5k – 16 March 2023 – final details

16 March 2023 - By Jodee Mayer

Hi all

Firstly, a massive thank you to everyone that has offered to help marshal tonight.

If the marshals could come to the meeting point on Pasture Road (keep walking till you see us, but near the car park on the left as usual) for a hi-viz at about 7.15 and then head to their marshal points (as below) that would be very helpful. We have more marshals than anticipated when DJ kindly did the hi-viz collection, so if you have your own please do bring it, and a torch of some sort is always helpful particularly on the darker sections of the course.

We will start the 5k shortly after 7.30. If any runners would like to do some warm up drills before the time trial starts, we will do these at around 7.20 in the same place as above and then head to the start (further down Pasture Road from Tesco) at around 7.30.

There are some works going on at Freebournes at the moment and, as per usual, some of the street lights are out; please ensure you have a hi viz and/or a reflective top and, if possible, a head torch or body torch for safety.

Marshal Points

A – Rachel O and James A – Freebournes Road near Moss Road. The streetlights are often out here and there are a lot of roots in the pavement (I will be doing a recce later and will update you if the location is to change).

B – Sasha R and Beth S – roundabout junction Freebournes Road and Colchester Road. Please direct runners onto the main road.

C – Ann J, Sarah N, and Jenny L– traffic light junction Newland Street and The Grove. Please direct the runners off of the main road and towards the Grove. If one of you could act as photographer at this location please.

D – Dean W and Colesy – roundabout junction The Grove and Barwell Way. Please guide the runners across the roundabout and alert them to traffic.

E – Ian L and Simon C – roundabout junction The Grove and Pasture Road. Please direct runners onto Pasture  Road and towards lap 2 / the finish.

Start/Finish – Jodee Mayer, DJ, and Ben O


Any queries or issues before tonight, please let me know – particularly if you can no longer marshal so I can reallocate people.

Happy running!


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