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“Beep, Beep” here comes the Kent Roadrunner…

by Editor
Friday 31st May 2013
Tags  tzruns   |   Kent Roadrunner Marathon   |   Cyclopark

Race news: Kent Roadrunner Marathon - June 1, 2013

Just before 9am this Saturday, 1st June hundreds of eager marathon runners will be making minor adjustments to their race numbers, tightening their shoe laces and sipping energy drinks – last minute preparation for a very special marathon.

Kent Roadrunner Marathon - June 1, 2013

Photos © Sussex Sport Photography

Hosted by tzruns, the second annual Kent Roadrunner Marathon at Cyclopark is taking place this weekend.   This year's event has attracted a sell-out line-up of entrants from all over the UK as well as Belgium, Nigeria and even Japan.

Runners will tackle the traditional 26.2 miles marathon distance over the rather unusual seventeen laps of the Cyclopark venue in north-west Kent.   Cyclopark is the largest cycling venue in Europe and has a plethora of cycling facilities including a 2.5km smooth tarmac circuit, which provides a perfect running surface for both elite runners and first time marathoner’s.   Runners can enjoy running the marathon without any traffic, dogs and pedestrians on the track.  The blemish-free surface is perfect for fast times and there are high hopes for even quicker times that last year’s race.

Favourite in the men's race is Belgian International Pieter Vermeesch, looking for a fast run ahead of the Night of Flanders 100km race later in the month. The ladies' race could be very closely contested with England International Helen James, Elisabet Frankenberg and Sarah Anne Mooney all aiming for times close to the current course record of 3:10.

The marathon has attracted generous sponsorship from CLIF Bar, Southern Running Guide, SCOTT Sports, Alton Sports and Hidsons Citroen.  Race Director Ian J Berry is looking forward to Saturday "We are delighted that so many runners and kind sponsors have chosen to join us for the Kent Roadrunner Marathon. The intimate nature of the venue creates a real buzz amongst runners and spectators, and we can wait to feel the excitement on race day."

All finishers are promised the biggest marathon finishers' medal in Europe this year. Let's hope runners will be able to handle the weight after completing the distance!

Kent Roadrunner Marathon - June 1, 2013

Photo © tzruns.com 

For more information check the race website: www.kentroadrunner.com


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