The Gosport Golden Mile will help make Day Out special

ON THE RUN Nick Carter
ON THE RUN Nick Carter
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WE’VE certainly got a lot of family entries for the race on June 2, which is fantastic.

There’s going to be lots of mums and dads with their youngsters running up the prom at Stokes Bay as well.

It was really about getting the families involved so that’s very satisfying.

We’ve got 130 entries for the Golden Mile and approaching the same number for the five kilometre race afterwards.

We’re expecting a lot of entries on the day.

In the last 11 days and the lead up to the race we’re going to be touching 150 for each race.

As this is our inaugural year and there is limited space on the promenade, I think 150 per race is a reasonable number.

I would be really pleased if we achieve that.

We’ve got Scott Overall, who’s a GB athlete, a marathon runner, coming down to start the races and present the prizes.

We’re doing very well, we’ve now got some elite entries booking up, with a couple of Kenyan runners too.

And we’ve got a GB international runner signed up for the Golden Mile.

We’ve got Karrie Blake from the City of Portsmouth runners, she’s no slouch.

The beach is actually going to come alive, the spectacle of having up to 300 racers marauding up and down the promenade is going to be fantastic.

Including the fact that it’s part of Gosport’s Big Day Out and there’s going to be other attractions on the beach.

The Golden Mile is going to be a very useful addition Gosport’s Big Day Out, which already has a history.

We’ll certainly add to it and I’m hoping that we’ll make it a glamorous day.