Barking Road Runners' Bank Holiday 5K
28 Aug 17
Barking Road Runners' Bank Holiday 5K race is sponsored by Sports Massage Therapy, Romford (07941 643083) and Runners Need Romford. The race is also part of the ELVIS series of local races, which are sponsored by Phil Hernon of Catalina Re.
Monday 28th August 2017.
Barking Park, Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8TA.
10:30 am for the main race. A children's 2K fun run will take place after the main race has been completed.
£8 (£6 affiliated) in advance or £10 (£8 affiliated) on the day. Free entry to the children's fun run.
Postal entries are also available by emailing . The closing date for postal entries is Friday, 18th August 2017.
Bib numbers for all entries are to be collected on the day, by no later than 10:15 am.
The minimum age for entry is 16 years old. Runners under the age of 18 on the day of the race must use the postal entry form.
The race uses a 2-lap course, on asphalt paths. Note that the course is identical to that used by Barking parkrun.
The start line is near the tennis courts. The course heads eastward for approximately 400 metres towards the allotments. There is then a short curve to the left, followed by a sharp left-hand downhill turn, bringing you alongside the lake. Near the end of the lake, the course loops sharply round to the left, up a very slight incline, bringing you onto a tree-lined path running parallel with the lake. Once this path nears the start area, it curves round to the right. Turning right at the tennis courts, you'll shortly take a sharp left turn that takes you on a large loop round the park's main field. Halfway round the park's perimeter, you'll take a left-hand turn along a straight tree-lined path. At the end of the first lap, you'll take a sharp right turn at the far end of this path, to resume the course as above; at the end of the second lap, you'll carry on straight ahead for a few metres, where you'll cross the finish line.
Getting to the park:
The park is approximately 15 minutes' walk from Barking station, which is served by the District and Hammersmith & City tube lines, the London Overground, and mainline C2C rail services. There are also several bus routes stopping by or near the park. Limited car parking will be available within the park, via the South Park Drive entrance. There is another car park accessible via the main gate in Longbridge Road, but this incurs a charge.
Toilets (incl. for the disabled) and changing rooms will be available near the start/finish area.
Prizes and results:
1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual male
1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual female
1st VM40, VM50, VM60 and VM70 individuals
1st VF35, VF45, VF55 and VF65 individuals
Men's team (fastest three)
Women's team (fastest three)
For further information, please send an e-mail to .
Total Places: 500
Places Available: ??
*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA
For each sign-up with a card payment, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 5% (min 60p). You pay no surcharge