Eltham South Councillor Matt Clare completes Run to the Beat

Matt said “Last week I ran Run to The Beat.   While it was an excellent race I fear that its success may be impacted by a second year of Jubilee Line troubles delaying the start. Of 102 people who have rated the event on Runners Worlds website only 38% would do the race again. With Run to The Beat bringing 14,000 runners and several thousands of spectators to Greenwich we must do everything in our power to raise its reputation.”


Matt has written to the Labour Cabinet member responsible for the race to enquire if he can work with TfL to ensure that the disruption does not recur next year. He also suggested that as an alternative to the Jubilee shuttle buses could run from say Maze Hill station to the O2.


Matt commented “The route goes very close to but does not take in Greenwich Town Centre. It seems a pity that the businesses and market miss out on so much potential business from spectators as well as showcasing the area.”


Matt is keen to work with the Cabinet to ensure that the race becomes even more of a success in years to come.