I couldn't make it but family said it was a great event. All credit to the organisers and many volunteers.
My point was about getting the publicity and interest going in the Warriors so we can get a good turn out at our own club events and other events like this.
Most entry for these events are via British Cycling website but closing dates are often a week in advance or more so easy to miss.
Looking forward to 2019 racing!
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Add in a hectic work and personal life, other volunteer work, dealing with upwards of 300 emails per day in the lead up to the race it's not surprising I missed Darren's email in the days before Plean, I've only just read it this afternoon.
I have never knowingly not given a Warrior or any other club member a start at PleanCX, however was it a "poor show" no, I don't think so, it was just simple mistake, something that we are all capable of making!
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Entry for Plean CX was via the British Cycling site. Due to issues with parking, the race is unable to host the huge numbers that other CX races see, and so places are quite limited. I am assuming that the races were full when you contacted the organiser.
I know from experience that, as an organiser, the weeks leading up to your event are extremely busy and stressful, with the organiser having to co-ordinate with a range of people including Scottish Cycling, the commissaires, the marshals, caterers, hosts, race timing company, PA suppliers and competitors, amongst others. Emails often slip off your radar and in the lead up to a race, when the event is full, responding to those who missed the closing date/didn't get an entry in before the field filled up is often down the list of priorities for a volunteer who is giving up their time to organise an event.
It is worth taking all this into account before passing judgement on the organiser.
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