AdministratorJune 12, 2020 at 1:49 pm
No road races until at least August then …
Unsurprising, and not looking great for August either 😔🙈
MemberJune 12, 2020 at 2:59 pm
I liked the comment on that story ..”just call them protests not races and there will be no problem” Youre right Sharnie no surprises there
AdministratorJune 12, 2020 at 4:23 pm
Lol – hadn’t seen that comment 🤣🤣
MemberJune 12, 2020 at 5:08 pm
Snowdon Marathon end of October cancelled too. Still waiting to see if Edinburgh goes ahead and Tissington, but suspect not.
What a year….
MemberJune 12, 2020 at 10:25 pm
Looking on the bright side, I am expecting/hoping that the weekly parkrun update this coming Tues will include a scheduled date for resumption of parkrun in New Zealand. Which offers some hope for the future. Obviously NZ was vastly more successful than many other countries in preventing spread of Covid-19 so we can’t necessarily expect dramatic progress elsewhere.
MemberJune 17, 2020 at 9:28 pm
As expected, parkrun New Zealand resumes at beginning of July. I would guess Australia or Malaysia might be the next to resume, tho possibly not imminently.
AdministratorJune 18, 2020 at 7:20 pm
My already postponed Hoth has been now completely canceled for this year and will be held next March – still have 2 more events to hear about one for Oct and one for Dec – i’d be very surprised if any events go ahead this year.
AdministratorJune 19, 2020 at 8:14 am
I have my fingers heavily crossed for my August Tri but the reality is I’m not expecting it to happen and I’ll be surprised if the autumn mara season happens either – I have one event that has confirmed it WILL go ahead as it is a self supported ultra with no checkpoints and we will just be started at intervals.
MemberJune 20, 2020 at 8:12 am
Found out yesterday that Edinburgh has been cancelled. Hardly surprising and relieved tbh.
What is surprising, is that London is still thinking of going ahead! I’ve attached the link. Hmm…
AdministratorJune 23, 2020 at 8:26 am
Seen some interesting FB discussions developing in some of the smaller event group chats over the last few days, events can now apply for race permits from 1st August (though obviously these can be revoked or cancelled if UKA again say no to events) but some events are going to go down the route of renaming events as challenges to remove the need for race insurance and permit. Though that does I assume mean that results may not count for much?
MemberJune 23, 2020 at 9:45 am
Got to love a loophole!
From a results point of view, guess it depends how much stock you put into them. I do like seeing my results from official races on RunBritain but there are plenty of people who aren’t even aware that’s a thing
AdministratorJune 23, 2020 at 11:25 am
@Andy – for me it’s great news, I like to do marathons/50K events as long training runs, but a lot of the smaller marathon events exist almost solely to help those aspiring to join the 100 marathon club get there as swiftly as possible (not something that interests me), 100 marathon club have stated that until UKA agree for events to go ahead then they will not accept results to count towards totals, which will mean a lot of their customer bases just won’t run. Also anyone hoping for GFA qualifying times for either London, Boston, NY is going to miss the deadline unless they get a result from a race with a permit so it’s probably not that useful a loophole.
MemberJune 23, 2020 at 8:13 pm
I love the idea of a loophole like calling them challenges or even protests but for me it’s all about getting the gfa. I don’t really want to put all that effort in, get the time and then not qualify. Having said that, if they are opening pubs🍻, etc surely if they were sensible and allocated time slots for small waves at the start ……….. Hey ho, something will happen sooner or later. As much as I don’t like normal, I’d settle for that right now! I’m getting too old to keep training for events only for them to be cancelled well into the training plan 👵🏻🤣
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