Edinburgh Marathon organisers in results U-turn

The Edinburgh Marathon organisers have done a U-turn. Picture: Ian Georgeson
The Edinburgh Marathon organisers have done a U-turn. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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THE organisers of the Edinburgh Marathon have done a U-turn over a decision not to publicise individual results.

They came under fire yesterday over a failure to publish the full results of the race.

Times and placings have been announced only for the top three in each category.

Almost 10,000 people took part in Sunday’s event, and many threatened to boycott future events in the Scottish capital.

Confirmation of each runner’s time was to be texted to participants’ mobiles and can be individually retrieved online, but many said they were disappointed friends and family could not see the times.

They claimed results would not be published for “data protection” reasons.

Runners said such a policy was virtually unheard of and that organisers had taken “data protection” too far.

But EMF has now said competitors who want their times made public to help future rankings can access them on athletics sites.

Initially only individual runners could see their result by logging onto a website after receiving a text from the company.