Running any race requires a certain number of people o help make it happen and without these officials there would be no race. This applies at all levels club, region, national, international races. Many people are scared of officiating but there is no need to be, it isn't rocket science, most of it is common sense and you would be amazed at just how much you already know.
The results for the ERSA club national have been published. Thank you to Brentwood slope and Essex club for hosting the day, all parents for being taxis, the helpers today and finally the racers for making it such an entertaining day.
At the recent ERSA committee meeting, Sunday 1st December 2013, there was a long discussion about the effectiveness of the current team events. At the moment we have Children's, Open A, Open B and Open C. During 2013 and 2012 the team events have not worked very effectively and the level of competition has not been great. For example Open C there are normally only 2 teams taking part (2 races had 3). The draw for the team events is done before the season starts and quite often the team events are foregone conclusion, they are certainly losing focus.
Photos taken at the recent ERSA at Welwyn on the 21st April have been published. Thanks to those that took pictures on the day.