I expect its to do with football but also to ensure that if 2 sides are trying to finish 4th or avoid the drop one side does not have an unfair advantage by knowing if they need to score 4 tries before kick off.
Robby - they always planned to kick off at the same time, however the time announced has always been 3pm. This was one of the reasons we chose SWH for that day - we "knew" the time couldn't be changed for TV...
Chris - we could move things back, but getting everyone to Wolverton for 6am doesn't seem too likely, lots of them struggle to make the 7am start.
Plus - there are 54 registered walkers already, they'd have to be informed of the changes to start time and given the option to drop out or change walks. This in turn could affect the sponsorship they've already collected.
That's of course assuming the walk leaders can be there for the earlier time, otherwise there's no point even thinking about it.
These are exactly the sorts of reasons we wanted a fixed kick off time! Oh, and just because it's May doesn't mean it'll be sunny...
Why not get one of Mr Connects coaches to take people from FG to the start.
It would cost a little but I will help out with the cost and sponsor it.
I am sure that everyone will muck in as it is a good event. Not sure that anyone would have signed up because of the time more that they wanted to be a part of it.
I shall be travelling the nrmal 150 miles to get there for the start. So locals will have no excuse.
Think positive and it will work!
TF - as far as I can recall, it's always been 3pm or later. Consensus so far seems to be OK for moving the start times, if anyone has any significant reasons why we can't then I'll update all the walkers on the new times.
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