I love how this conversation about SAAL is continuing under a mispelt "Maryborough results".
When in my view, it should be under another title.
Fast, SA needs to get it together and FAST, (excuse the pun) as technology advances, any business plan adapts to make the business operate more efficiently.
Test & retest before implementing anything first. That could impact the business.
Cross checks & balances. Don't take people's money & not provide a service eg: not respond to enquiries or appeals. Or charge an additional fee, just to dismiss it.
The issue is, the people in the position to make decisions on the future of SAAL and make changes only listen to a select few that have been in this sport a short amount of time. Making rules up as they go, which has indirectly or maybe directly (calm down haters) to benefit a few. We can all see what they are trying to do, but ego and hindsight is blurring the lines here.
Those backmarkers & middle markers are being affected by what is being spat out by the 'system' & now by the looks of it, those group of runners will run elsewhere. And I can't blame them either.. In fact, I think I told ya so.. On here months ago.. To not run SAAL races, save your money or better spent elsewhere (for the athletes enjoyment & wellbeing) until they (SAAL) get it sorted.
I been around a little while, watching, observing, not always posting my views on pro track. This is up until this season of way too many changes, and the knee jerk reactions made by SAAL and the confusing way the changes have been communicated and or implemented. The way the Bay was conducted, officiated and run by contrast to Maryborough (here's my connection piece with the subject heading) was like buying a pair of shoes from KMart (SAAL) employees are young, inexperienced, using the latest software system they know little about, that's constantly being updated and changed, with customers returning their purchases months later, due to poor quality, damaged or faulty, giving feedback only to be ignored and vowing never to return. Resulting in price war with other competitors.
Buying shoes from an establish brand or store with experienced staff, proven systems, open to feedback, make mistakes but fix the problems for future products and look to provide great customer service (VAL, AA, ASA etc) not over react when a customer makes a complaint (by even thinking about banning them or sending them a letter/email).
If a business did this, of course customers would look elsewhere. *reread Youngy's story on the local shoe store posted on here months ago.
Now how many of you runners would buy Kmart shoes over Brand outlet or shoe store??
Rant over, I'm now gonna go bake a cake, fat lady's like cake, think I'm depressed #comfortfood #RIPSAAL
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