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I entered on 7th Feb and haven't received any inof or Race number yet!
Time is getting short, can you help???
Send fat feet an email with your full name and we'll sort it.
Done from your website.
Is the going firm ? Road trainers or trail shoes...?
I'll take both too and decide in the morning....
So how did everyone get one and what did they think?
This was my first Fat Feet event and must say I was left really disappointed. It started well enough with the free car parking but why only 4 portaloos and a lack of toilet paper. I know the lack of portaloos was raised as a problem with last years race but it appears this was not addressed.
The race itself through Bourne Wood was very pleasant and generally well marshalled although there was at least one marshall free point where I could see no yellow sign and could easily have gone straight on instead of a sharp left. Perhaps the wind had blown it away but with such a small field this could really have caused a problem.
For me though the thing that was really gutting was on finishing and finding no t-shirt and a poor medal in the goody bag. I did ask and was told by one of the girls that she thought they weren't bothering with t-shirts, only medals this year. I'm sure it was advertised with a t-shirt and you had to give your size on entering so will raise this with the organisers.
The medal made no mention of the race or the year, just that you'd completed a Fat Feet run (the lanyard did mention the race but not the year). So as I'm supposed to be down for Grimsthorpe in August does that mean I'll be getting the same medal? Maybe it works out cheaper for Fat Feet to give the same medal for all their events but it just smacks of penny pinching to me. I'd certainly be annoyed getting that if I ever run Rutland marathon
I can't see any results as yet on the Fat Feet website, has anyone got a link that works?
I too was suprised at no t-shirt - we had a nice one at Rutland Marathon last year .... I found the race quite tough although probably because I went off far too fast and suffered a bit later!! Pretty warm and quite hilly, but i found no issue with signage or directions and the water stations seemed good enough... and the course was very pleasant.
I can't see the results either.... the link seems to take you through to last years Grimesthorpe half marathon results!!!
I am not really sure what I paid the money for? The goody bag was disappointing, the medal was disappointing (no year on it), no chip timing and no results yet. The scenery was lovely and there was good support. Not sure if I will do this again. Bit of a rip off.
To be honest guys I agree with you. The medals were ok but nothing unique and I'm signed up for Grimsthorpe and Rutland, almost seems to be a waste of my money to get the same medal again!!!
I don't know about you guys but my GPS measuring of the course was 13.62 miles, I know I was weaving at some stages on the trails but don't think it was a much as 1/2 mile extra!!!
I was very disapointed with this event, although the run through the woods was very scenic. The medal recieved was poor I would have liked to see the year on the medal or at least the lanyard. I was also convinced that the website said that there would be a T- Shirt as well as the medal so again was disapointed.
There was also a problem with the race pack, myself and 4 others I know of never recieved their packs in the post and there appeared to be a lot of numbers collected on the day, thats a awful lot to have gone missing in the post!
I dont think i will be entering another Fat Feet event, which is a real shame because the Woodland Half has the potential to be an excellent event.
I was the overall winner, so was disappointed to receive a t-shirt as my prize when the formation pack (which was not received in the post and had to be collected on the day of the race) stated that trophies would be presented to the winners.
Was thinking of entering the Grimesthorpe Half, until I saw the cost of the entry fee !!!!
Lucky you Mark, I've already entered the Grimsthorpe and Rutland races. Looks like I'm going to be a very disappointed runner when I finish!!!!
After reading the comments above I am releived to know that it isn't me being a grumpy old man! I too am very dissapointed with Fat Feet.
My race pack was also 'lost in the post'. I also was under the impression that we'd get a tee. And the medal was certainly an anti-climax to the event.
It's such a shame, as the location is both very scenic and provides a good, challenging run.
So, like most people it would seem, I enjoyed the run, but was left feeling a bit short-changed.
The event has so much potential - maybe one of the local clubs should take over and do a proper job.
Here endeth the old man rant.
It was a lovely place to run and I envy the people who live nearby that can use it when they like, had it been a training run it would have been superb.
The run was enjoyable once I gave up trying for a PB, the ground was very hard in places and tough on the old ankles. I have never figured out how they do it, but it was another race with more ups than downs that finished in the same place it started.
The marshals were enthusiastic and up for a bit of banter which always makes me enjoy races more.
Well I won't repeat all the issues stated previously again which I understand/agree with. One other thing I noticed was the number of DNFs was quite high and if i was organising it I would want to know why just in case it was a specific issue.
Without the race I would never have gone to Bourne, it was a lovely day (abit warm for racing maybe) and I enjoyed myself.
Thank you to the organisors and especially the marshals, and if Fat Feet can sort out the issues the rest of you have mentioned I am sure they have a future as the venues and marshals make a race.
PS I don't think they ever actually said that we would recieve a Tshirt, but the entry did ask us for our tshirt size. The event stated we would recieve a tshirt or medal.
I would advise that they make it clear one way or the other so no one feels they have been misled. I would have entered anyway but did think I was getting a tshirt.
Still no results - unless it's just my PC that can't display them....