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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.

48 Hours in Clumber

Posted: 14/01/2014 at 16:18

What state is the course in ?  What is the latest I can enter?

Rip-off races vs great value diamonds

Posted: 14/11/2013 at 10:43

One third of the profits go to charity? So you're right, I won't be running it as this is an extra cost to runners that should be optional. Where do the other two thirds go? I also have no problem with chip timing and do understand race costs as I organise them myself., but admittedly not on such as grand scale.

Rip-off races vs great value diamonds

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 18:26

I agree about the Brentwood HM. I enter, but not worried about the medal and put up with £20, but for a club out in the Essex countryside to charge anything similar is a bit scandalous - assuming no road closures or major expenses.

Rip-off races vs great value diamonds

Posted: 12/11/2013 at 15:05

I think what pisses me off are local club races that donate to charity. Why not make the entry price cheaper in the first place and ask for donations if they want to donate to charity?  If there's a few quid left over, fair enough, give it away, but to keep paying out for charities, when we're supposed to be taking part in our sport is a bit much.

Fair dos to the big town half marathons and the like as you know what your getiing usually - a feel good factor for the council - at runners'expense.

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