"He (Natali) thus cheated the legitimate winner out of his right to cross the line first, receive the plaudits and press coverage, also cheated City Of Norwich
AC out of the true record of the silver jubilee race finish .
You will recall in a pre Christmas blog I pointed out ......"with raised eyebrows".......how a M65 had managed to improve his 10K time by over 20 minutes in a year. Highly unlikely......but the race director in this case when I spoke to him didn't seem to be bothered.....but it was no doubt another case of illegal "number transfer" which robbed a team mate of mine of the M65 prize.
So with so much written and spoken about how many problems illegal number transfer creates it is disappointing that the highly sought after numbers for the BRASS MONKEY HALF MARATHON this Sunday WILL NOT be allowed to be transferred legally by the race organisers. It's one of the first things they state on the race information sheets. I have absolutely no doubt that being told they can't transfer numbers legally several will just pass their numbers on anyway. To be hoped the policy of the Knavesmire club does not backfire on them.
Doubtless more on the BRASS MONKEY to follow....................