Sunday 30 June 2019

Nayland Village Hall, CO6 4JH

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Experience one of the most beautiful 10k runs in the area

Welcome to the Nayland 10k - Running for the Community

Hello! Welcome to the annual Nayland 10k sponsored by Peake Fitness, and how excited we are to be organising the third event of it's kind in Nayland, this year on Sunday 30 June. We are trying to be greener and careful of our beautiful environment and surroundings this year, so are proposing the following changes:

Reducing event waste and promoting recycling

Promote cupless water stations with Ooho water capsules

Award finishers a wooden, very unique Finisher's medal made from sustainable wood

Reduce and reuse event signage/printed materials where possible

Commit to partnering with local businesses to enhance the event and support the community

Together with a very similar route to last year's and an improved chip-timing collection process, we'll be producing a Finisher's medal made from sustainable wood, which will be awarded to all those taking part in the run.

Free Running Top

This year we are supporting SESAW. Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare are based in Leavenheath and is run by volunteers. Fundraise at least £75 for SESAW and get one of our limited edition Nayland 10k running tops. You can find out more in the charity section of the website.


We are also on the hunt to recruit lots of volunteers, so if you know anyone who perhaps wants to give their time up and contribute to our fundraising event please do get in touch.

Thanks for all your comments and feedback and we hope you like our changes and improvements. We will be limiting the entry numbers again so make sure you get a ticket and help fundraise lots of money!

Thanks again, Team Nayland.

Our supporter Eat Natural are generously giving you all a free Eat Natural bar when you finish! Yummy! A big shout out and thanks to the team at Eat Natural in Halstead.

Important event info

Event info & Starting Times

  • Event date: Sunday 30 June 2019

  • Event venue: Nayland Village Hall CO6 4JH
  • Event car park: Free car parking (CO6 4JL) near The Anchor Pub in Nayland - 5 mins walk to the Village Hall venue

  • The runs will commence promptly, so please make sure you are at the start line in good time
  • 1k fun run: 9.30am
  • 10k: 10am
  • 5k: 10.30am

  • Multi-terrain route including dirt, gravel, tarmac and grass
  • 1,000 runners expected

Chip Timing

This year you have two choices:

I want to be timed

I prefer not to be timed

If you would like to timed, select "I want to be timed" when you add a runner to your cart.

If you prefer not to be timed, select "I prefer not to be timed" when you add a runner to your cart. We will donate the cost of the your timing chip (£1.50pp) to SESAW, our chosen charity.

runner support

  • Emergency Support including two Emergency Medical Technicians and two advanced Events and Public First Aiders
  • First-aid runners along the routes
  • Full equiped technician following the back markers
  • Lead runners running at different paces

before the event

  • Toilets & WC in the village hall, portaloos available on the village hall car park
  • Sign-on Saturday 29 June 5pm - 7pm, Sunday 30 June 9am - 10am
  • Free car parking a short walk from the venue
  • Samantha from S.C Fitness will lead the warm up at 9.50am
  • Secure baggage drop inside the village hall (free)

after the event

  • BBQ, tea, soft drinks & coffee van
  • Massage area by Peake Fitness
  • A free Eat Natural bar! Local and yummy!
  • Water! Help yourself to a glass or two of water when you finish your run
  • Family-friendly music by Sound 4 Pro Audio
  • A new custom-designed wooden medal - very unique!

Help us fundraise thousands for SESAW!

This year we are supporting a local and loving charity, SESAW. Based in Leavenheath, Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare (SESAW) is dedicated to the care of sick, injured and abandoned animals. We would love you to fundraise and donate as much money as you can.

Over the last two years we have donated almost £3,000 to our chosen local charities, and helped fundraise over £4,000 for Colchester Hospitals. This year we would like your help to raise more! You can find out more info by clicking on the link below.

How to funraise & get your free running top!

  1. Download sponsorship form
  2. Print the form off. This will be used to collect sponsorships and to keep track of your total donation amount.
  3. Start getting your sponsorships! For each donation, add them onto the form.
    TIP: - You can also print more than one form to leave in your local pub, village hall or workplace.
  4. When you have finished fundraising and reached your desired total, click here and then click 'Donate'.
  5. Follow the steps to enter your total sponsorship amount and to make your donation.

If you raise over £75, you get a free Nayland 10k running top! Please let us know when you have donated, and we can reserve you a size. You'll just need to let us know by 1st May so we have time to make our order.

UPDATE!: Time has passed...If you have fundraised and not informed us of the size top you would like, then as we only have limited sizes it's first come first served.

As part of our core values as a team, our commitments and our support for local charities, we will continue to make a donation on behalf of every runner entering the Nayland 10k. This year, we will be donating to:

  • SESAW Animal Welfare
  • Nayland Community Council
  • Nayland & Wissington Conservation Society
  • Nayland Primary School
  • Charley Watkins Foundation

Our supporters, sponsors and chosen charities!

Peake Fitness

Our sponsor - 2 years running 😁

Start your fitness journey with the help of excellent equipment and facilities and encouraging expert advice from Personal Trainers at Peake Fitness. Stoke by Nayland Hotel, Golf & Spa is part of a family-owned business that has been established for over 80 years.

Nayland Community Council

Established in 1966 the Nayland with Wissington Community Council is an umbrella organisation for some 22 Nayland Societies whose representatives, together with a few co-opted individuals, make up its membership.

Suffolk and Essex Small Animal Welfare (SESAW)

Our charity 😁

SESAW are based in Leavenheath, and are dedicated to the care of sick, injured and abandoned animals. We would love you to fundraise and donate as much money as you can to help this loving, local charity.

The Charlie Watkins Foundation

The Charlie Watkins Foundation has been formed to receive funds in memory of Charlie Watkins. Charlie was only 22 when he took his life in March 2017. Charlie is one of many examples of young people who suffer from mental health issues today, and the Charlie Watkins Foundation aims to raise funds for trustees of the foundation to better support young people suffering from mental illness problems.

East of England Co-op

We're a consumer co-op entirely owned by over 280,000 members - our customers, colleagues and the local community. We provide stores and services to towns and villages across 2,000 square miles in four counties - Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire.

Sound 4 Pro Audio

Established in 1985, Sound 4 Pro Audio has become a leader in the supply, hire and installation of Sound, Lighting and Audio Visual products to both business and the consumer.

The route - through Area's of Outstanding natural beauty

Start & Finish Venue: Nayland Village Hall, CO6 4JH, map

The route is the same as last year, with subtle improvements including:

  • Altering the end of the route to include more off-road terrain.
  • Runners will start at the same time with the faster runners at the front.

Things to consider:

  • There are a few stiles to go over and gates to pass throughout the route. Some gates may be shut to keep animals secure. Please close them after passing through.
  • Terrain is a mixture of grass (fields & footpaths), rough tracks and road (tarmac).
  • Distances are a guide and being an multi-terrain event they may be slightly longer or shorter than stated, however that is part of the fun of taking part in our event.
  • No buggies or push chairs are permitted on the route due to safety reasons.
  • You can run with your dog, but we ask you to start at the back. Please contact us to gain permission prior to purchasing your ticket.
  • The route is subject to change at any time before the route without prior notice.

your new medals!

This year we are trying something a little different, we're producing large wooden medals.

We feel these represent the Nayland 10k more than a chunky metal medal, and promote the direction we would like this event to go - a more natural feel, helping the environment as much as we can.

So why the change?

  • The medals are made out of sustainable wood - upcycling any way we can.
  • Custom design for each 10k, 5k and 1k Fun Run.
  • We are donating more money to our chosen charities this year, and reducing the cost of heavy metal medals will help these donations increase year on year.
  • We like to be different and we hope you do too!

Reducing our plastic - promoting cupless water stations with Ooho

Ooho water is filtered water in a biodegradable sachet. The outer membrane is plant based so when you throw it away it degrades in 6 weeks just like a fruit peel.


Plastic bottles are one of the most common items of litter found in the sea. They take 700 years to decompose, so changing the way we package our drinks is imperative to the protection of the environment. Ooho makes it 'easy to be good' and allow runners who care about the environment to make the positive choices they want to make.

How to consume Ooho:

  • To drink it, bite the corner, suck out the water.
  • Throw it away.

The purpose of using Ooho is to replace single use plastic bottles and cups, and so reduce waste and stop plastic from entering the environment. Water stations will contain biodegradable cups, however we plan to significantly reduce our use of single-use plastic water bottles. Our participants health is of utmost importance and we'll have plenty of water available throughout the event.

Our water stations will feature:

  • Hundreds of Ooho capsules - please consider other runners when taking more than one or two
  • Biodegradable cups full of drinking water
  • A reduced amount of plastic water bottles

Something for the kids

Keep the kids and family entertained. The below will be on throughout the event.

  • Sit in a tractor and take a pic! (50p donation to Nayland Primary School)
  • Activity tent with colouring, face painting and other "quiet" activities.
  • We'll also have other activities such as skittles to keep them amused, all reasonably priced.
  • BBQ, tea & coffee, squash, ice creams, bags of sweets and cakes.

All the money raised from the above will be donated to Nayland Primary School.

Guided runs, route preview & Trail Coaching

Sam from S C Fitness will be organising several running classes in the run up to the Nayland 10k - to get you ready for your 5k or 10k challenge.

A bit about Sam...

I began running 6 years ago, starting with a local 5km parkrun on Saturday mornings. In the following years I increased the distances I ran and begun racing 10 km events, mainly on roads. Following an injury to my Achilles, a friend suggested that I ran off-road and that is where my love of trail running began.

I regularly run routes around Nayland, often following the Stour Valley Path and have completed numerous trail marathons, including Stour Valley Marathon. In the last couple of years I have also completed some ultras, which include Peddars Way (48 miles), Norfolk 100 (64 miles) and SVP100 (64 miles).

The Nayland run is a great introduction to off road running, which is why I'm happy to support it by leading the warm up and providing run coaching to prepare entrants for both the 5km and 10km events, together with opportunities to run the route before the event on guided runs.

I've run the Nayland 10k route as a Lead Support Runner for the past two years, so am familiar with the route and the best viewpoints to appreciate the views across the valley. I am also an England Athletics Coach in Running Fitness, have a Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training and provide fitness classes in both Leavenheath and Nayland village halls.

Let's run and have fun.

Guided run - route preview

  • An opportunity to run the 5k or 10k route at a leisurely pace
  • Maximun 10 people per run
  • Learn where the route gets a bit tricky and be better prepared for race day
  • 20 slots available
  • £5pp

Important information

To reserve your space, click on the button 'Reserve my space' and then email Sam your name and contact details.

Reserve my space

5k Trail Coaching

  • For new runners or those wanting to learn off road running skills
  • Focus on a new aspect each session
  • Run 5k off road in 5 weeks
  • £25pp for the full 5 weeks

Important information

To reserve your space, click on the button 'Reserve my space' and then email Sam your name and contact details.

Reserve my space

10k Trail Coaching

  • For those that can run 5k and want to step up to 10k
  • Adapt your current techniques to run off road
  • Run 10k off road in 5 weeks
  • Focus on a new aspect each session
  • £25pp for the full 5 weeks

Important information

To reserve your space, click on the button 'Reserve my space' and then email Sam your name and contact details.

Reserve my space

Tickets to the Nayland 10k, 5k & 1k Fun Run

Step 1: Get a ticket

Buy a ticket for the 10k, 5k or 1k by clicking on the 'Get tickets' button below and follow the steps.

Step 2: Confirmation email

Check your inbox for a 'Confirmation Booking Email' from us immediately after you buy a ticket. Keep this! You will also receive a "Pre-event Info" email 2 weeks prior to the event, please familiarise yourself with this.

Step 3: Arrive in good time

Check which time you are running, and arrive in enough time to park, walk to the venue and use our facilities if needed.

Step 4: Register on the day

Make your way to the village hall and collect your running number and timing chip so we know you are running on the day. You are now ready to run!

1k Fun Run
£5 per child
organised by Nayland Primary School


5k - £12.50pp


10k - £17pp

  • Starts at 10am
  • 10km/6.2 mile long route
  • Multi-terrain route
  • Perfect for regular runners
  • 10k Finishers Medal
  • 3 water stations
  • Chip timing (or donate yours to charity)
  • Running number to keep
  • Marshals around the route
  • Route directional arrows
  • Distance markers
  • Free massage pre & post run
  • First-aid lead runners on assist
  • Secure bag drop
  • 75 tickets available

Important information

Over 18's only. A 75p booking fee will be added to each ticket purchased. Collect your running number at Nayland Village Hall, the available times will be emailed to you.

Get tickets

Nayland Running Top £19.99

  • Lightweight, breathable fabric
  • Comfortable fit
  • Available in different sizes
  • Male ≈ Female varieties
  • Collect yours on the day when you sign in.
  • View sizes (opens in a new window)

Important information

We have some for sale on the day in the village hall. Get your's for £19.99!