blackpool marathon



  • RocketRon

    Is this the moment we have all waited for?

    The unmasking of No Soup 4 U.

  • A mindless idiot am i Ron? I shall re word that for you. I'm a runner whos entered your races and found all of them to be poor with numerous errors made, so i have every right to say so on here.

    A family member of mine had her 2008 marathon ruined as it was well short, and it was only because of people nagging you on here for TWO YEARS  that you finally admitted it. You ignored ALL e-mails sent to you asking about this short marathon.

    You make serious mistakes with the organisation, yet are the ONLY organiser that abuses their runners when they speak out, and yet you wonder why you are the most hated organiser in the uk. Look in the mirror, look at yourself and how you treat people, and you have your answer.

    You used to use Bugsy to abuse runners, but since you were "outed" you've abused them on here yourself.

  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    good evening rest night for me tonight then Greenfield 10k tommorrow

    then on Thursday may be trying out Holmfirth harriers which is a great club thats where Barnsley runner and Hilly are from and gave me support in the Holmfirth 15 last year
  • RocketRon wrote (see)

    Steve Ashcroft is a very compitent race organiser andlike all of us over the years volunteers for you guys out there.  Off to the 19th.


    Volunteers do it for nowt. Your organisation of races through SRH Running Promotions must surely rule you out as a mere “volunteer”. The same probably applies to Stephen now that he has taken over your portfolio of events (RIP SRH?) with which you will obviously have nothing to do whatsoever. Who is it again that signs himself Race Office?

  • I like "Probably*

    Is that the same as "Probably the Best Larger in the World"!

    As in NOT True! 

    Thanks Soup for the upgrad but I'm not ready 

    I'll PROBABLY stay the same! Best 5k on 28th Nov 

    are you coming soup?

  • Keith OBKeith OB ✭✭✭


    I hear Soups injured so that will be a no then


  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    Keith OB

    how are you just done Greenfield 10K in a very fast 40 mins tonight
  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    just had an email the Feb marathon is canaclled
  • Stevie  GStevie G ✭✭✭

    These Blackpool marathon threads are epic reading.

    Loads of people with very small handfuls of posts, who only seem to post to abuse Blackpool marathons and the organiser, who only ever post on this topic.

    An organiser who takes all the abuse to heart and fights back with hilariousl comments.

    Loads of names, insults, in meaning comments. Pure INTRIGUE.

    Just one thing I want to all of you lot know each other, as there seems to be loads more behind this than a couple of Northern races!!

    I'm off before I get some abuse from either side!!

  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    and bright bimber has pulled a handstring
  • So does anybody know for certain if the Blackpool Marathon has been cancelled or not, i dont want to pay and have nothing at the end, could someone please let me know?.


  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    yes it has I had entered and got my money back
  • Can I just say I've been doing the Blackpool half for the past 5 years now and found it to be one of the best days of the year.

    I also think it's very well organised and there are some people on here making rediculous trivial and petty comments who seriously need to get a life. It's a running event...get over it!

  • compo 1compo 1 ✭✭✭
    soup seems to have issues with Blackpool races
  • Hi Compo 1

    I just heard that the Blackpool Marathon is cancelled and I have not been refunded, can anyone please let me know how I can do this, and who I need to contact, I would have assumed the organisers would contact me to make a refund if they were genuinely offering this.



  • Hi EG Graham

    I got a refund back from Ron McAndrew and I entered via runners world they should have refunded you by now I would try Ron McAndrew if failing that then you are stuck or try Steve Ashcroft
  • Thanks

     Where can I contact them do you have an address, if so can you mail it to me privately

  • Rocketron or Steve Ashcroft

    I'd appreciate a mail on how to get my refund for Blackpool



  • Very glad I didnt enter this, you shouldn't have to Chase refunds, anyway anyone got any idea for any halfs or full marathon scheduled for blackpool next year?
  • can not wait till june doing Torbay half marathon 4th time down there I make a holiday out of it and tour the south west and Dorset
  • To be fair to the two guys in question I have not yet had to chase anything, this is simply a first request having only just found out, I'm sure it will be sorted as these people organise races for the enjoyment of it and for others, I don't think for one minute that it will be a problem. I notice they have come in for some stick but if you're prepared to stick your neck out and try something in this country unfortunately this is the sort of thing we have to put up with,

  • EG Graham wrote (see)

    Rocketron or Steve Ashcroft

    I'd appreciate a mail on how to get my refund for Blackpool



    Try Ask for Ron.
  • Thank you, and to be fair to those two Gents, they have been dealing with it over the last day or two, , Most helpful too,

    Thank Guys 

  • hope you get your refund back of running in snow soon
  • Snakehips: Freckleton Half Marathon in June is a good one, according to Runners World (top 20 race)

    Even Soup might approve

  • glad there is no more arguing on here with soup
  • Hi

     Steve and Ron

     Refund for Blackpool gratefully received, and much appreciated, thank you for getting it through so quickly

    Regards EG 

  • EG Graham

    glad you got your money back ran in Todmordon yestaday in the hot toddy race we had to be careful on the hills due to ice
  • hi i also have found out late that the marathon is cancelled i only found out  on the 28th feb only by chance when my husband searched the net for some pics to put on a poster.

    very dissapointed i was to be running with my family.

    we are all now wanting refunds and are not happy that we only found out by searching the net why did we not recieve emails?

    phoned the office on monday but not sure if refunds have been sent

  • Wendy - have a look at Liverpool in October instead.
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