Despite being previously told by the organisers the Middelkerke races are 21st August this year (their rule is 3rd Sunday in August, our 10 miler is 2nd Sunday in August) we have now had confirmation they have had to move their race to the 14th due to a clash with another festival.
This unfortunately clashes with our Askern 10mile and means its highly likely we won’t be doing the usual Middelkerke trip.
Suggestions are invited for an alternative and whilst there aren’t explicit set criteria my understanding of broad requirements are:
- suitable races to give most people the opporuntity to run (Middelkerke had 5km through 20km over the years, recently a 5km, 8km and 16km)
- within two hours of the Chunnel if coaching to the continent
- hotel large enough to house us all (20ish rooms?)
- restaurants again large enough to house big groups
- school holidays
Fez had a great suggestion, we could go on our regular dates regardless and organise a handicap / time trial ourselves! I like how he thinks…