so Water direct had supplied the water for the last 2 years, so you could say that Sheffield Half Marathon are good customers if it does turn out that for what ever reason the bill was unpaid, then they should have still delivered the water.
The MD of that company is at fault here, knowing the job he undertook and knowing that his decision not to deliver would mean that 5000 runners would be affected, is IMO disgraceful he then tries to hide behind "payment triggers delivery" as though it is the computers fault
the offer of free water next year, not only do I find strange, but also to be an admission go guilt
Hi all hope you are all well. Well done everyone some fantastic running
Well what can I say about the Sheffield Half, well a lot but will not bore you all with it
After we had been stood on the start line for an hour decide to run anyway, my plan was just a steady run and enjoy the event, after it had been cancelled for some stupid reason I thought I would run the first 5/6 miles at 6.45 pace, to see how far away from my target PB of 1hr 29 I am. another big problem with the lack of organisation was the size of the pens we were very tightly packed, the closest I could get was between 2hr 30 and 2hr 15, I wanted to be at sub 1hr 140. so was about 2 miles in before I got any space, so 2 miles in I went for it, lasted about 5 miles and thought I am really happy with my PB of 1hr 35, so slowed down and finished in 1hr 43.
The support was fantastic so many people had been and bought water to give away, and shops and cafe's were also handing out water/pop to the runners. The local decathlon were giving away loads of gels
Sad day for the Sheffield Half, and I do worry if it will recover from this.