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

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

Half-marathon/Marathon

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

Event Details

Start time: Ultra-Marathon 9.30am, Marathon 9:30am, Half-Marathon 10.30am

Entry details: Online entry only via Si entries

Results details: We use chip (electronic) timing at our events, and also may be 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: Ultra-Marathon £32, Marathon £32, Half-Marathon £28 UKA affiliated (must quote UKA URN on entry), Non-UKA affiliated Ultra-Marathon £34, Marathon £34, Half-Marathon £30

Refunds: You will be entitled to a 60% refund if you are unable to take part, up until 6 weeks before the day of the race

Transfers: of a place to another participant will be allowed with permission of the Race Director up until 2 weeks before the day of the race

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: Participants to collect on the day at registration

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

Refreshments: Checkpoints with water, squash & sweet/savoury snacks.

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: Supporters are most welcome at our events.

Contact: Kevin Marshall on 07955 495016

Course Details

Start locations

West Stow Country Park IP28 6HG
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Finish location

West Stow Country Park IP28 6HG
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This is a one lap flat course for half marathon and two for marathon, Ultra runners will continue to complete a 3rd lap of 4.8 miles. The course will be clearly marked. There will be drinks stations approx. every 7 miles.

The course is off road* and traffic free using footpaths and tracks across breckland and in the forest.

* At the beginning and end of each lap runners will cross the road back into West Stow Country Park. These are the only road crossing and will be marshalled.

The surfaces are generally good, and are suitable for normal road shoes.

The course has not been measured by a UKA approved course measurer, therefore all distances are approximate.

Race Rules

Minimum age on race day: Ultra - 20, Marathon – 18, Half-Marathon - 17

No person (except a blind runner’s attendant) may accompany a competitor at any point on the course.

All competitors must compete on foot.

Dogs: England Athletics insurance does NOT allow dogs in races. It is with regret that no dogs will be allowed on this race.

The course is not suitable for wheelchairs.

Cut-off times: All participants must have finished by 5pm.

Race Numbers: a walker/runner other than yourself must not use your race number. It must not be cut/folder or mutilated in any way and must be fastened securely to the front of your vest or top. Please fill in the information on the reverse side including relevant medical information and contact numbers to aid race staff in the event of an emergency.

Mandatory kit - a list will be sent in your final info email. It will simply be the items we consider you will need to keep you safe on the course. You will always need to supply your own cup and please always consider weather conditions on the day when you get packing.