Thursday Gruesome Race Director Ramblings

October 10, 2019

Hope you are well as final preparations are in hand for Saturday’s Gruesome Twosome half marathon and 10k. You will soon be if not already, part of the band of crazy runners who will wear their Beanie hat with pride after completing the Gruesome challenge!

A big message from the Tape2Tape team is to appeal to you to ensure this is a litter free race. We are honoured to be allowed to run in such beautiful surroundings, so please make sure you do your bit and leave the Lincolnshire Wolds as we find them. Marshals will be happy for you to place any litter at their feet….not launched at them for target pratice! THANK YOU

When you collect your numbers you MUST fill in the important medical section on the reverse. Pens will be on hand at registration.

A reminder and one which will assist the volunteer timing team is you MUST finish together. There is a lay by just before you enter the park where you must wait for your ‘other arf’. There is nothing to be gained by running off and beating your mate, as it is as its say on the tin…a Twosome not a lonesome onesome!

Operation Christmas Child Bring will be on hand in the park. Please bring along your old running shoes and t-shirts for this great charity. They will ensure they go to people who can make great use of those items you no longer need. We are working with this fantastic charity at the race. They will have a stand in the park where they will be on hand to take any kind gift donations from you. These will be distributed to needy children all over the world. They are looking for the following items, so please do your best to support them: • Pencils/crayons/pens/coloured pencils • Flannels • Soap/toothpaste • Tooth brushes • Small cuddly toys • Cars/toys One item will go a long way to making Christmas special for a young child……thanks very much.

Any finally from us, there will be a few pairs of runners who will be eyeballs out challenging for podium places which is great. The majority of you will be there to enjoy a fab day out in the area of outstanding natural beauty. Take it all in, look at the views, have a laugh, work hard but most of all have a great time making some unforgettable memories with your running buddy!
See you after 2 more sleeps!

Best regards

Nicola and Neil; Tape2Tape