Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre
The Stowmarket Striders Scenic 7 is a relatively flat 7 mile course with only a couple of undulations. The course starts at Mid Suffolk Leisure Centre and heads out through Onehouse and Harleston then makes a three-mile loop back to Harleston before returning along the same route through Onehouse and back to the finish.
For safety reasons the course will close at 11.30am. Anyone still on the course after this time may be running without the support of marshals.
The warm up area is on the Stowmarket High School playing fields behind the Leisure Centre. Runners will be directed to this area and there will be signs to the start from the fields.
The race starts on Onehouse Road, in front of the High School however, all runners should assemble in the High School car park before the race, NOT on Onehouse Road. When all the runners are assembled you will be led onto the road to the start by race marshals. This will minimise disruption to traffic and the chances of accidents between runners and cars.
Audio equipment with earphones seriously inhibits the user from hearing traffic approaching from behind and clearly hearing instructions from race marshals. The use of all such equipment is therefore not permitted during the race.
Certificate of course accuracy SEAA 13/250. UK Athletics Road Race Licence number:
Advance entries - Affiliated £14 / Unaffiliated £16
Entrants must be aged 16 or over on the day of the race.
For safety reasons the course will close at 11.30am. Anyone still on the course after this time may be running without the support of marshals
Please collect your race number from race headquarters on race day.
It is not our policy to offer refunds or accept deferrals
Yes, you need to be 16 years of age on race day to compete
Limited parking at or near Stowmarket High School (via Onehouse Road). We do not have use of the Leisure Centre for parking. Please park as directed by the marshals. Please car share as much as possible. There is additional parking at the Asda Supermarket which is a 10 minute walk away.
You can find changing facilities, refreshments, and toilets at race HQ. A bag storage area will be available in the hall of the Race HQ. Due to Covid-19 your bag will not be stored for you, you must store and retrieve your own bag by showing our marshals your race number and matching bag label.
Yes there are two water stops along the race route.
You can email our race directors at email@example.com
Sorry, we have a general non-refundable policy - however you can transfer your place or withdraw from the race. You can transfer your entry using the self-service link contained in your email confirmation.
If you have made a mistake, then please use the self-service link contained in your email confirmation.
No. If you have not officially transferred your place to another runner, please do not give another runner your race number on race day. This can lead to issues for you, the runner using your number, the club, the race organisers, and even the emergency services. UKA race regulations state that athletes who run in transferred numbers in UKA-licensed road races without permission are to be disqualified. Both they and those who pass on the number will be subject to disciplinary action via the appropriate national organisation.
1st/2nd/3rd Male & Female
1st Male for the categories Vets over 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 & 70+
1st Female for the categories Vet over 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 & 70+
Team Prizes: Men's and Ladies - 3 to score.
A memento will be available to all finishers.
Womens course record -Emily Moyes 40:45 (2021)
Mens course record -Tom Fairbrother 36:33 (2021)