Start and finish at Village Hall, Lamarsh, Bures, Essex CO8 5EU
Set off between 10:00 and 11:00 – timed return.
Choice of distances: 5 and 8.5 miles using printed route descriptions (drink station on route).
Ample safe off-road parking and toilets but please car share if possible.
Routes mainly cross-country on undulating footpaths and very quiet country lanes. Normal running trainers or trail shoes, not spikes, should be adequate.
Event registered with the Trail Running Association (permit number TBA) and will be run under UK Athletics rules.
Entrants to be eighteen years or older.
Cost £5 (£2 insurance surcharge for non-affiliated runners) inc refreshment at end.
Organiser: Don Wilson 07763 662901 – [email protected].
The start and finish will be at Lamarsh Village Hall, which is about 200m south of the distinctive, round-tower, church. Entrants will be timed out and in, though enjoyment, not speed, is the overriding aim. Walkers welcome. Navigation is via printed route instructions, independently checked for clarity. Safekeeping of car keys, etc. Hot and cold drinks and a snack on return are included in the entry fee. Refreshments also available to waiting friends and family.
The route has been carefully chosen for clear paths, ease of navigation and scenic appeal. Other than the normal perils of cross country running, there are no particular, outstanding, risks. On the roads used there is very light traffic only.
All proceeds go to support the parish church and village hall funds.
2018 Walk, Run and Cycle has launched with a new name!
The 2018’s Orwell Walk, Run and Cycle has been launched with a brand new name and some great news for all of our Trail Runners too!
The event is planned for Sunday 17th June starting again from Gainsborough Sports Centre.
For 2018 its official we have a verified Marathon length Trail Run and Half Marathon Trail Run!
We are still offering a super day out for the whole family too with our Orwell Walk and Orwell Cycle options – 3 – 25 mile courses.
You can enter for just £15 for adults and £10 for children. (£30 for Trial Runners which includes a T-Shirt) However there is currently a 20% discount available if you sign up online – but hurry – this offer is only available for a limited time.
With all three events there will be manned checkpoints every 2 to 3 miles, so you can decide just how far you wish to go. The three main routes are Levington Loop (12 miles), Fishponds Folly (19 miles) or Orwell 25 (25 miles). There is an optional finish route for runners wishing to complete a marathon length trail run. A free medal and a certificate will be awarded to each entrant on their return to HQ.
We are delighted our main sponsor for 2018 is again the East of England Co op and we are looking forward to welcoming so many of you all raising much needed funds for your good causes and favourite charities.
Finally we also have a brand new name for next year’s event which will be in its 42nd year.
The event has grown over the years and so for 2018 we have a brand new name for Suffolk’s largest fundraising event to truly reflect the day – The Orwell Challenge!
Look out for our posts via social media and do Like and Share with your family and friends. Log onto www.orwellwalk.co.uk to find out more and to sign up for next year’s event.
We sincerely hope to be welcoming you on Sunday 17th June 2018 raising funds for your favourite charity or good cause.
The Ipswich East Rotary Club
Organisers of The Orwell Walk, Run & Cycle 2018