The 4th Chislehurst Commons Full and Half Marathon will not be taking place this year.
Parts of the run course are to narrow for runners and members of the public.
Royal Parade, Chislehurst BR7 6NR
Race update 09/07/2020
Sorry for the delay in sending out this e-mail. I was waiting to see if I could get Bromley council to reconsider as I gave them a revised risk assessment.
This time I was going to start the runners with a 30 second gap between each runner but they still said no.
I can’t work out why as its in line with the government’s guild lines.
There was also another issue as we use the Bull hotels toilets for the race.
I had a meeting last week with Bromley Council to see if we can go ahead with this year’s race, the council feel that Scadbury park is far too busy on a Sunday morning with Dog walkers and members of the public for the Marathon to take place safely. I do understand what they are saying as there are a few sections on the run that are very narrow.
So unfortunately the Marathon has now been cancelled everyone will get a full refund later this week.
Our 10k at the end of September is now also unlikely to take place.
I have taken the day off work Friday to sort out the refunds. Unfortunately, I have to do each entry one by one. The last block of refunds for 4 other races (1200 people) took me 2 days.
I am trying to work out the best date for the 2021 Chislehurst Marathon. I will let you all know and will be sending you all a 10% discount code.
Stay safe and see you all soon.
Trophies for all age group winners and Medals and T-shirts to all finishers
We don’t have an official car park but there a lot of parking in the side roads around Royal parade.
For your sat nav use this Royal Parade, Chislehurst BR7 6NR
Registration will open at 7.30am. There will be signs directing you into wood where you will find registration.
This is where you will pick up your race number and timing chip.
We will have a bag storage area at the start and finish area.
There will be a short race brief before you start and the run will start at 9am.
The race will be all off road so no cars to worry about. Most of the run will be under trees so if it’s a sunny day you will be in the shade.
The Marathon is part of the 10k course but we have added another 2k to bring it up to the right distance.
The run takes you around Scadbury park and the commons of Chislehurst.
There will be 2 water stations on each lap. We will also be giving out High5 energy drinks at the main water station at the start and finish. There will also be jelly babies at both water stations.
Sorry but we are not able to have any porter loos on the common.
Once again we are able to use the Toilets in the Bull hotel and the Walnuts Cafe in Royal Parade.
They have been very kind to let us use their toilets again so please keep them tidy
There will also be a rest area at the finish with free food and drinks for all finishers.
If you have any question, please feel free to ask.