MONACO/NELSON MID WINTER MARATHON STILL ON. Sunday June 24th 2018
Kia ora to all potential & returning Monaco marathoners. I have had a large number of enquiries about the Mid Winter Marathon recently following recent storm events here in Nelson/ Tasman, & the subsequent, extensive, damage to The Great Taste Trail out to Rabbit Island (& indeed Rabbit island itself). As this is the route we run/walk along to get from Monaco to Rabbit Island & back (with no simple alternative route) it is fair to say we may have to have some route changes?
However, In saying that we are several months out from the event so ‘who knows’. So..I’m being hopeful, but considering plans B), C), & D) !
So at this stage, all I can say with some certainty is that;
- The Monaco/Nelson Mid winter marathon will still go ahead from the Honest Lawyer Pub/restaurant on Sunday June 24th (95% certainty at this stage!)
- It will be a measured marathon & there will be a 2 person & 6 person relay as well
- The course will be, at least mostly, flat, on off-road trails & scenic
- Things will remain much the same format wise!
In saying the above…If Nelson/Tasman bay is hit with another significant storm event over the next couple of months then the ‘cards are off the table’ I suppose?
I’ll keep you all posted as best I am able! Happy training & put the date in your busy diaries!
Stu C. (for The MMWM )