Just to let you know I have just put this event on with runners world for online which I should have done months ago. It has been on other sites and we already have 120 entries in the last 4 weeks so please don't leave it to late to enter this time as we had 155 runners worlders run this year. With the limit at 500 I think we will be full by the end of November or early December, this year I had to turn away 300+ runners so you know it makes sense enter asap see you in Jan. And due to the time of year we have put a cut off time of 2hrs 45mins as we have to think about the health and safety of all my brilliant marshals.
Already booked for the same weekend which is a week before London so I think it will sell out next year with such a great course record and people that don't get in London, and I will make sure that we have things for the kids to do.
Just a bit confused how how people rate races. You pay 14 to 16 pound, you get a uka permited even/ accurately measured PB course/ scenic route/ sports cap bottled water every 5k/ well signed and marshalled course/ Medal-bottled water-easter egg and a bacon sandwich for your efforts. You would pay that price at some 10ks and just get a medal.
No more half's this year Stephen, But the ten miler is the Elswick Express on sat 19th july 10.30am start. As for the drinks station I try and man them with runners as a runner know what a runner wants just like most of the event it is manned by active runners or retired runners, not people from a big company who don't give a toss and are just there because its a job. So a big thanks to all my helpers that make the event possible and give up there time for the sport they love.