Harbour Wallbanger 2015 (23rd May 2015)
Location: Viking Bay, Broadstairs
Start time: 10.00
Well done to all the runners in this morning's 2015 edition of our popular beach race, the Harbour Wallbanger. The sellout led to the largest field for some years, with 147 finishers. First home was Canterbury Harriers runner, Thomas Millard in 28.17, a minute ahead of TRAC’s very own Chris Brenchley in 30.41 just clear of Martin Boucher from Deal Tri in 30.48. First lady home was Clare Mullenger of Wimbledon Windmilers, reclaiming her title after a year away, with her time of 31.59 good enough for a top 10 finish. TRAC provided the 2nd and 3rd ladies, junior Kealy Goldsmith in 35.27 and Louise Tomlinson a minute further back clocking 36.35.
TRAC also carried off the team prize with a team consisting of Chris Brenchley (2nd), Nigel Cook (6th) and Matt Jones (17th). Loads of TRACcies took part – far too many to list – but well done all!!
Well done to Race Director Spencer Hoult and the team for another successful event, and very many thanks to our main race sponsor Airport Connections for helping to ensure the race can go ahead. We also offer thanks to the Broadstairs Pavilion, Sweatshop Maidstone, RAYNET, Margate Ambulance Services and all the marshals en route. If runners could please rate the race and leave any comments on Runners World, we would be very grateful.
In due course, Spencer will be presenting at least £1 from each entry to the Thanet Lifeguard Club, which encourages water safety awareness and Lifesaving skills to the people of Thanet and the community within. The club is part of Surf Life Saving GB, with more than 6,000 volunteers helping to make our beaches a safer and more enjoyable place for everyone.
Photos on the race page are thanks to Brian Brenchley and photos from our official race photographer Jodi Hanagan will follow shortly. You will be able to purchase prints or download your race photos directly from her website - www.jodihanaganphotography.com/p102511356. For 24 hours only, once the gallery link goes up Jodi will be offering 30% discount on DIGITAL FILES ONLY (no limit to how many purchased), reducing the price is £5.50 for a digital image to £3.85. The code will be hwb30. Prints start at £5.75 for a 6x4. Go ahead and also like Jodi’s Facebook page!
Next up is the Fosters Law Kent Coastal Marathon and Half Marathon on 6th September – a stamina test to start the autumn! Check the web link for more detail and make sure you get your entry in early to avoid disappointment!
Approximately 7k run, all on the beach, from Broadstairs Harbour to the wall at Ramsgate and back again.
A BARR Event, the races will be run under UK Athletics rules. The minimum age 15 on day of race. We regret that this race is not suitable for wheelchair athletes.
UKA Race Licence No: 2015-14199
In line with current UKA and BARR recommendations, IPod and MP3 players will be BANNED during this race. Please do not enter if you wish to run with headphones or earphones, as you will be disqualified.
There are trophies for the individual race winners, and also team prizes. Plus every finisher will receive a race memento. Race results will be posted on the site shortly after the race.
As it is Bank Holiday Weekend, why not make this race part of a short break? If you need any advice on where to stay locally, please check www.visitthanet.co.uk.
We would like to extend our thanks to the following people and organisations, without whom the race would not take place:
- Airport Connections - 01843 823 700 / 01843 823 007
- Broadstairs Pavilion (Thorley Taverns)
- Sweatshop Maidstone
- Thanet Constabulary - for their help and guidance
- RAYNET- for their excellence and communications experience
- The Margate Ambulance Service - without whose help we could not stage this event
- The myriad of helpers and marshals - who all give up their time voluntarily to ensure all goes smoothly. Please be nice to them out on the route – without them you would not have a race. Any runner who is rude to a marshal may well be barred from future races.
We will again be supporting a local charity – at least £1 from each entry will be donated to the Thanet Lifeguard Club, which encourages water safety awareness and Lifesaving skills to the people of Thanet and the community within. The club is part of Surf Life Saving GB, with more than 6,000 volunteers helping to make our beaches a safer and more enjoyable place for everyone.
Entries on the day
Postal Entry Deadline
WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE
16th May 2015
At bottom of page
* Race entry limit: 150. Check on website after the closing date for availability. All attached entrants must be individual members of EA, SA, or WA.
Online entries handled by Runners World. Please note, these will close on 20th May 2015.
Entries to: Harbour Wallbanger, 65 South Eastern Road, Ramsgate, Kent. CT11 9QE. Please ensure that full postage is affixed, do not staple your cheque and remember to include a stamped self-addressed C5 envelope for return of your race pack - NO SAE, NO ENTRY.
Race packs including numbers will be sent out several weeks before the race. If your cheque is cashed, you have been entered successfully. Please note the entries received after 16th May will need to collect their number from race HQ on the day and should refer to the race information beforehand.
The race information packs will contain information for all runners, which is also available on the website. If you do not receive your number in your race pack, then this means that you either have additional fees to pay or there is some other query with your entry. You can contact us for more information.
Terms and Conditions of Entry
Before entering please note the terms and conditions of entry.
Jodi Hanagan will be our official race photographer on the day. You will be able to purchase prints or download their race photos directly from her website – www.jodihanaganphotography.com/p102511356. For 24 hours only, once the gallery link goes up Jodi will be offering 30% discount on DIGITAL FILES ONLY (no limit to how many purchased), reducing the price is £5.50 for a digital image to £3.85. The code will be hwb30. Prints start at £5.75 for a 6x4. Go ahead and also like Jodi’s Facebook page!
For all enquiries regarding this race, please contact;
Race director, Spencer Hoult - 07773 620045 Email: email@example.com
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