The next Great Baddow Charity Races are being held on Sunday 18th May 2014. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the races! Races start at 11 am from the Recreation ground in Great Baddow.
The race is run under UK Athletics rules and is digitally timed. The Baddow Races are organised by The Rotary Club of Chelmsford Mildmay and receive sponsorship from local businesses each year to help raise money for charity.
The 10 mile run goes through Great Baddow, Galleywood and rural West Hanningfield. There are water stations, marshals and distance markers every mile.
Mp3 players, earphones or headphones are not allowed and disqualification will result if anybody is found to be using them. This is for safety reasons as the course does follow some busy roads.
Each year in addition to the 10 mile road race there is also a 2 mile fun run which stays within Great Baddow. The fun run starts around 10-15 minutes after the main race. Both races start and finish at the Great Baddow Recreation Ground, next to the Millennium Community Centre.
If you wish to enter you can apply online: http://www.baddowraces.org.uk/application.html. Fees apply for both the 10 mile and fun runs – money goes to charity. Apply early, there is a limit of 2000 entries for both races combined. Full details on the official website.
The 10 mile run has been awarded Gold Grade Status by the British Association of Road Races.
This year the race will be raising money for the following charities:
- CHELMSFORD & COLCHESTER YMCA YOUNG CARERS
- CHELMSFORD MIND
- ESSEX YOUNG PEOPLE’S DRUG & ALCOHOL SERVICES (Children’s Society)
- League Of Friends Of Hargrave House
- The Chelmsford Mildmay Charity Trust Fund
The 2014 sponsors are:
- Edmund Carr
- D & B Scaffolding
- Great Baddow Parish Council
- M & G Investments
- Great Baddow Community Association
- Riverside Ice & Leisure, Chelmsford City Council
- Runners Edge
- The Marconi Social Club
- Thomsons of Great Baddow (Audio Video Specialists)
- Lathcoats Farm
Photos from 2014
Photos from 2013
Past Races – All Runners 10 Mile Race
The official website keeps a record of all runners with their times and positions since 2004. In 2004 the race was won by Adrian Mussett in 54:28 minutes, with Peter West (55:39) and Paul Dobson (55.56) from Springfield Striders close behind. Paul Dobson went on to win in 2005 in 55:44 minutes, again in 2006 in 54.31.
In 2007 he came in 12th in 57.01, but the winning time was set at 52:22 by Simon Powell from Woodford Green AC. Simon Powell’s time has not been beaten since.