Grendel/XX1, I have defended the organisers (and I'll say again, I do not know him and have nothing at all to do with him), but even I do not know what "world record" it is that was supposed to be broken. All I do know is that those I know personally who took part thoroughly enjoyed the event. These are seasoned club runners who race regularly and are not easily swayed by gimmicks and are generally quite vocal if a particular race/event is badly organised etc.
I think the organiser(s) have come up with a half decent idea, which no doubt took quite a lot of effort to put together... And I wouldn't be bothered if some money was made from it... But the organiser(s) should be prepared to answer questions, relating to the event, that are put to them... If they're evasive it just looks like they have something to hide.
I don't understand how there can be a Great British Relay World Record attempt - as if a relay is run round any other coast line than Great Britain it's a different course and therefore there can't be a world record. On the other hand, in the olds when I was reasonable, my club Barking Road Runners, won a version of the London to Brighton Relay which was run from Muswell Hill to the top of Ditchling Beacon. We knocked over an hour off the then course record, which I suppose makes us technically the World Record Holders for the London to Brighton (starting in Muswell Hill and finishing on the top of Ditchling Beacon) Relay - (we lost it to Serpentine the following year but they cheated and put a lot of ringers in though wheras we only had one).
I suppose World Record sounds better than Great British Relay Course Record attempt
ANd I have never been on this site before either and I'm not Paul (well OK I have been on it before but have never posted) ((Well OK I have posted on it before but nothing that ever made sense)).
That doesn't make sense to me (although I am easily confused)... Would you seriously suggest that all 4 x 100m relay world records must be set on the same course/track? Maybe I'm missing your point...