Waterbeach Half 20th October

12 messages
09/08/2002 at 21:12
Anyone done this race before, know what the course it like? How many laps, etc?
10/08/2002 at 16:14
I'll be ringing the organisers Monday at the latest and I'll let you know.

I know the country well around there - it's fenland, so flat, with not a lot of wind protection should it be a windy day. The river adds a bit of interest, but I'm not sure that we will be running along the river - the roads don't go particularly near.

We (and also Elizabeth's family) are members of the Cam Sailing Club at Waterbeach, and if you'd like to stop afterwards for shower and picnic and watch the afternoon's dinghy racing that would be a possibility.
11/08/2002 at 20:27
Thanks Marj. I've sent an SAE for the entry form, but would appreciate any feedback on the course that you can give.
Hope to see you there - did you put me down for £1 on your sponsorform for CLIC?
(It was CLIC wasn't it?)
01/10/2002 at 13:09


I'd like to start by the halfmarathon.Has someone the proper telno.? I spoke them,couple of times already on the voicebox,but no reply at all.

01/10/2002 at 14:20

Yes. Some details of the Waterbeach Half Marathon (taken from the entry form in front of me) are:

Royal Engineers Half Marathon
11 am on Sunday 20 October 2002, at Waterbeach Barracks

Race limit of 500

Minimum age for the 1/2 marathon, 17 years on the day of the race.

Entry fee: £7 (affiliated club members) or £8 (unattached)

Closing date is stated on the entry form as being Friday 11 October 2002 - but it also says that entries on the day (before 10am) will be allowed subject to the race limit above - Cheques payable to "Central Bank Waterbeach Barracks"

Enter on the official entry form. Photocopies acceptable.

Contact details of the race organiser are stated as: RERC Race Secretary, c/o The Hive, The Beach Hut, Capper Road, Waterbeach, Cambs CB5 9LY - Telephone number (for civilians) is 01223 204432.

Full details will be sent to entrants with their race number.

01/10/2002 at 21:07
3 weeks to go and i'm feeling really fit - must be about to have an accident or fall ill or something.
I've got my number and arranged to meet parents (they live up the road) for shower and birthday cake for hubby as it's his b.day on that very day. What a way to celebrate! Waiting for a sweaty wife to finish a race. He must love me!!
How will i recognise you Marj, to pay up my sponsorship?
03/10/2002 at 12:35

I'm now fairly certain I'll be going across to Blenheim 10k on 20th rather than Waterbeach (I know they are a long way apart it's just that I live about in the middle).

I hope you and all your supporters have a brilliant day. You really are great and deserve all the plaudits I know you'll get.
May the sun shine on your backs and the breeze waft in your faces (difficult on a circular run but hopefully you know what I mean).


PS I do wish all the other forumites like DD & Glenn well too but Stickless gets a special mention.
19/10/2002 at 17:53
Like previous message on this board only get answer machine from the contact number. Can anyone confirm if race is still on please? and if possible how many are pre-entered as with a 500 limit we don't want a 120 mile round trip to find race is full up.
Thanks to anyone who replies.
19/10/2002 at 18:01
My running number is 93, which I received about 2 weeks ago, so I would be very surprised if there are more than 150 people signed up for this run so far. Only a guess but I suggest you risk the round trip.

The race is from Waterbeach Barracks at 11 am tomorrow (sunday 20/10). Registration is from 9 am.

The directions on the instructions are:
"Waterbeach Barracks is located in the village of Waterbeach, North of Cambridge off the A10.
From the M11 follow A14 Cambridge.
Follow A10 Ely/Waterbeach
Take the 2nd turning for Waterbeach and follow signs for Waterbeach Barracks.
Signs for the 1/2 marathon will be displayed along the A10..."

19/10/2002 at 18:09
I only got my no about a week ago, and I'm 112, so you should be OK

Good Luck!
19/10/2002 at 19:46

I'm 23, and will be conspicuous in a team of people running for Elizabeth Davies thanks! CLIC with distinctive home made T-shirts.

Forumites do come introduce yourselves. Those who would like to come to the Sailing Club afterwards and watch the afternoon races will be very welcome.

See you there! Marj
20/10/2002 at 19:55
Now, i saw the CLIC group, and introduced myself to Fat Girl Slim at the beginning, but didn't see any of you others at the end. Marj - can you e-mail me your home address so that i can send you a cheque for CLIC, please? TA.

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