Very disappointed to get an email from RnR saying this half marathon has been cancelled. A lot of people are going to loose out on flights and hotel - I'm only coming from London but with the big US branding there's going to be a lot of people from North America who will have already booked much more expensive flights! We get the entry fee refunded, but £30 is not that much compared to the travel costs.
Upset about this one as was really looking forward to running in Edinburgh, not to mention the amazing finisher's medal!
I'm doing the RnR Liverpool Marathon in May - hope that still goes ahead! I am not going to have to be far more weary about doing destination races now and stick to ones closer where there's not such a financial commitment.
I did it last year, and it's great fun. I don't think there's much in the way of hills!! It's mostly flat. If you hear any comments about cobbles they are also barely noticeable and very easy to run on, but there is the odd tram line track that you should watch for. All well organised, a brill weekend away! Does get hot though. They give out sponged and buckets of water and at every stop I just drenched myself in water. The course is unusual as at 10k you actually pass the start/finish line again, then do a massive loop, then at 20 miles you do the first 10k again - but at least you get to cross the finish line this time!!
Just get to the baggage area early. We couldn't find it and had people directing us in the wrong way and were nearly late for our waves.
no and people still try! have to get in early for this one. Too many runners plan to leave it until after the VLM ballot comes out yet it sells out ridiculously quickly! Only way to do it is take a gamble and enter Brighton as soon as it opens - and then if you get a place in VLM as well then decide then!! O_o
That's really sad. I haven't run it but see it as a real a shame when something like this has to be cancelled. With running becoming more and more popular and every race I've entered filling up faster than the year before I would I thought this would be a successful time for organisers. Perhaps there is just too much competition from larger sports events companies now
Good luck to them in the future and hopefully a 2015 race will return.