New Marske Harriers has been organising road races for over 30 years. We have tried to always be ahead of the curve introducing new innovations whilst holding to the principle of providing races for club runners and providing value for money rather than being driven by the profit motive. Any profits are used to promote the sport of athletics and running within the borough of Redcar & Cleveland and supporting causes that enhance the environment for runners. Registered Charity Number 1168578

2021 Race Update - email sent 13:30 on 4th March to existing race entrants

 

2021 Update (4th March)

We reluctantly took the decision to cancel all our races for 2021 up to and including the Autumn 5k in September. This was mainly due to the uncertainties presented by Covid and difficulties in finding suitable dates, as we had to keep pushing back the start of our racing year. Also, we feel that the safety of runners and the general public would be compromised: as a by-product of the Covid situation many more people are walking their dogs and kids (including pushchairs) on our usual courses either on the “pink path” or in Locke Park – the resulting congestion increases the risk of collisions and conflicts.

This also includes the new Zetland half/full Marathon due to be held on 18th April 2021 – the new date for this is Sunday 5th June 2022.

Those people that have entries for these races including those deferred from last year, will automatically have their entries deferred to 2022, with the option a refund if should they request one.

This leaves the calendar clear to have different races at different venues as the easing of Covid restriction allow.

The first such opportunity will be on Good Friday, 2nd April – we will be staging a 5km event at Redcar Rugby Club in line with England Athletics stage 1 on the road map.

For further details and entry click here. Entries are being taken on a waiting list basis until such time as we are 100% certain of going ahead.

Note: General information updates that are emailed to all entrants will also be posted here

We are also planning to organise the Fox Rush 3km Time Trial on Friday 7th May, 7pm as a one off event, originally scheduled as a series back in October 2020.

For further details and entry click here. Entries are being taken on a waiting list basis until such time as we are 100% certain of going ahead.

Important news regarding Redcar Running Festival 

Due to non covid related reason the date has been changed to 10th October 2021.

Click Here to Enter

Again, those people that have entries for these races including those deferred from last year, who are unable to make the new date, can request that their entry to be deferred to 2022 or refunded.

Also due to redevelopment work in the Majuba Road area, the start and finish will need to be relocated, although the basic half marathon course will be the planned 2 laps of the out & back Majuba Road to Marske Coast Road, and the shorter races fitting inside this footprint. Further details to follow.

Finally we are very hopeful that we will be able to stage a 2 lap 5 mile race on Sunday 25th July - check back for further updates.

Fox Rush 3km Time Trial - Event Cancelled - sent to entrants 26th Sept 10.20am

 

Hi

I regret to have to tell you, that I have decided to cancel the Fox Rush 3km Time Trial Series.

Since last Saturday we have taken just one entry and with current numbers we stand to lose £700 (First Aid, Toilets etc) which is too much of a risk for the club’s finances.

I am not sure if runner’s reluctance was due to the 5 race format, the venue or just nervousness of the COVID situation – and it is the latter point following Redcar & Cleveland being placed on the government’s watch list that has prompted me to take this action now.

Cancelling is not without cost as each entry has a processing fee - which is one reason why I opted for a single entry for 5 events. I have already purchased the bespoke medals so I will try again perhaps with just a one-off event next year.

So in the meantime please stay safe and do your bit to see off this horrible virus!

Regards

Autumn Coast 3k time trial - entrants info - sent to entrants 30th August 8.40pm

 

Hi
 

Please find attached information, which explains how the event will be run. We ran a New Marske Harriers only earlier this month and we have tweaked a couple of things. 

So please take the time read the info and don't make assumptions.

Graham Hall

Autumn Coast Road Race - update - sent to entrants 3rd August 8.05pm

 

Hi Everyone
 

I am writing to let you know that Autumn Coast Road 5k (2nd September) will go ahead assuming that there is no deterioration to current Covid-19 levels.

In order to satisfy RunBritain Guidance and the Local Authority we have made several changes:

  • Distance is now 3km (Certified Course) instead of 5km
  • Time Trial Format ie we will start runners at 10 second intervals starting with fastest runner, finishing with the slowest to minimise overtaking.
  • Event will start at 7pm (not 7:15)
  • There will be no prizes, however all runners will receive a voucher for a post race drink at Redcar Rugby Club – there is a large outdoor area with well spaced picnic benches
  • The Maximum number of runners will be 120

I have attached some more detailed information – which will be further updated in due course. Please read this and if you decide that the new format in not to your liking then please let me know by replying to this email and I will refund your entry. This will allow your place to be made availablr to others.


Cheers

Graham Hall

Redcar Running Festival 2020- Cancelled - sent to entrants on 31st July 5.15pm

 

Hi Everyone
 

Despite our best efforts to make sure the 2020 Redcar Running Festival would go ahead; we have reluctantly had to cancel the event.

When we put the date back by a month it was to buy time before we had to make significant financial commitments.  Now that month has passed and risks surrounding making those commitments have not improved. Indeed, as you will be aware, in some parts of the country the situation has got worse.

So what happens now?

We will automatically defer your entry to next year’s event on Sunday 3rd October 2021 – this will guarantee you place at the price you have already paid – these prices will not be available for 2021.

When entries for 2021 open you will automatically appear on the entry list and you will be sent a confirmation email.

If you would prefer a refund then please reply to this email and I will refund you via the EntryCentral system. The refund will be the amount that you paid less the EntryCentral processing fees which we cannot recover (4% or 50p min)

In association with RunClusive we set up a Virtual Redcar Run Fest, you can enter using the links below. Please note that there is no connection between these virtual events and the actual Redcar Running Festival.

Redcar Virtual 5K: https://www.runclusive.com/events/redcar-virtual-5k/

Redcar Virtual 10K: https://www.runclusive.com/events/redcar-virtual-10k/

Redcar Virtual Half Marathon: https://www.runclusive.com/events/redcar-virtual-half-marathon/

Redcar Virtual Marathon: https://www.runclusive.com/events/redcar-virtual-marathon/

As part of the attempt to go ahead this year we changed the half marathon course to a two lap one. We realised that the two laps could be easily doubled to provide an easily managed marathon course. So, with that in mind we are planning a Redcar Zetland Full and Half Marathon on Sunday 18th April 2021 – Covid-19 restrictions permitting of course.

So two dates to put in your 2021 diary are:

Sunday 18th April – Redcar Zetland Full and Half Marathon.

Sunday 3rd October – Redcar Running Festival


Cheers

Graham Hall