Quattro Sportive 2016
Wednesday, 30 March, 2016 - 16:23
Here are some key pieces of information for you. Full information regarding the ride is available on the Quattro event page.
The weather is looking good for Sunday. 14c and dry however, please come prepared with appropriate clothing.
If you have friends or family who haven't signed up, they can come along on the day and pay to enter (cash or cheque only).
See you on Sunday!
Just Racing Team
Wednesday, 23 March, 2016 - 14:25
Weldmar Hospicecare Trust had a team of 48 runners who took part in the 2016 Weymouth Half Marathon. Together, they raised in excess of £5,000 which will help Weldmar to continue to provide care to patients and their families across Dorset.
Along with the runners, Weldmar had some wonderful volunteers, who gave up their time to marshal along the route and help to cheer the runners as they completed the 13.1 mile course as well as handing out medal at the finish line.
Matt Smith, Community & Events Fundraising Manager for Weldmar Hospicecare said 'We are very proud to be the official charity partner for the Weymouth Half Marathon. The money that you have helped us raise will mean that we can continue providing high quality care, love and support to patients and their loved ones across Dorset, as an when they need it most.
We are delighted to support Weldmar Hospicecare and we can confirm they will continue to be the charity partner for the Weymouth Half Marathon in 2017.
Quattro Sportive 2016
Tuesday, 22 March, 2016 - 12:27
With only 11 days to go, now is the time to enter this beautiful rural cycle event which takes riders through some of the four counties' finest villages including the historic Castle Ashby, the traditional market town of Olney and some of our favorite villages including Newton Blossomville, Kimbolton and Harrold.
There will be 3 multi distance cycle event routes available in 2016. The bike route will start from and finish at the village of Cogenhoe in Northamptonshire. Cycle the 51 mile Piccolo, 64 mile Medio or 86 mile Gran Fondo - the choice is yours! The Medio is as close as possible to a 100 km cyclosportive, for those looking for that particular cycle event.
This is not an extreme cyclosportive course, but takes in some great rural roads and is a great way to start off your 2016 UK cyclosportive season or prepare for the bike leg of some longer distance triathlons. We love this cycling event!
The inspiration for the name comes from the fact that riders cycle through parts of all 4 counties during the longest course: Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire & Northamptonshire.
There will be 2 Premium Feed stations for the Gran Fondo and 1 for the Medio and Piccolo. All offering a wide selection of sweet and savory snacks as well as USN nutrition products.
All riders who take part will have access to :
- Energy drinks/bars/gels from our nutrition sponsors USN at the feed stations.
Hopefully you won't need it but:
- Full Medical support.
And when you finish:
You'll receive a Just Racing commemorative medal when you cross the finish line.
Best of all there are refreshments at Cogenhoe Football Club including a bar when you finish!
Weymouth Half Marathon - Race Day Information
Thursday, 17 March, 2016 - 10:16
Weymouth Half Marathon
Date: 20th March 2016
Start Location: The Clock Tower, The Esplanade, Weymouth
Finish Location: The Pavillion, The Esplanade, Weymouth
Race HQ: The Pavilion, The Esplanade, Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8ED
Start Time: 8.30am
Race HQ will be based at the Pavilion with the start being a short walk away at the Clock Tower on the Esplanade. The start will be penned based on your estimated finish time and is self seed - so make sure you start in the right place for your ability.
On the day entries will be taken at registration from 7am. This will be based in the Ocean room at the back of the Pavilion. Entry prices are UKA affiliated £29, non affiliated £31 and two leg relay £34. CASH ONLY
The Bag Drop will also be located in the Ocean Room, opening at 07:30am. Please allow enough time to check your bags in and get to the start in plenty of time.
Race Numbers and Timing Chips
Your race number must not be folded and must be worn on the front of your vest/t-shirt. Your timing chip is on the back of your race number (2 foam strips). All numbers will be posted out in advance of the event and there will be no need to attend registration to collect a timing chip. The number sequences are as follows:
Individual entrants are between 0001 – 1350
Relay entrants are between 1400A & B - 1450 A & B
The course will take you through Weymouth and Portland. It is a mostly flat course mainly on roads with 2 small off-road sections (totaling about 1 mile) consisting of gravel track and grass. Caution will need to be applied on the off-road sections. There will be some road crossings where traffic management will be in place with a Stop/Go system to control traffic. We would advise wearing trainers for the event as it is mostly on road.
For those of you taking part in the 2 leg relay the changeover point will be at Portland Marina outside the Harbour Lights Restaurant and Bar on Hamm Beach Road, DT5 1DX. The first leg is 8 miles and the second leg is 5 miles. You will be responsible for making your own way to and from the relay changeover point.
There will be 4 water stations on the course, manned by local people and clubs. These are based at 3, 6.3, 8.1 & 10.4 miles. All will have water with the Rodwell Trail station also having USN sports products available.
Prizes will be awarded to:
Top 3 male/female.
Top 3 male/female; Under 20, 20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69 & 70.
The first 3 Relay teams.
The prize giving will be held at around 11:30 at the Pavilion.
Hot food and drinks will be available at the Pavilion. There is a baggage store in the Ocean Room in the Pavilion – you will need your race number before handing in your bag and to collect your bag after the race. Post-race massage is also available from Gordon Sharpe & his team from Weymouth Massage at the Pavilion.
All pre-ordered merchandise will be available for collection in the ocean room after you have completed your event. Please note, they will not be available for pick up until completion of your event. There may be a small amount for sale on the day.
Running, Cycling and triathlon
Whatever type of challenge you are looking for, be sure to check out www.justracinguk.com for a variety of multi and single sport events to get you motivated throughout 2016!
We are pleased to announce USN as our 2016 nutrition partners. USN will be at all of our events providing nutritional support and advice.
For more information visit www.usn.co.uk
All runners can receive a massive 50% discount on all USN products - just use the code WHM16 to take advantage of this amazing offer.
For further information or marshaling opportunities, please contact us on 01933 353 216
GOOD LUCK AND RACE WELL
Inspirational Story - Gareth Down
Wednesday, 2 March, 2016 - 08:58
We’d like to introduce you to Gareth Down.
Gareth knew he that he needed to start to get himself fit, but like a lot of us, didn’t really know where to start. Being large, he was too self-conscious to go to the gym or want to swim. He decided that running would be a great way to start the exercise and with winter dark evenings he could go out when no one else was around!
His motivation for his night time runs came from William - a 4 year old boy with leukaemia. Despite having treatment on the NHS, the family had incurred a lot of costs getting to hospital for daily treatment sessions, and William had been left with difficulty walking and talking as a result of the Chemotherapy. The family were unable to get the physiotherapy treatment needed on the NHS for these side effects, so they need to fund this privately to support him at £250 a session. Gareth and his wife have raised £1300 so far by organising a charity motorcycle ride and a sponsored dunk in the sea in their wedding clothes last year!
But for Gareth, that still wasn’t enough. He needed something that would have more of an impact, something that was so out of the ordinary for him that it would encourage the most support from his friends and family. Running the Weymouth Half Marathon set him a goal and a target time to get in shape and push on - at 21 stone Gareth felt this was a Mission Impossible but worth a go!
Exercise had never been high on Gareths agenda, nor had playing or watching sports so running at an organised event has been a radical lifestyle shift for him!
Gareth set about his training with determination – he started running twice a week, starting at half a mile at a time and within just 2 months he was running 6 miles weekly in the late evening and aiming to get his pace below 13 minute miles!
Huge support from friends at work have helped Gareth train and push on towards his goal. His furthest run to date is an inspiring 12.5 miles averaging 9.30 min a mile. Without the motivation and encouragement of his friends it would have been much harder to keep going through the wet evenings, and the compliments Gareth received on his route are encouraging too.
Gareth has now felt able to join a gym to increase general fitness. He knew with the time disappearing that he needed to up his training levels to be able to complete the half marathon. His training routine now consists of running Monday and Saturday on the road, and going to the gym for an hour Wednesday, Thursday, Friday evening and Sunday morning. By keeping training down to around 60 minutes at a time, little and often has allowed Gareth to train without impacting too much on his family life.
Gareth says “ I can’t think of any down sides to running. Some evenings in the cold and wet getting out can be difficult, but I have genuinely enjoyed seeing progress so quickly and getting out in the fresh air, I can’t see an end to running now its in my life. The biggest downfall was the cost, 3 sets of running shoes (as my weight destroyed them) and 3 sets of running gear as I went from a 42 inch waist to currently 36, but all worthwhile in the long run” But running has it’s upsides too as Gareth continues “ As to upsides... where do I start. I feel healthier, fitter and happier. So many cares fade away pounding the pavement and new ideas come into my mind as I run along our coastline, very fortunate to be in this part of the country and running gets me out to enjoy it. The Lifestyle change for me has made me more confident, and social. It has brought me into a social world with some colleagues and respect from others seeing what I have done to help William, as I say to them, I now see it that he has saved me rather than me helping him”
Just Racing are on the move!
Friday, 29 January, 2016 - 09:29
Just Racing UK is on the move this weekend to our new facility in Crick. Whilst our address will change, our phone number will remain the same. Unfortunately we will be without a phone line on Friday 29th January and for the beginning of the following week until our engineers work their magic, so if you need us, please contact us by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Just Racing Events (UK) Ltd
Telephone: 01933 353216
Weymouth Half Marathon - 13.1 reasons to run....
Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 12:28
...one of the UK's most spectacular and stunning half marathon courses....
Reason 1: The Start.....
Starting at Weymouth's famous Victorian clocktower, runners are immersed in the history of Weymouth as the imposing Georgian seaside frontage is an overpowering image as you stand on the startline.
Click to enter now!
A second chance to read this Inspirational Story
Monday, 12 October, 2015 - 14:58
Introducing Richard Evans
Richard is no stranger to a challenge and, as he states himself, is like a moth to a flame when it comes to competing in physical challenges. Richard is a keen everyday utility cyclist and believes it is the most intelligent and fun form of transport man has invented. His passion for the sport led him to become involved in the London Cycling Campaign where he met many like-minded cycling enthusiasts, many of which had ridden the legendary 1,200km Paris-Brest-Paris route. Not one to let a challenge pass him by, Richard soon signed himself up! This event only takes place every four years and next month Richard will be taking part for the fourth time.
In April 2014, Richard embarked on one of his biggest challenges yet- a 30,000km ride world tour on a recumbent bike. His blog, ‘Laid Back Around The World’ is a fascinating tale of his 180 day journey across the deserts, plains and mountains of the globe. This solo effort saw Richard pass through South East Asia, Australia, Canada, USA and back through Europe to raise money for RoadPeace, a national charity providing support for road crash victims. To read more about Richard’s adventures, check out his blog http://laidbackaroundtheworld.blogspot.co.uk/.
His love of sport, challenge and physical endurance has led Richard to sign up to Challenge Weymouth 2015, his first Iron Distance triathlon. After completing the London Marathon Richard, half in jest, said to his mates that Iron distance triathlon would be next; a statement they wouldn’t let him forget! With his love of biking and a sub 3hr marathon under his belt, Richard knew he would be capable of completing two of the three disciplines. However, the swim section of the tri has been Richard’s biggest challenge. A self-proclaimed ‘non swimmer’ Richard see’s the swim as the hardest section of the triathlon. Not one to be defeated, he thrives on the challenge that a 3.9km sea swim has given him!
Training for Challenge Weymouth alongside Paris- Brest-Paris has meant Richard has had to adapt his normal cycling routine to include the swim and run disciplines. As a result, he tries to fit something in everyday, whether that’s cycling or running his 24km commute to work, swimming lessons on Friday evenings and a big run, ride or open water swim at the weekend- there is never a quiet moment for Richard!
Weymouth Half Marathon Early Bird Entries
Monday, 12 October, 2015 - 14:54
ENTRIES NOW OPEN......Enter the Weymouth half marathon as an individual or a 2 leg relay (5 & 8 miles).
Early bird entries are now available until the end of October. There are a limited number of places at this price so enter now.
Duston Kids Triathlon Open!
Monday, 12 October, 2015 - 14:45
General entries are now open for the Duston Kids Triathlon!