Record turnout at Stormont for Runher 9.10.11
Lots of great news stories from the big event at Stormont yesterday including record numbers,Dash for Kids with a record 130 taking part in our free race and lots of funds raised for our charity, Cash for Kids.Thank you to everyone for your brillant support and congratulations to all those who made it round a rainy Stormont course. On a negative note, we would also like to make an apology as regards a mistake made by one of our marshalls.
While yesterday seen record numbers at the Stormont Estate for the Belfast Telegraph Runher 5k & 10k event and that the fact that there was much to celebrate, we must apologise to the 10k runners who were misdirected by one of our lead marshalls. A mistake was made and we appreciate that this effected your times. Unfortunately, due to the nature of a large running event, human error can sometimes happen and we can only say sorry in this instance. We hope that it did not spoil your overall enjoyment of the day.
We have now had 9 Runher events in 4 short years and we strive to improve with each event. We listen to your feedback and while we will not get everything 100% right all of the time, we work hard to make positive changes every time. Most of the events have been a great success and in the main, we have played our part in encouraging women of all fitness levels to join the sport or been an avenue to improvement in fitness.
We appreciate some of our runners will be disappointed with not being able to run 10k and set an accurate time.In this instance, we are sorry. In the spirit of Runher, many have jokingly thanked us for running only 9k. Thanks for your feedback! Those running 5k, ran the full distance in this event.
Anyone who wishes to email us directly, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be only to happy to receive your feedback and comments.
We appreciate all your feedback. We hope those 10kers who were chasing a 10PB understand that as race organisers, we too are open to making mistakes. There are many,many positives at Runher and we hope to continue to bring one of the leading womens walking/running events back again - better than ever- in 2012.
Race results will be posted seperately on another NEWS STORY this evening. Full results are available today in the Belfast Telegraph. Race pictures are available now to view at www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk Further race pics will be added on the www.runher.co.uk site later this week.
Runher Race Organiser