Coming into the final couple of weeks…

I’ve just found a new timing solution that should make things a lot easier moving forwards. It’s tablet based, generates results files automatically and uploads, real-time apparently – to the cloud.

Getting timing right on the day is one of the hardest things I have to do, given the small team that I have working with me every year. Sue always does a fantastic job, but hopefully this should relieve the pressure on both of us.

I’ve paid for it – it was only £40 – out of my own pocket this year to see if I can use it, but it will require me to get the start lists into a specific format to work on the tablet. It’s going to mean that I can’t chop and change entries now, because once I’ve uploaded, I’ve uploaded.

If I’ve emailed you recently to facilitate a swap, then that can go ahead, but any more after this will be administratively very difficult.

I’ve got almost everything, now. Just got to get event-day food and drink and we’re ready to go.

I’ll send an email to everyone who is registered before the event with final instructions.

Last two places, for anything this year.

Unlike certain other events, we don’t oversell places. We know that some people won’t make the start line, but we don’t like to be presumptuous. We know that if you can’t make it, you have until the end of this month to find someone to take your place off you, and we think that’s only fair.

That said, there are only two more people who will be able to apply to have a bit of Maravan fun this on the 24th November this year, as there are only two more places in the Half Marathon up for grabs..

Everyone who finishes the half marathon will get a bespoke medal, some chocolate or something similar, some crisps and a beer and a can of cola or such like. It’s a fun way to take part in the festivities without having to commit to running a whole marathon.

Get them while they’re still available.

Relay is full!

Thanks to everyone for all your support. Delighted to announce that the relay is now full!

There are still plenty of spaces in the other events, though.

As usual, if I’m able to, nearer the event date, then I might be able to free up another couple of team places.

If you’ve missed out, check back in a few weeks! Or watch this space…

Medals

I liked last year’s medal. It was a good size, a lovely design, and had a couple of clever features. I’m not a fan of change for change’s sake, so I’m using the same basic design this year as well.

So as to mix things up a bit, though, I’m changing colours around a bit. Runners on Saturday, and Sunday’s Marathon will receive antique gold coloured medals this year, and the ribbons are all individually printed with the event and year, so if you collect two medals over the weekend, they’ll both be different.

Half Marathon runners will have shiny silver medals this year.

 

Maravan 2019 – It’s ON!

We have received confirmation from the park that we are welcome back to use their site for Maravan 2019!

Although I was hoping to move forward another day, there was always going to be a day when I had to move the event back, and that time has come, as the caravan owners’ end of season party is a few days later next year. Hopefully we’ll still be OK for weather, but we’ve had everything that the North Sea can throw us over the years.

Maravan 2019 will be on the 23 and 24 November, 2019.

I’ll open up entries some time between now and Christmas, and let you know via the website and Social Media.

Hurry for relay places

My eyes!

I spend a week in the Netherlands with my family, and I come back to all the news!

Apparently, my man at Event Entry tells me that I have only three team places remaining for the Maravan Relay on Saturday 17th November.

https://www.evententry.co.uk/maravan-4-berth-relay-2018

If you haven’t entered yet, then you might need to get a move on. I might be able to free up a few more medals, but that depends if other events don’t fill up. There are already 33 entries in the Marathon on Saturday https://www.evententry.co.uk/saturday-maravan-2018, and 21 on the Sunday https://www.evententry.co.uk/sunday-maravan-2018, so I’m not planning on having spaces in those come November.

Don’t forget there’s a half on as well on the Sunday https://www.evententry.co.uk/maravan-half-2018, that’ll start filling soon, as well…

Don’t delay too long…