The Molesworth Run
Well it is with much regret that I have to inform you of my decision to cancel this year's event.
This is a decision that has not been taken lightly, and we have considered numerous options to keep the race alive.
In the final analysis, the deciding factor has been the major damage to the Awatere Valley Road. The repair process is well underway but is not expected to result in the road opening to all traffic this side of Xmas, according to Marlborough Roads and the contractors, Fulton Hogan. This would put our valued but small crew of officials at a distinct disadvantage having to travel the considerable extra distance to reach the race start. In addition to race officials, all entrants travelling from Blenheim would face the same journey.
This road closure, coupled with the present uncertainty around the covid alert status, has made the logistics of conducting an enjoyable and safe event just too difficult.
My heartfelt sympathies to all who have been training and looking forward to our event. Rest assured we will be back!!!
Our race committee and the Marlborough Harrier Club would like to thank you for your support, and invite you back to this iconic race in Nov 2022.