Named after Bert Tarpley, one of the earliest Pacer members and former club President, this event is very much part of the local race calendar. The course passes through beautiful countryside and is run along gently undulating country lanes.
This event is run over two distances, 10 miles and 20 miles, and the latter fits perfectly into the training calendar for a spring Marathon. Each junction is marshaled and the course is well signed. Please note both races take place on open roads which are lightly used, but are not traffic-free, so keep left at all times and therefore please also note the use of MP3 players or audio equipment of any kind is not permitted.
IMPORTANT RACE DAY INFORMATION
- Transfers can only be made by following the instructions contained within your original email confirmation.
- Could we ask that anyone dropping off a competitor does not access the car park, but finds an alternative location to briefly stop. This is to reduce the chance of incoming cars backing up onto the public highway to allow cars out. For this reason no cars will be allowed to exit the car park before 10.30am
- Could we please remind you that the use of personal audio devices and earphones of any description are not permitted during your race
- There will be a cut-off time of four hours from the start of the 20m race. This means there will be no marshals or support vehicles from 2.30pm
Sunday 25th February 2024
20 mile race starts: 10.30am
10 mile race starts: 11.30am
Race HQ: Thurston Community College, Beyton Campus, Drinkstone Road, Beyton, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9AQ. Please note parking is a short walk from HQ (details below).
Both races start and finish at Race HQ. We recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes before your race starts.
Registration and collection of race numbers (at Race HQ)
Saturday 24th Feb / 12.00pm - 1.00pm
8.15am – 11.00am
There will be a Help Desk as well as toilet and baggage facilities. There will also be refreshments and cakes/sandwiches etc available.
Car parking is available near the venue; please follow the marshals' directions. This car park is large enough for everyone and very close to the Start/Finish area. To avoid unnecessary disturbance to the village could all visitors please use this official car park. Please note parking on the village green is strictly prohibited.
Car Parking: Tostock Road, Beyton, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9AG.
The event is chip timed and numbers and chips will be available for collection from 12.00pm to 1pm on the Saturday, as well as from 8.15am on Race Day. Please do remember to complete the medical/emergency details on the reverse of your number.
Race Entry Fees
10m: Affiliated £19 | Unaffiliated £21
20m: Affiliated £23 | Unaffiliated £25
10m: Must be age 17 or over on Race Day
20m: Must be age 18 or over on Race Day
We will provide appropriate medical support should it be required. In an emergency please go to the nearest marshal. Competitors are requested NOT to run if they feel unwell or feel they are unfit to race.
As previously mentioned, please note the use of personal audio devices of any description is not permitted during your race. There will be three water stations on the 10 mile course and five on the 20 in addition to water being available at the Finish.
A copy of the Risk Assessment is available from the Race Director upon request.
Race Day information
All participants will be emailed just prior to Race Day with full details.
These will be texted to those of you who gave us a mobile number and live results will be available on the registration/results website.
These will be awarded for the following categories:
First three finishers, Male and Female Open
First Male and Female Junior Under 21 (in both races)
First Male Vet 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70+
First Female Vet 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70+
First Team Male and Female (3 to score)
We also have a £100 cash prize for setting a new course record (male and female, for both the 10 and 20 mile course).
10 Mile Race
Men Andrew Rooke / JAFFA 52:48 (2016)
Women Claire Jacobs / Hadleigh Hares AC 58:42 (2023)
20 Mile Race
Men Ian Allen / Spa Striders Running Club 1:45:31 (2022)
Women Sarah Bird / Woodford Green AC 2:00:49 (2013)