Charity and Date for 2013 Race Announced!
Preparations for this year’s race – the 30th anniversary of the event – are well underway and we have some exciting news at this early stage!
This year’s event will be taking place on Sunday 27th October 2013, and will take the same 10 mile race route and format as last year!
The well deserving local charity that the race will be supporting this year, in addition to our annual charities of WaterAid and KitAid, will be Watford New Hope Trust!
Watford New Hope Trust (WNHT) exists to serve homeless and vulnerably-housed people by providing accommodation and opportunities to rebuild damaged lives. Through accommodation, support and development services, they support more than 600 people every year.
For more information on Watford New Hope Trust, and the other charities we support, check out the updated Charities Page.
Entries for this year’s race are not yet open, but if you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive an alert when entries open, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
Equally, we’d love to hear from any keen marshalls!
Looking forward to seeing you in under 7 months time!
Ricky Road Run Committee 2013
Thank you to all those who took part in the 29th Ricky Road run, with your help we managed to raise a staggering £33,000 for WaterAid and the Watford Peace Hospice. In particular we’d like to pay homage to the 40 odd marshals who volunteered their services on a brisk Sunday morning and helped the event ‘run’ smoothly as well as all the runners who displayed impeccable resilience to the last minute road closure. A diversion which took them up an extraordinarily steep hill, a fact which was picked upon by the local media!!
The slightly shortened route was won by Ian Leitch of Phoenix AC in a staggering 51:50 and followed up by Matthew Woodman (last year’s winner) and James Repper. The fastest women, Sian Thomas of Chiltern Harriers, came home in an equally impressive 1:00:42 and was followed up by Lucy Mayer and Jess Gray. The Chiltern Harriers took home the team honours for the men with The Gade Valley Harriers winning the womens’ prize.
Photographs were generously provided by Tom Wren Photography, and can be found at www.facebook.com/TomWren18Photography. Feel free to tag away should you see yourself or a familiar face!
Keep on Runnin’ and we look forward to seeing you all again in 2013!
Ricky Road Run Committee
RRR in Association with UTS – One Week to go
With only one week to go, we hope your training is coming along nicely and for those still interested in ‘on the day entry’ this will be available and charged at £20. We’d like to take this opportunity to thanks our primes sponsors UTS and SQS and look forward to seeing you all in a week’s time!
Ricky Road Run Committee
The Ricky Road Run is back, and it’s Bigger (well longer!) than ever!
It’s that time of year when runners start thinking about descending on Rickmansworth to complete the annual Ricky Road Run – with this year’s course extended to 10 miles! 2011’s event was a huge success and saw over 400 runners take part with the event being won by Matthew Woodman who completed a tough 9.5 miles in 48:59..
Big thanks, however, must go out to ALL the runners, marshalls and sponsors who helped us raise over £28,000 for The South Bucks Hospice and WaterAid. With your continued help we hope to replicate this fantastic achievement for this years chosen charities; The Peace Hospice and WaterAid
As with previous years we’re proud to confirm that 2012’s event is a not for profit event (all proceeds go directly to our chosen charities) so make sure you check back here to keep up to date with all the latest developments!!
Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Ricky Road Run over the weekend – we had some outstanding individual and team performances and all in the name of charity!
Special congratulations go to first placed Matthew Woodman who completed a tough 9.5 miles in 53:14. For all other results please click here. Finally, due to a mix up on the day – no prize was awarded to the first placed women’s team. In fact the winning team were the Gade Valley Harriers. Congratulations!
Winning Women’s team
Your trophies are in the post!
Looking to raise sponsorship for the race?
Click here to be taken to the Virgin Money Giving page and set up your fundraising page for the race.
Current sponsor details now updated.
The Ricky Road Run committee would like to thank all the sponsors to have pledged their support so far. Without their input, the race would not be possible. Check out the sponsors and see who is on board.
The course has changed this year due to concerns for runner safety!
After discussions with the council it has been decided that in order for the Ricky Road Run to continue long term then a change to the race route was needed. This was mainly due to concerns for runner and public safety regarding the busy stretch of the A404.
A new course has been designed (click here to view) with the aim of keeping it as close to the original course as possible. The new course is 9.5 Miles with some varied gradient, ranging from flat to small sections of steep incline.
As this is a new route there will be marshals on each corner to give directions, as well as sign posts, but we do ask that you give extra caution when on the roads. There is a section where runners are likely to be going in both directions (burtons lane), the road will be separated into lanes, but again we ask for your cooperation.
Finally we apologise for having to change a long standing route that has provided many successful races. However, in the interest of keeping the event running this was a necessary change.
British and European record breaker Mo Farah in support of the Ricky Road Run 2011!
When track legend Mo Farah heard of the great work undertaken by the South Bucks Hospice and WaterAid he was quick to get in touch to offer his full support to the race!
To see more, please click here.
Welcome to this year’s Ricky Road Run!
Once again it’s that time of year when runners descend on Rickmansworth to complete the 8.85 mile course. Last year’s event was a huge success and saw over 500 runners take part with the event being won by Jack Parslow of Dacorum & Tring Athletics Club in a time of 48mins 59secs. Thanks to the funds donated by the event's sponsors and by sponsorships collected by our individual runners, a total of £35,000 was raised for selected charities!
With your help, we hope that this year’s event will continue to build on previous successes. Please keep up to date with latest developments in the ‘Latest news’ section of the site.