Street 5K & WCH supported races
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Wells City Harriers have a long tradition of organising various races and events across the area and we have helped various other community groups to ensure that their events are organised to a good standard. Given current concerns with Covid we would expect any entrant for a race we organise, or support, to follow the usual advice of not attending if they feel unwell or have had a positive test in the 10 days before a race.
At Race HQs please wear a mask or face covering.
ONLINE ENTRIES FOR FEBRUARY 2022 now being taken- subject to Covid-19 situation there may be limited entry on the night (arrive by 7pm). Check back 2 or 3 days before the event. Enter & pay online for Street 5k via RunBritain (entry portal closes day before - there may be limited entry at the race itself, if allowed, subject to Covid-19 situation). Please bring your previous race number with you if you have one.
Race The Night 5k! Our main flagship event is the Clive & Angela Thomas Street 5k Road Race Series, and accompanying 1k and 2k junior races - this year held on the second Wednesday of every month between November and March.
These races are supported by the following - click on their links....
Hecks Cider & Apple Juice (Street);
The Somerset Cheese Company (Ditcheat); &
Wednesday 10th November 2021 – Race No 187 Results & Report with photos can be seen on this link here.
Wednesday 8th December 2021 - Race No 188 Results & Report with photos here
Wednesday 12th January 2022 - Race No 189 Results & Report with photos here
Online entries for February edition now open - NOTE: due to Covid we may not be able to take entries on the night. We will update this dependent on UK Govt & EA Guidance for races/use of indoor facilities (ie Race HQ)
32nd year of the Series!
The Wells City Harriers monthly Street 5k & junior races of 1k and 2k, which have been paused over this past Covid period, returned on Wednesday 10th November 2021 and then every 2nd Wednesday of the month through to March 2022. November's race was edition Number 187….
ENTER the Series or an individual race online at least 24 hours in advance please. No entry on night. £20 for 5 races for those with individual England Athletics registration; & £30 for those without EA. (£5/£7 for each individual race). £2 for junior race.
If you enter the Series then keep your race number for subsequent races. If you enter just one race but might come back & race another then also please keep your race number (saves us having to re-enter you on our database!). 4 races (out of 5) count for the Series awards - prizes after every race.
Race HQ: Street United Reformed Church Hall, off the High Street, entrance - opposite 'Living Homes' (entrance at the back)
PLEASE WEAR A MASK OR FACE COVERING IN THE RACE HQ
HQ opens from 6.30pm
Collect pre-paid Race Numbers by 7.15pm
Race Start: by the Royal British Legion Club, Farm Road - 200metres fromRace HQ.
7.27pm for junior 1k (school years 5&6) & 2k (school years 7&8) ;
7.30pm for all entrants in 5k race (5 lap)
JUNIOR RUNNERS WELCOME
There will be the usual 5 laps of the circuit for 5k (age 13 upwards encouraged); and a 1k race ( 1 lap) aimed at School years 5 & 6; and a 2k race (2 laps) for those in School years 7 & 8. (as an 11 year old you can enter the 5k but we’d rather you had a go at breaking the course records for the 2k!). £10 for the Series of 5 junior races or £2 for one race. Junior 1k & 2k entry forms at Harrier training or email us so that we know you are coming & we will send you the junior form to complete.
This Series is being co-Race Directed by Ed Tickner & Paul Chadwick and we wish to thank Lynne Elstob, our previous Race Director, for her sterling work over the previous few years. If you aren't running you can help by volunteering to marshal.
Each runner of any age and ability will be encouraged, as usual, to run as quickly as they can on the night with good support, and the timing clock every 1k, and to get quicker across the Series with little incentives during the Series…..
The next Street 5k & Junior races will be Wednesday February 9th 2022 - enter via RunBritain.
OTHER LOCAL RACES WE SUPPORT -
Sunday 27th February 2022 Babcary 7.6 mile road race & junior races - supported by Wells City Harriers. (The race is part of the Somerset Race Series).The 2020 race was held - see report here. The 2021 version was cancelled. Enter 2022 version online via RunBritain here. Note for 2022, Covid-precautions may be in place & mean that the playing field hut will not be in use. Check back for arrangments.
Sunday 3rd April 2022 the Butleigh 10km Multi-terrain race - supported by Wells City Harriers. Link to website & info here. (The race is part of the Somerset Race Series). The 2020 & 2021 versions were cancelled. Some Covid restrictions may still be in place - check the entry website & here closer to the date...
Usually on the late May Bank Holiday Sunday but in 2022 it will be held on Sunday 29th May in 2022 (Bank Holiday is a week later) Wells Fun Runs of 5k & 10k - supported by Wells City Harriers -10km race is part of the Somerset Race Series). Link to entry page here Cancelled for 2020 & 2021- back in 2022. No junior races currently planned.
Usually on the late August Bank Holiday Monday sees the usual Baltonsborough 5 mile Road Race & junior runs - supported by Wells City Harriers - races for all ages. LINK HERE. for race details. & we also supported the Baltonsborough Christmas Pudding 5 mile Race in December 2021 - great festive running. Report & photos here.