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Discussion Forum - Events - Events under UK Athletics rules

Author: Elton Ellis
Posted: Sat 18th Apr 2015, 20:00
Joined: 2006
Local Group: Surrey
Your current criteria sound about right. We are primarily walkers and we don’t race, so the events advertised should reflect that. If members want to do events outside those parameters, information is available elsewhere. We also don’t advertise charity events, which is good.
Author: Jonathan Comber
Posted: Sat 18th Apr 2015, 17:14
Joined: 1988
There are events held under UK Athletic rules which have been advertised in the past, the one I can immediately recall is the Round Rotherham which is also allowed as a qualifier for the 100.

Author: Peter Steckles
Posted: Sat 18th Apr 2015, 11:17
Joined: 1998
Local Group: East Lancashire
If space is a constraint then perhaps be more editorial.

If space isn't a constraint then perhaps ensure that all the details are there for members to make their own decision about entering or not.

I guess by not publishing, we could be accused of denying walkers the opportunity to take part.

My tuppence worth

Author: Andrew Todd
Posted: Fri 17th Apr 2015, 19:46
Joined: 2010
Local Group: Wiltshire
The most important aspect of generating any list is knowing what to leave out.

I would take the view that the purpose of that rule is to enforce a curation of the listing on the web site to meet the needs of the bulk of the LDWA membership.
Author: Janet R Pitt-Lewis
Posted: Fri 17th Apr 2015, 17:18
Joined: 1993
Local Group: Marches
If you are providing information about events that can be entered and completed by walkers you are doing a service to the membership by publicising the details. Lets hear about them.
Author: David Findel-Hawkins
Posted: Fri 17th Apr 2015, 11:56
Joined: 1980
Local Group: Beds, Bucks and Northants
To get listed in Strider and under Events on this website there are a number of requirements that the event must meet. One of these is:-

•The event is not advertised as a race & the emphasis is on walking rather than jogging or running

I recently had some events sent to me that do allow walkers but were being held under UK Athletic club rules. I have taken the view that these events do not meet this requirement.

I'd be very interested to get the views of LDWA members on this.

Dave Findel-Hawkins
Challenge Events Sec

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