In view of the current situation the Committee have decided that ALL Lions events due to take place until the end of June 2020 are cancelled. This includes the All-Terrain Running Race which was due to take place on Sunday 28th June. The viability of future events will be reviewed at the end of this period.
Refunds will be offered to anyone who has already registered. We are looking into the best way to do this. It may take a few weeks for everyone to get a refund. This clearly an unforeseen and unprecedented situation so we would be grateful for your patience while we make the necessary arrangements.
Competitors for our three running races to be held in 2020 can now register on line.
For more information click the links at the top of our Home Page under 2020 Events.
Please note we have introduced a new improved online registration process for 2020. We hope you will find this easy to use. If you have any queries please contact us using the details on our Contact page.
Some more photos have been received of this year’s Round the Island Race. Go to Galleries Menu to view or click here: https://www.merseaislandraces.co.uk/photos-2019-round-the-island-race/
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Photos of the race are now on the website. Select from the ‘Galleries’ Menu or click the link on the front page. (Photos by Matthew Thompson)
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.
2018 Round The Island All Terrain Running Race Report
2018 Round the Island Race – Start
Here are the race positions from the Lions Round the Island All Terrain Race:
First Male Thomas Beedell 1hr 20 mins 25 sec No 204
First Female Sarah Stradling 1hr 34 mins 24 sec No 243
First Mens Team Colchester Harriers
First Womens Team St Edmund Pacers
First Mens Veteran Brian Rogers 1hr 44mins 34 secs No 25
First Women Veteran Brigid Wallen 1hr 54 mins 6 secs No 26
First young man Benjamin Splam 1hr 53 mins 38 secs No 24
First young women Jess Gooderham 1hr 52 mins 41 secs No 97
It was a really hot day for the runners and the course was tough as
well. However they all enjoyed it but did suffer a bit with the heat.
The race started on the beach at the the bottom of Willoughby Car Park. We watched as they disappeared along the beach towards the boardwalk. Having retired to Willoughby car park us Lions, s.m.i.l.e.s and spectators awaited their return. One hour and 20 mins later after running 13.1 miles the first runner came in to view and crossed the line.
This year the Lions, for the first time used an electronic tagging
system which worked well by timing all the runners taking part.
Thank you all for taking part and a special thank you to all the
Marshalls that helped us make this event a success.
Also thank you to our sponsors regional Life and Blackwater Estates.
Roy Chamberlain race Co-ordinator
Please note: ON LINE ENTRIES FOR THIS RACE WILL BE CLOSED ON 15TH JUNE 2018
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.