COVID-19 UPDATE

Nordic Walking

Good news 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 introductory courses so get in touch and let us get you started.

Once you have completed the introductory sessions you can join our regular Nordic Walking activities.

EVENTS

Good News, again we are back! We are committed to ensuring our events are safe and working within the UK Government guidelines

Over the next few weeks, we will be updating our website as we firm up the details of our events. Some changes may be required to ensure that they are both safe and enjoyable.

Thank you for bearing with us.

Kevin and Team

Bury to Clare Challenge 2021

Challenge

9 May 2021

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.

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.

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: <10

Event Details

Start time: Rolling start from 08:00 to 10:30

Entry details: Entries are online via Si Entries, using the link on this page. If you have not used Si Entries previously you will need to create an account with before entering. Once you have entered and paid you will receive confirmation and other correspondence about the race via Si Entries. Initially this may go into your spam box. If you need to amend any details of your entry you can log into your account at anytime and edit your entry. If you misplace any emails about the race you can go to message history and retrieve all emails.

Results details: We will use gun time,and also manually recording your race number at checkpoints/finish for safety reasons. Please ensure your race number is clearly visible to marshals at all times. We will endeavour to check & publish results within 48 hours of the event finish.

Entry cost: Solo entries - UKA affiliated £24, Unaffiliated £26.

Refunds: There will be no refunds for this event

Deferment: Entries cannot be deferred on this event

Transport: We are not organising transport in 2021 due to Covid

Postponement: Should it be necessary to postpone the race due to no fault of Positive Steps Fitness and Wellbeing Ltd, we will reschedule the event to another date in the current year or in the following year. Participants will be given the option to transfer to the rescheduled event or to be given a voucher code of an equivalent value for a future event.

Race numbers: To be collected on the day at registration

Cut off: All participants must complete the challenge by 5pm

Refreshments: Drinks & snacks will be provided at checkpoints.

First aid: First Aiders will be present at the start/finish and along the course. If you develop medical problems, please alert the nearest marshal and prompt assistance will be provided.

Friends/family: Spectators/supports are not allowed at start, Checkpoints and finish at present due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Contact: Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016

Charity information:

St Nicholas Hospice Care is a local charity supporting people and families in West Suffolk and Thetford who are living with a life-shortening illness.

All of their services are provided completely free of charge so you taking part in this challenge ensures that they can continue to provide vital care to people in your local area.

If you would like more information about the Hospice, its services or its events please visit www.stnicholashospicecare.org.uk, email enquiries@stnh.org.uk or call 01284 766133.

Course Details

Start locations

Nowton Park, Bury Road, Nowton, Bury St Edmunds IP29 5LU
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Finish location

Clare Castle Country Park, Suffolk CO10 8NW
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Race Rules

The race will be held under UK Athletics rules permit no 3293 has been issued.

Dogs – England Athletics insurance does NOT allow dogs in events. It is with regret that no dogs will be allowed on this event.