Looks like the organisers can only see the £ signs. I understand that must be overheads in closing roads and Policing the event but how much does this event cost in comparison to other similar events where the fee is half as much?
I am local and would love to support this event but like many others it seems like certain road events, especially charity ones are now out of the question. Regular runners are not the target audience for these events which is why they can charge so much, but has already been stated there are many other brilliant events such as the May Hill Massacre and Dursely Dozen with superb organisation, run by runners for runners.
Good luck to any of you who have entered, I hope you enjoy the race.