This year the Club 5 is a special event; it is being held as the Dionne Coburn Memorial 5. Dionne Coburn was a member of the Club when she tragically passed away in September 2016. Mike Coburn, Dionne’s husband, contacted me (Rob Kersey) to say, “5 years in I was reflecting with my children about her time with the Harriers and the marathon place she was given but unable to use - due to her illness - for April 2016. We wondered if it might be possible for the club to recognise Dionne’s in one of the club races as a memorial.”
We have agreed that this year the race will be run in her memory. Mike has agreed to supply medals to all finishers commemorating the event, as well as prizes for the first 3 novice runners. For the purposes of this race novice will mean a runner that has:
In other words this is aimed at the new runners that don’t race but just run to get a bit fitter, for the social side, and for enjoyment.
The normal handicap event will take place as well for the more experienced runners.
Obviously we would like as many new and more experienced runners taking part as possible. As Mike has to get the medals engraved prior to the race we will have a closing date by which you must enter in order to be guaranteed a medal. Mike and family will be there to present the medals and prizes.
Please use the forms at the bottom of the page to enter the event.
There is a form for the usual handicap event, and a form for the novice event under 'Register for team entry'. Please ignore the title; there is no team!
If entering the handicap event (experienced runners), then please also fill in the form under 'Register for this event'. This will allow us to handicap you. Novice runners do not need to fill in this section.
This is a fast and flat (especially the finish) course from Neiley to New Mill and back which should be within the ability of all our Senior members. Please do come along and have a go, and if you're new to the event then just ask.
Click on route for interactive map.
We had 57 finishers in 2019, a great turn out; let's see if we can beat that this year!
Mark Buckingham did 23:51 back in 2005 and going further back, Graham Ellis and Bob Harbisher did 23:32 in 1982.
Katie Walshaw did 28:50 in 2009.
Entries for the race will close on Tuesday 10th May 2022 to guarantee a medal.