As you are aware, we were hoping to organise the Binfield 10K to take place in October of this year. However, after much thought and consideration we have decided to postpone it once more and are very much hoping that we can go ahead in May 2022 instead.
As a committee, we have thought long and hard over this decision and so we would like to explain our thoughts to you and also to thank you for your patience with us.
The Binfield 10K is a Spring/Summer event, and as such it has always been a fantastic day and a community event that everyone can enjoy. By holding it in October, we may lose a lot of that community spirit as we are very much subject to changing weather conditions.
Secondly, part of our route includes Ryehurst Lane – a beautiful tree lined road with some wonderful scenery. However, Ryehurst Lane poses a strong flood risk in October and this would be a major risk for us as the floods on occasion have been knee deep.
Thirdly, the 10K involves a lot of road running on closed roads. If October were sunny, this wouldn’t be a problem, but on a dark and dreary day, the light would be an important consideration and we feel it would be harder to keep our runners safe in bad weather conditions on the busy roads.
Finally, although we very much hope that the Covid threat will be over, we also have to factor in Covid safety policies, social distancing and the possibility of runners wearing masks before the race. This could cause many complications and there are still a lot of uncertainty at the moment.
The 10K committee are a team of dedicated and very enthusiastic volunteers and we love the general vibe and positive spirit that it brings to the community. As a committee we feel much happier about delaying the run this year and instead coming back with a bang in 2022 and providing us with the 10K run that we know and love, rather than try and recreate it in October when there are many additional challenges.
Rest assured that we can’t wait to come back and we will put on something awesome next May! For now though, we hope we have your continued support and we thank you so much for your patience and understanding.
The May date will be announced asap and if you have already entered then your place will be guaranteed at no extra charge. If however, you would like a refund, please let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and we will reimburse you.
Thank you so much again for your patience and understanding and we can’ t wait to see you in May 2022.
The 10K committee