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The Great Debate - what classes as a race?

Posted: 27/08/2014 at 10:02

The road race handbook says about serious races v funruns  "However, the essential distinction is that if no special rewards are made to any participants (other than a finisher memento to all) and if no results or times are recorded, then your event’s status is a fun run

This month's mag

Posted: 29/07/2014 at 14:30

Oh dear, another 'runner' who doesn't understand chip timing and how it's used, actually writes in to the mag using her real name professing ignorance.

Tough Guy - anyone else had issues?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 17:34

You have paid for a service that hasn't been delivered, so the Office of Fair Trading would be on your side, but maybe a threat to sue via the Small Claims Court would get you a full refund without actually going there.. Bit over the top, but it's the principle when these overpriced events are concerned.

London Underground Staff Will Strike In Weeks To Comes

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 19:36

I use my pay and wave credit card instead of an Oyster on the Underground. I'm taking part in the pilot to see how it goes. I can't remember when I last used a ticket office, so moving staff out onto the platforms and station concourse seems a good idea, where they don't have access to 24/7 tea and cakes (see the size of most of them?). Staff can help the public to use the machines - a bit like in the supermarket when people can't use the self service checkouts. It will be nice for them to meet Joe Public and make long lasting friendships.

Run Hackney Half Marathon

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 19:32

Rip off, despite the road closures. For new runners only who know the price of everything......

Rip-off races vs great value diamonds

Posted: 20/03/2014 at 18:48

Run Hackney Half is £40 for affiliated runners +£2 booking fee. A lot of road closures, but I can't believe any club runner would want to enter.

GPS advice???

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 12:04

GPS? I use an OS map, a bit of string and a ruler.

New Forest Marathon &Half 2014 CANCELLED

Posted: 27/02/2014 at 18:37

Don't organise races for charity and you won't run into these problems. Just charge enough to cover your costs with a bit of contingency. Don't worry about T-shirts, medals, goody bags etc as real runners don't want all that nonsense and most of your problems go away.

Wokingham half marathon cancelled

Posted: 10/02/2014 at 12:38
shin splints wrote (see)
What a set of idiots, could not organise a drink up in a brewery!

Why call it off today? It's probably the best day we have had for about 3 weeks, so the course cannot have become worse. If they relied on the forecast then that has been the same all week. It's a nonsense.

Personally I have driven 300 miles booked 2 nights in a hotel, all lost because of these jokers. All of it could have been avoided and then they top it off by not giving refunds!

It's a lot easier to just cancel, they get to keep the money anyway.

 

Maybe you should threaten to sue for paying for a goods and service not provided. You might get your money back for a price. Don't even talk about a class action.

48 Hours in Clumber

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 07:59

I get that feeling too.

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