Sunday June 14th sees the 20th anniversary of this Southend Half Marathon. We are seeking volunteers to help marshal on the day. If you are not interested in running it would be great if they were able to marshal. Details as follows:
Sunday 14th June
We are recruiting marshals and also water station personnel for the event. The event starts at 9.30am and volunteers will be needed from approx. 8.30am – 12.30pm. The route is split into 4 zones with a Zone Leader in each Zone. You will be fully briefed by the Zone Leader and a member of our Medical provider on the day. We will allocate positions by road closures and ideally everyone will work in pairs. For the water stations you will be a member of a team led by a leader and once again given full instructions on the day. If you can spare a few hours to support this event it will be greatly appreciated, this is our flagship event and last year raised a fantastic £130,000 for Havens Hospices. We really could not do this without the support of wonderful volunteers like yourself!
The races have been selected for the 2016 Essex Road Running Championships. Not all dates are known at present, but they will appear on the calendar when available. The races are:-
Essex 20 - 13/3/16 Halstead Marathon - 8/5/16 Witham 5 Miles - 2/5/16 Feslted 10K Pleshey Half Marathon Tiptree 10 Miles
Cross Country dates to follow.
This year we are holding three women's only, 5k (for ages 12+) and 10k race events in London this summer, two in Finsbury Park; on the 7th June 2015, and 27th September 2015, and one on the 13th September in Brockwell park, as part of our Women's Running 10K Race Series, and wondered if any of your club would be interested in running?
Our Women’s Running 10K Race Series provides events for runners of all abilities to run together in a friendly and fun environment to achieve their personal targets. Our London based races are set to be our biggest race events, with lots of product freebies and great atmosphere!
parkrun - Weekly Free 5km Timed Run every Saturday at 9am. Remember to register on the Parkrun website to get your barcode which allows you to be timed and then receive your weekly email.
There are also three Junior parkruns in Essex for 4-14 years, which are held over 2K and which operate on a similar basis to 5K parkrun, but are held at 10am on a Sunday. Parents can run with their children at these events. Locations are Barking & Dagenham (Central Park, Dagenham), Harrow Lodge (Hornchurch) and Central Park (Chelmsford).
Details of all 19 Essex 5k parkruns under More tab at top of page and then follow Race Series in Essex tab.
Does you area NOT have a parkrun? Have you contacted parkrun about starting a new events - let us know of your progress and if you need any assistance getting a working group together.
Why not join our measured 5k race on bridleways and tracks, mostly through the beautiful Westley Heights Country Park, Langdon Hills, Basildon?
Our next race will be held on Wednesday 10 June 2015 at 7.30pm at Westley Heights Country Park, High Road, Langdon Hills, Basildon, SS16 6HU
(behind The Crown [Harvester] Public House – but please don’t park in their Car Park!)
Entry fee: £2.00 [on the day only]
Organised by Pitsea Running Club. All ages and standards welcome, but children under 12 must have parent / guardian running with them.
Toilets available, but no changing or shower facilities. Full details are on the Pitsea Running Club website – www.pitsearunningclub.org.uk
Raphael parkrun (Romford)
The new event at Raphael Park, Rise Park, Romford, RM1 4XH started on Saturday 2 May 2015 9am. Full details of the event are on the following link: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/Raphael/ or facebook or @raphaelparkrun on twitter.
Hatfield Forest parkrun
The new event at National Trust Hatfield Forest, Takeley, Bishop's Stortford, Essex, CM22 6NE started on Saturday 21 March 2015 9am. Full details of the event are on the following link: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/hatfieldforest/ or facebook or @hatforparkrun on twitter.
Possible Thurrock Event?
I heard that groups are working to establish a parkrun event at Thurrock (Orsett Heath) in coming months.
I will pass on further details when I hear them.