The Blaydon Race 2015
SOLD OUT FOR 2015
The race this year will be run on Tuesday, 9th June with an expected 7.15pm start
We believe that almost all issues from last Tuesday's payment gateway failure are now resolved and we thank everyone concerned for their patience. However, if you are still not sorted out please contact our MD, Kevin Farmer (email@example.com), direct with details of the orders and the amounts still being held and he will take this up with Nordea Bank. (You can see all the emails sent to competitors who entered on TUESDAY February 3rd (Monday entrants are not affected by this problem) on this page in case you have registered with an email address that you are not monitoring.
A small number of people who were registering as entering when payments were suspended last week are still to pay for their places. Please check your emails (and your spam folder) if you think you might be in this position before attempting to enter again. Duplicated unpaid entries have been cancelled off the system leaving only one and, where necessary, duplicated payments refunded although this only affected around a dozen people who actually managed to enter more than once.
Our web partners have extensively tested the payment gateway and it is working as it should - we opened and sold out the Ythan Challenge last Monday without incident. In the event that any unforeseen issues occur during the payment phase of entry please do not attempt to refresh the screen or enter your card details more than once. An issue at the card payment stage does not mean you will lose your place, Results Base will be monitoring the entry process and can see the attempt to register, we will contact you accordingly.
If you have any issues registering on Saturday please email firstname.lastname@example.org and note that ONLY this address is being monitored during the entry process.
Because we expect the last tranche of places to go extremely quickly we will be operating the queuing system. When the spaces have sold out we will broadcast a message to the queue and then shut it down. Remember that if you leave the queue while you are waiting to enter your details and then re-visit the page you will start again at the back of the queue!
In 2015 we will be finishing at the Shibdon Playing Fields on Shibdon Road, a bit further on from the shopping centre. The overall distance is 5.7miles from Balmbra’s in Newcastle City Centre, along Collingwood Street and Scotswood Road past Armstrong’s factory and over the Scotswood Bridge to finish in the playing fields on Shibdon Road. There’ll be music and dance at the start, along the course and at the finish.
We emphasise that the Blaydon Race is a serious road race run under UK Athletics rules and not a sponsored walk: we will not accept entries from people who intend to walk.
All finishers will receive a commemorative certificate, tee-shirt, souvenir programme, local beer, crisps, sandwich and soft drink. Many will receive spot prizes. Results will be on the Results Base website (www.resultsbase.net) and also on this website. Runners have the option to receive an SMS text message with their race time immediately after crossing the finish line (if requested at the point of entry).
Race packs will be available for collection from Speedflex Newcastle, Fleming Business Centre, Burdon Terrace, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 3AE between 11/04/15 and 29/04/15. Those not collected will be posted out. Please contact the race organisers if you have not received your race pack by 16/05/15.
Race Charity 2015
We are pleased to say that the official race charity for 2015 is Smile For Life. Please take the time to read the details below. You will be given the option to donate to Smile For Life during the entry process, every little helps.
Smile For Life provides a range of direct support to children and young people with disabilities, learning difficulties or from a disadvantaged background across the North East. We provide life changing equipment and experiences as well as short respite breaks for children and their families, often in desperate need. Our Café Beam in Gosforth provides hands on work experience for young people with learning difficulties or physical disabilities, from baking and food preparation to serving customers and cashing up – the skills they gain plays a crucial part in setting them on the road to paid employment.