Potteries Marathon has done just that BtB. A group of runners from local clubs have got together following a FB post asking about reviving the race. Coincidentally, 2 weeks later Runners World featured the race in its 'Bring Back' section
9 months later and they've just launched the race - happening on Sunday July 5th 2015
What a great event this was, so good to hear it's being revived. "The Friendly Marathon" due to the fantastic locals of course, the course itself was not too friendly at all - the big question amongst many runners being which is the toughest, Potteries of Snowdonia?
On a more local front down here in Kent we've lost the Quicksand 15 (along the beaches & clifftops of Thanet) and the Cliffe Woods 10k which was a BARR silver graded event. In my opinion both would make welcome returns
I last did the Potteries Marathon in 1999. Not too many years later someone (or body of people) decided Stoke on Trent was the dullest place in England to live. These people had obviously not run the Potteries Marathon and enjoyed the level of support & encouragement from the locals that I and many other runners experienced. Dullest place in England? My a*se!