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Event now cancelled
Me too seeing as i live nearby and have yet to run it
Probably not much help but
1st May Three Forts half Marathon.5th June Seaford Half Marathon.
Both hilly and off road.
June12 - SouthEnd Hmhttp://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/viewevent.asp?sp=&v=2&EN=59706&ms= Frinton + Walton
Lack of interest? Last year there were 805 finishers.
Not the runners who lost interest it would appear.
The race is not cancelled, apparently 2:09 events were asked to take over the running from Pilgrims Hospices and have their own entry system!
We are pleased to have been invited by Pilgrims Hospices, to take over the Canterbury Half Marathon, and we have brought in race Timing Systems to help with the management and promotion of what is one of Kents best events.
The route is hilly, there is no doubting that, but runs through beautiful Garden of England scenery and typical Kent downland villages. 2:09 Events director won this race 3 times in the 80's and early 90's running 66mins around the route so it is not that slow and there are some long sweeping down hills to go with the climbs.
Pilgrims Hospices remain the charity of the year and you will be invited to raise funds for them.
You can enter using the link on this page Canterbury Half Marathon at 2:09 events
um - that was the case when I entered it in 2008 - if you go to 2:09 they say it's been cancelled.
"Sorry, this event has been cancelled."
Mike at 209events.com just said
"It is not our event – the event management is with Race Timing Systems and we only had it as part of the race entry system in the same way as Runner’s World have it and we can’t make decisions/take actions for them.
I have forwarded your email to RTS.
may i suggest the sittingbourne 10k as an alternative.....
oops sorry link does not work
Full reasons here….
siony wrote (see)
If pilgrims hospice don't want the race I have a horrible feeling that it wont go ahead again. Anyone know how much it costs to run an event? If locals value it is it feasible to arrange? Any thoughts?
I for one hope it does run again. 2010 was such a great day for so many. Ok the main sponsor didn't receive as much as they hoped for in the way of money raised by runners but maybe sometimes you have to loose some to gain more in the future...... or maybe I am nieve...
maybe 209 events can take it up again later in the year. After all isn't the company run by an ex kentish man Mike Gratten
Just a thought for those of you disappointed at the cancellation, and I know that Essex is not exactly Kent, but, there is the following event on 22nd May - it's 10 miles and always well supported; been going for years now.
BTW best of luck any of you running Halstead; it's a lovely course.
I'll be doing the Frinton half instead this year "oh I do like to be beside the seaside"
[b]Edmund Carr Great Baddow[/b] Charity [b]10[/b] mile Road Race