Posted: 18/02/2014 at 08:49
this use to be a cracking race and a highlight in the racing year.
sadly their has been questionable decisions / actions the last 4yrs. I complained to them last year about their being no water until 7m. which is in breech of uka rules that states it has to be every 5k! I've had problems in the past with my kidneys so take hydration very seriously. I thought they had sorted this as I did glimpse water but no one drinking (I carried/ drank my own water at 3m) but clearly not. this makes me think they aren't listening or taking their responsibilities seriously!
this year its communication, I new from the website the route had changed and looked for maps in registration, I couldn't find one (the first of many mistakes). they failed to communicate on all levels. I personally find it in these modern times it hard to believe they didn't know the route was long beforehand and it gives the impression that they kept it quite so runners didn't ask for their money back!
when this race didn't use to fill up it ran like clockwork, however these days their seems to be an arrogance that has set in. they are not listening to runners, or learning from their mistakes! they are giving club races a bad name!
while I always like to try and support local club races these have run out of chances and I'm gonna look for something else next year.