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I was speaking to Ron McAndrew at the weekend and we were both of the same opinion that if it's going to be postponed, we'll make the decision on Friday this time rather than Saturday.
It will be my job as the racev referee to make the decision after discussion with the organisers.
We'll let people know on here, and on as many other web sites as we can.
If the race is postponed, I may (but no promises) post my mobile number on here so people can text me to ask if it's on. Setting myself up there for a lot of potential texts, so please don't be surprised if it's just a one or two word response along the lines of "Off", "On", or "Race off, "Race on"
Hope this helps
fingers crossed for a thaw
Going to take a helluva thaw. Minus 12 again here tonight
brian porter wrote (see)
I'm meeting the organiser, Steve Ashcroft, on Friday.
Surely you met with the actual organiser last weekend as per your posting on Christmas Eve. If Steve Ashcroft is the organiser how come cheques are made out to Fylde Coast Running and go to 55 Poulton Road Blackpool?
Check out the details - http://www.ukresults.net/11jan.html#lancshalf and make sure you meet with the right organiser on Friday – a race referee needs to be clued up!
"A race referee needs to be clued up!"
I am fully aware of my responsibilities as a race referee. I know who I am meeting and I know why I am meeting them.
You last posting is bordering on Libel and I resent not only it's content but it's tone. HOW DARE YOU QUESTION MY INTEGRITY
I will give you this opportunity to retract your last comment.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Thanks for your post Brian - it's a relief to know that someone will be posting some info nearer the time!
Well done to everyone who's made it out in the ice - only managed a 4miler the other day so a half on sunday will be challenging!!
Quick question - is there anywhere near the start/finish for kids to play? DH is thinking of coming and bringing the nippers but i don't think it's a 2 - lap course is it? I'm worried they might be a bit bored waiting for mummy to waddle back to the finish....!
Hi RunningLinds -
we took our 3 year old twins last year. My husband watched them while I did the race.There wasn't anything there for them to do but they were quite happy just running around, there are lots of friendly people about and plenty of space for them. There is shelter if they need it and they serve hot drinks too. I hope that helps a little. Good luck, It really is a great race, I really enjoyed it last year.
I hope you all have had a great Christmas and were able to get out in this terrible weather. I was ill for two weeks and have only been able to get out today in really icy conditions. Managed to skate for 4miles and then had to head for home. Not sure if i will even make it to 5 miles, let alone 13. I am secretly hoping that the race will be postponed like last year....sorry.
I think i will try 14 on a treadmill tonight just to boost the confidence....or not!!
Linds - my OH was coming to watch but, having been there last year, I don`t think there`ll be enough to keep our little girl occupied so they might just drop me off.
I`m sure most folk will be short on mileage. I did 4 on Xmas eve, 9 on the day and been to the gym today. Plan to do 6 in a bit. I`m treating it as a `c` race so training but with lots of other folk! Want to beat last year`s time but unlikely to be near PB form.
SOUP..........................."A race referee needs to be clued up!" I am fully aware of my responsibilities as a race referee. I know who I am meeting and I know why I am meeting them.You last posting is bordering on Libel and I resent not only it's content but it's tone. HOW DARE YOU QUESTION MY INTEGRITYI will give you this opportunity to retract your last comment.Brian Porter
Thanks very much for the opportunity. So kind.
Actually, Soup, I've slept since then.
The issue I have taken with you on this thread is your libellous comment referring to me as "needing to be clued up"
Clearly, since you are so keen to refer to comments stored in your extensive database, you have no wish to remain solely in the present. But seeing as how you have brought up acomment from 2009, my views of Blackpool Council have not changed in the interverning period
I am still waiting for the retarction to that comment that I asked for at 10.45 this morning.
ET, you're right, there isn't a playground in Catforth. Sitting here wracking my brains to think of somewhere. But as has been highlighted on here I'm not clued up so probably of no help. Sorry mate
Ribby Hall holiday park is only a few miles from Catforth (about 20 min drive) if that's any use.
Link to map of the site
Brian....think you know that most of us appreciate what you do to give us the opportunity to run in these races. Having moved from the Midlands to the North...can tell you....that you and the other folks do a great job....near perfect is good enough! I find putting your energy into the positive people is the most rewarding....let the moaners keep on moaning. It is what they are good at
Thanks for all the tips on what to do with little ones. I will pass them onto Mr RL (currently babysitting) tomorrow....
Thanks Brian and Alan for the help.
I travel from Sheffield to in-laws in Preston to race as there`s more choice and many quality fields. So keep up the good work Brian, Billy Gardner, et al!
Well done ET for mentioning Billy Gardner for the races he puts on and usually without a mention on here.
That could be a good sign
The race scene round here would be the the same without Billy.
Think Keith means would NOT be the same without Billy
Keith got you message. You were right, but please don't go telling anyone
I was referred to this forum by a friend of mine after I enquired as to the prospects of the race being on.
Not used the forum before but may I take this opportunity to say how useful the comments are and thank all you contributors.
I have not been to the race location previously, am based in Staffordshire, but looking forward to a good run.
Think Keith means would NOT be the same without BillyKeith got you message. You were right, but please don't go telling anyone
Thanks Brian for the help
Brain going faster than typing.
On the other question message received and understood.
I know this event is full, but does anyone know if there is a reserves list or will it be worth turning up on the morning to see if anyone doesn't show? Really like to run this if possible. Thanks
John Wood 35 wrote (see)
I was referred to this forum by a friend of mine after I enquired as to the prospects of the race being on. Not used the forum before but may I take this opportunity to say how useful the comments are and thank all you contributors. I have not been to the race location previously, am based in Staffordshire, but looking forward to a good run.