Swallow, Lincolnshire

10:00 AM

Race overview

That was probably the best Gruesome since it started in 2012. Whilst the sunshine had a big impact, everything about the day was so uplifting. The race crew volunteers seemed to be so excited to be involved in the event and mad a massive difference to the day with their enthusiasm to cheer on the runners. As for the runners, you were all awesome and can proudly wear your beanie hats.

A massive thank you too for the kind donations of food for the local food bank.




We are extremely grateful to the amazing team of volunteer photographers who give up their time to take pics of you at the race.

For this years Gruesome we are trialing software produced by The Search Factory. This means that some of the photographs from the race will be sent to their platform, making them searchable by bib number as well as by taking a selfie. Please give it a go and let us know how you get on.

We will also public individual albums separately below.

Please note that not all pics will be uploaded to the new system.

Click here to view the searchable photos >>>HERE

Half marathon(also in searchable section) Album with thanks to>>>  Steve Green

10k and half finish thanks to >>> Emily Mens

10k and half thanks to Dale Mackie >>> HERE

Half finish thanks to Chris Cull >>>HERE

Set from Chris Cull >>> HERE

Half video at Greeny’s Bridge thanks to Steve Green >>> HERE

10k finish video up to 1 hour >>>HERE

10k video 1 h to 1h 32 >>>HERE

10K Video 1h32 to end >>> HERE

Half marathon to 2h 2 mins >>> HERE


Draft results can be found >>> HERE

Any issues please let us know info@tape2tape.co.uk

Thank you for submitting your details.

We will be in touch with you if more places become available.

Race Timing

How on earth does this work?

Quite simply it is a race in pairs, so there is absolutely no point in one of the runners finishing ahead of their partner. The time for the team will be taken from the last of the 2 runners over the line.

Generally runners will want to finish together as they cross the line with their hands raised…that way we can see your numbers.

If you do find yourself ahead of your partner we suggest you wait for them in the lay by which is about 50m before the finish line. This way you can encourage each other and finish together, in the true spirit of the Gruesome Twosome race. (clue is in the race title!)

Whilst we use an electronic app to time the race, we do not use chip timing to keep the costs at a reasonable level for you all.

Help us to help you by making sure your number is clearly visible in front of you as you cross the line.


The race is inclusive and we encourage entries from all runners, irrespective of their ability. We encourage anyone who has any concerns about the course and whether or not it is suitable for their individual circumstances to contact Nicola by e mail Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 01472 824894. We will be happy to meet with you on the course and discuss any areas of concern you may have.

Both courses

Both courses are run on undulating multi-terrain surfaces. It is our view that this would make it impossible for a wheel chair athlete to take part in the race. It has unfortunately not been possible to make reasonable adjustments to the route, as there are no alternatives.

You are encouraged, irrespective of your ability, to contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 01472 824894 to discuss your individual circumstances so we can jointly decide on the best start time or position in the field for you.


We are bound by Run Britain rulings which state the minimum age for the 10km race is 15 and 17 for the half marathon.


There are plenty of parking spaces close to the start/finish area. Please contact the organisers if you need to reserve a space.

Visual impairment

Any visually impaired athlete is encouraged to run with a guide, who has a hi-viz tabard on denoting their role. Entry into the race is free for a guide, please contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 01472 824894.


Race information

If you wish to receive any race material in a format which meets your needs then please contact us.

Race Day assistance

If any athlete requires specific assistance on race day, we ask that you contact us as early as possible.


We actively encourage anyone to come forward and volunteer to assist at the race. We will work with you to provide the most appropriate role for your circumstances


As race organisers we are keen to improve how we make the event truly inclusive. If you have any queries or suggestions on how to improve our inclusivity then contact Nicola@tape2tape.co.uk or telephone 01472 824894.

Virtual Option

By popular request we are making a virtual option available for you. You can cover the 10k/half marathon distance on your own or with a partner anytime from 9th to 30th October at a time and pale of your choosing. We will post out your famous beanie hat to you week commencing 11th October.  To keep costs down and make it easy for you, there is no option to upload your results, just go out and enjoy your run and earn your beanie.


We continue to work closely with the event safety advisory group to ensure the event is both safe and enjoyable for you. We will keep you updated with any instructions we receive so you can comply with the latest health guidance. In general however we will do the following:

  • Provide sanitiser stations available upon arrival at the event and at the finish line
  • Encourage all runners to undergo lateral flow tests in the week prior to the race
  • Runners not to attend the race if they have tested positive, have to self-isolate or are experiencing Covid symptoms
  • Encourage runners to leave the finish area if it becomes too busy


This year we will not able to be provide the usual hot drink for you at the finish as we normally do. This is due to the amount of people needed to work in close proximity to each other. It is a very busy task orchestrating 800 hot drinks as you all cross the line!

The good news is that you will still receive your sausage or cheese roll and a bottle of water. You may want to consider bringing a flask.