The Great Northern Run, starting from Mickleover Sports Ground on Sunday 6th March is being organised by Huub Events, who also organise the Jenson Button Trust Triathlon which is held in July.
Part of the route on Sunday passes along the Mickleover Greenway between Heage Lane and Mickleover Station. Nick Potter and I have been liaising with the organisers and we will be acting as marshals at Bearwardcote Gate and Bannell's Gate.
There are in fact three races, a 10k, a half marathon and a short fun run all fundamentally based at Mickleover Sports, but the common finish line is just before the Mickleover Station Gate where all previous races have finished.
The 10k Race and the Fun Run start at 9am from Starflower Way (opposite the Mickleover Sports entrance), and the Half Marathon starts at 9.15am.
The Fun Run is entirely on the Greenway but the 10k and the Half Marathon go out on Radbourne Lane round to Heage Lane returning on the path. The 10k runners do one lap and the Half Marathon runners two laps.
All the excitement will be over by about 11.30am.
Prize presentations, recovery etc. will be at Mickleover Sports.