A FEW WORDS ABOUT US
Tape2Tape organise quality races which provide exceptionally safe and enjoyable experiences for all of our runners.
As experienced runners ourselves, we organise events from a runners perspective and look at all details from the minute the events are advertised right through to being back at home after your race. Our ethos is to provide everyone with a safe and enjoyable race day experience.
Tape2Tape was formed by us in 2011, with our first organised race being the North Lincolnshire Half Marathon. After 6 years of organising races on top of busy day jobs, both of us now work full time on race organisation.
We don’t just see our events as races, we work hard with many local organisations to bring a real community feel to the events, ensuring inclusivity for all. We are very keen to work with local charities and community groups with all our races. Over the years we have directly and indirectly ensured that thousands of pounds has been secured for many worthy causes.
We have gained many loyal volunteers since we started, some of whom we now consider as great friends, we are very grateful to each and every volunteer who joins our Race Crew.
Finally, we absolutely love what we do, thank you so much for supporting our events.
Joint Managing Director and Founder of Tape2Tape
I am passionate about all forms of running and have ran in races of all distances(100m up to 50 miles) since I started in the mid 1980’s. I have built up a wealth of experience over the years and would describe myself as a ‘steady club runner!’ I have been a member of a few clubs including Hatfield Polytechnic, White City(Hull), Scunthorpe and District, City of Hull, Wolds Veteran Runners Club and Caistor Running club.
I do not have many claims to fame, except having ran 27 Great North runs which is something I am very proud of.
My main passion nowadays is off road running, being out in the middle of nowhere in our beautiful countryside for me is what running is all about.
I also love the head torch runs which we organise throughout the winter months, bringing runners from many different places together for some fun!
Joint Managing Director and Founder of Tape2Tape
I started running in 2007 and absolutely love it. I prefer long distance and have a real passion for trail and fell running. It usually takes me 5 or 6 miles to get into my stride, which seems to help me on some of the long and mad off road ventures that I like to do. I completed my first road marathon in 2012, having the pleasure of running around the island of Jersey.
My real passion is off road running in the middle of nowhere with a map and sometimes waterproofs! I’m always looking for an off road challenge to test my endurance….its just race organisation that gets in the way now! The island of Menorca has to be one of my favourite places to run, it has a trail all the way around the island that greets you with many different terrains.
My other passion in life is making a difference to others…….I feel that I can achieve this through the races that I organise. The best part of my job is seeing those that thought they couldn’t, cross the finish line, or those that are inspired by the volunteering opportunities we offer. Anything is possible when we believe in ourselves.
Joined the team in 2018.
Lydia is relatively new to the world of running since joining the Wolds Vets in 2013 and has loved and ran in many local races and a few not so local.
Lydia’s highlight was to take part in the World Master Championships in Perth Australia in Oct 2016, competing with her brother and dad
Lydia has competed in one marathon to date as well as a few ultra marathons including the Lyke Wake Challenge of 42 miles across the North York Moors.
Lydia has also joined Grimsby Triathlon Club, which is a huge feat as she could barely swim a year ago.
She loves being part of the running scene both socially and competitively and enjoys running off road with my music and her dog. Headtorch runs are a winter favourite.
Lydia said, ‘I am thrilled to be part of the Tape2Tape race crew and I am looking forward to working alongside Neil and Nicola in delivering more quality events .’
What Doesn’t she do!
Neil’s Mum loves to actively involve herself before, during and after all the races. As a good former runner she knows well what is needed to make runners have a great day at Tape2Tape events. She loves the buzz of helping out in any way she can. If you are ‘lucky’ Jean has even been known to plant a kiss on the cheeks of a runner or two!
She loves it!
Nicola’s mum Yvonne works very hard behind the scenes in a number of ways, from admin tasks to making sure that all the runners receive their race packs in good time. On race day you will see her under a Tape2Tape gazebo selling a range of running products. Runners return from race to race to have a chat with her.
Laura joined the Tape2Tape team at the beginning of 2019 as Race Crew Co-Ordinator.
She is currently studying for a Business Management with Marketing degree at the University Centre, Grimsby, and is Mum to three children.
Although no longer a runner, Laura has grown up in the running world and was a member of Cleethorpes Athletics Club for a number of years as a child. Her Mum and Dad were active members also and always taking her along to runs when she was younger so she has a good knowledge of what makes a good race!
Laura’s main role within Tape2Tape is to recruit and look after volunteers for all of our races. On race days you will find her at Race HQ where she will be handing out numbers to runners, dealing with entries on the day and any queries that runners may have.
Laura said “It’s great to be a part of the Tape2Tape team and a fantastic achievement on Race Day to see the end result of all of the hard work that has gone into organising the event