Last few places

Fewer than 10 paces left each day, and as team places are also going well, I might divert some of the medals in that direction.

I'm making some final preparations now in terms of what I'm going to give out this year, so early entries would be nice for me. I'm spending everything on the event, and although I won't close entries until all medals have gone, I'd like to go shopping early...

Fair Runner Policy

I've been having a think. Some of you who know me will have seen that I've had to cancel a few races recently. I signed up for them a year ago.

Thankfully, some of those race organisers have allowed me to transfer my entry to someone else. The offshoot of this is that I will be entering those events in the future.

Relay filling up!

Good news for the relay. Currently we have 7 teams entered.

I had set a limit of 10 teams for the relay. The marathon runners appreciate the company and the atmosphere, so it is something I'm keen to encourage, but I'm keen to get runners in to run the full marathon on one or both days.

I've set a basic limit based on the total number of runners finishing that I feel I can handle. This is a flexible feast if I can get support on the finish line.

Course Map

Following a couple of requests, here's the map of the course.

https://www.strava.com/routes/2181612

It's 7 laps, starting and finishing in roughly the same place (I'll go out and run it myself with a GPS to triple-check).

For those of you who ran last year, I'm pretty certain I can take the first little sprint from Spar to the finish line out and still get 26.2.

Entries

Photos of the Course

Thanks to Sarah McFadzean who reccied the course prior to winning day 2 last year.

Entries now open

The Vigilantes Maravan festival of running is now open for entries.

We have already had a good number of last year's entrants who have pre-registered for this year, but there are still spaces available in every event.

There are two days of marathon running, plus a relay race on the Saturday and a half marathon on the Sunday.

Remember, the more people that enter, the more I can spend on the goody bag and the medal. So it'd be great if you could encourage your friends and clubmates to join us for a fun weekend of running, larks and caravans.

Permit Number ARC 15/173

Now fully insured, with an ARC permit

Thanks to the pre-entries in the less than 12 hours that entries have been open, I've earnt enough to submit the application for the permit. The next target is, of course, the medal...

Maravan 2015 is on!

I come bearing excellent news. My man at the campsite has confirmed that we've got the weekend after the owners' Christmas party.

Therefore, The Cleethorpes Vigilantes Maravan will return, bigger, brighter and better, for 2015. The date will be Sat 21st and Sun 22nd November, with an expo, naturally, on Friday 20th November!

As last year, I'll be trying to source some decent grub for the goody bag; this year, I'm also trying to get some space for a masseur and there'll be a good quality medal, beer and rock as a bare minimum for everyone who completes the maravan.

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