Runners using previous years numbers
Never seen it but always wondered if people did it as friends joke about it all the time. Err.... hope this thread does not give people the idea?!
Last year's says "adidas" with the 3 stripes, this year says #boost
So they did different design this year which might have helped prevent this. Could even have a smart-chip in the race which has to be scanned upon entry to the start zone to ensure it's an active/valid number. Still, might still stop people coming out of pubs/loos and joining along the way, pretending they have had a pit stop.
Berlin does wrist bands which go on at the Expo and stay on until after the finish.
Hope there were enough medals for the legit runners at the end if bandits tried to take one ;(
You might have a bib but you wouldn't have timing chip. Given that some people do lose them how often would it need to happen for someone removing them at the finish to become suspicious?
Dennis Cartwright wrote (see)
. Would is also a concern, is what if one of these fraudsters collapses on course? A lot of confusion trying to inform and or deal with medical records.
Who cares ? If they knowingly run on a false number, they should accept that if they get taken ill they may die cos no one knows who they are !!!
I wouldn't waste a lot of sleep over it
Hell.. I hadn't thought of that, Access to the gents urinal and all the gels you can scrounge
So wrong on many reasons, they havnt entered through the ballot, neither have they earned a GFA, they have not paid to enter and they get to collect the t shirt, medal and goody bag at the finish. Makes a mockery of the whole system and is so wrong for the masses of us that try hard year after year one way or another to get in.
Can people check their official race photos as there are instances of other runners appearing on your photos under your race no. A perfect example of someone running with a previous years 'doctored' race no.
So what are you going to do ? barbed wire down the whole of the route ?
very obvious number changes so that fraudsters can be swooped on my member's of the SAS ?
or just carry on as it is, and not lose any sleep over it
A simple change of colour on the bib no would suffice. This years is the same as last year apart from the boost underneath. Dave, how do you get your place?....ballot, GFA?
Perhaps you could have trap doors in the mall and if the chip on your number wasn't current, the door would open and you could fall into a large pit under Green Park...
Club place once, ballot twice, But haven't done it in 5 years
Joking aside, Dave, surely London don't want to have anything happen that sadly happened in Boston this time last year. The main reason why at Berlin, we had a wrist band put on when collecting our numbers.
I agree with you up to a point but, if you remember, what happened at Boston was carried out by people pretending to be spectators. There's really not much anyone can do to stop a repeat of that in any large city marathon.
and you clearly haven't run Paris, Where last year we had cyclists weaving in and out of the runners, a little old lady crossing the road with her dogs and an old guy with his shopping trolley full of baguettes crossing the road
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