Was that aimed at me ? I was just pointing out that what the organisers are offering is worthless. If it was race that sold out each year then fair enough.
Sorry Kattefjeas, it wasn't particular aimed at you, although I realise that it was written that way. I just find it frustrating that you can't transfer your entry if you can't run when marathon running by it's nature can cause injuries.
I can't see why they can't facilitate transfers more easily and am not really sure that I swallow the reasons that they give.
"After the 16th February cut-off date, you cannot transfer your place. Similarly to other major marathons, up until the 9th April (the day before the race), upon receipt of your withdrawal notice, you can defer your entry to the 2017 race. Please note though that this means that you have a guaranteed place on the 2017 ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, but you will need to pay the entry fee again.
NB The transfer prior to 16th February means that you do not have to pay the 2017 entry fee, just the £10 admin fee. A deferred entry means that you have a guaranteed place and you will need to pay the 2017 entry fee.
Unauthorised sale or transfer of your race entry / race number to another person is strictly prohibited and will result in disqualification and / or banning of any involved individuals from future events. This is for reasons associated with insurance, medical information, logistics and administration. All entry fees are non-refundable."
So, let's clarify that what you're actually saying is that deferred entry after 16'th February gives you nothing, as entry is guaranteed anyway as long as you book in time.
I'm really jealous of you all. I've ran it the last couple of years and entered it last October, but have been injured since Christmas and only just back into training this weekend. I'll still come down to watch and cheer you on.
I may....ahem...know of somebody who has a spare entry if anybody would like to run, but left it too late.
Aside from that, good luck everyone, I hope you all get your target times.