With regard to atheletics data/ power of 10 and now Runbritain listings, I have been puzzled this year that several races on the Fylde coast do not feature in my list of perfornances and that of several other people I have looked at . In my case, I have tried unsuccessfully to add my 94.44 in the Great North West half marathon. a time which would have improved my handicap score. Others have told me that the Blackpool marathon is not recognised as having taken place either. Both being organised by the same company.
Enquiring with the admin team at athletics data/ Power of 10 it appears that the main race organiser in that Fylde coast region does not ....."take out a race license; not just UKA? runbritain nor ARC either" Consequently they do not feel they can.... "use these races in our site"
So there you have it. If you want to improve your handicap score and choose a Fylde Coast race as a means of doing so, check if it has a license. Judging by race entry forms for next year I believe that the race organiser inquestion may well have reconsidered the license policy. If it's a race organised by one of the local clubs I think you'll find it will have a license and be recognised. If not your performance won't be recognised on your published record.
Training wise my easier than par week continued with just a 4 along the canal into the Nelson branch prior to another interesting and rewarding afternoon in the shop. Another amazing variety of runners from a really enthusiastic London marathon runner weighing 19 stone (!) (that's twice my weight) to several youngsters eagerly preparing themselves for their first cross country races. Great stuff!
Shoe of the day was undoubtedly.........the SAUCONY KILKENNY cross country spike.