Dear runner

This is to sincerely apologise to anyone who took part in Sunday's Southend 10K for the fact that the distance was more than 10 kilometres.  As race director, I am embarrassed by this error and, as a runner myself, can fully sympathise with any frustrations that you may have, as I am well aware how important race times are to everyone.

Whilst I accept that this may be of no consolation to you, our new course was officially measured and certified beforehand.  The extra distance on the day was sadly down to a marshalling absentee at the entrance to Gunners Park.

I can assure you that I am taking this matter extremely seriously and will ensure better marshalling and indeed signage next year to prevent a re-occurance.  Thank you for entering the race and I hope that this has not put you off entering again next year.

As for the event itself, please do contact me and provide any other observations you may have, which can then be put to the race committee, so that we can seek to make improvements next year, where necessary.

Apologies again.

Mathew Gillard

(race director)

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Good news!  We have managed to keep the Southend 10K entries open for 3 more days, so you now have until this coming Wednesday (30th) to sign up

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See you all next Sunday

Mathew Gillard

(race director)

10K registration closes in a month.  Sign up now to avoid missing out, using the link below.

Mathew Gillard (race director)