Half-marathon cancelled

Date: Friday 2nd March 2018

TOMORROW’S Haweswater Half-Marathon, organised by Penrith-based Eden Runners, has been cancelled.

The spectacular annual road race, which starts from Bampton village hall, provides some of the UK’s most scenic terrain, utilising an out and back route along the shores of Haweswater. It attracts hundreds of runners, and last year’s event was a “sellout”, with 458 entries.

A spokesman for Eden Runners said: “It is with the greatest reluctance that we have decided to cancel the 2018 Haweswater Half-Marathon.

“The unprecedented weather conditions not only give grave concern for the safety of runners, spectators and marshals, but access to the venue by St John Ambulance and Borderloos would prove hazardous at best, impossible at worst.

“Entries will automatically carry over until next year’s event on Sunday, 3rd March, 2019.

“Once again, we are disappointed to have to cancel the race. However, given the current conditions it is the correct decision as the safety of all involved is of primary importance. We are sure that many of you will also be disappointed but we hope to welcome you back next year.”

Anyone with inquiries should contact the club by email through the link on the club website, http://edenrunners.co.uk