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Barking Road Runners Phipps (August Bank Holiday) 5K ELVIS race

30 Aug 2021

Barking Road Runners Phipps (August Bank Holiday) 5K ELVIS race has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

This is the sixth leg of the 2021 East London FiVes Interclub Series (ELVIS), see:, sponsored by Phil Hernon. The race has been renamed the Phipps 5K for 2021 to commemorate former Barking Road Runners member Owen Phipps, who sadly passed away from cancer in 2019. 

There will also be a 2k fun run for kids under 13, weather permitting. Entries on the day only. 


Monday 30 August 2021.


Barking Park, Longbridge Road, Barking, Essex IG11 8TA.


Main race 10:30 am. The 2k fun run will start after the main race, at approximately 11:30am. 

Entry fee:

£12 (£10 affiliated). A limited number of entries will be available on the day until 10.00am. Please bring the correct money as change will not be available. We regret no refunds and no deferrals.The 2k fun run is free to enter. 

Bib numbers for all entries are to be collected on the day, by no later than 10:15 am.


Transfers are allowed up to the race closing date. Please contact the email address in the confirmation email with full details of both runners.

Course description:

The race uses a 2-lap course, all on asphalt paths. Note that the course is identical to that used by Barking parkrun. It will be well-marshalled and signed. Headphones are allowed but please make sure you are aware of your surroundings and can hear the marshals.

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, London Overground, and mainline C2C rail services.  There are also several bus routes stopping near the park. Limited car parking is 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 may incur a charge, as may parking on the roads outside the park.

Covid 19: 

The event will operate within any Covid restrictions in place at the time. If necessary, there will be a staggered/wave-based start. Therefore, race positions and prizes will be based on CHIP TIMES and NOT GUN TIMES. Details of the exact Covid-19 mitigation measures in place for the race will be included in the pre-race briefing to entrants in advance of the race. 


Toilets and changing rooms (incl. for the disabled) will be available by the start and finish areas. Bags can be left in the changing rooms at the owner’s own risk.

Prizes and results:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual male
1st, 2nd, and 3rd individual female
1st VM40, VM50, VM60 and VM70 individuals
1st VF40, VF50, VF60 and VF70 individuals
Male team (fastest three)
Female team (fastest three)

Runners awarded an individual prize for finishing in any of the overall top 3 places will be ignored when awarding the prizes for age categories.  

The results will be published on the club's website as soon as possible after the race, and will also be uploaded to Power of 10.  The race will be held under UKA rules (Provisional UKA licence number 2021 42073).

Any questions?

For further information, please send a message via the ELVIS Facebook group.




26 Aug 2021£10.00£12.00

*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 30/08/2021

Status: Closed

Total Places: 350

Places Available: ??



Alison Fryatt

Barking Park Longbridge Road Barking Essex IG11 8TA