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Home > Health and safety cuts a half-marathon short
People sometimes complain that although they are important, health and safety procedures can be taken too far. In Cardiff, though, it seems the procedure fell short. 0.12 miles short, to be precise.
In 2010, runners in the Cardiff Half Marathon complained when they realised that the course was too short, because of a diversion triggered by a potential health and safety risk.
Race organisers identified an obstruction on the planned marathon route, so at the last minute, they decided to rearrange it for the safety of the 15,000 runners and the general public. The charity and main race organiser Barnardo’s apologised for the truncated race.
Regular runner Mick McGeoch said he thought something was amiss, as he noticed mid-race that the mile markers were out:
“I’ve run so many of these races over the years I can predict to a very high degree of accuracy what time I’m likely to run…There is a bond between race organisers and the runners. There’s a faith if you like but when things don’t go well you lose faith in their organisational skills.”
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