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    Another victim

    Another great event sucumbs to the virus :-

    https://www.amblesideac.org.uk/2020/...020-cancelled/
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    Hoping that the rearranged Teenager With Altittude, and Coledale Horseshoe will survive, and maybe get to one of them.

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    And now the rescheduled Coledale is also cancelled.

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    fingers crossed for Teenager then!

    I see that Parkruns are looking to return by end of October in England... surely this must assist in paving the way for races to start returning to something approaching normality...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post
    ...I see that Parkruns are looking to return by end of October in England... surely this must assist in paving the way for races to start returning to something approaching normality...
    Yes, I saw this, so I posted the question on the Fell Running UK's Facebook page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark G View Post
    And now the rescheduled Coledale is also cancelled.
    Just got the email. A terrible pity but understandable in the current situation. Hoping 2021 sees it back in its usual place in the fixtures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteS View Post
    Just got the email. A terrible pity but understandable in the current situation. Hoping 2021 sees it back in its usual place in the fixtures.
    I see from the email that we are going to be refunded - I'd have been happy just to have it carried over again but in the circumstances I suppose they can't do that indefinitely.
    A different system I know but I like the way some organisers with sportident have managed this situation - option of a refund or defer for next time. A triathlon up where I stay organised by the local leisure centre also asked people to consider donating their entry fee (they operate as a local charity) which apart from being a nice thing to do means they are more likely to still be operating and able to stage the event next year. (26th September, let's hope by then we are back to something more normal).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark G View Post
    . A triathlon up where I stay organised by the local leisure centre also asked people to consider donating their entry fee (they operate as a local charity) which apart from being a nice thing to do means they are more likely to still be operating and able to stage the event next year.
    Yes. How much do runners really care about the survival of events?

    Twenty years ago when I was concerned about declining numbers in long "A" races like Ennerdale I had a conversation with Richard Eastman and he told me in some years he personally subsidized his race (Wasdale) but that as long as some people wanted to run it he would put it on. That conversation was part of the inspiration to establish the Lakeland Classics Trophy (with Brian Martin).
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    On the other hand when the RO - a villager - moved away from B x B this race collapsed after 2011, when there were 160 runners.This was slightly odd because it was a village "event", lots of cakes were sold by the ladies of the village,the past winners are displayed on a board in the village hall, locals would donate prizes (including Denise Park when she lived there) - but nobody would take over co-ordination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travs View Post

    I see that Parkruns are looking to return by end of October in England... surely this must assist in paving the way for races to start returning to something approaching normality...
    I would have thought that Parkrun's would be the last type of event to get going due to the wide range of age and ability of the runners in addition to the varying configuration of courses like out and back, and, laps.
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