Colne Engaine Fun Run

Sunday 2nd September 2018

Race starts 11am from the Village Green

This will be the 3rd annual Colne Engaine 5 and 10 mile fun run. It will be combined with a children’s run. Both events will be timed.

Course

This is a country lane based fun run! Starting in the centre of the universe… well, okay the village green at Colne Engaine, the course takes you on a figure of 8 for the 5 mile run and if you’re running 10 miles then you’ll do the same figure of 8 twice ( we’re dead good at maths us) The end of the run is a downhill dash, finishing with a sprint along Pebmarsh Road and back onto the village green to the sound of a roaring crowd.

The route can be found on our Facebook page 

Entry Fee: £12.00

Enter online by Friday 31st August 2018 at https://www.entrycentral.com/ce2017

Entries may be available on the day only if we have not reached our maximum number, an additional £1.00 per entrant will be charged.

Water

There will be one water station along the route, at Buntings Green- this is at the 2.5 / 7.5 mile point. Wet sponges will be available to those doing the 10 miles. (We’re not sure yet whether to throw them at you or let you help yourselves….)  Water will also be available after the finish funnel. There are no road closures in operation and for this reason we also insist that headphones, MP3 devices or similar are not worn. If any entrant is seen/found to be ignoring this rule they will be disqualified and their time unpublished.

Race Number

Please collect your race number from the registration point in the village hall from 9.30 am. Your number is not transferable. The number should be securely fastened to the front of your top and be clearly visible at all times. Please ensure you complete the medical/emergency details on its reverse. Please also bring safety pins if you can. (we should have loads but people seem to collect them as souvenirs)

Car parking

Parking for runners is available at the football ground along Pebmarsh Road. This is only a 5 minute walk to the village hall (you could use it for your warm-up). Please follow the directions of the marshals. Please be very courteous if parking in the residential roads near to the village hall. There are limited opportunities to park on the course given the narrow roads. If you do park outside of the football ground, please do not block drives or entrances to fields, as this event relies on the continued support of the local community and farmers – and taking on a John Deere tractor will not end well…

Baggage

This can be left in the run HQ (village hall), at the owner’s risk. Please use the labels provided to mark your race number on your bag. This area is secure and will be manned at all times, although we cannot accept liability for loss or damage. Your race number will be needed to collect your bag once the run has ended.

Finish

At the finish please proceed steadily through the funnel and keep in finishing order as you do so. Do not remove your number before geting through the funnel. Medals and water will be available after you leave the finish area.

Results

A full list of results will be published on our facebook page and on the Colne Engaine Festival website as soon as possible after the run.

Refreshments

There will be scrummy cakes, tea, coffee and cold drinks available either outside or inside the village hall, it will depend upon the weather! There will the now famous bacon butties too – one for every runner, no charge, we just ask for a donation towards our local charities, community groups and good causes

More information…

As mentioned above, on-the-day entries will only be available if we have not reached our maximum number of entrants. We will keep our facebook page updated and of course the number of sign ups can be found on entry central. The on the day entries will open at approximately 9.00am in the village hall. If you have any problems or queries on the day, please ask at the information desk. On the day entries will close promptly at 10.30am to allow all runners to be herded up to the start. 

If you find that for some reason you are unable to take part on 2nd September there is the option to transfer your place to someone else (by the cut off date 31.8.18) or defer for a year (we hang on to your pennies and if the cost of the run increases you do not have to pay anthing more) Unfortunately we cannot defer for more than 1 year and refunds will not be given if you cannot attend the new date.

Children’s fun run

In conjunction with the 5 and 10 mile fun run, we are also having a 1 mile fun run. This will take place on the recreation ground and field behind the village hall and will be completely ‘off road’. As the route follows the edges of the fields it is not suitable for pushchairs. The route will be marshalled but all children under 8 should be accompanied by an adult. If your under 8 is quicker than you now is the time to start your training!

There will be medals and prizes for all children.

Fab stuff said by previous years runners (and no we didn’t pay them!)

 ‘Really well organised run, lovely route and friendly marshals and organisers. Will definitely run again and recommend – thank you all very much’

‘Thank you. A very enjoyable and well organised event. Look forward to it next year.’

‘Really enjoyed this run, it was a lovely route, really well organised and will definitely be signing up again next year.’

Well done organisers and volunteers, was a great run, tea, bacon butty, bling and a goody- definitely back next year’

 

The Festival takes place every two years at Colne Engaine Recreation Ground, 1 Station Rd, Near Colchester, Essex CO6 2ES