New start / finish area
Alan When I saw in the email it was £2 I thought it was a typo...is it really £2?
Bumping this to the top of the pile 'cos this is my favourite race ( read that as 'one and only so far' , but that's because it's my favourite) of 2012.
Looking forward to next year's already.
I'll be entering this on payday, it's on my birthday so can't miss this one. What a way to celebrate being 47.
I will chase you. Life couldn't be more exciting, could it?
Hi Alan, completed womens 10k yesterday,maybe not relevant to your thread but wanted to say, have completed this race for many a year, i found quite a considerable drop in numbers? Also a lot of women were not pleased with t shirts at finish, sizing seemed to be a problem, for us ladies running and training we like room in our shirts, the cadets/scouts did a great job of handing them out and trying to answer why they were so small!!! My size large didnt even fit my neice who is rather skinny.. maybe a thought for next year...or did the men take all the bigger sizes??
The men had their own shirts. The women's T shirts were a women fit. I'll just order standard sizes in the future and wait for the complaints from the smaller end that they were too big. The race IS diminishing in size and it is possible it won't happen next year as too many ladies want to run the Race For Life events.
All the other events are increasing in size each year except the Women's 10K. I have tried to introduce a 5K and this year and attract male runners to the day but it has made little difference.
Just to add that if you look at the thread after the Tunnel 10K there will be the same complaints about T shirts not fitting. Despite the fact we order sizes indicated on the entry form people tend to take which ever one fits them on the day. I'm afraid it's a problem we are unlike,y to solve.
I was next to the T shirt distribution area. People were coming up and asking for them to be held up and were assessing which one they wanted, which meant that they were paying NO attention to what they'd requested and were simply changing their mind on the day. It's bloody annoying. Just move through and pick up the one you asked for! It's not a Savile Row suit!
It would be an absolute tragedy if the women's 10k were to disappear but its a case of "if you don't run it, it won't be there next time". I started with RfL and so I would never disrespect it but for a lot of women it really IS a walk in the park. The 10k is the next logical step. I did the women's 10k because I felt comfortable with it and I progressed through the ranks to marathon from there. But I understand that if it isn't viable, it's not worth continuing. And THEN you'll get complaints from women wondering what happened to it!
Remenber Woolworths!! Everybody loved the idea of it but nobody shopped there... and what happened?
It went online
I think next week I'll write a review of the changes to the HM course and perhaps do a video of the course (like we did for the marathon). That way everyone can see the course before they do it.
Will also draft a review about the future of the Women's 10K.
flipping heck Sharon, you are keen!
Am guessing it just isn't up and running yet - i have entered on-line for past 2 years no worries, but just bumping you to the top so someone who really knows anything about this can answer you
Did the half marathon this year and looking forward to preparing a bit more for next years!! Obviously men and women got the same t shirt at this years event. Wouldn't have minded had it not been for the footprint I found on my t shirt (hasn't fully come out in the wash ) Only discovered once I went through my race goodies on the way home by which time it was too late to do much about it. Felt a bit gutted to complete half marathon but can't really wear the celebration t shirt!!
I see the discounted entry fee is proving very popular already!
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