Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k Monday Race Director Ramblings

July 16, 2018

This is the first of our daily race directors ramblings in the lead up to Sundays race. Up to you if you read them, if you dont then please dont come knocking on our door saying you didn’t know what time the race starts, how far the race is, what town the race takes place in or a multitude of other daily queries we receive

We managed a cycle spinning class before starting work this morning, although the instructor didn’t seem too pleased at having to use a mop and bucket to clear up after Neil’s sweaty exertions, enough of that !

Hot weather

It goes without saying that it is going to be hot on Sunday, so we need you to help yourself by reading the following.

1. If you are ill or injured you MUST NOT run . Our medical teams are there for emergencies, not issues that can be avoided.
2. You need to arrive well hydrated. Start that now and drink water steadily throughout the day.
3. Bring a drink with you to the race and keep hydrated
4. Consider wearing a hat
5. Consider the use of sun screen
6. Consider carrying a drink with you on the run.
7. Readjust your pace to take the wether into consideration.
8. We are only required to have 1 water station, we have 3 for you and a sponge station. Only take one drink. There is plenty of water every for every runner, no matter how fast they are.
9. If you feel unwell on the run then be sensible and don’t carry on running.

Early arrival

We have been notified that some of the coffee shops will open up in the town centre on Sunday from 8am. These include the one on Grimsby Railway Station and Riverhead coffee near to the bus station. There may be others opening up, so please support them as they are putting on a special race day offer for you all.


Number swopping

Do not give your race number to anyone else if you are unable to run. Transfers closed a few weeks ago and We MUST know who is out on the coruse in the event of a medical emergency. We have been made aware of a number of people who have swopped and have removed their number off the system.

That’s all for now.

Best regards

Nicola and Neil; Tape2Tape

Ørsted Great Grimsby 10k 2018


  • James Dutch

    Great advice, except and enjoy your run. (Jimmy experienced)Good Luck to All