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Twice Yep, Twice that's has happened to moi
The first time I had to fight for my name to be added to the results It took months. I phoned everyone in
Canterbury, including the sponsor's. No one had believed me. Then I got hold of the race organiser by phone
who knew of me. He done his investigations and got my race time correct, they say my number got stuck
with another runner number LOL Right!
Now the second time I was fuming
I had 10 minutes before the race. I said to the woman who was handing out the chip timing to phone the race organiser that I would be late for the race she said mumbled and said something like she can't get hold him.
The IKEA Chip timing (You now the chip timing company) people let me full in the complete race application, I had to give them emergency phone number, - I paid on the day. She asked me if I was with a Club, she must have been colour blind because I was wearing my Bromley Vets AC Vest. The woman seriously needs to go to Spec Savers with Sam Lambourne So a female spectator shouted out to the' Chip' woman she's a Bromley Vet Runner.
I smiled at her. the female spectator assisted me with pinning my number and I fumbled to put my chip in my laces. I moaned about putting on the chip, but managed after a little struggle.
Ten minutes had gone I asked the lady who was handed out the chips where the start was.
She said to me to go to the main road, then turn right near the traffic light turned left and you see everyone. I was late the race had already started I was still looking red face and flustered. She was talking so fast I thought
whoooa. I said pleaseese show me . so I quickly rushed to the the lav. And we off the woman dashed off like wild cat I had trouble keeping up with her I started wheezing she looked back at me as to say you not very fast.
I half smiled . I got to start panting away the woman said she had taken a short cut to the start and she also claimed she was not runner!
There was not a soul at the start. IKEA Chip timing was gone.
The lady who I followed to the start gave me some directions which I followed to the T.
From a distance I could see two male runners who were also late but they were
about 8-10 minutes ahead of me and were extremely fast runners. Then I saw them turn off and never saw them again.