Hi All, Thanks for all your views - for or against. I realise its not just me, but the way our sport is organised. For my part I was only realy interested in my time being ratified. I am not interested in a prize or a runbritain ranking, although it has been pointed out to me that a little presentation ceremony for the winners including the veterans would have been nice (Hint Lichfield Half Marathon organisers!) I suggested in my original post that if Runners World on line entries could make it clear (by asking organisers) if an event has a licence and to whom. It would make it transparent to us runners what we are letting our selves in for and not biased towards any particular body. If its a fun run then we would know and if licensed by ARC or UKA we would also be aware. Further it might encourage runners to become aware of the issues discussed in these posts. Do others think this would help?
Hi,Not sure if this is an old topic but is everyone aware that if you enter an event that hasn't a runbritain license your result will not be accepted by UKA.
A couple of times recently I have entered events and found my times will not be counted. I can accept that 'Fun Runs' are excluded but high profile events like the recent LIchfield Half Marathon?
This event has a course measurement certicate interestingly done by a UKA approved organisation. It has 'chip' timing, which I guess is about as accurate as you can get for mass events.
Perhaps you should be notified when you do an online entry that the event is not licensed to runbritain/UKA. I do realise it doesnt have to be but it seems a little unfair that a result cannot be accepted particularly with well organised high profile events.