That they are yet to apologise to runners speaks to the growing arrogance of race organisers and their disregard for the people without whom they would have no races. We are still awaiting the official statement that they promised following Sunday’s event that essentially never was as the marathon distance ended up not being the required 42.2km.
They sent this email: “Dear Matshelane
Thank you for entering the 2019 Rand Water Vaal River City Marathon and as organisers we are committed to the event and delivering a race of the required standards. The Vaal City River Marathon organisers will release a full statement upon a full technical review of the causes and situations that affected the following aspects of the race:
Deviation from the 42.2km route