We wanted to drop you a message to make sure you know we are taking every precaution possible to ensure the safety of you all as best we can regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) for your upcoming event.

The current rationale is based on advice we have taken on from our local public health team (based on national guidance) remains that the risk of infection from outdoor events such as this event remains low, and that as of now there is no epidemiological or medical evidence to suggest that mass participation events should be restricted at this time. We also received information from our governing body England Athletics on Thursday last week after the government update that their events were taking place this weekend. There are plenty of other large scale running events across the country taking place as well as this event.

We appreciate that this may change at any point and we like you await government updates on the matter.

If they do will be in touch immediately with postponement details.

However after the announcement on Thursday from the government we will continue with the planning of the event but with some key additions and changes. 

These changes and additions are:

  • All our staff including those on baggage drop, water stations and goodie bag pick up will be issued gloves to wear.
  • There will be additional hand sanitiser in the portaloos and on the information desk.
  • There will not be any prize presentations at the finish.
  • Additional bins will be places around the event village for you to place any rubbish.