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#1 06-09-2010 13:04:32

Robert Teer
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From: Thurrock Nomads
Registered: 05-04-2009
Posts: 23

Green Lane near Maltings Farm

I gather that most runners were again using the incorrect route approaching Maltings Farm (para 8 - end of line 1/start of line 2) - apart from cheating it negates all the good work done on that stretch by Fiona & Howard plus the considerable efforts of Janet Hill in her role of Public Rights of Way Officer with Braintree. I know that once one runner takes the easy option others feel obliged to follow so as not to disadvantage themselves; so - I'd like to make the following suggestions:

1. Have a marshal stationed where runners should leave the main farm track - disqualification for anyone who disregards their instruction.

or...

2. If that's too draconian have a marshal on the farm track near the farm to give them the choice of going back or being penalised, say, 5 places (a la motor racing model!)

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#2 06-09-2010 13:36:31

Sarah Colbert
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From: Springfield Striders
Registered: 16-07-2009
Posts: 23

Re: Green Lane near Maltings Farm

Hello Robert,
That is one consideration of several that we have to cover before next year's event. It's suggestions like that which will help the organising clubs to implement to maintain the sense of sportsmanship that you started in the Essex running community.

Good to see the Nomads in a more relaxed mode yesterday.

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