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Dear Marple Runners.

I’m sure you are all wondering when we are going to get out racing for real again.

In the light of ever changing restrictions we have been working hard behind the scenes to put together a timetable for a wide range of events for the remainder of the Club Championship season.

Assuming parkrun comes back on June 5th, as they have announced, our first event will be Marple parkrun for all of June (best time to count).

We are hoping all other restrictions will be lifted after June 21st and the list of our championship races can be found here.

Of course, these races may be subject to cancellation or restricted entry, in which case we will review their inclusion in the championship as we want an even playing field for all.

Thank you for all your support and here's to a great finish to 2021.

Many thanks


CANCELLED: Marple Runners' 10k Trail Race and Family Fun Run

Posted on Thursday 30 Apr 2020 Rich

We're sorry to announce that we are cancelling this year's event. UK Athletics / England Athletics announced yesterday that all athletic competition is cancelled up to the end of June.

As we previously suggested and emailed out to all entrants, we will automatically transfer all entrants to next year's event (likely to be June 13th or 20th)

Posted on Sunday 15th March by James

Hello All,

After careful consideration the Marple Runners Management group have discussed the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation and made the difficult decision around the following forthcoming club activities.

Weekly Monday and Wednesday Club Runs will, for now continue. Although, in this rapidly changing environment anything can happen so please keep an eye out on social media. As with the advice everywhere, if you have symptoms described stay away. And if you feel that you are in higher risk group then please, carefully consider your attendance.

Pub 2 parkrun

We are going to postpone this until everything is back to normal. It is a bi-weekly, 9 week series of sessions and could be impacted by participants and leaders themselves contracting the virus or being unwilling to participate over that period of time and not being able to complete the programme. Everyone signed up will be deferred to the later date.

Time Trial Race on April 8th

We are going to cancel this.

AGM on March 30th

It is doubtful that this will take place. Whilst we only need 16 people to be there, there could be key people not able to make it through self-isolation for them, family members or vulnerable. In addition that we may not get a meaningful representation of the club. I will let everyone know nearer the time.

There is an EA Club run (date to be decided) planned but we will not do that.

Having said all that I am acutely aware that running and the social nature of our club is very important to us all from a physical and mental health aspect. I would encourage you to run together in small groups providing you are not ill and not vulnerable. I would ask that you arrange privately to do this and not use our Facebook group.

This is an extremely challenging situation for the whole world and the health and safety of everyone is our top priority. The next few months are going to be hard for us, but we can support each other and I look forward to the time when we can all get out there again.

I will also email this to all members.

If anyone has any questions then you can message me or email me at

Thank you all for you support on behalf of the Marple Runners Management Group.


Marple Runners Vice-Chair