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.
Well what a race day that was!
Great weather for some fast racing and record numbers of entrants and finishers!
It was a very busy clubhouse on Wednesday morning, it had to be! Those manning the ‘on the day’ entry desk had to process 200 entrants in under an hour and a half; fantastic effort. It does make me realise that I may have to tweak the entry system for next year’s event……..any more than 200 and we could not process them all.
So we had 270 finishers and there are reports of some remarkable personal bests, not least of which is young Becky Briggs (City of Hull AC) first lady home in a remarkable 34:09, reported to be the fastest by an under 20 female athlete this year. Hope to be seeing you in some major international events before long Becky, keep it up and good luck.
I have to thank everyone that came down and pitched in to help me run the event whether volunteering or press ganged on the day by myself, it could not happen without your support.
I’ll leave you all to check the final results out yourselves, as always if you spot any errors let me know and I’ll look into it.
So it just remains for me to wish you all a prosperous and fast New Year..
The Withernsea 5 is one of my personal favourites on the race calendar, it’s relatively short, pleasantly undulating, always well organised and I always seem to do (relatively) well there. This year presented us with a hot and blustery day, which made itself known particularly between the three and four mile markers, as the sun blazed down on our backs and the wind came directly in our faces. This is also the section that has the courses biggest climb, but at least when you’ve turned the corner back towards the coast, you know the worst is over with and it’s just a case of hanging on to the end.
Race results: see new post for handicap and prize winners etc