Highclere 10km – Online entries closed / race instructions

Online entries to this years race are now closed. If you would still like to join us at Highclere Castle on Sunday there will be entries available on the day, the price will be £16 and are cash only. We have a maximum number of entries allowed and once that number is reached on the day entries will be closed.

For anyone who didn’t receive the race instruction email, a copy of the instructions can be found here.

Highclere Castle 10k – volunteers and cake stall

This year’s Highclere Castle 10k is on the 22nd September, junior race starts 10.05am, senior race 10.30am. Please get in touch if you are able to help out on the day, there are a number of roles:

  • Course marshal; directing runners around the course. Some positions may be far away from the start/finish area, please let us know if you have a bike to get to some of these positions
  • Car park marshal; direct cars prior to the races – you can also run the race with this role
  • Pre/post race volunteers in the start/finish area; handing out numbers/mementos – pre-race roles allow you to run the race as well.

Please let Becky Elsmere know if you are able to help

As in previous years, we will be having a cake stall (50p per portion), any and all cakes will be appreciated, and in Bake Off style, we’ll have a prize for the best cake! We will need a couple of people to run the stall too.

Reminders

Please note that on Thursday 29th August there will be no regular training due to the fun club championships at CCAT. Events start from 17:45 with senior members welcome to arrive when they can throughout the night.

On Saturday 31st August the club is helping promote the Highclere 10km event by taking over the volunteer roster at Newbury Parkrun. Jeff currently has a full roster, but if anyone else can help on the day please let him know.

Fun club championship update

As previously mentioned planning is underway for the 2019 fun club championship to be held on the 29th August at CCAT.

The evening will start from 17:30 for all juniors/parents and any adult members that can attend. In a similar format to last year adult members can arrive later for additional events.

Further details and a timetable can be found below. Please note full details of the events/prizes will be announced on the night.

  • 17:30-17:45 – Juniors arrive / registration for short relays. All adult members are welcome too
  • 17:45-18:15 – Short relays, hosted by EJ and Gemma. Allocation of teams on the night. Hopefully 1 senior member / parent per team
  • 18:15-19:00 – Field events, hosted by Craig, Ryan, Matt & Bob. All seniors and juniors welcome. Rotation between 4 events – Shot, Welly Wanging, Standing Long and Standing Triple jumps. 
  • 18:30-19:00 – Seniors arrive / registration for long handicap relay. Additional car parking can be found on the common.
  • 19:00-19:30 – Long handicap relay, hosted by Mike and Andy. Allocation of teams on the night. The format will change from last year to accommodate juniors/non-runners. 
  • 19:30 – Pizzas, sandwiches and soft drinks

We look forward to seeing you all on the night & to help with planning, please either say you are going on the Facebook event and/or let me know by email/at training.

Highclere 10km – 22nd September – Entries open

This years Highclere Castle 10k takes place at 10:30am on Sunday 22nd September 2019 and is kindly sponsored by Stryker UK. Entries are now open via RunBritain.

It’s an undulating race around the private grounds of Highclere Castle and a small section on public road.

There are overall winner prizes, age category prizes and team prizes too.

There will be a junior Fun Run starting at 10:05 with entries taken on the day and costing £3 per child up to the age of 15.

Club notices – 14th May 2019

The social events section of the club website has been updated to include details of the upcoming social events.

The road running section of the club website now has details of the summer training routes

Club fun championship – Following on from last years success the Events committee is once again organising the event for 2019 to be held at CCAT. Further details to follow, but please save the date Thursday 29th August from 17:30 onwards.

Road run/Middle distance intervals – 25th April 2019

Quick reminder that the road run & Karen’s middle distance interval training are at Browns meadow, Fifth Road from tomorrow (25th April).

The road run will be summer route 15.

Fifth Road to the canal, to Hambridge Road and up Fir Tree Lane. The Shorter Group will go along Kiln Road to Shaw and through Victoria Park and back to Fifth Road. The Longer Group will carry onto Stone Copse then back to Shaw through Victoria Park then Fifth Road.