Posted: 14/05/2016 at 23:13
It's pretty simple:
RULE 240 S 5 UKA SUPPLEMENT – HEADPHONES
The wearing of headphones, or similar devices, (other than those medically prescribed), is not permitted in races on any single carriageway road that is not wholly closed to traffic. This restriction does not apply to races held on dual carriageways provided that there are clear, structured separations between the separate carriageways. Competition Providers of races held entirely on roads closed to traffic may apply this condition where appropriate to local circum- stances.
RULE 240 S 6 UKA SUPPLEMENT- ASSISTANCE (PREVIOUSLY UKA RULE 212)
Runners must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled dog in the race.
So if Beverley had a section of road with traffic, they had no choice, otherwise it was a local decision and if you want to carry the ball in your arms, don't play football.
Finally, DO NOT RUN WITH YOUR DOG,