was there any mention of this in the literature prior to the event....................
if not I would be well pissed off.............
then the event shouldn't be open to solo runners.....not sure why its ok for solo runners in the light but not the dark........
Pretty common for LDWA events (Fellsman is one example) to group entrants for safety purposes. It should have been mentioned in the paperwork though.
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i went on the website and couldn't find any trace of any info about running on your own.........
out of interest why is running on your own considered too dangerous at night than in the day..........
at night you have a good headtorch to see your way.............
you can get lost or injured or ill in the day the same as you can at night..........not sure where the difference in perceived danger is
Wow suprised by this, did the 'extreme' version a couple of years ago, it was a great event. Finished in the dark and was at the sharp end, in fact I am not sure anyone would have finished in daylight maybe the first couple. Also started in the dark (01:00 in the morning), maybe the race format has changed but agree if cut-offs were made then seems a very strange decision....
i did ths race and i think they're talking about the kayak part. it wasn't mentioned until the night before that if you reached the start of the kayak on or near dark then you would be required to buddy up. i started the kayak in the light, on my own but it was certainly very dark by the time i finished it, so what's the difference? i was a bit "lost" at one point then two better kayakers overtook me so i was able to follow them to get back on the right track. i agree that we should have had more warning about this. also we started about 30 min late which could have made a difference later in the day. it's a good race but the organisers need to give a bit more thought to some aspects eg. a hot drink at the finish of the kayak.
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