im itnerested in

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