Martin Burke

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The Clacton Half Marathon

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 13:52

Cinders - all numbers have been sent out for 10k and half marathon entrants. I'll check about the children's numbers (I'm away at the moment). Scruffymonkey - there are plenty of parking spaces along the promenade.


The Clacton Half Marathon

Posted: 04/08/2015 at 11:30

Just to clarify the course information. The route hasn't just been thrown together or planned to be long or short. It is true howevert, that, again, major construction work has impacted on the planned route and as a result the course cannot be run entirely on tarmac/concrete. The route is a start section on the Green on the Promenade, followed by a route that includes tarmac and concrete but a section on a hard farm-track style surface. It is this section that means we cannot get a certificate of course accuracy and the race is officially classed as multi terrain.

The route is as stated above as close to 13.1 miles as gps measurement will allow.

The races carry UKA licences and results will count towards RunBritain rankings - in other words it is an official UKA sanctioned race. 

Scruffymonkey - not sure we have any option (aprt from cancelling). It is something completely outside our control.

The Podplus Ashford Summer 10k & 5K Series

Posted: 15/05/2015 at 11:25

Disney Pirate - we're looking forward to welcoming you to the race. Just focus on your race and don't worry about your time. Go out and enjoy it - you will not be the last over the line.


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Runners World staff - all resigned?

Posted: 08/05/2015 at 12:58

There appears to be nobody left in the Runners World offices.

No phones being answered and no emails being responded to.

Can we assume that the entire staff have upped sticks and walked out?

And will we notice any difference?

The Ashford & District Marathon

Posted: 20/04/2015 at 11:05

Thanks Daniboy and Beetlebug - glad you enjoyed it. Photos will be available to view here from 5 pm tonight.

The Ashford & District Marathon

Posted: 14/04/2015 at 14:29

Just to let you know - the race distance has now been certified.


The Ashford & District Marathon

Posted: 12/04/2015 at 16:52
Race packs were sent out on Friday so should be with you any time now.

The Ashford & District Marathon

Posted: 02/04/2015 at 13:23
The course is awaiting confirmation and we are in discussions with the measurer. He is aware of the provisional route and is working on it with us. .

The Ashford & District Marathon

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 15:37

You're quite correct Daniboy - the loop is just about 13 miles - the balance will be taken up with a section within the Sports Ground - that's why we are waiting for conformation from the measurer. Very few tree roots - all bar around 1.5k of the loop is on tarmac roads. One small section is on the Pilgrims Way - but it was in decent condition the last time we were there about three weeks ago.


The Ashford & District Marathon

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 12:01

Its not significantly hilly - but there definitely some ups and downs. Genuinely undulating I'd call it.

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