Just wait until you tell her that you have signed up for your first 100 miler!
Has any one had a response from the events company? i have now sent four e-mails in total, before and after event and all ignored.
lets hope people vote with their feet and stop entering fat feet races because they just dont care about those of us that enter, all they want is our money, poor races zero customer care
i will bump this to the top of the list until i get a response then! and let everyone on here know forever more what fat feet are like, a proffesional company that take your money but refuse to respond to any e-mail
i am not a professional english teacher, fat feet is a professional events company.
the event was under ARC not uk athletics, yes they need to know about this as he wont reply to any thing
I've not come across the Association of Running Clubs before, but will take a proper look tonight to see if it's worth making an approach. It does mention the permit application process and the need for "Race Organisers (to) confirm that their race will comply with certain standards", so there should be an avenue there.
I sent them a mail this morning but have just noticed that the eamils that have come from fatfeet100 email all have "This is an automated email, please do not reply." So I suspect they only use that adress when there is an event looming.
I would try using this form and see if you have any luck.
As I say I've done the event three times now, there's loads of info here and elswhere on the web about what kind of events they run. Events like Grimsthorpe Ultra and Ocean Floor Race, together with feed back here should have given you a clue as to what to have expected.
If you email them in a calm, rational, reasonable and professional manner. You should get a reasonable and professional reply.
I mailled them at 8:33 this morning. They replied at 14:48 this afternoon.
Maybe check your spam folder or email them again.
i have e-mailed four times through the website contact, before and after event, and have never received a response, and nothing in spam
What more do I have to say......
They are even worse than i thought then, i remember rutland 2010 being poor and people complaining, and fat feet just disapearing off after the race and wouldnt answer any complaints, just like now. Now it seems he was also doing this in 2011 at the woodland race, happy to post before the race to advertise it, but disapearing totally after the race
The only person supporting these fat feet races seems to be "burgsrunner"....thats his wife!
I just wondered what the people that complained are expecting from Fat Feet (out of curiosity) ?
Personally I've done it twice, thought this year was poorly organised, and won't be doing it again, but I will be voting with my feet.
@TimR: Personally I would take an LDWA event over this any day of the week, and not just for the price. The support I've had on these has been second too none.
But I realise it's 'Horses for Courses' and each to their own.My particular gripe with this years event, was that they seemed unprepared for the bad weather. I passed one runner who had injured himself, was walking in the rain, and who looked in danger of hypothermia (IMHO), but try as I might I couldn't find anyone who I could inform to check on him.
BTW if you want to check out gourmet food try either; The Three Shires (Staffs LDWA in April) or Clun Valley Challenge (Local School in May), both show what can be achieved on a relative shoestring
The Three Shires in particular is superb; Staffordshire Oatcakes stuffed with Cheese, not once, but twice on the same event.
we want responses to our questions, he wont reply, he didnt reply before event, and wont reply now, hes only intested in the next big race of his, as that will make his loads of money as it costs thousands to enter, oh he'll reply to questions about that race, and clearly this has been something hes always done, refuses to respond to anything anyone asks after a race, when its been poor with many complaints, hes not interested in answering our complaints, as he has our money and thats the end of his interest in us
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