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Rosie’s Rainbow Run & Ride

On Sunday 10th June Springboard are hosting a Family Fun Day at Castle Combe Circuit (nr Chippenham) which will feature a 3km Rainbow Run followed by a mass bike/scooter ride out on the race track. There will be plenty of fun stalls, refreshments, and face painting etc. to keep the whole family entertained.Print

The day will kick off with a sponsored family 3km Rainbow Run. Please dress as brightly as possible! There will be prizes for the most wacky or original outfits! The circular course is child friendly and suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs. Walk, run, breakdance or backflip your way round the circuit, everyone can join in at their own pace. The emphasis is on FUN.

After the runners are finished there will be the opportunity for everyone to take to the circuit to ‘Ride for Rosie’ Bring your scooters, bikes, roller skates or skateboards for a fun filled family afternoon on the the track. All riders MUST wear bike helmets for safety reasons, this is a requirement of the racing circuit.

About Springboard:

Springboard is a pre school for children with additional health or learning needs based in Chippenham, and looks after children and their families across North Wiltshire.

Rosie’s Rainbow Run and Ride is being organised in memory of former pupil Rosie. Sadly, Rosie died in October 2017 just after her 4th birthday. She attended Springboard, for the majority of her life. Rosie held a huge place in the hearts of everyone at Springboard and they would like to remember and celebrate her life, whilst raising funds for Springboard to enable them to support other children like Rosie and their families.

See flyer above and link to website below for ticket info and further details: https://springboardchippenham.co.uk/events/rosies-rainbow-run-ride/

 

Club Session Cancellation – 1st March 2018

Due to the forecast for further snow and gale force winds today the committee have made the decision to cancel tonights planned club sessions. There will therefore be no club lead sessions for Groups A, B, C or 3 Mile Group.

If you’d still like to run then you’re of course free to arrange your own group (at your own risk) outside of the club umbrella. The planned Full Moon Run at Cherhill has moved location to start from Springfield and will be a local off-road route run at Dave Mackies discretion and again is entirely at your own risk.

Corsham St George’s 2K Race – Entries Now Open

Entries are now open for the Corsham St George’s 2k race for all those aged between 5-15. With only 200 places available, chip timing and a new route finishing under the main gantry it’s sure to sell out quickly.

There are also limited places still available for the Corsham St George’s 10k with a bottle of beer*, t-shirt and medal for finishers

Sign up here

*over 18 only

Corsham Running Club Beginners Group March 2018 – Open For Applications

We are delighted to announce that we are taking applications for our next beginners group which starts on Tuesday March 6th 2018. If you would like to apply for a place on this program then please e-mail us with your details and we will get back to you with the next steps.

Please see our Beginners Group page for more information on the course itself and the Join Our Beginners Group page for more details on how to join the course. Beginners Running is designed to get anyone from having little or no running experience, to being able to run a 5k at the end of a 10 week course. It is also useful to those runners who may be coming back from injury, or time away from running.

So get your applications in and your trainers on! We look forward to welcoming you all in March.

 

 

beginners poster march 2018

Club Championship Parkruns and 2018

2017 is already our most successful year for entrants in club championship races with over 200 to date and a few races to go. 

The ladies championship is wide open with a decent number of possible victors and the gents appears to be coming down to a battle of our speedy veterans Pete Allen and Alan ‘Rex’ Kember. Pete has been leading the whole year but Alan is tracking his prey like a mighty Tyrannosaurus. 

Just to note: The club championship tables on the website will not be updated after Over the Hills. We’ll leave Bromham, 2x Parkrun, Half and Full Marathon off and the winners will be announced at the AGM. 

2 of the races remaining are the best of 3 Parkruns. One will be the graduation of our current Beginners section around the end of November. 

The 2nd one, I am pleased to announce is going to be the inaugural Melksham Parkrun. It has been over a year since the local council gave approval for a Parkrun in Melksham and the final hurdle has been overcome so the first one is imminent. We will let you know the date when it has been confirmed.

The committee have started looking at races for 2018, Slaughterford 9 will definitely be on there so make sure you sign up when it becomes available.  

It has been decided to drop Bromham from the 2018 schedule due to difficulty to get in for some, the rising cost and we have 4 Road 10k races. It was nearly removed from 2017 but hung on and its time is up. 

So does anyone have a suggestion for a race to end the year with? It probably needs to be within about 20 miles. Please email me or message me through Facebook or speak to me on a club night and I’ll collate responses. 

And finally, if there are any other races you’ve done which you think should be considered, we’re always looking to keep the championship fresh so let me know. 

Committee will sign off at their November meeting so please let me know by the end of this month. 

Thanks all,

 Carl