Flying Falcon 5K
29 July 2019
Our Monday night races from May-August. These are 5K races on a fast, flat course, the perfect opportunity to test your speedwork or try out your first race. Monday evening races all start at 7pm, giving you time to leave work, put your running shoes on and finish your day in style.The Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team has been organising races in London since 1981. As a family of running enthusiasts we welcome competitive club runners, seasoned trailblazers, fitness lovers and novices. At all of our races you will experience a warm welcome, a supportive team of dedicated volunteers, efficient and professional race management and flat runner-friendly courses.Our races focus on giving each runner a good experience, an opportunity to transcend their limits and achieve their personal goals. Our inspiration is Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007), the founder of our Marathon Team, who was not only an avid athlete and pioneer in the world of running and ultra-running races, but a teacher of meditation. He recognised the sport of running as a powerful way to develop concentration, confidence, determination, peace of mind and happiness.
Race Results posted online.Prizes:Top 7 men and women under 50Top 3 men and women 50-59Top 2 men and women 60-69Top man and woman 70+Facilities:Toilets near start lineSecure bag drop at Race HQ (finish area)Water station offers water, orange squash and energy drinks at each lap.Post race fruit and snack barsHot tea & coffeeShowers available at Millenium Arena by Finish line for £3
2 laps on traffic-free avenues inside Battersea Park.
Register online then pick up your number at Race HQ at the blue tent on the day of the race 6.00 - 6.45pm.Secure bag drop is available at the Race HQ, which is also the finish area, and then you have a 250 metre jog down to the start line.
By Car: Enter Battersea Park through Rosery Gate at the South East corner of the park, where Queenstown Road meets Prince of Wales Drive or at Chelsea Gate at the North East corner of the park. Proceed to East Carriage Drive on foot (5 minutes to Race HQ). Postcode is SW11 4BE.By Train: Our HQ is a ten minute walk from Battersea Park rail station and Queenstown Road rail station (both overground lines). When you enter the park at Rosery Gate turn right at the T-junction just ahead and follow the road for approximately 300 metres to HQ and Registration.By Tube and Bus: The nearest Tube station is Sloane Square (District and Circle Line). From Sloane Square Tube station walk 3 minutes to Lower Sloane Street and take Bus 137 from stop M. Get off after 3 stops at Chelsea Bridge (just over the bridge). Cross the road and enter the park (Chelsea Gate) turn immediately left down the path beside the railings, keep straight along the path till it comes out behind the athletics track, a bit further along it joins the Carriage Drive and our HQ is to the right. (SW11 4NJ) 10 min walk.Parking is available in Rosery Gate Car Park or Chelsea Gate Car Park. Parking is free on Monday evenings.
Volunteers/Marshals Request :From time to time, event organisers will put out a call to ask for people to help at their events. These often come with the reward of Free/Discounted entry or perhaps a Free t-shirt.If you would like to volunteer for this event please follow this link -https://www.eventrac.co.uk/enter-race/5915#anchor
UK Athletics certified CourseMinimum age: 13 yrsEntry on the day is also permitted and costs £1 more.Course Records:Men under 50: 14:37 - Jonny Hay, Aldershot & FarnhamWomen under 50: 16:34 - Sophie Harris, Belgrave HarriersMen 50-59: 16:35 - Tony Tuohy, Dulwich RunnersWomen 50-59: 17:21 - Alice Riddell-Webster, Redditch & BromsgroveMen 60-69: 18:41 - Pete Crockford, London HeathsideWomen 60-69: 22:02 - Ros Tabor, Dulwich RunnersMen 70-79: 21:16 - Michael Mann, Dulwich RunnersWomen 70-70: 25:13 - Sue Lambert, SerpentineMen 80-89: 26:15 - Cliff Collins, Vets ACRefund Policy: We are unable to refund cancelled entries but runners are welcome to postpose their entry to a future Sri Chinmoy race of their choice as long as we are notified before race day. Contact us via email email@example.com