Ramsgate based running group Coastal Striders will hold its first public run in May.
The club, which is for people of all abilities aged 11 and over, have been planning over the last three years to hold a public event and now the date is fixed.
The Coastbuster, organised in partnership with race management company Nice Work, will be held at Government Acre, Ramsgate, on May 8.
There will be two race distances to choose from, a 10k or a 10 mile option, and both follow a similar route on coastal roads in and around Ramsgate and Broadstairs
There will also be a 1k children’s race held prior to the main race. That will be aimed at under 15s and starts at 9.30am.
The main races start from Government Acre along the Royal Esplanade in Ramsgate at 10am. The routes heads to Broadstairs and then turns back to Ramsgate. Both races will be chip timed and there will be bespoke medals for all finishers.
Trophies will go to the leading runners in both races plus age categories for the 10 mile race.
i think i will paint my back gate , then watch that dry instead.
I’m a founder member of Thanet Roadrunners , although I don’t run now ,I’m also aware of another running club in our area called Thanet AC , so why the need for yet another running club in our area ?
Does this new running club offer something that the other two clubs don’t ?
Not that new. Coastal Striders has existed for over 5 years and is one of many clubs. Each offer something that attracts it’s own following.
In what way do they differ ? The only difference that I can see between Roadrunners and Striders is the free membership with Striders
Both invite runners of different abilities .
Perhaps the other clubs are to clicky could be lots of reasons for another club
Rumour has it that Thanet Roadrunners is quite competitive so not open to all abilities!
Isn’t it great that we have a variety of options to choose from?
It’s great that the area has a few different running clubs, all with thriving membership numbers. Shows that an increasing number of locals want to keep fit and improve their health too and that these clubs do all offer something different for people wanting to join a club.
The clubs themselves don’t see the other clubs as “competition” – just a complementary range of options for prospective members and runners to pick that which best suits them.
It’s all good – stop looking for negatives !