Why do you not keep the course open for more than 9 days and let everyone finish?
Sunday 12th May 2013
Simply because of costs, resources and the leading teams would be bored out of their brains waiting 5 days (plus) for the rest to finish. As you can imagine, every additional day the course remains open adds significant costs to us. This ultimately would be added on to the cost to enter which is not something we want to do at this time. Furthermore, we are totally reliant on the amazing support we get from our volunteers, many of who are happy to give up a week of their lives to see this amazing event happen. We can’t realistically expect volunteers to be with us for any longer than they already are and believe substituting volunteers mid-race will likely lead to mistakes being made.