Morning all, I am in need of accomodation for Brighton. looks like I have left it late and most hotels have been snapped up.
Any ideas that are close enough to travel in by pulic transport on the morning of the Marathon. Any help apprecaited!
I don't have any specific hotels to recommend, I'd search on booking.com, if nothing shows up in Brighton/Hove then Hassocks, Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, 3 Bridges (Crawley), Gatwick are on the train from the north, Shoreham, Lancing, Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor going west. Lewes, Newhaven, Eastbourne, Hastings, various villages, eastwards. Check train timetables first though, to be sure they start early enough on Sundays. Preston Park and London Road stations are the closest, Brighton station isn't far.
Last year when someone asked the same question 3 days before the marathon (and you thought you'd left it late ) there were still lots of rooms available around Gatwick from about £30 a night .
Popular places, like the travelodges get booked up as soon as the date is announced
JW10 is the age group not the age grading. (It's set so that under 11s are identified - as mentioned above, under 11s have to be accompanied at parkrun (ie within sight of their adult). Minimum age you can register at is 4 or 5, can't remember which.)
The age grading changes for every year, whether you are 8 or 80 your age grade % (for the same time) changes every birthday - google for an age grade calculator and put some numbers in and you'll see.
Kids are welcome at parkruns and as long as they're enjoying it and the adult isn't pushing them to be fast. If they can't do the full distance (on a multi lap run) that's fine but they should not cross the finish line, it's a 5k event and if you don't do 5k you haven't finished.
The response does sound a bit snotty. My response would have been so say that we'd look at the results and if I agreed there was something wrong either change the results or say that we agree there's an issue but TBH don't know what to do to fix it and put a post out to explain. Results are fully editable at any time, so mistakes can be corrected afterwards.
If it was our results and it was obvious that something was wrong we would check the data and if necessary make an adjustment.
If there isn't an obvious error that can be corrected the solution would be to effectively annul them by adding, say, 30mins on to everyone so it's obvious that they aren't real, this would then set the PBs and course records to be the true ones.
We try hard to get the results right and if people mail to question a time it's usually helpful because it puts a piece of the jigsaw in place, rather than being seen as criticism.