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06/06/2010 at 21:31
just wondering if the blackpool marathon is on or off next year.I read on the forum it was cancelled but it is still being advertised on the blackpool marathon web page for 10 april 2011.
07/06/2010 at 04:55

Livestrong

We have that trouble from our Club Members me and Other gearing to do it Next Year.But you right there website still LIVE but runners world say cancalled over permits and organiser.I hink it would be better don't pay it just yet.Ring runners world direct because if you pay Blackpool.You won't get your money back?

07/06/2010 at 08:00

Blackpool marathon 2011 is cancelled becvause of lack of funding (sponsor) nothing to do with permits and organiser. The previous organiser has cut back on his organising committments drastically.  Two entrants before decision was made to cancel will receive full refunds, as always with anything else that is cancelled unlike several other big events in the UK,  end of debate on this.  Blackpool Marathon will be replaced in 2011 with a much bigger event by the another event manager,  watch this space.

Organising Committee 

07/06/2010 at 08:39
Blackpool Marathon Race Office wrote (see)

Two entrants before decision was made to cancel will receive full refunds, as always with anything else that is cancelled unlike several other big events in the UK,  end of debate on this. 

Organising Committee 

Full refunds? Good. When the same organiser rearranged the Central Lancashire half-marathon in January 2010, those who wanted a refund because they could not make the new date only got 50%.
07/06/2010 at 10:51

Soup

No need to start a thread to stir things again, get your facts right first or stay away, you are so annoying. 

They received 75% and the opportunity to run in two further events at no additional cost (GNW Half Marathon & Fleetwood)

Organising Committee 

07/06/2010 at 20:13
Blackpool Marathon Race Office wrote (see)

Soup

No need to start a thread to stir things again, get your facts right first or stay away, you are so annoying. 

They received 75% and the opportunity to run in two further events at no additional cost (GNW Half Marathon & Fleetwood)

Organising Committee 


Oh dear, oh dear. Is someone having memory trouble?

 

First of all I didn’t start the thread. If you care to read back a mere five messages you’ll see that was someone called livestrong.

 

Secondly, allow me to quote from the Message Board of a local running club on the 7th January 2010, commenting on the postponed Central Lancashire half-marathon:

“how can anyone justify taking money off you, on the promise that they will supply you with a service, then cancel it and offer to give you 50% back?”

 

“out of curiosity, why are (the organisers) only refunding half entry fees?” My italics.

 

Both these statements went unchallenged at the time, so can we agree that the refund offer was 50%?

 Finally, I am intrigued by the statement the opportunity to run in two further events at no additional cost (GNW Half Marathon & Fleetwood)”

Is that an implication that they were offered free or discounted entry to either or both of those events? Please explain.

cougie    pirate
07/06/2010 at 21:00

Soup I'd have a lot more time for you if you actually posted on anything else other than sniping at a race organiser all the time.

You havent even been bothered to put any detail in your profile either  - kinda makes you look like someone obsessing over something and using an alter ego just to nag. Zzzzzz. 

Edited: 07/06/2010 at 21:06
07/06/2010 at 22:23

Soup,

Go away you are a complete idiot and a discrace to your club . Nothing wrong with your memory you come up with the same old bullshit everytime., no wonder races go by the wayside with your interference.  End of debate

Race Committee 

07/06/2010 at 22:51

i feel bad about starting this thread now,i was only curious because i did the marathon this year and really enjoyed it so was hoping it was still on.Not to worry thanks.

08/06/2010 at 12:51

ROFL, blimey, I ran this, this year and thought it was great and was hoping to come back next year. I've not had any problems with the organisers, but there seems a select few who do. However, to constantly batter threads and render them useless all the time is such a shame.

Pity this race is cancelled, as I had one of the best paced runs unfit and managed a fantastic time and I think it's a good omen, shame as I can't now target this one for Spring next year

Sorry to see it go, but one message to the organisers, I thought you did a terrific job in 2010!

Cheers pug

08/06/2010 at 18:17
Blackpool Marathon Race Office wrote (see)

Soup,

Go away you are a complete idiot and a discrace to your club . Nothing wrong with your memory you come up with the same old bullshit everytime., no wonder races go by the wayside with your interference.  End of debate

Race Committee 

Thank you for replying with your usual mix of candour, charm and perplexing grammar.

So it was a 50% refund for the Central Lancashire half-marathon and not the 75% you claimed. Good to know.

07/07/2010 at 17:52
Soupy boy, you really need to get out more.................  
07/07/2010 at 22:16

Soup, there is a race at Freckleton that needs a Race Director as I have decided to take a break.

This is a golden opportunity for you to put your money where you extremely large mouth is and deliver the outstanding race you are so clealy capable of.

Please get in touch by Friday. You have a lot to do by 19th June 2011, and much to live up to after me. But as you are an expert in all fields it won't be a problem.

Call me and I'll tell you the date of your first committee meeting.

There you are folks. You've just got your thread back: Soup will disappear now he's been asked to make a positive contribution to our sport. 

26/07/2010 at 09:29

Hi. Just to clarify, will the 2011 Blackpool Marathon be replaced with another event next year? Will people who have already paid to enter next year's marathon receive a full refund, or be automatically included in the replacement event? A couple of months ago, my brother paid his entry fee for next year's race via Paypal, but I subsequently read on the Runners' World website that the marathon had been cancelled. Both of us have emailed the race organiser via the link on the event website, but we've had no response.

I can't understand why the event website would still be open and accepting entrants if the race is cancelled

28/07/2010 at 18:22

I also paid via paypal and haven't heard anything from the race organisers. Does anyone know how I might contact them to find out how I could get a refund?

 I'm a little surprised that they haven't contacted the people who have already paid their entry fees. Is there any chance the event will still be held, if they can find the funding?

28/07/2010 at 19:02

Becka87 &  LM.92

As far asa we are aware all entries (8) have been refunded., apart from one that has transfered to the Fylde Coast Marathon Please check your paypal accounts if we have missed you please forward paypal receipt, so that we can check and refund you if we have missed you

emaI worldbest5.31@hotmail.com 

Race Office

Race office.

29/07/2010 at 20:36
Thanks RocketRon, I've forwarded my paypal receipt to that email address, as requested.
29/07/2010 at 20:41
Speedy Brear

how are you doing I am in for marathon at fleetwood and the new St Annes to Fleetwood

RocketRon

I though we had heard the last of soup he is obcessed with giving you grief

anyway did Millbrook monster 10k last night and tell you what it was very steep and hilly but the views at the top where great you could see for miles

well Idle trail race on sunday for me
29/07/2010 at 20:42
is there a new website for the new marathon
29/07/2010 at 20:44
soup can I ask why there is nothing on your profile
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