Posted: 27/03/2012 at 13:40
This is horrendous, the race entry fee is £46 and now I have to pay another £5 to have my race number posted to me! And then I don't even receive my goody bag, the bag that I have paid for - joke!
Why would a race director want to re-invent the wheel for entering races? Every race I have entered the race number has always been sent to me via post or easily picked up on the day without any queueing issues and without any further cost. Why oh why would I want to go to Stretford leisure centre and queue up with thousands of people the day before the race!
The organisers must have known the delivery strategy of race numbers and goody bags before the release of the notification sent out today to all registered runners. If I had known that I was going to be fleeced another £5 for entering this marathon I would have kept my place for London instead.
I can't believe how poorly organised and communicated this has been to registered runners, extremely disappointed does not discribe enough, my feeling towards the manchester marathon right now. I chose Manchester over London because I am from Salford and it would be great to run around the area and take part in a great occassion. However this has really tainted the day for me and the thought of having to queue for hours to get my bloody race number and pack.
Thoroughly disappointed and disgusted.