England Athletics club runners get a £3 entrance discount for the Morpeth to Newcastle Road Race (M2N) this October, and every England Athletics affiliated club is entitled to four free places. These perks were secured by Muckle LLP, England Athletics’ legal helpline provider, which is sponsoring the event again this year and advising on organising the races.
Race by numbers
2:38 – last year’s marathon winning time to beat
2,000 plus – runners and cyclists took part in 2016
4 races – a marathon, 26-mile cycle sportive, half marathon and mini mile for kids
The original event began in 1904, which makes M2N the oldest road race in England. Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards CBE has teamed up with organisers to officially launch this year’s races.
“The Morpeth to Newcastle Marathon is still held in high regard by the running population of the UK. The race regularly attracted Olympians, world record holders and running legends, so I am hoping to see some very good club runners, athletes and keen fitness enthusiasts take part this year.” Jonathan Edwards CBE
M2N will host four road races over Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 October.
Marathon: Morpeth to Newcastle
Start on the outskirts of the historic Northumberland market town of Morpeth. Follow a route that takes in the beautiful Northumberland Coast and then along the River Tyne. Newcastle Quayside is your landmark final destination.
Fast Flat Half Marathon: North Tyneside to Newcastle
The club runners’ chance to clock a personal best on a fast course. It starts on the coastal town of Whitley Bay, next to the redeveloped Spanish City, before you head west, along the river to Newcastle Quayside.
Mini Mile: Kids to Newcastle
Taking part on Saturday the day before the senior event, junior runners cross the same finish line in the Mini Mile as the senior runners. It means the next generation can join in the M2N celebrations too.
Marathon Cycle Challenge
The marathon cycle challenge rides through 26 miles. Ideal for a fun, but challenging, ride.
All England Athletics’ clubs will receive four free entries and any additional runners can take advantage of £3 off the cost of their entrance. Running clubs can also take advantage of a free traffic management course and access to water station gazebos. For more information on these additional offers please contact Total Racing International at [email protected]
Hugh Welch, Senior Partner at Muckle LLP, will be part of the Muckle team taking part in the race. He said: “We regularly gets involved in helping sporting events behind the scenes. We are pleased to help Total Racing International with the legal and promotional support to help ensure M2N is a success for runners and cyclists across the country. People from across our firm will be joining everyone in the race on the day.”
Details about the M2N races can be found at www.morpeth2newcastle.co.uk where you can register your free or discounted place today. To access the free places clubs should contact Total Racing at [email protected] by 30th April and you’ll receive a unique code to enter online. For club runners, select the ‘discounted club runner’ option and enter your personal licence number to validate your discounted entry.