Cost of the marathon
Sussex runner - I didn't actually say 'that organisers can do what they like and if we don't like it we can shove it up our arses' what I said was:
'I think there are some companies out there who do charge a lot and are doing it solely to make a profit. I do not have an issue with companies who do this as we all have an option not to enter it',
This meant that if the cost is too much then we do not have to enter. If we do not enter then the event will not exist. All the time people are willing to pay more money then the organisers who are in it for the money will keep putting the prices up.
I do not have an issue because I know how stressful organising an event is and how do you measure what someone should be paid? And as FB has stated each event is different and it is really difficult to judge costs from one event to another.
The majority of race directors I know try to keep the price down as much as possible and consider what the runner needs first and foremost.
Listen to him *points upwards* - he speaka da truth.
I'd rather run in Brighton than Blackpool.
Both still not as great as Bournemouth. Hey thats my home town, so i'm biased
...and you can lie on a proper beach
And another thing... I had an email from Brighton the other week saying the same, entry is now £55 up to 19th (I think) of May. Then, if there are any places left it goes up to £65.00!!!!!
I was due to run Brighton this year and was toying wheterh to defer to next year, which to be fair would only have cost me £45 as an early bird incentive. Can't believe it has gone up. As much as I love Brighton, I won;t be paying those kind of prices for a UK marathon.
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