This Saturday (29th January 2011) there is due to be another event in the park. As a result the normal route will be impeded. The volunteer team have discussed possible ways to approach this and have decided to offer an alternative route rather than cancel the run.
We have prepaired the alternative route in advance, however this may also be subject to last minute changes pending access to certain area's of the park on the morning of the run. As a result, we will not be able to guarentee a 5km distance.
In the past many runners have appreciated that the run has not been cancelled in such circumstances, whilst others have been unhappy about the alternative route distance and the subsequent times held against their names. Thus we are asking that any runner who is NOT happy with having a run recorded on the alternative route to simply take part in the run but to NOT run through the finishing funnel. Any runner who runs through the finishing tunnel will be credited with their run.
In this event and in general, do NOT run through the tunnel and then refuse to accept your finishing token, throw the token onto the registration desk without explination or leave with your number token (this has been happening quite frequently lately and causes much confusion). If you mistakenly pass through the tunnel you MUST queue for registration and inform the registration team that you have mistakenly run through the tunnel, your possition can be accounted for by an "unknown ATHLETE" allocation.
No post run alterations will be made to remove run records from runner accounts. We have offered post run edits on past occasions however this posed to be too time consuming due to the volume of emails and we can not offer this any more.
Also, please be aware that South Manchester parkrun will be going barcode only from the 5th February 2011. There will be no exceptions, so please request your barcode by following this link. Print your barcode and preferably laminate it so that it does not get damaged.
We thank you in advance for your help in achieving a smooth running event in light of the alterations, see you on saturday.
South Manchester parkrun team