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. The only races that the Harrier committee directly organise are the Street Series of races (October-March). Read on for details. For other local races please contact the community organisers direct.
Entries are now open for the Baltonsborough 5 mile & junior 1.5 mile road races on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 2022. Link here
A local committee of keen runners in Wells led by Harrier members have now re-arranged the traditional Wells Fun Run to happen on 11th September 2022. Entries are now being taken, Follow this link.
(NOTE: Please contact the local organisers direct about either of these races - not Wells City Harriers - whilst we help support & promote them the races are organised by a wider group/committee with separate structure etc)
Street 5k & Junior races: Race The Night
It's all over at the Clive & Angela Thomas Street 5k Series for another year. The 32nd Series was completed on Wednesday 9th March and links to reports & results throughout this past series are now below. Back again, this time under new Race Director Stephen Nicholls in October 2022.
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 - in 2021/22 these were delayed due to Covid (no October version) but were held on the second Wednesday of every month between November and March.
These races in 2021/22 were 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
Wednesday 9th February 2022 - Race No 190 Results & Report with photos here
Wednesday 9th March 2022 - Race No 191 Results & Report with photos here
The Wells City Harriers monthly Street 5k & junior races of 1k and 2k, which were paused over this past Covid period, returned on Wednesday 10th November 2021 and have run every 2nd Wednesday of the month through to March 2022.
We anticipate that the 33rd Series will start in October 2022. We will have new Race Directors in place.
ENTER the Series or an individual race online at least 36 hours in advance please. Limited entry on night. £5 (with EA regstration)/£7 (without EA registration) for each individual race. £2 for junior race.
If you enter the Series then keep your race number for all the 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!). 5 races (out of 6 in 2022/23) 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 FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS & GUIDANCE 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 in 2021/22 was co-Race Directed by Ed Tickner & Paul Chadwick and we are handing over to new Race Directors for 2022/23. 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…..
OTHER LOCAL RACES WE SUPPORT - Enquiries about these following races should be directed to the local community race organisers - we at the Harriers sponsor the races and provide advice & guidance but they are organised by local communities to raise moneys for charitable causes.
Sunday 27th February 2022 Babcary 7.6 mile road race & junior races - supported by Wells City Harriers. Report & Results link here
Sunday 3rd April 2022 the Butleigh 10km Multi-terrain race - supported by Wells City Harriers. Report & Results link here.
Usually on the late May Bank Holiday Sunday, the Wells Fun Runs of 5k & 10k is supported by Wells City Harriers. Now rebranded as the Wells Festival of Running, the races are now going ahead on 11th September in Wells.
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. Now part of the Somerset Series 2022 as well.
& we also supported the Baltonsborough Christmas Pudding 5 mile Race in December 2021 - great festive running. Report & photos here.