Race information for Bristol Self-Transcendence Summer Series
Our Self Transcendence Races in Bristol take place on weekday evenings every Summer between early May and late July on the "Sri Chinmoy Peace Mile" in Eastville Park (map at bottom of this page). For 2013 we once again have two 2 mile races, a 5k and a 3 x 1 Mile Relay which is open to any team of three runners (and is loads of fun - the highlight of the series!). We have also decided that Juniors (age under 16) can enter our races FREE of charge (but still compile an entry form).
Self-Transcendence Races for 2013
Tuesday 14th May 7.15pm 2 miles
Tuesday 4th June 7.15pm 5 km
Tuesday 9th July 7.15pm 2 miles
Tuesday 23rd July 7.15pm 3 x 1 mile relay
The series winners are announced at the end of the relay race - a list of the winners in each category will be uploaded to this site. There is also an explanation of how the CLUB and INDIVIDUAL titles are worked out. All races are on a Tuesday, to be held at 7.15 pm at Eastville Park. For full details see our Entry Forms (above).
An added feature of our 2013 series is that club points accumulated in the individual races will go towards a Men's and Women's Club League and a trophy awarded to the club with the most points at the end of the race series.
Results and pictures from previous race series:
Pre 2004 we have limited records of the race results on paper - believe it or not, nobody seems to know when the series was first held!
Additional Race Info:
The course is an accurately measured, undulating 1-mile pavement loop around the perimeter of the park. Shaded by trees for much of its length, the course is perfect for summer evening racing or speedwork. The cost of each race is £3 for members of affiliated running clubs and £5 for all other runners. You can enter the 3-race series in advance for only £7 (affilated) or £12 (unaffiliated). Entry is £1 extra on the day.
Every entrant's time is recorded and medals are given out on the night as soon as the last runner has completed the course. The medal categories (apart from the relay) are:
First 7 men and women
First 3 men and women 50+
First 2 men and women 60+
First man and woman 70+
We award a goody bag for every runner who completes the series of three individual races but you need to come to the Relay to claim it. The race start and registration are next to the car park at Park Avenue (just off Fishponds Road, top of Eastville Park).
There are decent toilets available at the bowling club adjacent to the race start but no proper changing/showering facilities, so it's best to come ready to run. Results will be posted here on the web (and race photos too).
Minimum for this season as follows:
9 for 3 x 1 Relay. 11 for 2 miles and 5 km.
For runners under 16, a parent or guardian must sign the race entry form.
For more info contact Rasmivan Collinson (Race Director) on 01179441161 .
Race Course Map: