The date for the 2018 5 & 10 Mile Races is BANK HOlIDAY SUNDAY 26 th AUGUST 2018 – NOT 11th August as previously published here. Our apologies for this mistake.
This was attended by over 350 runners from all over the South and East of the Counties. The day was very hot which caused the runners a lot of difficulty this year. However they seemed to have enjoyed it. We the Lions would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who took part and hope to see you again next year 26th August 2018. We would also wish to thank all the Marshal’s and water station people , who did a wonderful job in directing and keeping the runners safe and watered. The money raised will be used to benifit charities and local causes. Thank You all once again.
An update to the measured course. The course has been re measured by a Grade 1 Measurer confirming the correct Mileage of the ten mile course. The Measurement method was a Jones Counter/Calibrated Bike on 9th August 2017. All runners to keep to the left hand side of the road.
I have just published some new photos of the race provided by Matthew Thompson – 718 to be precise! To view follow the links from the front page or select ‘2017 Round the Island Race” from our ‘Galleries’ menu. You will also find here the pictures from Keith Bird published previously.
Have you registered for the 5 and 10 mile road running race yet on our lovely and unique Mersea Island. Now is the time to register before it gets full up. Just log on to the web site as it saves you money than paying on the day. Have a good day
A fantastic day was had by all and as always a very tough all terrain battle. The first male James arrived in a time of 1hr 26m. The first female Laura arrived in a time of 1hr 36m. What great timings. How old do you have to be to run this very hard course? well you tell me. Peter who took part is 87yrs old his time, which was very good, was 3hrs 12m. WELL DONE EVERYONE! Photo’s of the event will follow soon.
PARKING. on the day is in Willoughby Car Park, It will be sign posted from Victoria Esplanade. Parking for competitors is free up to 2pm then normal charges apply.
RACE NUMBERS can be collected at the race station Gazebo’s in the car park. Please also check INFORMATION BOARDS.
Entries are coming in fast for the All Terrain Round the Island Running Race. Entries so far 122.
Please note the email address for all race enquiries has now changed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Sorry for any inconvenience.
Please note we have a new Race Director for the 2017 races, Bridget Smith. You can contact her on this address: email@example.com