Image: courtesy of Jenny Mogford (Advance Performance)
Sublime course awaits runners at the Peterborough Marathon
The main attraction at this Covid-secure race.
There are only 5 days to go to the Enervit Peterborough Marathon on Sunday (23 May) and anticipation is building ahead of race day and the chance to compete against others. For many people this will be their first live race since the start of the pandemic and on a picturesque course around the city.
This is also the first event of the year for organisers Sublime Racing and with Covid safety measures in place as per the current restrictions. Social distancing, sanitise stations and start times based on predicted finish times are amongst these measures so different from the norm; however, the attractive, 95% traffic-free course is something to look forward to and the Race Makers will do their best to make it a day to remember.
The marathon runners set off individually at two second intervals from Ferry Meadows in Nene Park and head off on a scenic tour of the city. The route includes the Embankment with the historic Peterborough Cathedral in the background, the popular Green Wheel cycle path alongside the River Nene and the finish in Nene Park. The runners help themselves to water and gels courtesy of headline sponsor Enervit from the aid stations.
Whilst participants will be glad to be back racing, the organisers look forward to hosting them on Sunday as Race Director Martin Jennings confirms, saying: “We really are delighted to be welcoming runners back to the marathon distance” and gratefully acknowledges the support of the volunteers, sponsors and partners who have enabled this to become a reality.
The Enervit Peterborough Marathon starts at 8.45am.
Image courtesy of Jenny Mogford (Advance Performance).