A runner taking part in the most recent GEAR. Pictures: Paul Tibbs.

This year’s Grand East Anglian Run (GEAR) in King’s Lynn has again been postponed, moving from May to August, it was announced this week.

The annual Run For All 10k event and children’s Mini GEAR usually attracts around 3,000 runners, with the scenic route lined with crowds of spectators.

Due to the pandemic, last year’s GEAR was postponed from May to October and then again to Sunday, May 3 this year.

This week it was announced the event would now be held on Sunday, August 22 and all places would be transferred.

In a message to entrants, Run For All said: “Like you, we have been following the progress of the pandemic and alongside West Norfolk Council and Alive West Norfolk we have been reviewing plans for the GEAR 10k due to be held this May Bank Holiday.

“While the outlook of the virus continues to improve, collectively we feel we need to be cautious of any immediate plans and therefore we have taken the decision to postpone the GEAR 10K and Mini GEAR.

“We promised entrants we would make a decision on whether an event could take place no later than two months prior to the scheduled event date. Given the current UK government update and the ever changing landscape, hosting the event this May Bank Holiday is not going to be possible.” 

The organisers said they hoped to host “as normal an event as possible”, but there would be alterations to the event due to Covid and social distancing requirements.

Find out more online at: www.runforall.com