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    Elligibility

    So with just 11 days to go before the first champs race there are 169 juniors registered to take take part in this years U13 -19 champs under the new elligibility rule.
    Last year 387 kids took part across the champs in the equivalent age groups.
    Well done. Whoever pushed this ridiculous rule through has certainly made junior fell running a more inclusive sport thats open to everyone with the minimum of fuss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clash City Rocker View Post
    So with just 11 days to go before the first champs race there are 169 juniors registered to take take part in this years U13 -19 champs under the new elligibility rule.
    Last year 387 kids took part across the champs in the equivalent age groups.
    Well done. Whoever pushed this ridiculous rule through has certainly made junior fell running a more inclusive sport thats open to everyone with the minimum of fuss.
    Are you comparing like with like Al? The 387 last year were across the age groups and not at race 1.

    The rule has been in place for sometime to be fair, just not enforced.

    Now that the grant support has been cut, expect that UKA/EA will be looking for new revenue streams :/
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    Whats all this nonsense about results/age group tables not being displayed until the FRA committee have scrutinised them.
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    Results are on the Esk Valley web-site now. I presumed the delay was just waiting for them to be typed up. 2 days is pretty good compared to usual!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinny View Post
    Results are on the Esk Valley web-site now. I presumed the delay was just waiting for them to be typed up. 2 days is pretty good compared to usual!!
    Mike,
    That is not the problem CCR is referring to; I received the results within 36 hours, which is more than satisfactory and completes a successful event at a fantastic new venue for the junior championships.
    However, I am not able to process the race results as the FRA committee have yet to agree the practical implications of the eligibility rules. They then wish to scrutinise the championship points tables before publication.
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    Delay not helped by the fact the chairman and person responsible for wanting to scrutinise tables etc has been away skiing.
    Dont worry about the poor juniors who desperately want to see what they need to do in the next race.
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    another facebook discussion closed down by admin. 2 in fact.

    They were both being conducted civilly.
    They were both highlighting concerns, difficulties and misunderstandings and they were also a useful way for people to better understand the issues involved.

    Why is there an instinctive wish to close down a debate, even when it is being conducted in a proper way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clash City Rocker View Post
    Delay not helped by the fact the chairman and person responsible for wanting to scrutinise tables etc has been away skiing.
    Dont worry about the poor juniors who desperately want to see what they need to do in the next race.
    strange thing to say...surely all the runners will run their best?

    from what I know all those concerned are doing their upmost to resolve the issues ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Witton Park View Post
    another facebook discussion closed down by admin. 2 in fact.

    They were both being conducted civilly.
    They were both highlighting concerns, difficulties and misunderstandings and they were also a useful way for people to better understand the issues involved.

    Why is there an instinctive wish to close down a debate, even when it is being conducted in a proper way?
    With respect Richard and I know you mean well but you are not aware of the specific issues involved. Please be assured that a number of people are working very hard to help our junior members who have some technical issues which we are trying to resolve. The Chair of the EA eligibility group has had a family bereavement and is not contactable at the moment.

    Hopefully it will all be sorted out soon but please be patient in the meantime, especially with the folk who are working hard to organise and administer the series of junior championship races.

    Great to see so many youngsters out there enjoying their fell running.

    Have fun 😀
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    Quote Originally Posted by Witton Park View Post
    another facebook discussion closed down by admin. 2 in fact.

    They were both being conducted civilly.
    They were both highlighting concerns, difficulties and misunderstandings and they were also a useful way for people to better understand the issues involved.

    Why is there an instinctive wish to close down a debate, even when it is being conducted in a proper way?
    It's not even an 'official' FRA Facebook page so this does seem a little officious, the debate may have been a little insensitive but this would seem to be down to a lack of information / missunderstanding.
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