The British 10K

Entry Fee

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17/05/2013 at 17:49

I have just recieved an email for this years race. It was just as well I was sitting down when I looked at the cost.

£50 for a 10K! Are they taking the p**s? That's more than the London Marathon!

17/05/2013 at 17:50
I'm sure thousands of people will still sign up.
17/05/2013 at 17:56

Are Nike still sponsoring it or was one year enough for them?

Pudge    pirate
17/05/2013 at 18:03

Unless you get a real gold medal for finishing, that really takes the piss.

I take it this is being staged in or around London?

17/05/2013 at 18:03

People will sign up, the charity runners mostly. Club runners will steer clear.

I've done it before when it was new but it's so badly organised with a scrum at the start. However, I note that this year is a wave start so that should improve matters.

17/05/2013 at 19:19

The guess the organiser decided that their 'profit' was going to be some massive figure and then worked backwards through the overheads until they arrived at £50 entry.

 

17/05/2013 at 19:26
RicF wrote (see)

The guess the organiser decided that their 'profit' was going to be some massive figure and then worked backwards through the overheads until they arrived at £50 entry.

 

That's probably not far from the truth Ric.

cougie    pirate
17/05/2013 at 19:41
We've had threads slating this every year I think ? And still people pay to do it.
17/05/2013 at 20:50

i expect most of the people who moan about these entry fees have some item or aspect of their life they spend masses on.

Let others do the same if they want to, just walk away if you don't want to follow them, simple as.

What do you mean I got my place free..that's unrelated

18/05/2013 at 10:08
xine267 wrote (see)

Are Nike still sponsoring it or was one year enough for them?


Nike only sponsor last year as a pre-Olympic publicity stunt.

The only ones who will enter are those who have no idea. They look at it and think what a well-organised event it look and I'm going to pay £50 because its in London and its sooooo important. Its a crap race organised by a crap organiser run by crap people who think £50 to run 10k round London is value for money.

18/05/2013 at 10:30

Ah, I was wondering if it was a one-off or if they'd decided to add it to their stable of over-hyped, over-priced events. 

YKW
19/06/2013 at 09:03

It's sometimes difficult to both sides of a story on this forum. There are many people who enjoy this event - and some (although a fewer number) that think £50 for a 10k with the "perks" such as 2 technical shirts are "worth it"

Just because you don't - doesn't mean others won't like it. It's just making an informed decision.

From what's I've read - I do think the general consensus is the Bupa 10,000 is the better (and cheaper) London event - but that's what choice is all about.

P.S. I found this link useful - gives both sides of the story quite nicely. http://fromsnickerstomarathon.com/2012/07/11/the-british-10k/

19/06/2013 at 10:00

Not another fecking blog !!!!!

YKW
19/06/2013 at 10:17

It's like a feedback form - people are more often likely to post negative experiences than positive experiences. I find that on here sometimes when it comes to British 10k.

Whereas there are a few good blogs about peoples experiences - some good some bad.

 

Have a read - I found it quite informative.

19/06/2013 at 10:41

I did read it...............

Miserable drivel about an event that makes headlines every year for al the wrong reasons.....

19/06/2013 at 10:41

That wouldn't just happen to be YOUR blog, would it, YKW?

 

19/06/2013 at 10:43
Wilkie wrote (see)

That wouldn't just happen to be YOUR blog, would it, YKW?

 

Cynic

YKW
19/06/2013 at 10:53

Very cynical.

No - not my blog.

No I have not taken part in British 10k

I am just trying to give people who read this some balance.

 

Kinda disappointed with the responses.

19/06/2013 at 10:55
YKW wrote (see)

 

Kinda disappointed with the responses.


Not half as disappointed as people who have done the event have been !!!

YKW
19/06/2013 at 11:02

People should be allowed to hear both sides of the story and make an informed decision. Some people like it - some don't. Runners world own event ratings state 53% who would do it again.

I am guessing you are one of the 47% who won't which is fair enough - but let other people have an opinion too.

 

 

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