Get set for the return of the Baldock Beast! Deadline for half marathon sign-ups is on Monday

PUBLISHED: 14:51 14 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:51 14 February 2017

The Baldock Beast 2016. Credit: Stephen Drayton

The Baldock Beast 2016. Credit: Stephen Drayton

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The Baldock Beast Half Marathon through the North Herts villages and countryside is back for its sixth year – and the deadline for sign-ups is this Monday.

The route for the Baldock Beast Half Marathon 2017. Picture: Courtesy of James Lunnon The route for the Baldock Beast Half Marathon 2017. Picture: Courtesy of James Lunnon

The Beast is next Sunday, February 26, starting from Clothall Common at 10am, and takes the runners up to Sandon and back – taking in Wallington, Roe Green and Redhill.

Organiser Richard Sell said: “Previous runners will know the course is set in beautiful countryside with great scenery. It includes some off road sections through glorious fields and woodland.

“However, it is not called the Beast for nothing – there are also some challenging hilly sections.

“It is also a fantastic community event with many locals coming out to support the runners along the length of the course.

“This is a great race to take part in in its own right, but it could also be part of your training schedule if you’re running a marathon in the spring, like London or Paris.”

Volunteers are also sought to help run the event by giving two or three hours on the day, for example as race marshals.

The race is expected to end by 1pm. For more about volunteering email Richard on richardsell@btinternet.com.

To find out more about the day or to sign up see baldockbeast.co.uk.

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