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Why are so few races on Saturdays ?

Posted: 18/11/2014 at 15:59

30+years ago many races did take place on a Saturday, but then they invented the car and moved them to Sunday. Then they invented Sunday opening.......

Gels etc when entering the States

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 23:31

Available at expo I expect

£8 for a Spring Half Marathon?

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 12:08

£6 for the Essex 20 last year and this year. No medals or t-shirts or chip timing or closed roads or...

Anyone know anything about heating systems?

Posted: 28/10/2014 at 21:40

Reset the control panel? Does that mean he turned it off and on again? Can't beat it.

Club Affiliation

Posted: 26/10/2014 at 14:37

And you won't get any London Marathon club places by affiliating to ARC - just in case that's of interest.

Earphones in races

Posted: 20/10/2014 at 09:52

I think you will find that earphone wearers are not really running for the joy of the sport and don't really understand it either. Anybody who needs to listen to music to offset the boredom or help pass the time really should try another activity.

Vienna marathon 2015

Posted: 14/10/2014 at 11:26

Vienna is an excellent marathon. It's flat and well organised. Plenty to do and see in town as well.

Races that don't have a UKA licence

Posted: 16/09/2014 at 15:12

UKA races are licensed and accurately measured. The red tape talked about here is only what any race director worth his salt would do anyway. UKA races have to conform to standards set out in the RunBritain handbook and an adjudicator is appointed for each race to make sure that the race does so. A race licence for a club is currently £25, but a lot more for a charity.

If your club doesn't affiliate to UKA, then its members are ineligible for London Marathon club entries as well as other things mentioned.above. The individual affiliation fee is currently £10 and compares favourably with what other sports charged. ARC wants to take us back to the Stone Age.

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.

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