Entry to popular events, what's your opinion?

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kittenkat    pirate
21/10/2013 at 18:16

How do you feel when an event is first come first served and it fills up before you can get your credit card out of your wallet and say "Ouch"?

I'm not just talking about the bigger commercial events but also local club events.

What about people can't enter immediately because of restrictions to the Internet or no Internet?

Or if entry isn't Internet only but also snail mail, because they're waiting for payday etc, etc...

Is there a more fair way to cater for entry to such events?

 

kittenkat    pirate
21/10/2013 at 18:17

This isn't just a tri question, it covers running events too.

21/10/2013 at 18:45
Life is unfair.... Tough learn to live with it
kittenkat    pirate
21/10/2013 at 18:48

Dave, don't be a twat.

21/10/2013 at 18:49
I wasn't. Just stating the facts of llife.
21/10/2013 at 18:49

The trick these days is to find when entries open, not when they close.

21/10/2013 at 18:52

Well the only other way is a ballot.

And I doubt there are many people of "running age", for want of a better term, that don't have access to a computer.

kittenkat    pirate
21/10/2013 at 18:58
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
I wasn't. Just stating the facts of llife.

No, that's just one fact which in a very dilute generalisation about anything and everything acccompanying birth to death as we have experienced it; probably rings true as a huggy catch all blanket. Unless you happen to mention it to any good mathematicion or physicist, or determined toddler.

I'm just talking about race entry and inviting a discussion.

kittenkat    pirate
21/10/2013 at 19:00
Screamapillar wrote (see)

Well the only other way is a ballot.

And I doubt there are many people of "running age", for want of a better term, that don't have access to a computer.

Scream, we have age groupers in their 70s at our tri events. I think the ballot it a good idea, The Grizzly have moved to that now as they get thousands of entries.

21/10/2013 at 19:07

Do you have to enter the ballot by going on the internet?

21/10/2013 at 19:10

I bet those 70 plus year olds are all online though Lit - accessing porn as we speak I expect

21/10/2013 at 19:19
Sorry I really must generalise when KK is around,

You're born, you die, In between you may be quick enough to enter some events
kittenkat    pirate
21/10/2013 at 19:24

 


literatin wrote (see)

Do you have to enter the ballot by going on the internet?

Are you asking me as a politician or mere commentator?
Edited: 21/10/2013 at 19:24
21/10/2013 at 19:24

I don't like ballots - I'd rather first come first served or ideally a qualifying criteria (so long as it gives me a realistic chance of course).   

kittenkat    pirate
21/10/2013 at 19:33
popsider wrote (see)

I don't like ballots - I'd rather first come first served or ideally a qualifying criteria (so long as it gives me a realistic chance of course).   

I was trying to think of a long convoluted scenario to offer you about shagging the girl I didn't like at a party in my late teens to save my brother from that fate. But it was too long and convoluted. And by the time I would have explained it...

Really though, what's wrong with a ballot or earning a place? Also don't you think that the first come rule (steady) just gets rich tossers in the expensive long distance events?

 

 

21/10/2013 at 20:03
Ah.... Rich tosser ? I could only dream
kittenkat    pirate
21/10/2013 at 20:05
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Ah.... Rich tosser ? I could only dream

I could source him for you, at a price.

21/10/2013 at 20:07
Only if it gets me into Chirk sprint without having to sit at my PC all night
21/10/2013 at 20:12

Newbie here so not much experience and basically happy to sign up when entries are open - no inclination to run the busier events.

I did try to sign up for York 2 days after it opened and was too late. So, I signed up for Loch Ness instead only to have my friend tell me a month later that she had been offered first refusal on extra tickets (we were going to run together). Races were 3 weeks apart so declined.

First come first served is fine for me. I would dissagree with a qualifying time as I'd never be able to enter anything  

21/10/2013 at 20:24

Do a ballot ........ virtually no one has no access to the internet. So all online, goes into a database. Randomly pick out X number of succesful applicants. Email them automatically. Job done. Easy peasy.

 

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