E-mail today from UKA: "You cannot be unattached if you have previously been a member of a club, there is nowhere in the UKA rules which states that athletes can be Inactive and Unattached and then join another club without having to go through the eligibility process.
Regardless of when you decide to join a new club you will always need to complete the eligibility process and pay the £10 transfer fee"
You have to pay the yearly registration fee + £10 for UKA to change your club. They do not have to set all your details up again, they already have these, they simply need to move you from one club to the other. Looking at the discount from races that club membership brings you have to of a significant number of races each year for club membership & UKA fee to pay for itself. No other sport I participate in has such a system of bureaucracy and charges.
Apparently if you want to join a running club having previously belonged to another running club (no matter how long ago that was) you have 4 pages of paperwork to fill out and have to pay UKA £10 so they can press the necessary buttons on their keyboard. What an absolute rip-off. I thought they were supposed to encourage participation and club membership? I think I'll stay unattached instead.
I reckon I have Piriformis syndrome. I've stopped cycling and seems to have helped. I'm still following the marathon schedule though. What stretches are there that I can do to help resolve the problem?
The 2110 and 2130 were naff. The 2120 and 2140 were pretty good though. The 2150 had awful reviews with complaints of the new style cushioning causing blisters after 3 miles or so. When Asics produce a good shoe it seems to be really good but they also have a habit of producing real duffers. I'm just wondering what people's experience is of the 3020.