Hardwick 10K

The streets of Pilsley were taken over by more than 400 runners this evening for the Hardwick 10k, now in it’s 37th year!

One of Derbyshire’s most iconic annual road races, this event is well attended by a wealth of athletes and spectators alike and it was an honour to be able to provide our Race Timing Services for the event.

With it’s out and back course, with it’s legendary climb into Hardwick before turning back to come down the hill back into Pilsley for the finish and it’s cheering crowds.

Well done and congratulations to everybody who took part in tonight’s race!

Visit hardwickrun.co.uk

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Ipswich Twilight 10K

More than a thousand athletes turned out this evening for the Ipswich Twilight 10K, with it’s start and finish at the grounds of Ipswich Town Football Club Stadium on Portman Road.

Delightful weather and very enthusiastic runners gave the event village an amazing atmosphere as everybody set to warming up. Meanwhile, we were busy getting our equipment setup and testing everything to make sure that all systems were go!

Well done to everyone who took part in this fantastic event and we cant’ wait to see you again next time!

Visit ipswichtwilightraces.com

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The Fen Gallop

I spent a delightful yet busy morning in the lovely village of Willingham today, race timing the 2022 Fen Gallop. The Gallop comprises two race distances of 10KM or 4 miles, as well as children’s races and a toddler sprint.

Having run for many years now, this event is always well attended and this year was no different, with almost 300 entrants across the two main race distances.

Despite the rain overnight, the weather turned out fine and actually became quite warm as the morning moved on, providing almost ideal conditions for the runners. I even managed to find a few minutes to take a quick look round once I had all of the timing equipment set up and running smoothly.

Very well done to everybody who took part today and congratulations to those who achieved a new personal best!

Visit fengallop.co.uk

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Flaming June Half Marathon

We were off to Impington, near Cambridge, today on behalf of Race Time Result to time the Flaming June Half Marathon and 10K. With more than 350 entrants across both distances, the day looked to be a full and exciting one.

The Flaming June Half has been going for some years now and is always very well attended. This year was no exception and all of today’s athletes seemed to be in fantastic spirits as they warmed up for the event.

With a single start and finish line at this event, my job was fairly easy and everything was set up and running well before Gun Time, giving me the chance to soak up the atmosphere for a short while before things got busy again.

With the athletes for the Half Marathon and 10K all underway by quarter to ten, a short reconfigurre of the equipment was in order ready for their return to cross the Finish Line. With some fantastic effort put in by everyone attending, I didn’t have to wait long!

A massive well done to everybody who took part in today’s races. I could see just how much effort you all put in and some of those times just speak for themselves!

Visit theflamingjunehalf.co.uk

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Springfield Striders’ Friday Night 5

This evening’s conditions were almost perfect for the Springfield Striders Friday Night 5, held in the quiet and historic village of Pleshey on the outskirts of Chelmsford. Warm, dry but with a nice cool breeze (not too strong) it was a real pleasure to see the 250 athletes warming up and preparing as I performed the final systems checks ready for Gun Time.

The Friday Night 5 is the fifth event in the Essex Athletics Road Race Championship and the top 25 finishers in each age category receive points that go towards the chance for a medal at the end of the season.

I attended the event on behalf of Race Time Result to provide the race timing services for the evening. With separate start and finish lines to keep me busy, as well as the important task of providing regular results updates to Essex for the evenings awards.

A huge well done to everybody who took part and congratulations to all those who beat their personal bests (and in one case set a new course record!).

Visit springfieldstriders.org.uk

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Sunny Hunny Triathlon Results

A massive well done to everyone who took part in today’s Sunny Hunny Triathlon, organised and supported by Kings Lynn Triathlon Club.

With a 200M swim, 18Km cycle and 3.5Km run it was a truly great event for veterans and novices alike.

Visit kltri.co.uk

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The Mammoth Marathon

Organised by Norfolk Council in association with North Norfolk Beach Runners, The Mammoth Marathon finally got to go ahead this year after COVID-19 caused it to be postponed over the last couple of years.

I was really pleased to be able to go as part of a larger timing crew this year to be able to time the event and was delighted to see so many runners coming out for the day. Well done to everyone who took part!

Visit The Marathon Webpage

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Ipswich Twilight 5K Results

Today’s Ipswich Twilight 5K was an absolutely fantastic event with almost 500 entrants of all ages enjoying the sunshine to take on these distances in the heart of Ipswich itself.

Well done to everyone who took part today, especially those younger runners who made their Daily Mile look so easy!

Visit ipswichtwilightraces.com

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Heritage Coast Run Results

The Heritage Coast Run was another very well turned out event again for 2022 with more than 200 athletes coming out early to take part in their chosen distance.

With a Half Marathon, 10K and a 10K Cani-cross, there was a little something for everyone at this fantastic event.

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May 2022 Events

With a pretty packed April now behind me, May is looking to be an even bigger month with lots of exciting events happening through the month.

1st May – Race Timing @ The Heritage Coastal Run

Off to Thorpeness to start my month at the Rotary Heritage Coast Run (Half Marathon, 10K and 10K Canicross)

8th May – Course Director @ The Woodbridge 10K
Visit the Woodbridge Shufflers 10K Website

The 8th May sees me returning a little more to my roots in supporting the Woodbridge Shufflers 10K as their Course Director.

14th May – Race Timing @ The Ipswich Twilight 5K
Ipswich Twilight Road Races Website

The start of a fairly busy weekend and I’ll be heading off to Ipswich for an evening 5K at the Ipswich Twilight 5K

15th May – Race Timing @ The Mammoth Marathon
Visit the Mammoth Marathon website

After my visit to Ipswich on Saturday, I’ll be off to Sea Palling on the Norfolk Coast on Sunday for the Mammoth Marathon!

22nd May – Race Timing @ The Sunny Hunny Triathlon
Visit the Maldon Mud Race website

The last of my working events this month, heading off again to the Norfolk Coast to race time the Sunny Hunny Triathlon

29th May – Participating in the Norwich 100 Cycle Ride
Visit the Maldon Mud Race website

Strictly speaking a weekend off so I’m going to be participating in the Norwich 100 from Bike Events, in aid of The Big C Cancer Charity.

Have a fantastic May and enjoy everything that you get up to. Hopefully the weather will stay good for us all!