Latest Press Statement

05 May 2019

PRESS STATEMENT

ISSUED AT 17:00 ON Sunday 5 May 2019

David Seaton, Chairman of the Belfast Marathon Organising Committee said:

 

"On behalf of the organising committee, we would like to apologise to competitors of today's race.

 

"Approximately 460 additional metres were added to the officially measured course of 26.2 miles.

 

"This was due to human error, with the lead car diverting from the official route.

 

"I can assure all participants that protocols will be put in place to ensure this never happens again.

 

"In the meantime, we are in the process of adjusting runners times to reflect the correct distance.  

 

"Feedback on the new route has been overwhelmingly positive and we thank the thousands of spectators who lined the route to support 18,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletics."

 

ENDS