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5 and 10 Mile Running Race

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.

New photos of 2017 Round the Island Race

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

Round the Island All Terrain Race

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.

Information for the day

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.