Posted: 17/09/2014 at 12:35
Yeah i'm doing Lancaster, it was my replacement for Capesthorne. It annoyed me they were still advertising it on the site and still taking entries through sportssoft but when i spoke to Capesthorne hall themselves they told me the event had been cancelled some time ago. I got in touch with sportssoft and they refunded all my cash and took the entry link off their site so nobody can enter any longer. it was a minor victory but still annoying they are messing people around with Arley. I looked into their companies house trading records and they are now on the 3rd iteration of MyTriathlon (2+3) Ltd with the first closing down due to unpaid revenue IIRC. Complete bunch of crooks and need to be avoided. They have cancelled quite a few events at the last minute including some triathlon ones last year.
I agree capesthorne was good last year but even then they advertised chip timing then after i queried them on that when it didnt arrive in the post they removed the line for their website saying it was chip timed and alas on the day it was manual, which isn't great for £26 (+£5 parking!)
I would contact Arley if i were you, but i would very much expect you will be told there is no event happening that day.