Can­celled marathon will NOT be re­ar­ranged

Nuneaton Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE -

THIS year’s Coven­try Half Marathon has been post­poned un­til 2019 af­ter a new date could not be agreed.

It was can­celled on Fri­day March 16 over con­cerns about the dan­ger­ous weather con­di­tions pre­dicted for the week­end it was due to go ahead.

Thou­sands of run­ners had signed up for the pop­u­lar run but with snow and ice fore­cast across the re­gion or­gan­is­ers de­cided it was too dan­ger­ous to al­low the event to go ahead.

The run was due to take place on Sun­day March 18, but run­ners are go­ing to have to wait an­other year to at­tempt the 13.1 mile course.

John Abell, Coven­try Uni­ver­sity’s Stu­dent Union man­ager said: “Un­for­tu­nately it is not pos­si­ble to post­pone the race to a fu­ture date in the next month or two.”

All reg­is­tered en­trants will get a full re­fund on their race en­try. They will also re­ceive a dis­count for the 2019 race.

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