Disappointed and surprised
Just had the email about Cliveden being cancelled on 28th Dec. I'm really disappointed, and a bit surprised. The snow and ice have been bad in Berkshire this past week but everything looks almost back to normal today from the driving around I've done (Reading and Maidenhead). I'd have thought another 48 hours would definitely have cleared up any residual snow and ice.I've been in 2 car parks today which have completely thawed out compared with how they were a few days ago.
Weather forecast is for a frost on Sunday night, but with average temperatures through Saturday and Sunday of 8 celsius, there will surely be no ice around??
Anyway, the decision is made, presumably courtesy of our old friends Health & Safety. Shame.
I've run Cliveden 2 or 3 times (though not for a few years) but always think it as a cold and slippery experience -- which was half the fun of it.
No news yet of a refund.
Hi running commentary...I'm over in wycombe which is quite close to Clivden and we've still plenty of snow and ice around. I quickly changed my intended road run today to an offroad version.
If there is more bad weather coming tomorrow night not surprised they've called it off.
I was gonna do a 5k in Aylesbury today and was surprised that was deemed runnable...as I wouldn't want to be doing my 18min pace for 5k....let alone the guys at the front doing 15mins if it was slippy to any extent...hope it passed without injuries!
Damn shame about this - one of my favourite races!
Out running this morning in nearby High Wycombe though, I'd say the decision to cancel was probably fair enough - there's still a fair amount of snow and ice around with a pretty hard frost last night. I can well imagine the car park at Cliveden being pretty tricky.
I feel for the organisers as we also had to cancel our Boxing Day race due to ice. Now to sort out the admin.
Whilst understanding the reasons for the cancelation, I was disapointed by the email I received yesterday. With regard to not getting a refund. I think it is fair to say, people pay an entry fee to do an organised race not because they want to make a donation to a charity. If I want to support a charity, I do so directly. If the organisers are in a position to give some of that (after expenses) to charity then fine. However, if you do not get to do the race, one should get their money back(or at least some of it). It is not up to the organsiers to make that donation on your behalf if you're getting nothing in return.
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