Burnham Beeches Half Marathon

Cancelled in 2005?

13 messages
28/03/2005 at 21:29
Just looked on the Burnham Joggers website - the race seems to be off this year.

What a shame - I really enjoyed this event last year and even managed to get a pb. At least it seems to be a temporary thing - back in 2006, apparently. Hope so.
28/03/2005 at 21:31
Was it not cancelled the year before last as well?
28/03/2005 at 21:38
That's a shame. I've done this one for the past couple of years, and thought it was an excellent and very well organized event. I hope it makes its comeback.
28/03/2005 at 21:39
I don't think so...

From the website:
"The ballooning costs, lack of a major sponsor and loss of key members of the organising committee has made this impossible. However, we are rethinking the event and hope to have it back on the road for 2006. "
28/03/2005 at 21:40
I mean I don't think it was cancelled the year before last...
28/03/2005 at 21:43
Yep, not a bad one, quite undulating and obviously can be very hot!!
29/03/2005 at 15:05
Wasn't cancelled foot & mouth year?
Haven't done it for the past two years but was hoping to make a reappearance this year - sadly not to be....
29/03/2005 at 16:42
Oh bugger. This is my favourite race of the year. Ah well, I look forward to its triumphant return in 2006.
29/03/2005 at 18:48
doh!this is unfortunate!!really local and despite tough two lap undulating course agood one!

Anyone offer them sponsorship!!and quick!!
29/03/2005 at 19:08
I wonder how much a "major sponsor" would have to provide? Anyone know?
29/03/2005 at 19:27
surely it'd "only" be a few grand!?!?
12/06/2005 at 16:00
Thanks for the kind comments about the Burnham Half. In 2005 it was not just the money- lets face it we could gave upped the entry by £3 or £4.

Year after year the same dedicated bunch of volunteers have spent many hours organising this race. Unfortunately several key members moved out of the area in a short period and others are away in August this year. We just did not have enough back up without bringing in the professionals at high cost.

Unfortuately this was one of the first decisions I had to make after becoming Club Chairman. Take heart we are already planning the 2006 race!

Keith Scudamore
Chairman, Burnham Joggers
13/06/2005 at 16:13
Looking forward to it coming back next year - was one of my favourite races of 2004 (although my legs would disagree).

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