I thought you might like to know how we are doing with the plans for Standalone this year. Planning starts in March to make sure everything is set for the big day.
We currently have 1549 people entered. This year we have increased the number of entrants to 1760 due to the popularity of the event.
All the plans for road closures and traffic management have been submitted. This will be slightly more complicated this year due to the Fairfield Gardens estate.
Our biggest change and challenge is a real effort to make the race the most environmentally friendly ever. We are looking at ways to reduce car useage, reduce or recycle the use of plastic, an environmentally friendly t shirt, proper waste management, no generators and local food oulets providing local produce.
We will soon start to ask for as much help that you can give to set up, marshal, hand out t shirts, look after baggage, registration desk, start/finish, childrens fun run, water station and pack everything away again, to name but a few. It is always a fantastic day to be part of.
Over the next few weeks we will start to get into the finer detail of the race to make sure it is as safe and enjoyable as possible for everyone who runs, marshals or cheers.