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Discussion: Level B

in: Jay-T; Jay-T > 2018-02-18

Feb 21, 2018 2:08 PM # 
I agree with you. All you got in addition to a Level C (now called Regional- Level B is National) was an allocated start time.

The only reason there are 4 levels is because of a very vocal minority from the NWOA who got sufficient support at the BOF AGM to force a revision to the rules a few years back. Level B supposedly gives some protection on the fixture list but the effect of this depends whether your club is on the edge of a regional boundary or not.

I'm not privy to decisions on pricing at SYO events but, in our defence, most other clubs do seem to insist on having one Level B event per year which they use a cash cow.
Feb 21, 2018 4:00 PM # 
Yes I would have balked somewhat at a £15 entry fee for a middle distance, even on good terrain in good quality with good planning (Dave P makes it a habit of using minimal control).

As I'll be paying full whack again from September, I do ask myself whether I'd be willing to part with higher event fees for (what I perceive) 'normal' events. Especially when I'm more likely than most to EOD than pre-enter before entry fees increase - training load/programme, running races taking precedence etc.

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