LD, the ancient association rules state that cash prizes should not exceed £50 over this as to be authorised and under IAAF rules paid at US Dollars (sterling conversion)
This is a very grey area now and has been flaunted for many years since the introduction of our professional approach to the sport and payment of mega bucks to the top athletes. I remember in 1984 finishing 11th in the Dublin Marathon, received 100 Irish punts, converted to £92 sterling and had to pay the British Athletics Board 10% commission, thnks god this has gone. I am not adversed to paying cash to runners (excluding elite runners they ask for far too much, one runner 64 minutes plus asked for £3000 to run the 2013 Great North West Half marathon, free entry & accommodation, my answer to him was I would rather split this cost between the other 1500 runners. 64 minutes in my opinion is not elite (I ran 63.52 in 1971, cost me two bob to enter and won a set of Pyrex Bowls, great prize for the bottom drawer. Hope this helps.
Alan no one suggested you measure your own courses, this is not allowed. We are very short of course measurers in the North West, if you fancy being trained up for one contact Brian Porter. Paul Walsh is a good course measurer and has time to do the job, I fit measures in throughout the North between other commitments outside the sport, also a retired gentleman but other things take priority sometimes, golfing fanatic mainly in my aged years, it's good fun really
Mr Taylor, you have entry forms out for a half marathon in April Valiants Half stating that it is pancake flat and accurately measured, the course has not been measured true or not, is at a case of double standards and misleading to the public, I gather Paul Walsh is measuring it in the New year. When I spoke to you today I merely stated that it was wrong to start threads critising other events. I was informed that you were a sewer/drain man at work, a very difficult job especially this time of year, someone has to do these thing thankfully. What is a shack of hand, new one on me
Not at Blackpool FC next year, back at the Hilton (Aprils Full & Half marathons)I presume you mean the GNW Half with the RW pacers, we do not have them for April's half. GNW in February slight alteraton to second lap to avoid lapping from leaders.