Run2U was established in 2014 with a simple mission - to put on high quality, safe, enjoyable and affordable running events which are open to runners of all levels of abilities.
Run2U's founder, David Corbett, a qualified Event Organiser and Race Director, has led the organisation of a number of road and trail running events over the last few years including the 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 Retford Half Marathons, the 2015, 2016 and 2017 Edwinstowe 10k trail races and the 2016 and 2017 Active Forest Sherwood Pines 10k Trail Races. David also provides consultancy and acts as Race Director for a number of other local races.
Growing the Run2U Brand
In 2017, in addition to the Sherwood Pines and Edwinstowe races, we organised our first Clumber Park 10k and in 2018 as well as organising the Clumber Park, Sherwood Pines, and Edwinstowe 10k races, we will also be organising our first Night Run trail race at Sherwood Pines.
As keen runners ourselves, we are commited to making sure our races are organised from a runners perspective, and that we provide the best experience possible which keeps runners coming back year after year.
What better way to mark your 30th year on the planet than to have a go at the 2005 London Marathon - seemed a good idea at the time but having not done any running (apart from football) since school I soon found completing 26.2 miles was going to be no walk in the park.
Nontherless after 4 months of training I made it round the streets of London in just under 4 hrs, and found I'd got the running bug!.
I joined Retford Athletic and Running Club when I moved over to Retford a few years later and since then I've taken part in numerous road, trail and cross-country running events, enjoyed every (well almost) every minute of them, and met many fantastic people along the way.
Having recently completed the Lincoln 10k, Manchester Marathon and North Lincolnshire Half Marathon in times of 38:30, 3:00:41, and 1:25:34 respectively I'd say I've now made it into the 'not a bad club runner' category.
I became involved in race organisation at the start of 2013, leading the planning and delivery of the Retford Half Marathon and with great support from other members of the Retford AC organising committee have helped to increase the numbers for that event year on year, turning the event from one which literally looked like it was on its last legs, into a hugely successful event for the town which has sold out 4 years running, becoming a regular fixture on the race calendar and has raised thousands of pounds for charities through our charity partnerships.
As a qualified Event Organiser and Race Director, I've also been involved in leading and delivering a number of other road and trail races since then, including the 2015 and 2016 Edwinstowe 10k Trail Races, the 2016 Active Forest Sherwood Pines 10k Trail race, and the 2017 Clumber Park 10k race, and get huge personal satisfaction out of putting on races that runners enjoy and keep coming back to.
I also offer event management and consultancy services to other race event organisers.
Our next event, the 2018 Sherwood Pines Night Run (7km) will be held at Sherwood Pines on Saturday 3rd March 2018 (start time 7pm).
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