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Final 2019 Woodbridge 10k Results

The final results of the 2019 Woodbridge 10k and Junior races have been published and are available from the links below:

Unfortunately there are only gun times due a technical issue at the start line caused by underground cables meaning that the race chips weren’t picked. We apologise that we won’t be able to supply these for this year and steps will be taken to avoid this situation next year. 

Well done again to all that ran this years race and we hope to see you again at the race next year. Race information and entry details will be published on our website in early 2020.

Provisional 2019 Woodbridge 10k Results

Thank you to all runners, volunteers and supporters that have been out at the 2019 Woodbridge 10k. The Woodbridge Shufflers hope you have had a great race and that you have enjoyed the day. Provisional results for the two races are available here:

If you spot any inaccuracies in these results then please let us know via the email address. Unfortunately there are only gun times due a technical issue at the start line caused by underground cables meaning that the race chips weren’t picked up and we apologise that we won’t be able to supply these for this year. The final results will be published in around a weeks time.

Thank you for again for your support and the generosity of the sponsors that meant that £12,000 could be donated to charity this year.

Woodbridge Shufflers in the 2019 London Marathon

The Woodbridge Shufflers have three runners entered into the 2019 Virgin Money London Marathon which will be run on the 28th April:

  • Heather Noone – 35 years old, 3rd marathon and first London through the championship entry, target time sub 3 hours following her recent success at the Kent Spring marathon which she won in 2:49.32 beating her closest rival by 14 minutes.
  • Matthew Hunt – 42 years old and completed his first marathon in Edinburgh 2012. Has since run 12 road marathons and set a PB of 2:38 in Valencia in 2014. This year will be Matt’s sixth appearance at London.
  • Dr Ben Solway – 53 years old, 15th marathon, running for Woodbridge Shufflers in the club allocated place and raising money for MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association ). Ben is hoping for a sub 4 hour finish time.

This follows a considerable number of marathon successes for the Club over the last month at Manchester, Brighton, Paris and Boston .

Notes for 2019 Entry into the Woodbridge Round-the-Town Races

A reminder that entry to the Woodbridge 10k and Junior Races opens on Saturday 9th March at noon. Links to the entry system will be posted on the Woodbridge 10k website once entries open.

Both the 10k and junior races are extremely popular so be ready to go once the entries open! Some things to note to help you get your entry in:

  • 10k entry is £17 for Affiliated Runners and £20 for Unaffiliated Runners. Entries to the 1.5km junior race will be £6.
  • Ensure you have your URN (unique runners’ number issued by England Athletics through an affiliated club) if you want to take advantage of the affiliated club discount
  • You will be able to select your T-shirt size on the entry form – as a guide chest sizes for the different sizes are Children’s = 30″, XS = 32″ S = 34″ M = 36″ L = 38-40″ XL = 42-44″

If you are asking someone to put your entry on your behalf, please make sure they have your full contact details (address, phone and email), date of birth and running club/URN if you an affiliated runner and t-shirt size from the list above.

And finally please remember we don’t allow transfers, deferred entry or refunds in the case you are no longer able to race.

Good luck!

Entry Date Announced for the 2019 Woodbridge 10k

The Woodbridge Shufflers are pleased to announce that the highly popular Woodbridge Round-the-Town Charity races will this year take place on Sunday 19th May at 12 noon. The races, which follow an undulating course through the streets of Woodbridge, feature a 10k circuit for runners aged 15+ and a 1.5km race for juniors aged 7-15.

The ‘Round the Town’ is a true highlight of the Woodbridge sporting and social calendar, attracting visitors and residents alike to line the streets in support of the runners. This year will follow the same tried-and-tested format as in previous years, with no changes to the course and offering approximately 700 places for seniors and 150 for juniors.

The races are incredibly popular and entries will open on Saturday 9th March at 12 noon so all those wishing to enter are advised to keep a close eye on the Woodbridge Shufflers website where details of the online entry will be published. Details will also be shared with local online publications and on the Woodbridge Shufflers 10k Facebook page.

The races are proud to raise money for local charities and in 2018 a record-breaking amount of £12,000 was raised and distributed to five charities. This year six charities will benefit from the race and they are:

  • East Anglian Air Ambulance
  • Fresh Start New Beginnings
  • Just42
  • Lapwing Education
  • MIND
  • Suffolk Accident Rescue Service

For more information, including entry details and planned road closures, keep an eye on the Woodbridge Shufflers website:

Woodbridge Shufflers Running the 2018 London Marathon

With the London Marathon now under a fortnight away, six members of the Woodbridge Shufflers have been busy training for the race over the winter months. This year Jonathan Barnes, James Cornish, Ian Coxall, Amanda Fraser Fish, Matt Hunt and Katie Start from the club will be running the 26.2 mile course around the streets of London and here are their stories:

Jonathan Barnes: first marathon and running to raise money for EACH.

James Cornish: London will be his fifth marathon and his previous PB is 3:19. This will be his second time at London and has taken nine years to get a place again since he last ran it and will be supported by his wife and son on the day.

Ian Coxall: will be his fifth London Marathon and 24th marathon if he successfully runs the Brighton Marathon the week before. He is targeting Brighton this year and will hopefully be able to enjoy London as well if he runs well at Brighton. His marathon PB is  2:57:00 from Chicago last year and is looking at these marathons as a stepping stone to the Boston Marathon in 2019 which will be his fifth major in his quest to complete all the six World Major Marathons. He also has an ambitious target to complete 50 marathons by the time he is 50 years old ending with the Tokyo Marathon and sixth World Major.

Amanda Fraser Fish: first marathon and aiming to finish it in under 5:15. Running for Ovarian Cancer Action as one of her best friends has ovarian cancer. On target to personally raise £2500 and the team of runners at OCA will together be funding a Research Research Scientist for 1 year at OCA.

Matt Hunt: running his fifth London Marathon and his marathon PB is 2:38:30 from the Valencia Marathon in 2014. He began running in 2012 after racing Motocross for 23 years. Edinburgh was his first marathon in May 2012 where he ran 2:52. After two years of hamstring and Achilles problems he is hoping to get close to his personal best in London this year.

Katie Start: first marathon and running to raise money for Motor Neurone Disease.

Good luck to all the Woodbridge Shufflers running London on the 22nd April 2018!


2018 Woodbridge 10k Entries

The Woodbridge 10k is now in its 37th year and has always been a popular in the local racing calendar, but its popularity has grown in recent years to levels that are almost unheard of for a local club 10k race. This year around two thousand separate people visited our website during the time entries opened which is a significant increase on last year.

The race is organised and put-on by a small group of dedicated volunteers who do it in their spare time. We aim to put on a quality race for the benefit of running community whilst also raising money for charity, something that has always been a part of the race since the first Woodbridge 10k. We cannot increase the size of the race any further due to safety limits and the costs of staging any race are ever increasing and we try to keep the entry fee down as much as possible.

It is clear that people have had issues with the entry process this year. We made changes on the entry process based on issues that were encountered last year, but we have had a two-fold increase in people applying for the same number of places and the bulk of these are within the first ten minutes of entries opening. Given the sheer volume of people trying to enter at exactly the same time it will put a strain on any entry system. We will take the learnings from the entry process this year and make further changes for next year.

We have now done the initial processing of the entry list and if you appear on the list here…/woodbridge10k/entrylist.php then you are in the 2018 race! We still have some final processing to do but we hope to complete it this week and publish an entry list on our website and send an email out to all entrants later this week once this is completed.