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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.

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.

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