Comrades cut ‘not damn fair’

2010-02-02 00:00

COMPLAINTS are pouring in from people who couldn’t make it among the additional 2 000 entries for the 2010 Comrades Marathon accepted on Saturday.

The entries were the last batch and it took only four minutes to acquire the desired number for the race.

Some of those who could not make it blamed the “underhand” technique employed by Mr Price employees when processing the entries.

Gill Mortimer went to the store to enter her son, who had to take his cricket team to Durban on that morning.

She became upset when she noticed the teller processing more than one entry form for individuals in the queue.

“I just stated that it was not damn fair for them to process more than one form per person. Those who wish to submit entries for their friends should have gone to the back of the queue once theirs had been processed,” Mortimer said.

She said the store manager tried to explain he was not informed that only one submission per person should be pro­cessed.

“ … he did then put the two submissions to one side, but alas, it was too late. Race organisers should have made it clear that submissions are done in person.”

Mike Goldstone also could not make the cut. He said it should have been made clear that prospective participants should submit their entries in person.

Comrades House spokesman Craig Fry said there was no way submission of more than one entry per individual could have been avoided.

“Honestly, there will always be disgruntled people when they fail to make it to a desired goal. We could not control this as it was a last day. We can’t take more entries due to logistics,” Fry said.

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