Edinburgh Marathon runners slam missing data

Some runners have become upset by a lack of information. Picture:  Ian Georgeson
Some runners have become upset by a lack of information. Picture: Ian Georgeson
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ANGRY runners have hit out after organisers of Sunday’s Edinburgh marathon festival failed to publish the full results of the race.

Scottish Athletics said it is already in talks with organisers Edinburgh-based GSi Events about the missing data.

A spokesman said: “Scottish Athletics is fully aware of concerns being expressed and is in dialogue with race organisers.”

Almost 10,000 people took part in Sunday’s event, but many are now threatening to boycott future events in the Scottish capital.

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

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

GSi’s Edinburgh marathon Facebook website tells participants: “All your personal data and information, including your running times, are treated with great respect.

“As such your result information is available to you.

“You will need to log in to get your times, splits and finishing position within the race. You can then choose to share this information as you see fit.”

But many runners have accused the company of taking “data-protection” too far.