Gruesome Update

September 26, 2017

Thank you for entering the 6th Gruesome Twosome event. With just under 3 weeks to the race we would like to provide you with some pre-race information which we hope you will find useful.


Race Planning

What have we been doing recently? > Running the course to check for safety issues. > Strimming nettles in the woods(thought the race was Gruesome!!) > Revising the comprehensive marshal documentation >  Ordered the famous Gruesome beanie hats! (don’t ask what colour ‘cos we will not tell you!) > Recruiting volunteers


Car Parking

This is in a large field just off the A46 on the right hand side as you drop into Swallow Village. There will be signs and a marshal showing you where to park. Please do not park in the village. Post code LN7 6DE will take you there.


Village Pub


We have just been informed that unfortunately the pub closed on Monday evening and will be closed for the foreseeable future.  Our plans for the race are unaffected, as we will be based entirely in the village park. There are plenty of other pubs in the immediate area in Rothwell, Great Limber, Caistor and the outskirts of Grimsby if you are looking to stay over for a beer/meal.

Number Collection

This will be in the play park in Swallow, which for those of you who have ran before is our traditional finish area. Numbers will be available from 9am on race day, only need for one of the runners to collect. The park is easy to find, you walk out of the same gate you have driven through to park up and turn right for about 2 minutes, easy!


Distance to the start lines

The races start in different places and are both around 0.75 miles from where you collect your numbers. These will be well sign posted, but please allow plenty of time for the run/jog/walk down there.

Race Crew

We are still looking to recruit more volunteers for the race crew to assist in making it a great day for you all. All volunteers will be given a race crew beanie hat, hot drink, sausage roll and a few snacks for out on the course. If you know anyone who wants to be part of the event please e mail


Will keep you updated with developments before the race. Regards Nicola and Neil Pattison Race Directors