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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Medical Certificate Required For IM Nice? Reply with quote

I've seen on FB that instead of having a doctors cert that a BTF licence is adequate?

Can anyone clarify is?
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: Medical Certificate Required For IM Nice? Reply with quote

midsfella wrote:
I've seen on FB that instead of having a doctors cert that a BTF licence is adequate?

Can anyone clarify is?


Yes when I did it (2016).

Also okay for an event I am doing in France in 3 weeks (non IM.)

So probably yes.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've contacted my GP who wants £100 for the privilege.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

midsfella wrote:
I've contacted my GP who wants £100 for the privilege.


My doctor only charged £55 when I did the Nice marathon last year; bargain!

My BTF was fine for when I did IM Nice in 2016.
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 12:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can get one at the sign up tent for 30Euros. (2015 price)

Should all be in the Athlete guide. But in 2015 again a BTF Licence was ok.

I think the 30Euros covers the rubber gloves Doc uses for "inspection"

Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

£10 from my doc for the Trail des 3 Rocs
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

BTF license has been fine for all tri's I've done abroad, including in France.
Most race guides specifically state it is either / or.

EDIT - It clearly states this on the IM France website: "If you have a license in a Federation of Triathlon in your country, you don't need a medicale certificate."
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the answer to this is quite simple

any event in a ETU member country which is permitted by that country's federation allows BTF members to race without needing a medical certificate, as your membership card acts as the med cert. it's a reciprocal agreement that all ETU member federations agree to on becoming ETU members.

however, it will not cover you if an event is not permitted by a federation and you should then check with the organisers what is required.

all permitted events should display a relevant federation permit on their websites - if in doubt ask

and just as an aside - your BTF membership will not provide you with insurance cover for any UK event not permitted by the BTF. so beware what insurances are in place for unpermitted events.

NOTE - this only applies to events such as triathlon and not to pure running events which will be covered by other permits
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2018 1:35 pm    Post subject: idk Reply with quote

When I had run in France, I always sent them the medical certificate as they insisted on having just that. In most cases, websites for racing provide a from on their websites for you to do download, fill in and give to your family doctor to sign. I made photocopies and sent them with no problem. Not sure about BFT. Heard it's complicated to get?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: Medical Certificate Required For IM Nice? Reply with quote

midsfella wrote:
I've seen on FB that instead of having a doctors cert that a BTF licence is adequate?

Can anyone clarify is?


The full license is, the cheap one isnít.

I had to upgrade mine at IM Aix en Provence to avoid the fees.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Medical Certificate Required For IM Nice? Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
midsfella wrote:
I've seen on FB that instead of having a doctors cert that a BTF licence is adequate?

Can anyone clarify is?


The full license is, the cheap one isnít.

I had to upgrade mine at IM Aix en Provence to avoid the fees.


if you mean by "full licence" an "adult licence", then yes, correct. all other licences - either associate, official, coach - are not designed for racing purposes and if you just fancy a go as a holder of one of these, you either need to upgrade or buy a day licence.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Medical Certificate Required For IM Nice? Reply with quote

Tin Pot wrote:
midsfella wrote:
I've seen on FB that instead of having a doctors cert that a BTF licence is adequate?

Can anyone clarify is?


The full license is, the cheap one isnít.

I had to upgrade mine at IM Aix en Provence to avoid the fees.

As FB suggests, as an adult racer, why would you have had anything other than a standard Adult membership?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Medical Certificate Required For IM Nice? Reply with quote

stenard wrote:
Tin Pot wrote:
midsfella wrote:
I've seen on FB that instead of having a doctors cert that a BTF licence is adequate?

Can anyone clarify is?


The full license is, the cheap one isnít.

I had to upgrade mine at IM Aix en Provence to avoid the fees.

As FB suggests, as an adult racer, why would you have had anything other than a standard Adult membership?


I think for some people who don't race often the additional cost of an adult licence may put them off, so the cost of an associate licence and paying for a couple of day licences can work out cheaper. however, what these people are forgetting is that having an adult licence also gives insurance cover when training and I know a number of people have benefited from that alone after an incident.
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