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17/04/2006 at 23:32
Fair comment, I shouldn't let my frustration be aired in a public forum.

I organised the Trafford 10km race for several years and know all about the problems that can occur. I've shouted at runners to move down the line, where's your number, people running right past the finish line, dealt with rain smudged times and numbers, etc. We have issued 'provisional' results until it's all resolved
17/04/2006 at 23:35
Actually ,the craziest incident was a guy drove up and parked his car right in front of the finish line, despite cones, banners, people standing around and plenty of space about elsewhere. He started arguing that its a public highway, he can park where he likes, etc etc

Fortunatly one of the spectators was an off duty policeman who had a quiet word and he soon parked elsewhere
17/04/2006 at 23:53
motorists eh? Run over the top of them I say!
18/04/2006 at 08:19
Phew ! Mine is now right too (though surname is spelt wrong but that's my fault for scruffy scribbling on the day, I would imagine.)

I hope everyone else is now sorted.

18/04/2006 at 08:35
Mistakes do happen and I've got to commend Simon for getting in touch and resolving matters.
18/04/2006 at 13:12
thanks for your comments guys,next year it will be numbers with tear-off strips,and giving out of T-shirts before the race

18/04/2006 at 19:04
A longer finish funnell may be easier, that way the runners are in an orderly line to have their race numbers read and momentos given, not falling over each other, out of breath, doubled over and throwing up whilst someone is trying to read their number and give them a t-shirt
18/04/2006 at 22:44
Kind of agree but a short bottleneck is just like a long(er) bottleneck - ie still not moving. The root cause problem, certainly at 50-55 minutes, was that we were coming in faster than the poor t-shirt marshalls were giving out shirts. Throw in the drinks table right before it and we have a problem, Houston.

I really appreciate those who help at races, and I am delighted to have found a 10k I like enough to return to next year ... I just hope that the Crewe 10k people can have a good look at how they might iron out some of the problems for next year.
26/04/2006 at 07:43
They will I am sure Gary -they are a good bunch.

Read in Chronicle(local rag) that there were over 5oo participants and numbers were up. I am sure they want a repeat of that:O)
26/04/2006 at 22:01
I'd do this race again, even though I have been whinging, it was a good race.

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