Posted: 19/05/2016 at 08:32
The answer is transfers don't work if the window is closed. You swap privately with the other runner and your results are recorded in their name, gender and age group. If you get into difficulties it's their next of kin who are contacted. And if you run faster than they would have, they get a PB, not you. As a person who is never likely to win a race but who sometimes has a reasonable placing in my age category, it really irritates me when I see these kinds of posts. OK, I can cope with being, say, 11th in my age group, but if ahead of me is someone who's male and 10 years younger than me, running under a swapped number because they couldn't be bothered to apply within the application window, that really pees me off.