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General Discussion / Re: London Marathon
« Last post by Rick Ryder on October 11, 2016, 03:12:50 PM »
yahhh im in! i cant believe it............. now... which charity?
General Discussion / Re: Deferrments
« Last post by Ian Lockyer on September 07, 2016, 10:45:24 PM »
Rant continues.

I was in exactly the same position last year with this race and thought that they would at least reply to my emails.  Unfortunately these races are there to make money and customer care is the very bottom of the list.  Left a really sour taste in my mouth...especially they way we as  a club try to look after the runners who take part in our races.

Avoid the Bourmouth Marathon
General Discussion / Deferrments
« Last post by smitha on September 07, 2016, 05:57:16 PM »
Isn't it about time there was a standard policy with regard to deferments due to injury, especially for the more expensive races. I have paid £55.00 for Bournemouth Marathon and will almost certainly not run it due to injury. GSI events, who also arrange Edinburgh Marathon, just keep all the entry fee, no refund, no deferment and not even the courtesy of a response unless you hound them. I e mailed twice in 2 weeks, phone when I got no response and phoned again when I got no response to that. I tried to e mail their main e mail address, but it no longer takes incoming mail and I put a post on their facebook page, but obviously they have veto on that, so needless to say it didn't appear. Not being able to run a race you have been training for is disappointing, to give the organisers a not insignificant sum of money for nothing adds insult to injury.  So beware of GSI events!

Rant over!!
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Andy Stevens on May 22, 2016, 08:19:05 PM »
Just an update to this - entered North Downs and, following Bill's advice, didn't enter an EA reg number in runners world but put TRR down as the club and, hey presto, entry went through as affiliated. 
Races / Rome Marathon entry open
« Last post by Rick Ryder on May 06, 2016, 08:52:18 PM »
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Bill Wright on April 29, 2016, 02:45:09 PM »

At the last club meeting the suggestion was made from the floor that the Club should sponsor the EA membership fees for competing juniors to encourage them to carry on competing. We are currently looking at how many that would need to be so if either you or Sharon can let me know before next Wednesday I am happy to take a costed proposal to the next committee meeting.

General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Sharon Foster on April 29, 2016, 02:35:03 PM »
Steve this week will be the last before the second week in June I will be processing memberships so if you have any juniors who need to affiliate can you remind them please?
General Discussion / Re: EA membership
« Last post by Steve King on April 29, 2016, 10:23:04 AM »
The Junior membership is also affected by England Athletics' latest money-making scheme. To compete for the club in league events, they now have to be individually registered with EA.   After our successful first season in the Kent Young Athletes' League last year, it looks as though TRAC representation will be reduced this year as a result of the rule change.  A great pity, considering some of these athletes are still at primary school and getting their first taste of 'proper' competition.  Just the stage at which you would think the national governing body should be doing everything they can to encourage participation, not putting obstacles in the way.

The email sent to KYAL team managers from KCAA this morning included this paragraph:

As you are aware from 1 April the UK Athletics Rules for Competition has changed and athletes who compete in competition must now be registered (Rule 21 S1(i)). England Athletics are checking these registrations with the assistance of competition providers to ensure all athletes who have competed have been registered to their National Association. Should a competitor not be registered they will be liable to disqualification and in such a case the competition shall be decided as if the ineligible competitor had not taken part (Rule 21 S1(ii)). To aid the registration process athletes will have one week’s grace to enable clubs to register their athletes retrospectively (Rule 21 S1 (iv)).   This applies to all age groups even u13s.
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