So I’ve kind of signed up for a race for 2015! I couldn’t miss the opportunity to run this once only race in August to remember The Battle of Britain.
75 Years Since “The Few” Won the Battle of Britain
The Battle of Britain raged over the skies of England from July to October 1940 and on a sunny day standing in Dover you probably would have had a very different view from that you see today. August 12th was a fine day, a typical day of the battle, the radar station at Dover was attacked, Manston Airfield was temporarily put out of action, there were big raids on Ventnor and Portsmouth, 15 Allied fighters were shot down, the Germans lost 62 aircraft of all types.
We’ve been very fortunate to have been granted permission to hold a one off event at Samphire Hoe to commemorate this 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. You’ll be running under the White Cliffs of Dover, which became an iconic symbol of the battle over which so many dogfights were fought.
It’s our aim that this event makes an impactful difference to Samphire Hoe in a positive fashion and as such £5 from each entry fee will be donated directly to the nature reserve to aid them in maintaining this lovely environment.
Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. The event will be a six hour timed challenge event. Complete as many loops as you wish within the time limit.
This will be a one off event, and the commemorative medal will reflect that, it will be of our usual high standards along with our usual goody bag of the essential “C” requirents of runners. Chocolate, cookies, crisps, cheddars and cider (or beer!).
The course is a mix of very high quality gently rolling trail and a nice dead flat sea wall, quite literally all within the shadow of the famous White Cliffs of Dover, there is some wild life to keep an eye out for, you’ll be able to see what’s going on at both Dover and Folkestone Harbours, there will no doubt be some ships to see and some trains to spot too for good measure!
We put on marathons run exactly the way we wish they were all run. Low key, friendly and with most of the entry fee being spent on the runners. Please consider joining us on the Kent Coast!
I also want to join the 100 club! I haven’t even done my 1st marathon yet and I want to complete 100. The list is here, I may even do one in the states 🙂 I have a forces march in mind in a few years time too – 5 marathons in 5 days. Am looking to do 1 marathon a year starting 2016 then do all 5 2020.
So here goes, wish me luck, I can’t even run 5 miles yet lol