Athletics

Tavy13 and Mad March Hare 10k cancelled due to weather warnings

BOTH the Mad March Hare 10k and the Tavy13 half marathon have been cancelled due to the weather warnings for Sunday.

Organisers of the Mad March Hare said on Saturday evening: “Due to Saltram closing their grounds tomorrow as a result of the expected extreme weather, we have had to take the decision to cancel tomorrow’s race on the grounds of health and safety of our runners.

“We apologise for the late notice and we will be in touch with all of our runners.”

Tavy13 race director Martin Exley-Deane said in a statement: “It’s a blooming shame, but unfortunately I have to cancel tomorrow’s Tavy13 and Primary Schools’ Challenge.

“I’ve taken advice from Dartmoor Search and Rescue who are our first aid team amongst others. However UKA have also suggested that events don’t take place with an amber weather warning. If we went ahead we would therefore be jeopardising our insurance.

“It’s not a decision I’ve taken lightly, or wanted to take. Sorry.

“We’ll look at various options for the Tavy13 in the next couple of days, please watch the website and our facebook page. We’ll make sure you don’t lose out.”

The Age UK Exeter 10k has also been cancelled, as has the full 20 mile Grizzly, although they will be running a modified 10 mile route for that off-road event.

 

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