Change of Contact Details

Please note, the main contact for all race enquires is now Race Director Yvonne Williams at ywilluk@gmail.com. All enquiries made using the Contact Form on this site will be automatically sent to this address. from Website Administrator

Round the Island Race 2016 – places still available

strood-bannerWe have 192 runners registered with 174 spaces left for potential runners. If you would like to take part in this unique race, don’t delay – register now.  It’s simple to register online. Select ‘THE RACES’, ‘ROUND THE ISLAND ALL TERRAIN RUNNING RACE’ from our Main Menu and click the ‘Register Now’ link.

2016 Race Dates

Here are the dates for the 2016 Mersea Island Running Races:-

Round the Island Race:-  26th June

5 mile and 10 mile Road Running Races:-  28th August

Please add them to your calender now!

New entry site will be unveiled soon…

2015 5 & 10 Mile Races – Runners InformationSchedule

RUNNERS INFORMATION SCHEDULE 5 & 10 MILE RACES – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

10:30 AM START, SUNDAY 30th AUGUST 2015 DISTANCE: 5M/10M

PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT SEVERAL MERSEA ISLAND LIONS CHARITIES

Welcome and thank you for entering the annual ‘Mersea 5 and 10 mile race’. We look forward to seeing you on the day and hope that the event will be a memorable one for runners and spectators alike.

Parking: This is available in Willoughby Avenue Car Park, West Mersea. The entrance will be signposted and will be free of charge for competitors up to 2:00pm, after which normal charges will apply. Please park as directed and do not block in fellow runners.

Reporting: Please report and collect your number if you have pre-entered, between 9:00am and 10:15am. (Note if you decide on the day to change the distance you wish to run—please inform late entries tent as another number will be allocated, and the race computer record will need updating)

Changing: There are no changing facilities, please come ready changed and arrange for your valuables to be looked after. The organisers will accept no responsibility for any loss. Car keys can be left at the registration tent if necessary. Public conveniences are available nearby.

The Start: This is on Victoria Esplanade by the entrance to Willoughby Avenue Car Park at 10:30am prompt. Please make sure your running number is securely attached to your vest with four safety pins. The running number must not be altered in any way as this is the only means of ascertaining your name for your finishing position and time. Anyone not finishing with their number will be disqualified. Please do not use personal stereo systems.

The Course: This runs in an anti-clockwise direction around West Mersea. Please run on the left side of the road and familiarise yourself with the course map before the start (on display at registration). There are a number of drink stations around the course and at the finish as well as distance markers. Marshalls will be stationed at hazardous points to direct the runners. Their instructions must be obeyed always as failure to do so will only jeopardise the future of the event and may result in immediate disqualification. There will be lead cyclist and the St Johns Ambulance will follow the last runners.

The Finish: In Willoughby Avenue Car Park—medals will be presented to all finishers as they cross the finishing line. 5 mile runners do one lap and finish down the left hand funnel. 10 mile runners complete 2 laps and finish down the right hand funnel.

First Aid: Will be provided by St Johns Ambulance on the course and at the finish if required. If you see a fellow runner requiring urgent assistance please inform the nearest marshal.

Presentation: Prizes and Trophies will be awarded to all winners in each group. These will be presented on the day, as soon as possible after the results have been formulated. Note: only one prize per runner. All entrants are encouraged to wait until the presentation.

Thanks: To our sponsors and all the helpers prior to and on the day.

Kindly Sponsored by CC Discount Heating (Colchester) Ltd

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Runners Information Schedule 2015

10:30 AM START,   21 JUNE 2015    DISTANCE: 13.1 MILES

(PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT WILL BENEFIT SEVERAL

MERSEA ISLAND LIONS CHARITIES)

RUNNERS INFORMATION SCHEDULE-PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

 

Welcome and thank you for entering the annual ‘Round the Island Race’.  We look forward to seeing you on the day and hope that the event will be a memorable one for runners and spectators alike.

Parking: This is available in Willoughby Avenue Car Park, Victoria Esplanade, West Mersea. The entrance will be signposted and parking will be free of charge for competitors up to 2:00pm, after which normal charges will apply. Please park as directed and do not block in fellow runners. The car park is likely to fill up quickly so please leave sufficient time to park and secure your vehicle.

Number Collection: Please collect your number between 9:00am and 10:10am from the “Collection Area”. To avoid having to queue please don’t leave it until the last minute.  Number collection will close at 10.20 a.m. and anyone arriving after this time will not be allowed to take part. Please check the information boards as there are four course changes this year  (Village Green, Cudmore Grove, Coopers Beach and Seaview Holiday Park)

Changing: There are no changing facilities.  Please come ready changed and arrange for your valuables to be looked after. The organisers will accept no responsibility for any loss.  Public conveniences are available nearby.  There are 2 buildings on the Esplanade, one close to the car park entrance and the other circa. 100m east close to the bottom of Fairhaven Avenue.

Car keys:  For those wishing to leave car keys – please ask when you collect your number for a label tag.  Write your surname and race number on the tag, attach to your keys and hand to the ladies in the merchandise tent.  They will place keys in a deed box which will be locked and remain under their control until you re-claim your keys when you finish the race.

The Start: This is on the beach close to the ‘Two Sugars Café’ (almost opposite the entrance to the car park) at 10:30am prompt. The race will be started by the Mayor of West Mersea. Please make sure your running number is securely attached to your vest with four safety pins. The running number must not be altered in any way as this is the only means of ascertaining your name for your finishing position and time. Anyone not finishing with their number will be disqualified. For your own safety, and that of other runners, please do not use personal stereo systems.

The Course: Runs completely around the perimeter of the island in a clockwise direction, and apart from small sections of road from the Boardwalk to Dabchicks Sailing Club, The Strood, Rewshalls Farm to Essex Outdoors (Youth Camp) and from Seaview Holiday Park to the finish, it is all on sea walls, tracks and the beach. It is therefore recommended that you wear a good strong pair of trainers.  Racing flats are definitely unsuitable. There are 5 drink stations around the course and one at the finish.  (If it is a hot day it is also advisable to carry your own drinks bottle).  Marshalls will be stationed at hazardous points to direct the runners. Their instructions must be obeyed always, as failure to do so may not only jeopardise the future of the event it may also result in immediate disqualification. Course maps will be on display at registration. There will be sweeper cyclists following the last runner.

The Finish: In Willoughby Avenue Car Park—medals will be presented to all finishers as they cross the finishing line.

First Aid: Will be provided by St John Ambulance on the course and at the finish if required. If you see a fellow runner requiring urgent assistance please inform the nearest marshal.

Presentation: Trophies will be awarded to all winners in each group. These will be presented on the day, as soon as possible after the results have been formulated.  N.B. only one trophy per runner. All entrants are encouraged to wait until the presentations.

Thanks: We are indebted to our sponsors and all the helpers prior to, and on the day, without whom we would not be able to hold this event.

Feedback: We would welcome any comments you may have regarding the race, and suggestions as to how we could improve it.

Please e-mail me, roychamberlain99@gmail.comor telephone 01206 385822.

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