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Runner blasts 'insulting' PS200 marathon prize.


THE women's winner of a Scottish marathon has rapped organisers after the event's PS1000 prize money was "slashed" to PS200.

Jennifer Wetton, 32, said she only found out about the "insulting" award after finishing last month's race.

She said the smaller prize would "have been a consideration" in deciding to enter the Stirling Marathon.

Organisers Great Run said it was an "oversight" that the information was not available before the race.

Jennifer, of Stirling, told the BBC she checked the Great Run website the day before the event to check what the prize money was.

She said: "It was yet to be confirmed. It would have been nice if they had communicated properly, so we had all the information before we made the decision to take part."

Jennifer's decision to run the marathon, which had a cash prize of PS1000 last year, was made in January so she could start training.

She said she believed PS1000 was "the going rate" for a marathon prize, adding: "While PS200 is reasonable if you're running a 10k... for a marathon it was a little bit insulting."


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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 8, 2019
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