Why should we pay more to run a race if we already pay a sub to Runners World?
I don't mind paying the extra couple of quid. Saves me printing out the form, filling it in, enclosing a stamped addressed envelope and paying for two lots of postage. But then I'm lazy. And I've NEVER got any stamps
EDIT: I don't subscribe to the magazine. Just buy one and re-read it once a month.
I think Tim's point is that you can enter & pay online via the race's own website for £15, but doing it via RW the entry fee is £17.
I don't have the answer though!
I'm with you now .....................
you can enter a race via the net at the races own site for less than entering the same race via this site.
a little odd
RW charge a handling fee, which covers their expenses and makes them a profit. The organiser has the option of either paying all the fee themselves, going 50-50 or passing all the charge onto you.
So the organisers have also used another service provider to also process the results who seem to be cheaper than RW. I don't think RW is being sly, since you could have googled for ;boro 10k and gone directly to their site. Looks like the organisers are just sweeping their net as wide as possible to catch as many runners as possible.
But pay £15/17 for a 10k? - never!
A booking agent charging a handling fee? really?
What you should have done is done a little research first before plonking your money down, its up to the individual consumer to research the best price.
I never enter through the RW site.
Many races can be entered online through the organiser's own website at no extra charge.
As I work in an office I have no shortage of envelopes for those that can't.
I'd be reluctant to pay £10 for a 10k, too!
But Wilkie, surely, that's ... stealing!
Just my thoughts, but pass me some pink highlighters and black pens whilst you're in stationery cupboard, and I'll keep quiet, I promise
It's part of keeping fit and healthy, and being off sick only very, very, rarely!
(I think my average is something like one day per year - despite having had two weeks off in one go when I had an operation!)
And I do put stamps on, rather than mailing it through the post room
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