I entered the race through this website, so I would pressume that the organiser received the info I supplied including e-mail address?
Whilst I appreciate it would be utterly unreasonable, not to mention ridiculous to expect the organsier to attempt to contact every competitior individually, I guess I assumed a group e-mail would be the norm under the circumstances.
I'm not local. About an hours drive away if the traffic is kind. I would have missed the jungle drums. Still, on the positive side at least I know now and not after turning up Sunday! Could have been worse.
Good Luck with that Fernando. The response I got from the organiser, whilst being polite, quite firmly placed the fault at my door. I still say that when they posted that first altered date of 14th April there was nothing to say it could change again. The organiser told me after my emailed complaint that the park wasn't available on the 14th so they had to change the date.....why post a definite date in the first place? Why not say date to be confirmed, keep checking the website?
I agree about the e-mail situation. Every runner I know says they've never heard of anything quite like it either.
Let me know if you don't get your entry deferred until next year ( as I believe closing date for that was 5th Apr ), if you still want to run it in 2014 I am happy to transfer my number to you. I won't run there next year on principle.
If you need a replacement run, all the ones suggested above look professional and should not now be effected by weather.
Plus, I agree with Princess Leah, I doubt very much we will be the only ones. At least we found out now and didn't turn up on the day!
Thanks All! Not a great experience for my first half marathon is it?!
I entered the half in Worcester yesterday, so I WILL have my sponsorship money lol! I have already received an e-mail telling me my race pack is on it's way so have a lot more confidence in this event.
The annoying thing with Ironbridge was that I had been checking the website every few hours once it became clear that the weather was going to play a big part in the day. I had even contacted the organiser direct to make sure I wasn't going to miss anything. I'm certain that after that first date change there was nothing at all to indicate it could change again, otherwise I would have been checking daily, especially as I was running for charity.
Anyway,aside form paying out another entry fee, it all seems to have turned out ok. I just hope that if there are any other would be Ironbridge runners that they see this post!
I'm new to half marathons and have never posted a thread for discussion anywhere before this, but after a recent experience felt compelled to ask a question......am I really the only competitor in the 2013 Ironbridge half marathon who missed the race after the organisers changed the date 48 hours after changing it once due to bad weather?
Understandably due to the snow during the weekend of the race ( 24th March ) the race was postponed. On 23rd March the website stated the 14th of April and said it hoped this would be ok for everyone. It was fine for me, so I changed my plans and thought no more of it.....until I looked recently to check all ok, only to see photo's of the winners crossing the line!!!! Apparently 48 hours after posting the date of the 14th April they changed it again to the 31st March!!
Obviously I contacted the organiser as I am running for charity and was devastated. I was told that I should have checked the website (despite there being nothing I read to indicate the date may change again ), that the organiser was not able to update everyone by e-mail as there were 700 entrants and that they have a full time job and that I was the only person who had complained. My entry has been deferred to next year, but that's no good as I need to collect sponsorship now, not in 12 months time!
So, am I the only competitor who missed this race or are there still some of you out there planning to turn up on the 14th April?