That fee is quite often supported by local councils / NHS etc - it seldom has to be found in its entirity by the local team. And the £3000 pays all startup costs, all equipment and lifetime support - there will never be anything else to pay.
Turned out it was the husband of one of the bank employees who had come to pick her up, and the gun was a pretty realistic toy replica that their child had left in the car. They got a shock when a bunch of police cars screeched up to their house.
Lorenzo, these are the current road running rules regarding distances - at least here the boys and girls are allowed to do the same:
(3) The maximum distances permitted in Open Competition for runners are as follows: Over 11 – Under 13 5000 metres Over 13 – Under 15 6000 metres Aged 15 years 10000 metres Aged 16 years 15000 metres Aged 17 years 25000 metres Over 18 – Under 20 Marathon Seniors Unlimited Masters Unlimited