Robin Hood Marathon/Half – Seven weeks to go

Last call for any further Robin Hood entries, checking the site, entries are still being taken. If you did not know, it is a club meet-up or targeted event. Visit the diary to see who is entered or a possible.

I have just booked my accommodation as I cannot reach the venue in time, there was not much left. For your information, the veggie B&B, Anson’s Place is no longer in business, a guest house I used on two occasions. The proprietors were also marshaling and helping to setup the marquees as the charity they support was a beneficiary. They may still be involved in the event so, in which case we can guarantee their support.

On the day we could try to meet-up near the baggage marquee(s) for a photo-call at 9.30am although with such a big event and other factors, not everyone is likely to make it in time. Of course it will be easier to get photos at the finish. We (half marathon runners) can meet up again near the stands overlooking the finishing straight. For the marathon runners we will save you the walk as we did for Stewart Boulton at the 2007 event, his first marathon when he all but collapsed.

For a pre-race meet-up for runners/supporters in Nottingham on the night before the event, I suggest once again the Alley Cafe Bar around 6.30pm in the centre of Nottingham at Cannon Court, off Longrow West, near Market Square (north-west corner). We met there for the 2007 event, see website photos. For more details visit

Alley Cafe Bar