This isn't the first cock up they've made of this event, how many years of trying do they need to get it right. The organisers just aren't up to the job. My girlfriend ran a "PB" by over 6 mins which put her well inside the 90 min qualifying time for London, but now it was for nothing, as a result the training, the entry fee (or mortgage) and the day have all been wasted. When will you next get such perfect conditions with temperature and basically no wind?
But surely (and hopefully) London will recognise that if she was so far within. I would hope so.
A PB by 6 mins is a huge leap though with sub 1.30 times, how did that happen? I know Cardiff is flat but still!
I am the girlfriend whose PB you are questioning.
First of all, London accepts only ratified results, not roughly calculated results.
If you know anything about training, you might know that hard work gives amazing results. My previous half marathon was in March of this year in Berlin. I did not have a good race that day and ran 1.31.25. I put a lot of time, work, dedication and heart into running a sub 1.30 in the Cardiff half and I ran an amazing race that I didn't even think I could run.
I also went from running a 3.46 marathon in Stockholm to running a 3.23 in Edimburgh, to 3.17 to 3.09 on my last one... HOW? I took it more seriously, I trained hard and I gave it all I had... So it really bugs me that you should question my hard earned improvement!!
Maybe if you tried doing the same, you will discover that you too can improve your time significantly!!
Good luck on your next one. Hopefully it will be better organized than yesterday's joke!