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OK quick question,
My running bud was planning on applying for this race and went to do it today, and they've closed applications, probably because they've got the full quota of entries.
A bit cheeky, but he still fancies running with me and turning up on the day, now i know its wrong because we've all paid our entry fee's etc, and because of that we'll have official timing, and a t-shirt and medal at the end.
But would he be stopped from running the race himself?
No he's like a camel so he'll be fine i'll tell him to bring his own water.
I didnt think there would be an issue to be honest. i mean i know its a little cheeky, but at the end of the day its a run he was planning on doing, he just didnt get signed up in time.
Jay the website today says there are still online entries available, even though it said full last time I looked.
On that page linked above there is a hotline phone number to ring between 7 and 10.
As for running it unofficially, it's a bit of a snook at the runners who have entered on time and commited to the rules and the structure of the race. It's an official event, taken seriously by most of the runners in it at whatever level they are competing at, and it should be treated as such.
Hopefully he can get a proper entry and add to the race.
Jay - there are about 60,000 people who did not get a place for FLM, does your mate think they should just turn up on the morning and run!!. Or turn up at an ironman event with his wetsuit and bike and join in?
There is a reason why the races are limited to specific numbers, what happens if he gets injured or slips/trips someone else up causing serious injury, the organisers insurance does not cover them, they get sued and all members of the organising club are then liable due to the fault of someone who could not be arsed to enter in time!!
This seriously annoys me, there are numerous races throughout the country that are struggling due to people not entering or showing interest, if you want to enter a race find out when entries open and get entered asap.
Wow didnt think you guys would take it so personally.
I asked a question thats all, its not me who is turning up without a number.
jesus such hostility.
Also comparing the FLM to the Helsby Half... thats a bit of a stretch isnt it
i'll advise him, but ultimately at the end of the day its his decision.
i'm not his keeper. i've told him to ring the number and see what happens.
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Jay - there are about 60,000 people who did not get a place for FLM, does your mate think they should just turn up on the morning and run!!. Or turn up at an ironman event with his wetsuit and bike and join in?There is a reason why the races are limited to specific numbers, what happens if he gets injured or slips/trips someone else up causing serious injury, the organisers insurance does not cover them, they get sued and all members of the organising club are then liable due to the fault of someone who could not be arsed to enter in time!!This seriously annoys me, there are numerous races throughout the country that are struggling due to people not entering or showing interest, if you want to enter a race find out when entries open and get entered asap.
My friend and I were 2 of the 60,000 who didnt get a place for the FLM. But London is a little futher away than Helsby, plus there is a slight difference between the limit of runners in the FLM and this half marathon in Helsby.
Oh and as for could not be arsed, how about he had personal issues and entering the race was not at the top of his agenda at the time, think about that.
You know its no wonder why so many new forumites dont hang around for long if this is the response people get.
Sorry for 'seriously annoying' you
Well again there are differences in your argument. Road Tax pays for the roads surfaces etc, and cinema again is a closed off building therefore you have to pay for entry.
Helsby is run on public roads etc so really he's entitled to run along them roads if he chooses.
i mean a 10k in sefton park, would you stop the usual sunday morning joggers for running round the park just because they didnt have a number on???
JPennos response was a little barbed with his wording of his comment, i mean you'd think it was affecting him personally.
I understand your frustrations honestly i do, i asked a question thats all, i've got an entry like i said earlier, i dont need the lecture thank you very much
so you're saying that because he pays his road tax he's entitled to enter the 2012 olympics??? i'm sorry thats just silly, i mean thats the olympics and a full marathon nonetheless
if he was the organiser he'd have his place in the race so he would be happy. surely thats one of the perks to organising the event.
Listen i've tried to remain pretty none argumentative while i've been on the forums and bitten my tongue a few times at a few comments But this all seems a little blown out of proportion.
If you people want to treat me asking if a friend can turn up and run on the day as a personal attack then so be it.
He's emailed the organisers, and is awaiting a response.
I mean dont you think i feel a little cheesed off as well, i've paid like the rest of you.
I sent my entry on the 18th Nov by post and it was returned to me over two weeks later saying I had missed out, even though an e-mail was sent to one of our club members on the 20th saying that there was 200 places left! Not happy, I think they should keep a number of postal entries open for those that can't enter on line.
But never mind the Village Bakery Half in Wrexham on 15/02/09 is better for PBs.
perhaps not too surprising that VB half is so PB friendly - pancake flat, plus, race that one wearing a Garmin and see if it registers anything in excess of about 12.95 miles when you cross the finish line.....
well he had the email response at the beginning of the week and it says on the fabian site that entries online are closed, so god knows whats going on really.
I think i might get him to email them again and ask for a little more of an explanation regarding the situation as like you said there is another 30 people who could get in.
done this race a few times in the past and really enjoyed it. course looks slightly different from what I remember, although it is a few years since I last did it. Had planned to do it again in 2009, but planning and actually doing something about it got separated somewhere along the way.
Good luck to everyone who did get in. Tough luck to all the others like me, who will be looking elsewhere - maybe I'll try Blackpool or Wrexham, or maybe leave it until Liverpool, although I didn't want to leave it quite so late
Running4Rwanda.com, i have entered this race but now i've changed my mind and no longer will be running it, i dont think we can get a refund or what have you, so if you wish you may have my stuff when it comes through the post.
let me know if you're interested, i dont think this is against any rules.. or is it?