7 Apr

Boaty McBoat Race With Runface

Boat race

We love stats at runABC South; we also love innovative new running events. On Sunday (2 April) we were resting our legs while watching the annual Varsity Boat Race and our minds meandered towards calculating the speed of those 'oarsome' eights – around four minutes per mile!

Step forward Runface, the self-proclaimed 'exciting new running focussed apparel and events brand in Windsor'. That's Windsor on the River Thames, where the Thames Cruising Boats ply their trade.
 
Runface was founded late last year by runner and GB age-group duathlete Wayne Clements, supported by fellow Datchet Dasher Rob Foster who is race director for Beat the Boat 10k on Sunday 25 June 2017.
 
Beat the Boat is a completely new concept, where competitors will tackle a scenic trail race where they will be racing each other but also chasing three Thames Cruising Boats travelling at pre-set paces of 40, 50 and 60 minutes for 10k. In order to avoid speeding tickets the boats, which will be carrying supporters, will cover less distance than the runners.
 
Race director Rob Foster said: “We see Beat the Boat as a great new twist on the traditional race and we really feel it will add a new dimension to crowd interaction at a running race.”
 
If you want to avoid that sinking feeling of missing something completely new, and feel that this event might just float your boat, click on the Beat the Boat website. You can sign up today for as little as £24 (affiliated) and a £4.50 boat ticket.