The East Hull Harriers committee have taken the tough decision to defer this year’s East Hull 20 road race, currently scheduled for the 27th March, until 2023.
Due to a number of challenges that are outside of our control, the committee were not confident of delivering its usual exceptional standards for which the race has become synonymous. We felt it much more appropriate to take a step back for a further year, and come back stronger in 2023 with an event that many of you know and love, and one which we as a Club are proud of. It’s not a decision that was taken lightly, but ultimately it’s the right one.
The entry system has now been closed, and all runners who have already entered will be fully reimbursed into the account from where the payment was made.
As previously publicised, this year’s event is going virtual due to the current pandemic.
As usual, this remains a ‘no frills’ event and even better this year is free to enter.
There is limit of 300 participants for this race.
You may run your race on any route you wish but you must provide evidence of the following:
- It must be started on Boxing Day 26th December 2020.
- You must provide a Strava, Garmin or any other device screen shot showing the distance and time completed.
- The distance must be shown in kilometres.
- The time shown will be the time recorded.
- Any entry showing less than 10 k or in any other format, miles, furlongs etc., will be disqualified.
- You must observe the coronavirus guidance in effect, in the place you run.
- Please make sure you plan your route in advance and think about possible dangers you may encounter. Take steps to minimise them and stay safe.
- Please use the following email address for entries [email protected]
- Do not use the email address for any other correspondence.
Include in your email the following:
- First Name
- Family Name
- Club or unattached
- Male or Female
- Veteran category, e.g. F, F35, F40 or M, M40, M45 etc.
Same email address for results please, submissions close at midnight 29th December 2020.
Please see the official notice of the change of date to the annual General meeting:
“Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic we are unable to hold the AGM in the Clubhouse. To enable us to reach the majority of our membership we have agreed that the meeting documentation and voting process should be held via the East Hull Harriers Members Only group on Facebook”
10 miles in the legs starting to wain (in fact I think they had been whinging since around 10k). If only I had just kept my mouth shut 2 months earlier, to give you some context, for some reason I had been missed off an email circulation at work offering the first ten respondents the opportunity to run the half marathon in Malta with accommodation etc. paid for by work. All we had to do was raise £250 for CHIPS charity.
The Retford Half Marathon though 80 miles from Hull is not unkown to Hull runners. It is organised by Retford Athletic Club and attracts approximately 1 200 entrants each year. It leaves Retford from Retford Oaks Academy on Babworth Road and travels through the local North notts countryside, which looks very similar to our East Yorkshire countryside unsurprisingly. The first 5 miles are flat and there are a few rises(including a small railway bridge at mile 11 which we never appreciate running up), the last couple of miles are downhill but because the road (Worksop Road) is not closed and runners are required to run on the left you have to be careful when overtaking as the footpath is narrow in some places. So its not like the North East Lincs or Boston halfs which are very flat but not too arduous and a good time beckons for those who have trained appropriately.