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    Paid Rounds

    At the committee meeting last month we had another discussion about paid rounds. We agreed to come up with some statement about these and this is now on the club website - http://www.bobgrahamclub.org.uk/index.php?page=paid
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    Thanks for highlighting this Bob

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    has there been much uptake on the paid rounds?
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    I am glad to see The club take a stance here. I am sure this has been discussed previously and also along with pre marking the route etc. It seems a shame hen it becomes no more than an exec tick list for some. As Ba Ba asks though, I wonder how many people actually pay for guidance/support?

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    Memory might be quite hazy, but didn't one of the people/companies behind the paid rounds come on here and state his case...?


    https://forum.fellrunner.org.uk/show...highlight=paid


    The post above relates to it... i'm sure the owner of the site (or a similar site) posted on here and stated their point of view... if I remember correctly they made quite a robust and well-written case for it (whilst not necessarily being one I went along with)

    Or maybe I just dreamt the whole thing up...

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    I may be wrong but I suspect the number of people who pay for a guide to do the BGR is very small indeed in the grand scheme of things. if a small number of people people want to do that, who really cares. it won't make a material difference to the footfall on those hills.

    That said, I agree with the club's stance. it has to be true to its ethos and values.

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    So far there have been two successful paid for rounds, each with a different company. I don't know, since I don't ask, how many paid round attempts there are. It's only if they succeed that I ask and find out.

    I'm not privy as to how many ask the companies about it and either don't go ahead or don't succeed. Obviously from the companies' perspective it's in their interests to only take on those likely to succeed.

    It's important to note that we aren't stating no paid Rounds, just considering that such Rounds are ineligible for Club membership.
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    Are sponsored athletes also ineligible?
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