Run on a mixed terrain course in East Harling, this popular race can be entered here
2023 Race: Sunday 3rd September 2023
Harling 10K - Sunday 3rd September 2023
Location: Recreation Ground, Church Road, East Harling, Norfolk, NR16 2NA
After another fantastic year, the East Harling 10k returns again on Sunday 3rd September 2023.
Whilst taking in the flat roads from East Harling to Bridgham this fast race will then take you through a short forest section before finishing with the final 2km on the roads back to the recreation ground with the opportunity for a fast finish!
Medals for all finishers plus trophies for top finishers in each category.
Entry management and chip timing services provided by Total Race Timing.
On Site Parking
Baggage Drop Off
Pre-Race Warm Up
First Aid & Sweep Marshal
A medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep marshal following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for.
Enter Harling 10k here (if you haven't already)
Thank you for entering the 2023 Harling 10k. Please take some time to read the following pre-race information as it includes information for your safety, where to go and what you will need to do on the day.
Please ensure that you are generally fit enough to run 10k, and that you are properly hydrated, and nourished on the day of the race.
HOW TO GET TO THE RACE START
The event starts and finishes at East Harling Recreation Ground, Church Road, East Harling, Norfolk, NR16 2NA.
From Bury St. Edmunds or Diss
Pick up the B1111 at Garboldisham; follow this road into East Harling and through the main village. We are on the outskirts of the village on the left hand side shortly after the Church (do not use the main recreation ground entrance).
From Norwich or Thetford
From the A11 take the B1111 junction signposted to East Harling. After approximately 1½ miles you will arrive in East Harling, before you go up the hill, please turn right into the Youth Centre car park.
Please ensure you allow ample time for your journey, the traffic in the area will be heavier than usual.
Parking for this event will be on the field at East Harling Recreation Ground and is free, please follow the directions of our volunteer car park marshals upon entering the Youth Centre / Bowls Club entrance.
Registration commences at 9am and will close at 10:15am. No race numbers will be sent out in the post. Please collect your race number (containing your timing chip) from the registration marquee on the morning of the race. Please allow ample time for this; your cooperation in helping us to avoid a late rush would be appreciated.
There are toilets and changing rooms at the recreation ground. Baggage service will operate as in previous years.
Refreshments will be available to purchase on the day.
Be prepared for changeable weather conditions, the forecast this year is sunny and hot (23-24 degrees with a moderate breeze at the start of the race) - please make sure you wear lightweight / reflective clothing and are adequately hydrated for the race.
Please ensure that you are at the start line in time for the pre-event briefing and warm up provided by Penny Crook Fitness (15 minutes prior to race start should suffice).
The race will start at 10:30am.
The tail runner will set off shortly after the last runner has crossed the start line. Latecomers will only be permitted to start at the discretion of the Race Director.
The route begins with the first half taking place entirely on road from East Harling to Bridgham which is relatively flat before reaching the forest section between 5k and 8k. The final 2k is back on road and is fairly flat back to the Recreation Ground.
Water stations are available at 5 and 8.5k.
You can view a course map below
DURING THE RACE
Please wear your race number on the front of your running top at all times.
Please follow the race marshals’ instructions at all times.
The course is not suitable for runners with accompanying dogs, wheelchairs or pushchairs.
The middle section of the race follows a forest trail which can be rough and uneven with exposed roots, rocks, divots. Please run with your own safety and the safety of others in mind so please expect some rough terrain and be mindful of your footing at all times.
Water will be available at the finish as well as two points on the course (c. 5km and 8km).
If you pick up an injury, or are unable to complete the race for whatever reason, please go back, or continue forward to the next race marshal who will be able to help.
On crossing the finish line, please continue, in your finishing order, all the way along the finish funnel, the timing chip is disposable so no need to return this- water (and cake) will be waiting for you at the end along with your goody bag and race medal.
Provisional Results will be available via the Total Race Timing website.
Presentations and prize giving will take place as soon as the final results are available.
We hope you have a great event; we look forward to welcoming you on the day