Seems to me that more and more races are No Entry on the day, and lots sell out very quickly.
Case in point is Great Bentley Half, which sold out in 6 hours apparently, and as I was in Eastbourne running Beachy Head that weekend, it wasn't high on my radar.
Now, I'm not whinging, I'm pleased for GBRC, its a good race and deservedly popular, and I've booked in to Watford instead, all good.
But, some fellow club members really like to run Gt Bentley and asked if there was a waiting list or a possibility of using an uncollected number and were told it was out of the question.
Which brings me to the main topic - Can anyone think of a system where you can turn up to a sold-out race on the off chance of getting one of the spare numbers as there always look like load of envelopes left just before the start of most races?
I know why the Race Organisers don't let this happen, so no need to tell me, but it seems a shame all those numbers not being used by runners who really wanted to do the race.
Anyone got any ideas or know of races where they do have any such system?