Theydon Bois forest run - 5k
Saturday 18th April 2015
10 am - Take on the Forest Hills and run our 5k Fun Run to raise funds for Theydon Bois Pre-School. Run, jog or walk - all are welcome.
Entry fee £10 for adults, includes free entry for 2 children to the Children's Run or 5k.
(Under 18s running the 5k - £5 unless included as one of the free entries with 1 adult)
Children's Run (500m for Pre-School children, 1k for Primary School children) £3, accompanying adults free!
All Pre-School finishers will receive a medal. Prizes for the fastest finishers in each age group - Reception, Infants, Juniors.
Children's Run starts 10am. Adult Run 10.30am.
To make sure there is space on the event for you please enter in advance. This will also speed up the Registration process and help with administration (not least making sure we bake enough flapjack for the finishers....)
Meet by the Start Flags to pick up your numbers. Children please pick up your numbers by 9.45am. 5k runners please pick up yours by 10.10am.
Water, homemade flapjack and a big thank-you go to all finishers!
The route is likely to be muddy in places. Older children are welcome to run the 5k but parents need to be aware that the Pre-School cannot be responsible for them on the course. The course will be marshalled at junctions but we recommend that younger runners are accompanied by an adult. The course stays on hard paths through the Forest, so is suitable for all terrain pushchairs and dogs. The Plain itself is likely to be the muddiest part, pushchairs can start and finish the run on the hard path.
All runners take part at their own risk.
PLEASE BE AWARE THERE ARE NO TOILET FACILITIES ON THE PLAIN. Parking in the area is limited.
Click on the forms to download. To enter 1 adult and up to 2 free children you need the 5k Entry Form only. For other child entries use the Children's Run Form.
Please return the Forms with a cheque for the entry fee (payable to Theydon Bois Pre-School Group) to:
The Race Secretary, 35 Dukes Avenue, Theydon Bois, Epping, CM16 7HG
Alternatively drop the form into the Pre-School during session hours.
Persuade family and friends to sponsor you if you can't get them to run.
Every penny we raise will be put towards the upkeep and development of the Pre-School.
Please download and print a Sponsor Form.
how fast can you go?!
I have heard of an unofficial course record of 20 minutes, 21 seconds (!) (See Garmin link below)
The challenge is on ...........
(There's no way I could beat that, but I'd like to beat 32 minutes.)
Set your own goal - but please note we won't be timing - take a watch/phone.
You can do it! Running with others is a fab way to motivate yourself to keep fit. If you don't believe you could run to the end of the street, start by alternating walking and running. Walking the course is great exercise in itself.
Anything that raises your heart rate makes you fitter. (And anything that raises money for the Pre-School is great too!) It only takes about half an hour at a time, you don't have to pay gym fees and you don't have to travel to classes. We know it's true - we've tried it!
Couch to 5k is a great app to start you off. Download the app to your phone and you're good to go. Click here to go to their site.