In what is likely to cause a proverbial stampede for runners in north Yorkshire (and beyond), organisers of the Brass Monkey Half Marathon have announced that entries for the 2018 race will open this Saturday (21 October) at 6am.
The event, set to celebrate its 36th year, is famed for its warm and friendly atmosphere and is a firm favourite on the UK circuit— the half’s timing (the 2018 staging has been set for Sunday 14 January) - also makes it a the ideal way for many to banish the excesses of New Year’s celebrations and kick-start a new cycle of training.
Organised by York Knavesmire Harriers, the race was established in 1983. Starting on Bishopthorpe Road, runners travel through the village on to Acaster Lane and back through Bishopthorpe,via Appleton Roebuck, to a conclusion at York Racecourse.
Details of entries opening were warmly received and it seems anyone interested in registering on Saturday will need to rise early to ensure success. Registration will be available from 6am but due to high demand a queuing system will be used, which is set to open at 5:45am.
Entry fees will remain unchanged at £24 or £22 for UK affiliated runners.