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Oh dear, I've been banned from AD
I said something wrong, you see
By using a proxy
I can say something poxy
Even though they've blocked my IP
by Ordinary Road Runner
Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: Limericks & poems for athletics
Replies: 284
Views: 52461

Counties - what do they do ?

I'm not sure what their role is these days and how they are funded. It appears they don't get the road running levy and have little income. Will they be superceded by the Mc Cains Networks ?
by Ordinary Road Runner
Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:32 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Counties - what do they do ?
Replies: 0
Views: 525

I didn't know that - ta.
by Ordinary Road Runner
Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:57 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: relay poor value for money
Replies: 50
Views: 5902

Does anybody have a recording of the 4x100 final ? If so, could you check that Asafa Powell doesn't tread on the line with his right foot on about his third step after starting his run in. The BBC web player isn't quite up to it.
by Ordinary Road Runner
Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:26 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: relay poor value for money
Replies: 50
Views: 5902

As a road runner, I sit on my county committee. It is 99% t&f talk. When us roadies have our chance to say something, the trackies don't understand us and are show no interest in the finer detail - we have to put with them though. Whereas as I don't agree with splitting the sport through ARC, I ...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Sat Mar 01, 2008 12:36 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: London Regional Elections - nonsense
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

London Regional Elections - nonsense

I have in front of me the four candidates' election statements. All very worthy, but I can't help noticing that none of them appear to understand or wish to represent road running. Surely a mistake for all of them. There's probably more participants in a single road race than takes part in all Londo...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Sat Feb 23, 2008 2:55 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: London Regional Elections - nonsense
Replies: 10
Views: 1529

If the affiliation rises beyond £5, then I reckon there will be questions asked. Regarding races, I am not yet sure what the extra bureaucracy entails that doesn't fit in with the current paranoid society we live in. Surely, ARC has to comply too for their members' sake.
by Ordinary Road Runner
Wed Oct 31, 2007 11:25 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: ARC membership, is it cost effective?
Replies: 52
Views: 6596

I think you misread me or I didn't make myself clear. It's £50 to join EA, but (I think) over £200 to join ARC with 170 members. Thus we're quids in by joining EA. The members are quite happy / resigned / don't care about the affiliation fee.
by Ordinary Road Runner
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:00 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: ARC membership, is it cost effective?
Replies: 52
Views: 6596

Well as a member of a jogging club, we pay £50 instead of over £200 (170 members). Quids in and the members think nothing of paying the extra ££s. As for the supposed extra bureaucracy - any well organised membership sec can handle the affiliation paperwork - it's a one off isn't it and then the mem...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Tue Oct 30, 2007 7:29 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: ARC membership, is it cost effective?
Replies: 52
Views: 6596

So why all the fuss ? Some of the team didn't perform and some weren't there due to injury. Some were outclassed. Actually, injury is no excuse - it's the same as being knocked out in the early rounds of the F A Cup due to complacency or ill preparation. If the whole team turned out and performed we...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: How we compare to other countries
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

In the past, we have had some 'great' teams. Does anybody know how our medal tallies lie this year compare to previous World Champs ? Maybe it's on a website somewhere.
by Ordinary Road Runner
Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:24 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: How we compare to other countries
Replies: 17
Views: 1653

I can't help notice all the empty seats for the qualifying events. I noticed this too at previous champs and Olympics. However, in 2012 I reckon there will be a 100% turn out even for the women's shot putt qualifying (if there is such a thing).
by Ordinary Road Runner
Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:12 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: IAAF World Athletics Championships 2007, Osaka, Japan
Replies: 54
Views: 5161

I'm glad this forum is slowly coming back to life. RW is OK sometimes, but usually their threads descend into the trivial. The other forum AD has become rubbish and nobody seems to post their anymore, except the mods and admins, so I just deleted it from my favourites - the url never to be remembere...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: This forum was pretty much dead
Replies: 131
Views: 41268

It would appear that they you are now required to login before viewing posts. Is that a recent change? I haven't looked for a while.
by Ordinary Road Runner
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:30 am
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: Since I cant defend myself on AD I will try on here
Replies: 46
Views: 14283

One basis that AD slag off UKA / EA is on the grounds of them being undemocratic. Pots and kettles come to mind. If AD admins are in anyway representative of ARC views, then it would be a dictatorship if they became the NGB.
by Ordinary Road Runner
Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:24 am
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: Since I cant defend myself on AD I will try on here
Replies: 46
Views: 14283

I read AD a few times. Some interesting stuff, but I think a lot got deleted because it didn't toe their party line. Also, most of the threads are chats amongst themselves, i.e the admin and/or the mods. I think everybody else just lurks and don't post in case they get cazzed.
by Ordinary Road Runner
Tue Aug 07, 2007 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Off track
Topic: Since I cant defend myself on AD I will try on here
Replies: 46
Views: 14283

How will a registration scheme make it any easier to check runners who want to dodge paying the levy ? They might have to write in a number on the entry form, but they could make that up and who is going to check anyway ? I doubt if anybody centrally will do, it due to volume, and the race organiser...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:48 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: http://www.englandathletics.org/
Replies: 82
Views: 12365

Oh I forgot.

Anybody know if there are any plans to extend the affiliation levy to non-club members ?
by Ordinary Road Runner
Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: http://www.englandathletics.org/
Replies: 82
Views: 12365

What an excellent discussion (row). Let me say a few things from a road running background and ask a question or two. I'm not a member of ABACS but only have road runners at heart. 1. Road runners in London, Essex and some parts of Kent resent the levy. 2. The scenario of 150 x £3 plus £50 = £500 in...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Tue Jan 02, 2007 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: http://www.englandathletics.org/
Replies: 82
Views: 12365

Athletic coach I bow to your superior knowledge on road runners going along to the track and using their coaching resources. You say "I asked a lady why her runing club became affilliated, simple she said it allowed them to enter races at a cheaper rate. A registeration scheme will go some way to st...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:34 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Moorcroft set to quit as UK chief
Replies: 63
Views: 11540

Ordinary, shall I say, jogging clubs who are affiliated to the counties and regions generally don't have coaches or make use of any officials. I'd say it's the track clubs with road running sections who make use of these. Maybe jogging clubs get a referee along to help with their local race, but usu...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Sun Sep 24, 2006 11:33 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Moorcroft set to quit as UK chief
Replies: 63
Views: 11540

Thanks for the info. We'll probably wait for the dust to settle before changing affiliation and shooting ourselves in the foot or is that feet ? I don't think our club would want to lose the support of UKA race officials.
by Ordinary Road Runner
Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athlete levy (sorry registration)
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

I suppose lack of information one way or the other leads to gossip and rumour. If we did unaffiliate from UKA and affiliate to ABACS, where would we get out officials from for any races we organise - the referee and timekeeper ? Do ABACS have a list of their qualified people ? I don't think it would...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Thu Sep 14, 2006 4:52 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athlete levy (sorry registration)
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Athlete levy (sorry registration)

Any idea what the latest is on the proposed registration scheme ? Our club's AGM is soon. I doubt we'll collect it anyway, but it's probably worth debating. If we do collect and pay it, it won't be until next October. Just like to have the facts for the AGM.
by Ordinary Road Runner
Wed Sep 13, 2006 6:21 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Athlete levy (sorry registration)
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

I haven't been to the stadium for quite a few years. Is it still a dump requiring knocking down and starting again or did somebody put up some cash and improve it to world class status ?
by Ordinary Road Runner
Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:08 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Crystal palace
Replies: 2
Views: 959

Having just come back from a nice free run, I realise that what I object to is the proposed cost of £5. When the SEAA tried to introduce a £5 scheme, it was broken down as £2 for insurance, £2 for other things which I can't remember, but did include a better reimbursement of officials and £1 admin. ...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Tue Aug 01, 2006 11:41 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 68
Views: 8054

I agree in part with what you are saying road runner but when it comes to the recieving prizes and championships then I believe that the runner should be registered to prove who they are.

So that's .01% of the road running population taken care of.
by Ordinary Road Runner
Tue Aug 01, 2006 10:01 am
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 68
Views: 8054

I belong to a road running / jogging club that charges £10 p.a. How will paying another £5 benefit me or my club ? The club already pays my insurance and gets me 10% off gear. Also, if I didn't want to pay the extra £2 at races I would just use a club name. No race organiser has time to check. And h...
by Ordinary Road Runner
Mon Jul 31, 2006 6:15 pm
 
Forum: Current events
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 68
Views: 8054

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