Bloody Hell, one 10k was 1% short; that's a huge amount!
They should absolutely make sure this doesn't happen again.
They can't force you to pay the money; otherwise they would basically be selling a place and it would then be subject to VAT.
The charities do not want to open that can of worms.
All in the interests of TV no doubt. UK, sorry "British", Athletics is a waste of f*****g space.
Mind you we could now use our local Parkrun course; though with a rise of 30m per lap it might be a bit tough for the precious buggers.
Simple, if you only earn your income from running you are a professional; if you have to work as well then you are semi-professional.
Professional just means you are paid. If your friend gives you £1 to go for a run you are a professional, but probably not a full time professional.
You can however call yourself anything you want.
I think the article said that he tells the race that they need to look at the results because there are "suspect" runners but he would only identify the runner if it is a runner he coaches.
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