We are excited to announce that registration for our Virtual Half Marathon to be held on Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June 2021 is now open. For more details please follow the links from our website Home Page or visit the Race Information Page here.
10 Mile Overall Winner: James Sullivan 59mins 08.59secs
5 Mile Overall Winner: Robert Vinicombe 28mins 49.15secs
10 Mile Race
Photos will be posted as soon as they are available.
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/
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
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
Below are the FINAL Results for the 5 & 10 Mile Races 2017