COVID-19 UPDATE

Nordic Walking

We are back Nordic Walking in groups and teaching! We are committed to ensuring our Nordic Walks are safe and working within the UK Government guidelines.

We are running regular beginners courses so get in touch and let us get you started.

Once you have completed the beginners courses s you can join our regular Nordic Walking activities.

EVENTS

We are committed to ensuring our events are safe and working within the UK Government guidelines

There are still spaces on the Marriott's Way Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday 20 June. This is based at Whitwell station and an out and back course this year.

Entries are open for our popular Norfolk Coastal Marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday 25 September, we will be running buses, which you can be book at the same time as entering.

We are still firming up permissions for our autumn/winter events. We anticipate another Bury to Clare on Sunday 17 October and the Kings Forest 50km, marathon and Half Marathon on Saturday 11 December. Once sorted entries will open.

Thank you for bearing with us.

Kevin and Team

Upcoming Events

Half-marathon/Marathon

Marriott’s Way Trail Marathon and Half Marathon 2021

20 Jun 2021

Update - there are places available!

However we have had to make changes to the route for 2021. Both the Half and the Marathon will start and finish at WHITWELL & REEPHAM STATION NR10 4GA

The Marathon follows the Marriott’s Way towards Aylsham, where you will turn around and return to Whitwell & Reepham Station.

The Half Marathon follows the Marriott's Way towards Norwich at half way you will turn and return to Whitwell and Reepham Station.

We apologises that this is not the full linier event of previous years, we hope to return to that format in 2022.

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 bespoke 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: 121

Half-marathon/Marathon

Norfolk Coastal Trail Marathon and Half Marathon

25 Sep 2021

The 2021 Norfolk Coastal Marathon will follow the route along a beautiful stretch of the north Norfolk coastline. The Marathon will Start at Holme Next The Sea and the Half Marathon will start at Burnham Overy Staithe. Both races will finish at Morston Quay.

We are pleased to be supporting the work of East Anglia Air Ambulance, £5 of your entry fee will be donated to them, some of their volunteers will be part of the crew on race day. We are also supporting the work of the National Trust who manage Morston Quay, £1 of your entry fee will donated to their work.

Distance: Marathon/Half-Marathon

Suitable for: All abilities

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal

Places available: Marathon 200 / Half-Marathon 300

Challenge

Bury to Clare Challenge 2021 - to be confirmed

17 Oct 2021

Entries will open once everything is confirmed.

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.

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

This challenge is in support of St Nicholas Hospice Care and £5 of your entry fee will go to them.

All finishers will receive a 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: 500

Half-marathon/Marathon

Kings Forest Trail Half Marathon, Marathon & Ultra-Marathon - Date to be confirmed

4 Dec 2021

The Kings Forest is just 4 miles outside Bury St Edmunds, easily accessible from East Anglia, London and the East Midlands. Provides a wonderful traffic free course on forest tracks.

This event would need to be authorised by the Forestry England.

Ultra-Marathon race forms part of Positive Steps Grand Slam. The other races are the Peddars Way Ultra and the Norfolk 100km. All three events must be completed in any order in a 12 month period to be awarded the Grand Slam tankard.

Distance: Half-Marathon, Marathon & Ultra-Marathon (50km)

Suitable for: All abilities

Medals: All finishers will be awarded a bespoke medal.

Places available: 500

Testimonials

"I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who made today possible. It must have been a headache organising everything but it was worth it. I had a fantastic morning and felt completely at ease throughout. Please pass on my thanks to the whole team of Marshalls etc.
Thank you so much,
Alice
"

Alice Bury to Clare 2021

"Hi Kevin I just wanted to say as a first timer what a superb event you put on yesterday could you pass on my appreciation to you and all your fantastic crew you were all brilliant and I hope to see you all again. Many thanks
Andy
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Andy - Peddars Way 2021

"Just a quick email wishing you and your team good luck for Peddars way run this weekend. You have certainly helped runners out during lockdown with your continues determination to hold your events. Looking forward to the 100k in a few weeks. "

Andy - Grand Slam

"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
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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
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Jakki Bury to Clare 2019