It has been brought to my attention that there are some private secret groups on Facebook who are trying to make my life problematic within the running community. I just wanted this blog to get out around there and passed on to them that you have the wrong details. I hope that these people will eventually see that I’m a decent , honest person with my integrity full in tact. I have no joy in cheating and don’t see any point in doing so at all.
I was signed up to a Go Beyond event recently – Thames Trot 50 miles. As it turned out a few months before I didn’t think it was achievable to do that event with injuries for overdoing it… as I always do cus I aim too high. (no harm in that).
I asked Go Beyond if I could defer my place and this was denied.
I had a ticket going which I couldn’t use and a friend of mine wanted to take part in the event. At the time this friend didn’t have the funds to buy a ticket and get over there and back. So I gave him my ticket for FREE. It never even occured to me that people would think I was cheating for UTMB (ultra marathon de Mont Blanc) points when I know that I do not even have any intention of doing it for many years yet. This is a prestigious event you need to do other ultras and gain points over certain period (I think 2 years) to be able to apply and qualify for entry.
I have since just contacted GoBEYOND and asked them to remove my name off the board. As can be seen here.
So there we have it. I will not let this get me down. I can understand how people can get angry sometimes when they believe that someone is cheating at something they have worked so hard on for so many years. I can completely understand how I’d feel if others had done the same. I understand that you made a simple error and I am not angry with anyone.
On a side note. In future I shall make certain that my intentions are clear and true to event organizers, regardless of what the outcome may be.
Much peace and love