Saturday, November 9, 2019

Clare: Sixmilebridge Marathon event cancelled

Every year in November, a race series is held in the village in Sixmilebridge. Co Clare and it usually consists of a half-marathon, a full marathon and an ultra marathon. It consisted of multiple loops on a one-mile circuit in the village.

Perhaps it's just a sign of the times but it has been cancelled this year due to lack of interest.

On the 1st of November, the organisers said it was 'filling up fast'?!?! Then on the 5th, it was announced that they might have to cancel it. And finally on the 9th of November, it was cancelled.

It had been due to take place on the 17th of November.

From the BMOH Facebook page....

1 Nov... Registration is filling up fast, every year we have let’s request from people looking for a place, we are limited to 200 participant, please book early to avoid disappointment....

5 Nov... Hi Everyone, Registration numbers are well down this year, if numbers do not significantly increase before Friday November 8th, We will unfortunately need to CANCEL this years event which we do not want to do, so if you are planning to run but have not registered yet , please do so before Friday. Thanks BMOH AC Committee

9 Nov 2019.... 2019 Bridge Loops CANCELLED. we are disappointed to inform all Athletes who have registered that this years event is cancelled due to low numbers. Apart from turning it into a loss making event for the Club, we also felt the low numbers would take from the atmosphere that is always created around the course when we have 200 people running. The Club will look to host some form of running event in 2020 to help bring top class runners back into our village. Again, we are very sorry to share this unfortunate news this evening. BMOH AC Commitee

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