sorry didn't mean to upset Thanet RR or regular posters with 'my negativity' and I have done quite a few races of theirs over the years and tney have also been well organised. This was one too they were just my views where it could be better. It's constructive criticism and most clubs like to get comments about their race so they can make it even better. Just because I haven't posted socially Chesterfield Bill does that mean I can't make a comment?
I agree the race gave great value for money and the club should be proud of such an event. They put on the only two long distance races in the county and if the club has anything left after the costs, goodies, charity donations then it deserves every penny.
I always look for marks on road and know boards can't be accurate - the 16 mile Board though was 400m out. 2 miles was short by 100m - I can tell by my splits and every other experienced runner (& garmin owner) agreed - almost every race I do has some inaccurate markers (on road and boards).
I had no problems with toilets - no races have enough but it was something that cropped up in the race reviews by others.
I found dogs more of a problem as opposed to the normal road race, the route was mostly promenades and paths where pedestrians and dogs have as much right to be as runners but I was more at the front end and maybe owners took more care when they realised it was a race. If I hadn't of tripped I wouldn't have mentioned it.
re results, yes did time myself but would still like to see all results and get a position but I can wait until the webmaster's holiday is over.
Sharon. appreciate re volunteers though you don't need hundreds but agree it is quite technical to put results on website. Perhaps knowing webmaster was on holiday, in that case more effort should have been made to put results up on day.
Perhaps runners expect too much these days but I did hear a moan from down in my club that a race may put on a great event but if it gets around £5000 of income in entry fees, runners will expect things they get from most other races and that includes accurate mile markers, good toilet facilities (personally I was fine as the country park was a jog away) and prompt results.
Still think the overall organisation was excellent as was course, most marshalling, race HQ (excepting toilets)
yes, they do but if I was a dog owner and could see there was a lot of runners around and a competition was taking place I might think that it would be slightly selfish to let the dog trip up runners and be safer for my dog not to be hurt if I put it on a lead until it was safe to let it run free.
Thanet webmaster should not be allowed to have a holiday on weekend of their biggest event or should have a deputy!
been running long time and I too van recall the norm was 20 years ago to leave 50p and then get a typed result sheet a month later.
Now if races aren't up within 24 hours, runners complain.
It is an area that the organisers need to look at as well as put some results up on day in main hall.
Generally well organised - good goody bag, interesting course - nothing like cabbage field one. A few parts a bit narrow with runners going in both directions and shame that second mile was short and 16 mile point in wrong place.
marshalling good but one runner near front cut a good kilometre off as after the twisting hill he went left instead of doing the loop to the right.
A few too many dogs on course - tripped over at one stage.
anyway well done Thanet RR but quicker on results next year please.