I was further back started feet in front of the 2.05 pacer, got overtaken by him going up to the university park (3miles), but kept him in sight and got him back going down towards the a33 (10 miles) and pushed to keep him behind me. Overheard him mention to some he knew that he was 30secs fast... Hit the finish at 2.04, but still got beaten by the wateraid camel!!
Great race great crowds, and the first time I have actively used a pacer so if anyone knows him, then please buy him a drink on my behalf!!
I'm in. ran Silvertsone 2 weeks ago, 15 miles last weekend but I'm looking forward to reading as I'm running some of the streets I grew up in as a kid.... all prep for VLM. Wifey is running the green Park Challenge so we have to turn up doubly early...
no if we quote a price to a business we say its £100 plus VAT (which would be £120)
if you are purchasing from a shop the price iwould be £120. there is no dishonesty, it is an attempt to make it less confusing.
It would be dishonest to quote a price of £100, and then at the time of payment say ar yes, that is £100+VAT... businesses expect to be told what the VAT component is, or at least if I am quoting inc VAT or ex VAT (and 90% of my suppliers quote ex VAT).
The price doesn't change, we just give you the information you generally want... and if a retail customer wanted to know the ex VAT price we would give it to them.
However we then get into the how much for cash, which some people expect us to give them the ex VAT price, but is illegal and something we dont' do
generally we show the price and vat for our wholesale/business customers who can claim the vat back and so don't really care about the vat, and the final price to our retail customers who want to know how much they are paying.