I've just had an email from the organisers of Hull Marathon 2012, so it's definitely going ahead but they as yet haven't released the date.
Looking forward to this. This will be my first Marathon, great to have it in my hometown
Good work Jon that's great news!
Time for everyone to forget the bad press the marathon recieved and get behind it!!
Hi Folks I'm one of the team organising the event. Current position is we have a route agreed in principle with both local authorites in the region and the various emergency services engaged too, just a couple of minor things to sort out with it which will be addressed this week. The issues that were raised this week regarding a licence were factually incorrect as the route doesn't cross any open and closing bridges nor level crossings. Our conversations with UK Athletics Management since then have been very positive, they are happy with the application thus far, see no issues with it and look forward to granting the licence very shortly once we formally present the route to them. There has also been misinformation regarding cost published, it is £38 for club members, the first 250 applicants receive a further discount, currently up to about 160. We are having positive conversation with a number of potential partners and sponsors, the national and local charities we are supporting are delighted with the plan, so its full steam ahead. It's a great opportunity for the city, my one regret is I won't be running it as I suspect I will be a tad busy that day!
Jon - no problem, just wanted to ensure that everybody is up to speed with current positon and try to clear up the confusion. Yes I'll contunue to post on here as things progress and we are now on twitter and facebook if you use those too https://twitter.com/#!/HullMarathon and http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002638498490&ref=ts Have you entered yet, still 75 early bird places avaialable? Thanks for the support we have received a great deal over the past few days, amazed at the number of people of work who are now up for their first marathon too!
RC - There seems a good flow of entries for this, it's local for me but I'd like to see a few more details before deciding, like the route. The course now has it's AKA licence so the organisers should get on and let everyone know.
Hull is very flat but the approach to the Humber bridge would be uphill and the bridge itself is not flat especially returnung from the south bank at Barton, parts of East Riding also have a few hills but not like West Yorkshire hills. The hillyness or otherwise wouldn't put me off.
The date is earlier in the year than I've ever done a marathon (only 3 to date) and I'm not the best for training in winter so would prefer a May date but never say never.
There seems to be another Hull Marathon? forum in the general running section but still not very active. With over 400 signed up, it should get going as Delia would say, Come on, Were are ya, Lets be Havin Ya.
Hull people are not usually shy in expressing their views.
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