Indeed. I am down there next week so I'll take a look. Thanks for replying.
As for removable markers, they are only there during the race and you'd be surprised at how easily a tired runner makes a mistake so we do put a lot out, but we take them down following the last runner in the field, never post event. That helps us clear up any race (and other) trash too. It's a lot of work to mark a course that way but in my experience, it is worth it. Apologies if you think it is overkill but most runners appreciate it.
Peronel: Possibly. NDWR isn't a marking that we suggest the marker uses, but that certainly doesn't mean it isn't us. I'm super conscious of the marking we put out, I HATE seeing course markings left up when out trail running once an event has passed, so I can understand the frustration with that and if the paint is hanging around we need to consider how much/ if we use it.
Ultracas I'm really sorry about the chalk paint still being visible on the ground. It should wash off with the first rain and when I've tested it, it disappears rapidly, if it's still there then we'll have to reconsider our use of it. Certainly reduce it. Where exactly is the paint that you can see? How long do you usually see it hanging around.
Just to clarify that Centurion is just me (james) and I'm the only one that draws anything from the company. I appreciate that still might be a controversial thing in UK ultrarunning, however I assure you it is not a lucrative business, it's actually the coaching and small online store that allow me to do it full time.
Stepping back a bit but just on centurion cut offs: at the tp2012 we staggered cuts to allow more time towards the end. From the sdw100 on, we've reverted to a system of even 3.3mph pacing throughout, at all 4 of our 100s. Hope that helps a little.
Gee bee, slane, your two performances were incredibly gutsy and gave me that spine tingling feeling as much as any of our winners from this year. The final finisher spot is just as impressive as winning, on a different but equally significant level.