Mablethorpe Marathon News
Mablethorpe Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K 1st October 2017

Welcome to Mablethorpe’s Loewen Cinema Our Latest Sponsor

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The Loewen Cinema MablethorpeIt is with much excitement that we introduce the latest sponsor of The Mablethorpe Marathon. The Loewen Cinema in Quebec Road, Mablethorpe has two screens showing all the latest releases in Dolby Digital. Fully air conditioned and with disabled access.

The Loewen Cinema is opposite our Race HQ which makes it the perfect partner for our event, and ideal for those wanting something to do on the day before the race or for families who want to keep the children busy until ‘their runner’ crosses the finish line.

Keep checking our website and social media for special runner offers from The Loewen coming later in the year.

The me&dee Charity Partners

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Me & Dee Chirty RunnersThe Mablethorpe Marathon Foundation is delighted to be working once again with the Maria Hanson Foundation (me&dee). The Maria Hanson Foundation supports people living with a life-limiting condition, arranging holidays for families facing a short and uncertain future together, and for physically and emotionally injured service men and women. These wonderful holidays are in two caravans plus beach huts in Mablethorpe. The charity was formed to create special moments and memories to ensure that both children and adults share distinctive experiences when time is precious. What a wonderful cause!

The Maria Hanson Foundation has supplied all the rucksacks for runners’ goodie bags this year and will also be holding a stall (with a tombola, and selling sweets amongst other things) on the day. Their collection boxes will be out too for you to dispose of your loose change; all for a great cause.

There are 48 people running for me&dee this year. Amongst them will be local Debbie Prince. Debbie ran the first ever Mablethorpe marathon in 2006 and will be doing her last ever marathon this year; the perfect tribute to both the Mablethorpe Marathon and me&dee’s centenary year. Believe it or not, local Gaz Brown will also be running the second half of Debbie’s marathon with a bin weighing 48lb strapped to his back; just one of the many amazing sights you’ll see on the day!

For more information – www.mariahansonfoundation.org.uk

Info: Gaz isn’t a local, he is from the midlands and in case needed, he is ex decorated military and an Daz’s Den charity champion (the two vans are called me&dee’s den for the families and Daz’s Den for the military)

Huge Thanks to the Lindum Group

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Huge thanks to the Lindum Group for once again supporting the Mablethorpe Marathon, supplying good quality banners for the event.

The Lindum Group describes itself as a practical and innovative construction company covering new build, refurbishment and maintenance with extensive expertise and specialists in the education, medical, food retail and housing sectors. You can take a look at what the Lindum Group does on their website www.lindumgroup.com

Quality assurance organisation – Skegness East Coast Wolds Hospitality Association (SECWHA) supports the Mablethorpe Marathon

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We all know that when you visit a new place you want some assurance that it’s going to live up to your expectations. Unless you’ve stayed before you make a choice based on trust. SECWHA believes that gaining your trust enough to make a booking is easier when accompanied by the knowledge that an industry professional assessor has visited the business concerned.

That’s where their ‘Rest Assured’ scheme comes in.

SECWHA represents accommodation providers of all sizes across the East Lindsey area. For more information visit – www.secwha.co.uk. Take a look to ensure you get the most out of your visitor experience.

Huge thanks to SECWHA for sponsoring the Mablethorpe Marathon.

FREE Car Parking at Queens Park South

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Special message for those of you that need to leave early after your run.

By kind permission of East Lindsey District Council those of you wishing to park off site can use Queens Park South car park Free of charge.

This is the nearest car park to our start & finish area and you should allow around 5 minutes to walk it once you have your bearings.

To get to it please follow the signs we provide as the normal signs for “Queens Park Car Park” will take you to Queens Park North car park and this will be subject to the normal Sunday charges.

Queens Park South Car Park

Queens Park South Car Park Entrance Road

The entrance you require is off Queens Park Close for which the post code is LN12 2AS. There is no access off The Boulevard.

Gaz Brown to run the Half Marathon with a Wheelie Bin on his back

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Gaz Brown who is doing the half marathon with a wheelie bin on his back weighing 48lb for the Me & Dee Charity.

Gaz Brown

Safeguarding & Protection of Vulnerable People

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Introduction

Mablethorpe Marathon Foundation(MMF) has always had an open and inclusive approach toward the organisation of events. However by the nature of the main events and the age limits imposed by adherence to the UKA rule book (now IAAF/UKA Rulebook 2016-2018) there was little scope for the involvement of young people or vulnerable adults.

With the addition of a 5Km road race in 2016 MMF concluded that it was necessary to review this approach as the appeal of the shorter distance and the age limit being lowered to include those down to the age of 11 years old presented a wider range of challenges than had previously existed. Therefore, it has now developed a policy that is designed to allow safe participation & involvement whilst also offering adequate protection to young and/or vulnerable people.

The policy – Main aims

It is not the intention of MMF to place undue burdens on anyone involved with the activities & functions of the event but the policy seeks to make all parties aware of their role in ensuring that young and vulnerable people can play their full part in whatever capacity – competing, spectating, volunteering – without being subject to harm or harmful exploitation.

It is the aim of MMF to provide a safe and protective environment within which the young and/or vulnerable are able to play a full and active part in proceedings which enables them to fulfil their own targets or ambitions in doing so.

The Documents

The following sections complete this document (see Terms & Conditions): –

Protection & Safeguarding Policy Statement
Use of Photographic & Video Images Policy
Parental Consent Form***

*** This will automatically be triggered by our website when an under 18-year-old fills in an entrance form for the 5Km race.

Existing organised groups of marshals (e.g. Air Cadets) already provide evidence to MMF that parents are aware of their involvement and will not complete this form.

Thanks to Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd for supporting the Mablethorpe Marathon

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The Mablethorpe Marathon Foundation would like to thank Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd for once again supporting the Marathon. Sid Dennis and Sons will be providing large bins free of charge on the day to help support the marathon, half marathon and 5k event. Our lovely town is likely to see a huge increase in visitors that day and we all recognise the importance of leaving the streets clean and tidy thereafter.

Sid Dennis and Sons Ltd is a local business, established in 1884 in Skegness offering a wide range of skip hire, scrap, waste management, recycling services and scrap car services for commercial and manufacturing companies of all sizes. We are very grateful to the Company for their continued support.

Huge thanks to Coastfields Leisure Ltd

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The Mablethorpe Marathon Committee would like to say a huge thank you to Coastfields Leisure Ltd for their generous sponsorship contribution of £500 towards the 2016 Mablethorpe Marathon events. The marathon, now about to celebrate its 10th year would not be possible without this kind of local support. This year, as well as the marathon and half marathon, we are also holding a 5k, which we hope many more will get involved in.

Coastfields Leisure has a reputation for providing beautiful, landscaped parks in the area. For runners and their supporters wishing to stay for any length of time and enjoy the beautiful Mablethorpe beach and the surrounding areas, we recommend Grange Leisure Park which offers luxury caravans in a tranquil rural setting as well as spaces for motorhomes, touring caravans and camping. Should you wish to stay elsewhere along the coast there are other sites in the Coastfields Leisure group at Chapel St Leonards, Ingoldmells & Skegness.

Mablethorpe Marathon delighted to announce sponsorship from the Wellspring Academy Trust

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The Mablethorpe Marathon Foundation is delighted to welcome on board new sponsors, the Wellspring Academy Trust. The Academy, new to Mablethorpe will be sponsoring the marathon in kind by providing their caretaker on the site during the day. Sponsorship of this kind is vital for the marathon which will bring thousands of visitors to the town on 2nd October.

We very much look forward to working with Wellspring during this exciting year, our 10th anniversary and indeed in years to come. We are very grateful for their support.