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ATW CCR (Colchester Christmas Races) Run

Colchester, Essex

Northern Gateway Sports Club Cuckoo Farm Way, Colchester, CO4 5YX, United Kingdom

Tue 27th December 2022

Starting at 11:30

Organiser's Description

WORK OFF THAT CHRISTMAS PUDDING AND JOIN US FOR THE CCR RUN ON TUESDAY 27th DECEMBER 2022!

Christmas wear is welcome, Christmas tunes will be playing and mince pies will be supplied at the finish line – what more do you need at Christmas time?

This event will take place on Tuesday 27th. This is an ideal venue to chase a fast time as the course is pancake flat and on smooth tarmac. The race will be run under a full UK Athletics License and each course has been officially measured and has a certificate of course accuracy. The race will also be chip timed and results published on Power of 10.

The Open Races will begin at 11:30am, starting with the a 1mile race and 1mile Family Fun Run. If you have entered a race later in the evening you are welcome to join in the Fun Run to encourage family and friends!

After that we’ll be having the Open 5k and 10k race.

With a traffic free, tarmac course with no sharp bends, we are certain that there will be a whole bunch of proud new PB’s! The closed road circuit is perfect for all standards, no matter whether you are chasing a lightening quick time, a beginner or a junior (minimum age requirements detailed below).

There will be a cut off of 75 mins for the Open race, so please choose the distance appropriate for you to complete in that time.

Races

  • 10k

    £27.56

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • 5k

    £20.14

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • 1 Mile

    £14.84

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • 1 Mile Family Fun Run

    £14.00

    CLOSED

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  • 10k

    £27.56

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • 5k

    £20.14

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • 1 Mile

    £14.84

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    CLOSED
  • 1 Mile Family Fun Run

    £14.00

    CLOSED

Course Details

Pancake flat, accurately-measured course, consisting of smooth tarmac.

The 1 mile race will be one single lap of the circuit.

The 5k will be run on 5 laps of the brand new, lightning-fast, 1km cycle circuit.

The 10k will be run on 10 laps of this course.

What's Included

Great medal, supportive marshals, finish line goodies, free race photos.

Parking

Onsite parking is available.

Location

Northern Gateway, Colchester, Essex, CO4 5YX

FAQs

  • Minimum ages

    1 mile no age limit | 5K – 11yrs | 10K – 15yrs (ages on 27/12/22)

  • Start times

    11:30am 1 mile (race & fun run) | 12pm 5K and 10K Open Races

registration

Race numbers will be collected at the the event venue on the evening of the race.

Registration will be open throughout the day from 10am

There will be race briefings 10 minutes before the start.

The detailed pre-race information will be sent you by email in the week leading up to the event.

Please arrive in sufficient time to collect your race number and warm-up.

prizes

Custom designed medal for all finishers!

Add a medal insert to commemorate your time; whether it’s your first race or a new PB! Available to purchase for an additional £8.
Simply add MEDAL INSERT on your registration form and you’ll be sent the insert in the mail shortly after race day, for you to apply to your medal and display proudly!

A prizegiving will be made for the top male and female in each race (except the Fun Run)

There will be full results on the chip timing website both overall and by category.

other race info

Race Numbers
Please wear your number pinned to the front of your vest.

Parking
On site parking

Changing
Changing is available in the sport centre.

Baggage
An unsecure baggage drop will be available.

Toilets
Toilets will be provided at the event.

Buggies
Buggies are welcome.

Water Station
There will be no water station on the course for the 1 mile and 5k. Water will be made available on the 10k.
There will be bottles of water available at the finish.

Reviews

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Robert

·a year ago

Event was fun and well hosted but the course was too long. When they make such a play about PB potential it's a pretty significant own goal to get the length of the overall race wrong. I recorded on 2 separate GPS devices and whilst I expect some discrepancy, we are talking over 300m here. Going by Strava, a lot of runners felt the same. Also, having booked for the event through findarace, I didn't receive any joining instructions and had to make my own enquiries. It was difficult to keep track of how many laps covered because of the distance discrepancy. I'd recommend using the laps function on your watch rather than relying on overall distance (obvs this is not the organisers fault!) On the positive side, the route is flat, there is good grippy tarmac (even at 2degC. The hosts were lovely and the treats at the end (including a bespoke medal) were really nice. I'd do it again but without the expectation of a PB!

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Jake Phillips

Location

Colchester, Essex

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