Organisers of Les Witton Dartford 10 forced to look for new race date
The Les Witton Dartford 10 will have to be rescheduled after
being disrupted for a third successive year on Sunday.
Road closures and traffic management problems stopped the
previous two 10-mile races, with last year’s event taking place two
months later than originally scheduled.
Snow wiped out Sunday’s event and race director Dave Behagg is
busy trying to reschedule it.
He said: "We can’t say for certain that we are going to get a
reasonable date so next year might be the only chance because we
can’t go trampling on other clubs’ calendars and there are not lots
"One slot we did have was not possible because 40 of our members
are racing in Essex that day and they are our marshals. We’ve got a
date in mind but we need someone else to do us a favour and for a
few things to happen."
Around 500 runners paid an advanced entry for the race and that
was non-refundable but those who have paid can compete in a
re-arranged event or the Les Witton Dartford 10 next year.
"We have collected everyone’s money now and so we have to give
them a race," said Mr Behagg.
Organisers are keen on a January date as it is ideal timing for
runners preparing for the spring marathons and when families are
less likely to be on holiday. But a date in November hasn’t been