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Norton 9 Mile - EVENT CANCELLED

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Date and time

Sunday
04/03/2018
10:00 am

Event Enquiries

Tel.: 01302 700748

Event Location

Norton Junior School, Campsall Balk, Norton, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6 9DG

Event ID#

5524

Event Category:

Running Events > Road Race

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Event Description

2018 Norton 9 – Cancellation due to Weather

[Please read the entire post – for both refunds and rescheduling]

 

Full post available here: http://www.askerndrc.org/2018/03/02/2018-norton-9-cancellation-due-to-weather/

 

Unfortunately, we have taken the difficult decision to cancel the Norton 9 due to weather. There were many factors but the primary ones are related to risk, health and safety:

For runners, 2.1miles of the course is impassable, will not be gritted or ploughed and as the temperature is not rising before Sunday will not thaw. The most rural section of our course is solid, continuous ice.


For spectators and marshals, the pavements are treacherous and the expected wind-chill is unacceptable for 3+ hours which is how long people must be on course.


For officials or other parts of the race organisation, we have St Johns coming from Newcastle, race timing from Blackburn, adjudicator from Barnsley. We cannot impose on them to travel.

Independent of the above, Doncaster MBC Emergency Services committee met and asked us yesterday not to proceed with the race, which we must respect. If something were to go wrong it is those services that we would be relying on and putting them at risk too.

We will be rescheduling the race this year. Our continuous streak of 30+ years will not be broken. Foot-and-mouth did not stop us in ’01, polar winds will not stop us in ’18. We will find a date that does not interfere with other local races (Ackworth Half, Darrington 5mile, Pontefract 10km have ruled out some potential weekends). We will share ASAP what our rearranged plans are, but it might take a while as there is a lot to line up.

Refunds: our ethos has always been our races are for “runners”. We keep our prices low and are always as flexible as we can be. We have taken the decision to refund all entrants and you can decide individually to re-enter the new date.

Online entries: Refunds will go back to the payment card, this may take quite a few days. If you have transferred since, you will need to sort that out with your friend.
Postal entries: Your cheques have not been cashed and will be destroyed.

Please share this post with your friends and club mates. We will be emailing all online entrants, phoning all postal entrants and posting on various Facebook groups too.

Again, we really did not want to do this but have made the call. As we say, the race will be rearranged and we will push this information to all people who entered this race.

Phil Tordoff - Norton 9

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*** Course measurement certificate is now receieved so now we have a full UKA license number ***

Norton 9 (mile) is the first Sunday in March. A rural undulating course that is extremely popular with people returning year after year. Also great preparation for Spring marathons.

Starting in Norton, very quickly the race gets out into the Yorkshire countryside winding its way through scenic villages on quiet roads. Being early March the weather is usually bright and crisp (we can’t promise that) and is a great way to shrug off those winter dark nights.


Event Terms

Please enter me for the above event. I accept that the organiser will not be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, cost or expenses which may arise in the consequence of my participation in or attendance to this event. I declare that I will not attend unless I am in good health on the day of the event and accept that I attend at my own risk. No refunds allowed under any circumstances.

Further information from the Organiser

You should collect your race pack/number at the venue on the day at the event. Please arrive in good time.

Event Organiser

Name: Phil Tordoff

Link to events website: http://www.askerndrc.org/our-races/

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