There is a complaints notice on the Race the Train. If people would bombard them with their grievances perhaps they would hurry up.
It's in your hands................................
What a brilliant event!!!!!!!!!!!!
Matt T B - A brilliant win for the 10k and an amazing effort in the main. Caz and myself did see you come in on the 10K and gave a shout over. Brilliant ruuning
yet another good race (Main Race) and a P.B to throw in as well from 2hr.16m to 2hr.7m no problems with the marshallers and i also helped out with putting together the goodie bags on the friday and a good bunch as well, LOVE to meet the FARMER who keep PLOUGHING the field at the 6.50 mark tell him whati think of him
I will be returning next year to do the 25th anniversary Race.
Thanks All for all your help too
We didn't get a medal - there were no goody bags left when we finished which was very disappointing. We also had a run in with a stroppy rude marshall because we were soooo slow (we were slow - no dispute over that!). We weren't the only ones she had a go at which was a shame because all the other marshalls were very lovely and friendly and there was a good atmosphere. I hope to go again next year and do some training this time!
I want my medal!
Ooh! Don't say that Caz! I feel guilty now - we def don't deserve a medal more than anyone else. We were told by the stroppy marshall that our race was over at 5 miles. She said as we passed 'what do you think you are doing? The race is over'. Hmm. let me see running in rain, with number attached to frontage, yep pretty sure I am in the race.
Anyway, other lovely marsall said we could continue up a short cut and meet the rest of the runners if we liked. This meant cutting out 3 and 3/4 miles but the alternative was walking 5 miles back the way we came. So we only did 11 miles - but this was not our choice.....apparently it does say on the website that you won't be allowed to continue after a set time, but not on the printed forms so we set out fully expecting to be last but confident about covering the distance.
So yes, I still want my medal - am I wrong?! Its not unheard of.
It does say on the website:
"There is a limit of 3 hours 15 minutes to complete the course and we reserve the right to close the course for safety reasons beyond this time, similarly the official time-keeping ceases then."
But this certainly wasn't clear in any of the information sent out, it also doesn't give any cut-off times around the course. I'd definitley contact the organiser's misha and ask for your medal, I don't think you are wrong, just hard done by!
Where are the results!! What a shambles, it would take 5 minutes for someone to put them up. I also ordered a mug of the event, thinking I could pick it up at the race - an organiser said I would be sent it in the post....... ha
Shocking reading up on this after a week away... still no results, plus other problems comign out of the woodwork!
Interestingly found my km splits on my watch from the 10k race:
1 = 5.35
2+3 = 10.43
4 = 5.51
5 = 5.08
6 = 4.18
7 = 4.43
8 = 4.30
9 = 4.22
10 = 6.44 ?!!!
I think the last K might have been a bit long?!
Same thought crossed my mind, but if that's true, why not tell people, so they fork out if they want fast service by snail mail?
How did your run go? Some grip on your soles and stayed upright this year I hope.
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