Croome Capability Canter
27 Nov 16
This year's Croome sold out in a record time. The final confirmed entry was received around 9:20pm. There were many that tried to enter even minutes after entries open, but ended up on the waiting list. I will be following this up with the entry system organisers. Of the 350 available place, we currently have 286 confirmed and entered (which you can check on the sign up tab here: https://www.entrycentral.com/croome), then the first 64 on the waiting list have been offered a place via email, so no-one has missed out unfairly.
About the system/reserving, fairness, etc (bedtime reading):
This year's system is fairer than the old way, which would penalise those that typed slower. This way, it allows those that started the checkout process to have sufficient time to enter all their details and not find out that someone typed in their details quicker, but started later. Having said that, there seemed to be an issue where it only filled 273 of the places. The rest were put on the waiting list. So the next 77 on the waiting list have now been offered a place via email. I will be contacted Entry Central to find out why this happened, but either way it is a fair system. It's the same system used by all main ticket/concert websites.
Due to last year's race selling out in less than an hour. This year you can reserve up to 4 entries at a time when the entry system opens - so you can enter partners, friends, etc. Once you start the checkout process, you will have a limited amount of time to complete the checkout before the places are released and you will need to start again. This ensures you don't start entering, only to find out that someone beat you to the last place when you come to pay. Because of this, please ensure that you have all the details of the people you are signing up. This includes name, address, email, phone, date of birth and club affiliation number (if applicable).
Date: Sunday, 27th November 2016 at 9:30am
Venue: Croome Park, nr High Green, WR8 9DW
Distance: 6.5M (10K-ish)
Route: 1 lap
Setting: Off-road course around the beautiful scenery of Croome Park
Race licence: Full UK Athletics licence (licence number 2016-26619)
Wheelchair accessible: No
Water stations: Yes
Distance markers: Every 1K
Traffic free: Yes
Awards: Medal, winners’ prizes, goody bag
Bag storage: Yes, unsupervised
Parking: There is limited parking, please car share where possible.
Note: Please allow 10 minutes to walk from registration to the start.
Postal entry: No
On-the-day entry: No
Minimum age: 18
- Entry cost: £13 affiliated, £15 unaffiliated. You will need your affiliation number to claim the discount when entering. You can find your licence number on the England Athletics website.
Opening date: Monday 3rd October 2016 at 9pm.
- Closing date: 48 hours before the race or when we reach 350 participants, whichever is reached first. Last year's race sold out in less than an hour, so make sure you set a reminder for when entries open.
Waiting list: When all 350 entries are taken, there will be a waiting list. In the event of any withdrawals, places will be offered to those on the waiting list on a first-come, first-served basis. They will have 24 hours to accept and pay for the entry after which it will be offered to the next on the list.
- Cancellation/Swapping Numbers: If you are unable to attend, let us know at least 48 hours before the race and we will refund your entry fee (minus a £1 admin fee and a 5% payment processing fee, which is around 60-70p). If you want to give your place to another person, they must register themselves on the waiting list through this page, then you must get in touch and we'll swap over the entry details. Anyone found running under another name without notifying us prior to race day will be disqualified and banned from future races. This is for health and safety reasons and to ensure the accuracy of results and prize giving. You can read more about the consequences of swapping numbers on the BPJ website.
Organiser: Black Pear Joggers
Race secretary: Claire Shacklock
Email: [email protected]
Status: Waiting List
Total Places: 300
Places Available: ??
*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA
To sign-up for this event on EntryCentral with a card payment, the Service Fee is 5% (min 60p)