Category Archives: Woodbridge 10k

Final 2018 Woodbridge 10k Results

The final results of the 2018 Woodbridge 10k and Junior races have been published and are available from the links below:

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 2019.

Provisional 2018 Woodbridge 10k and Junior Race Results

Thank you to all that run in today’s Woodbridge 10k and Junior races and all that helped out with the organisation and marshalling of this year’s event. As always it was a great atmosphere in the town and this really helps the runners get round the course. Donations totalling £12,000 were made to five charities and many thanks to all our sponsors that helped us to make our largest donation from a race in its 37 year history.

The final results will be published later in the week, but provisional results are now out and can be found at the following links:

 

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 https://www.racesonline.uk/race…/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.

Woodbridge 10k Race Entry Notes

A reminder that entry to the Woodbridge 10k and Junior Races opens on Saturday 3rd March at noon. Links to the Races Online entry system will be posted on the Woodbridge 10k website
https://woodbridgeshufflers.org.uk/our-races/woodbridge-10k/ 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″

Good luck!

Entry Date for Woodbridge 10k Announced

The Woodbridge Shufflers are pleased to announce that the highly popular Woodbridge Round-the-Town Charity races will take place on Sunday 20th 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 (last year’s 10k sold out in around 45 minutes!) and entries will open on Saturday 3rd 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 2017, a record-breaking amount was raised, providing nearly £11,000 for three organisations chosen by the family of Andrea McNally, a former Woodbridge Shuffler who died from breast cancer in early 2017.

Details of the sponsors and the charities supported in 2018 will be announced in March.

For more information, including entry details and planned road closures, keep an eye on the Woodbridge Shufflers website: woodbridgeshufflers.org.uk/our-races/woodbridge-10k/

 

Woodbridge Primary School benefits from Shufflers’ charitable donation

Preschool gains new library books and enhances its Forest School with £1000 donation from Woodbridge Shufflers

The Woodbridge 10k and Junior Race is well-known for its hills, its enthusiastic runners and post-run party atmosphere. But at its heart, the race is geared at helping local charities. Last year, six charities received a £1000 donation from the race: Lapwing Education, Ipswich Holiday Help For Children, Suffolk Young People’s Health Project (4YP), Orwell Panthers AC and Woodbridge Primary School.

Mark Krisson, Headmaster at Woodbridge Primary, tells us a little about how the school spent the money.

Forest School inspires learning
“We’re really grateful for the £1000 donation from the Woodbridge Shufflers. The money enabled us to buy Forest School equipment and thereby ensure that our Forest School Leaders could take groups of children off-site for all sorts of learning activities.”

“Many children find these sorts of activities really exciting and for some pupils, it allows them to demonstrate skills and abilities that they’d find hard to show in the classroom.”

A modern library
The money also helped towards the school’s library project. “With the donation, we were able to update our 10-year old library software and purchase a new package that will be really useful for parents as well as children and teachers,” continues Mr Krisson.

Books by favourite authors
In addition, the children were able to have their say in how the money was spent. Members of the ‘school council’ – nominated children from each year group – were asked which authors they liked best and favourite titles were subsequently purchased for the school to enjoy.

Lucy Cliff, who led the project on behalf of Friends of Woodbridge Primary School (FOWPS) says, “It’s been a lovely project which has allowed parents, staff and children to work really closely together. Thank you, Shufflers!”

Marathon Man to help FOWPS

And the good work doesn’t stop there! Richard Dempsey, a member of the Woodbridge Shufflers, will run this year’s London Marathon with all charitable donations going to Woodbridge Primary School.

Richard, who recently completed the Tarpley 20-mile race in under 2 hours 50 minutes, is training incredibly hard and is on target to achieve his dream sub-four hour marathon. Richard says:

“I was lucky enough to gain a London marathon place through the Woodbridge Shufflers and have decided to raise some funds for the Friends of Woodbridge Primary School (FOWPS). They work tirelessly all year organising lots of events to raise money for the school to provide the children with much needed equipment and support. All donations to this worthy causes are greatly appreciated.”

To donate, please visit Richard’s Just Giving page.