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5 AND 10 MILE RACE APOLOGY

MERSEA ISLAND LIONS GIVE THEIR APOLOGIES FOR THE LACK OF PHOTOS OF THE 10 MILE RUNNERS. THE PHOTOGRAPHER ON THE DAY WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN TAKING PHOTOS OF ALL THE RUNNERS FINISHING WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM THIS ROLE TO TAKE PHOTOS OF THE PRESENTATION WHICH  WAS OF THE 5 MILE FINISHERS. THIS WAS AN ERROR ON OUR SIDE AND WILL BE ADDRESSED FOR FUTURE RUNNING EVENTS

2018 5 & 10 MILE RUNNING RACES

Mersea Island Lions Club would like to take this opportunity to thank all the runners that took part, their supporters, all the S.M.I.L.E Volunteers and every one else that supported this race which took part in poor conditions. A special thanks this year to Outreach runners who did amazingly well. All the money raised at this event goes to our supported charities of which there are many. THANK YOU

Changes to Transfers/Cancellations

Due to the limited resources we have on the run up to races in terms of volunteer time, we are changing some of the ways we handle Transfers and Cancellations to help reduce admin time needed by volunteers.

Cancellations

Nothing will change before the online registration closes.
You can still cancel your entry and receive a full refund.

  • Change – After online entries close, if you choose to cancel your entry you will receive a refund minus a £5 “admin” fee.
    So you will receive £10 refunded.

    • This change is to encourage more entrants to attend the event.
    • With less cancellations the load will be lightened for the volunteers processing them.
    • Will make up for transaction processing fees.
    • The “admin” fee will also apply to any refund requests on the day where the entries were made online.
    • The £5 “admin” fee will still be put to the clubs charitable causes.

Transfers

Nothing will change before the online registration closes.
You can still request a transfer and have it processed.

  • Change – After online entries close, you will no longer be able to transfer your entry.
    • Your request will be processed as a cancellation and the above cancellation changes will be applied.
    • You will receive a refund minus a £5 “admin” fee.
      So you will receive £10 refunded.
    • The runner that you wanted to transfer your entry to will still be able to enter on the day. (Up until places run out)

ROUND THE ISLAND ALL TERRAIN RACE

Mersea Island Lions would like to thank all the Runners, Marshalls and Public support received in the lead up and on the day of the Round The Island All Terrain Race. Without all of you this race would not be the great success it has become, not just here, but all over the United Kingdom and some runners from abroad. Thank you very very much and hope to see you and have the support in the future.

2018 5 & 10 Mile Races – Update for competitors

1. As mentioned elsewhere, we have purchased new automatic timing software for this year’s 5 & 10 mile races.

When you arrive to pick up your race number or enter you will be given your usual Number but on the back there will be a tag stuck on.

You will need to ensure that you are wearing this for the duration of the event to register your time when you cross the finish line.

If you lose this number/tag you will be disqualified.

Please note: Your race time will start when you cross the blue timing mat at the starting line and finish when you have crossed the mat at the finish. You must PASS OVER the mat at the finish in order for your time to be recorded.

2. We have extended the cut-off time for on-line entries. On-line entries for this year’s 5 & 10 Mile Races will now close at noon on Saturday 18th August.

More details…

Changes to All Events From 2018

This year we have modernised the way that we register and collect race results.

We have purchased automatic timing software to give us accurate results and help keep the entry process manageable as the events grow.

When you arrive to pick up your race number or enter you will be given your usual Number but on the back there will be a tag stuck on.

You will need to ensure that you are wearing this for the duration of the event to register your time when you cross the finish line.

If you lose this number/tag you will be disqualified.

 

The registration on the day will be arranged as follows.

Online Registrations

There will be a online registrations table/queue, please join this if you have already registered.

We will take your name and issue your number to you.

On the Day Registration

There will be a separate table/queue for on the day registrations.

You will be given a registration form to fill out and asked to pay.

Once you have paid and the form is filled you will need to go to the IT table to submit your form.

Your details will be entered into the system and a number/tag assigned to you.

 

If you have any queries regarding the new system please contact info@merseaislandlionsclub.com