Posted: 18/03/2015 at 08:28
There is a responsibility on the runner to be fit enough and run it in a reasonable time. We all know roughly how long it will take to run a race. That is the nature of the game. It is insulting to expect marshals to stand about for one slow runner.
Organsiers have every right to pull folk from races if they are either not gonig to make it in time or whatever.
Perhaps those who write these news reports put on a pair of trainer and get out there and run. Instead they make this into a massive story which it is not.
Perhaps Netty ought to just run faster or enter races where there is an age to get round. she had a choice to start earlier but decied not to take it. Responsibility lies with her.