Andrew Coates has been contacted by a woman called Abigail Burgess who is trying to talk to race directors as part of her degree and is struggling(see below). It seems a shame that whilst Road Race Directors moan about legislation, police, red tape and the like they are not (apparently) prepared to engage with someone engaged in a formal study that may turn out to be of some use to the sport.
I wonder if your race directors would be prepared to talk to her? Who knows the CLGP and the clubs may get a little credit for helping where others have not!! If they get involved they will be in good company, I know she has had contact with some of the big charities fundraising through running.