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wolfbane

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Spine race 2019 ( January )
« on: 19:02:34, 23/11/18 »
Hi Everyone , I have just become a member this evening .


I am trying to find out as much as possible about the Spine race 2019 - on here before I contact the official website , hopefully to possibly becoming a volunteer .
How much do volunteers have to pay , I believe it is discounted on entry ?


Do winners of the Spine race win a prize ?, any one with knowledge of the winter event  or information regarding the race , it would be very much appreciated.


Many thanks
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sussamb

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #1 on: 20:16:53, 23/11/18 »
The info you need is on their website, so you'd be better exploring that first then coming here if you have any queries.
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wolfbane

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #2 on: 22:27:42, 23/11/18 »
Hi


The above questions ive asked in my post are not available on the website!


Can anyone advise whom may have previously been part of the spine race ?

sussamb

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #3 on: 22:55:38, 23/11/18 »
Really?  I can tell you if you volunteer and are accepted one year you get a discount the next ...


https://thespinerace.com/volunteers/


There are no prizes as such but finishers get a medal.


Really though if that sort of detail is important to you it's probably not the race for you  ;)
« Last Edit: 22:58:45, 23/11/18 by sussamb »
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wolfbane

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #4 on: 23:11:45, 23/11/18 »
..as I said , the website does not indicate the answers to question posted , and yes the questions are important to me , as I would like to know  the charges volunteers have to pay has it does not say ie is  10 or 1000  who knows ? , the charges may not be important to you But iam sure most people paying any charges would like to know them beforehand as most people have budgets .   

sussamb

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #5 on: 23:27:20, 23/11/18 »
If you volunteer you pay nothing. If you compete the entry fees are listed.


https://thespinerace.com/application


As I said it's all on the website
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tonyk

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #6 on: 16:46:42, 24/11/18 »
..as I said , the website does not indicate the answers to question posted , and yes the questions are important to me , as I would like to know  the charges volunteers have to pay has it does not say ie is  10 or 1000  who knows ? , the charges may not be important to you But iam sure most people paying any charges would like to know them beforehand as most people have budgets .
You would have a be pretty dumb to pay to act as an unpaid volunteer! As far as I am aware volunteers don't get any payment but are offered a discount on next years race.I think realistically you need a budget of at least 3000 to enter and complete this race.This is the bare minimum,a 1000 to enter and the rest for travel and upgraded kit.Past races show that a lot of entrants fail due to poor quality kit or the wrong type of kit.

harland

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #7 on: 21:04:26, 27/11/18 »
I have made a serious mistake, I am on holiday when the 2019 race is on! :(

sussamb

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #8 on: 21:29:56, 27/11/18 »
VERY serious  ;D


On a better note, I won't be dot watching this year either as I'm part of the Spine Safety Team  O0
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harland

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #9 on: 21:56:11, 27/11/18 »
On a better note, I won't be dot watching this year either as I'm part of the Spine Safety Team  O0
Well done for helping, I am sure that you will enjoy the experience.  Do you know where you will be working or do they move you around?

sussamb

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #10 on: 22:34:42, 27/11/18 »
We move around basically surrounding/following the herd and in the advance when needed, plus some specific tasks that are shared between the 4 safety teams. One of my team's task for example is to man Gregg's Hut, another is to support the team at the Auchope Hut.
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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #11 on: 22:44:13, 27/11/18 »
That's really exciting sussamb, we shall look forward to lots of interesting posts.
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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #12 on: 00:46:29, 28/11/18 »
VERY serious  ;D


On a better note, I won't be dot watching this year either as I'm part of the Spine Safety Team  O0
So we can expect to see you on the start line in 2020? O0

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #13 on: 06:01:49, 28/11/18 »
No  ;D
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sussamb

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Re: Spine race 2019 ( January )
« Reply #14 on: 08:23:02, 28/11/18 »
That's really exciting sussamb, we shall look forward to lots of interesting posts.


If I have time I'll try ...  O0
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