COVID-19 UPDATE

Nordic Walking

Our regular Nordic Walks, taster sessions and courses have been suspended in line with current UK Government guidelines, to be resumed on 3rd December. We are however, offering one to one sessions during the Lockdown. In addition we are running a lockdown challenge for our regular Nordic Walkers, see our Facebook page for more details.

EVENTS

We successfully held the Beowulf Ultra (formerly the Kings Forest Ultra) (17 Oct) and the Festive Edition of the Bury to Clare in support of St Nicholas Hospice is scheduled for Sat 12 December.

Peddars Way Ultra 23 January and Marriotts Way Half Marathon and Marathon on Sunday 14 February - we are committed to both events going ahead. You will be placed on a pre entry waiting list to reduce both your financial risk and ours! Once we are happy that the event will go ahead will invite you to complete your entry. We are hoping to achieve this by early December for the Peddars Way Ultra and early January for the Marriott's. In the meantime, keep training!

We are working hard to make sure our events are safe and working within the UK Government guidelines .

Hopefully we will have a full schedule of events in 2021

Thank you for bearing with us

Kevin and Team

Upcoming Events

Challenge

Bury to Clare Festive Challenge 2020

12 Dec 2020

Sadly no Festive Forest Challenge this festive season due to the constraint placed upon us by Forestry England. However, we have a Festive edition of the popular Bury to Clare Challenge

A linear 18 mile run or walk, in support of St Nicholas Hospice Care from Bury St Edmunds to Clare, with £5 from every entry going to them. A route over the gently undulating countryside of West Suffolk.

The route will be marked. The challenge is to complete the challenge within 8 hrs. Everyone to be finished by 3:00pm.

Please note this is a linear route and due to Covid -19 there will be no transport available. You will need to organise transport back to your car.

All finishers will receive a bespoke medal to mark their achievement. The medal is based on artwork titled night and day by Surinder Wardboys which is displayed in the hospice chapel.


Distance: 18 miles

Suitable for: Anyone.

Medals: All finishers will receive a bespoke medal to mark their achievement.

Places available: FULL

Ultra Marathon

Peddars Way Trail Ultra Marathon 2021

23 Jan 2021

Peddars Way Ultra - we are committed to this race going ahead.

You will be put a on pre entry waiting list to reduce both your financial risk and ours! Once we are happy that the event will go ahead you will be invited you to complete your entry. We are hoping to achieve this by early December. In the meantime, keep training!

We have the support of Holme Next to The Sea and have the use of the village Hall for the finish. Discussion are on going with Suffolk Wildlife Trust regarding the start at Knettishall Heath.

Obviously, all of this is subject to further restrictions being imposed…. This is beyond our control and keeps us all on what feels like a knife edge!

The big changes for 2021 is there will be no sleep over at Holme Village Hall the Friday night before the race and there will be no coaches to the start from Holme on the Saturday Morning. There will also be a rolling start.

The Peddars Way runs from the Suffolk border to the North Norfolk Coast, all very runnable even in the winter and navigation is easy following the national trail throughout! Total distance is just over 48 miles.

Checkpoints at 14 miles, 27 miles and 34 miles. Strict covid -19 plans will be in place and strictly adhered to.

Please note this is a linear route and due to Covid -19 there will be no transport available. You will need to organise transport back to your car.

Race forms part of Positive Steps Grand Slam. The other races are the Norfolk 100 km and the Kings Forest 50 km. All three events must be completed in any order in a 12 month period to be awarded the Grand Slam tankard.

Distance: 48 miles approx.

Suitable for: Experienced marathon runners.

Medals: Medals awarded to everyone who completes within 12 hours. Race forms part of Positive Steps Grand Slam.

Places available: 150

Half-marathon/Marathon

Marriott’s Way Trail Marathon and Half Marathon 2021

14 Feb 2021

Covid Update - Your entry will be put a on pre entry waiting list to reduce both your financial risk and ours! Once we are happy that the event will go ahead you will be invited you to complete your entry. We are hoping to achieve this by early January.

In the meantime, keep training!


The Marathon follows the Marriott’s Way from Norwich with Half-Marathon starting at Whitwell station. Both races will finish at the Town Hall in Aylsham Market Square.

Runners of all abilities welcome, including complete beginners. Walkers also welcome too.

Traffic free courses on disused railway line. A team of East Anglia Air Ambulance volunteers will be joining the support crew. £5 of your entry fee will be donated to the EAAA.

All finishers will be awarded a medal.

Distance: 13.1 or 26.2 miles approx.

Suitable for: Runners of all abilities are welcome including complete beginners. Walkers are also welcome.

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal.

Places available: to be confirmed - dependant on Covid restrictions.

Challenge

Bury to Clare Challenge 2021

9 May 2021

Covid update - Your entry will be put a on pre entry waiting list to reduce both your financial risk and ours! Once we are happy that the event will go ahead you will be invited you to complete your entry.

In the meantime, keep training!

A linear 18 mile run or walk, in support of St Nicholas Hospice Care from Bury St Edmunds to Clare. A route over the gently undulating countryside of West Suffolk, through the villages of Hawstead, Whepstead, Somerton and others.

The route will be marked. The challenge is to complete the challenge within 8 hrs.

All finishers will receive amedal to mark their achievement. The medal is based on artwork titled night and day by Surinder Wardboys which is displayed in the hospice chapel.

Includes option to complete this as a relay for teams of up to three.

Distance: 18 miles

Suitable for: Anyone.

Medals: All finishers will receive a bespoke medal to mark their achievement.

Places available: 500

Ultra Marathon

Norfolk 100km 2021

5 Jun 2021

After a loop around Castle Acre the route follows the Peddars Way to the coast at Holme next-the-Sea, before following the coastal path all the way to Sheringham and the finish at Beeston Hall School.

There will be a 16 hour time limit – all competitors finishing by 11 pm.

Race forms part of Positive Steps Grand Slam. The other races are Kings Forest 50 km and Peddars Way Ultra. All three events must be completed in any order in a 12 month period to be awarded the Grand Slam tankard.

Distance: 100km

Suitable for: Experienced marathon runners.

Medals: Specially commissioned medal to all finishers

Places available: 150

Testimonials

"I’m on my way back to Reading via train, but I just wanted to thank you for another brilliant marathon!
The course was well marked, the check points were well stocked with water, snacks and squash and the marshals were very friendly and supportive.
Please, pass my thanks and praise to everyone involved at today’s race.
"

Costas - Kings Forest Marathon 2019

"Hello Kevin glad your event was successful, Barbara Dave & Daphne enjoyed volunteering, we did the easy bit.
We would be very happy to help on future events

Best wishes,
Barbara Dave & Daphne volunteers EAAA
"

Barbara Dave & Daphne volunteers EAAA Marriott' 2019

"A huge thank you to you and the team for a great day.

The route marking was spot on, the food and drink brill and such an great atmosphere at the end.

My homing instinct carried on even after I finished; until, in fact I was back in Stow soaking in a hot bath!

All the best,
Jakki
"

Jakki Bury to Clare 2019

"Thank for for an awesome day out today at the Norfolk 100. Fabulous route- even the miserably hard bits had good things about them! Truly wonderful volunteers at every aid station as well as at registration & the finish. And I ran with some amazing and inspirational people today. Oh yes, and I saw so many acts of kindness and camaraderie between runners.
It was a privilege to be a part of this race and my life has been made so much richer for it. Thank you so much."

Sinead Bradbeer‎