Two more days to go

Please register. Online registration ends tomorrow noon. Check the ‘Where and how to register‘ page for details.

Don’t forget about the Bake Off!

There is a raffle this year again. Tickets can be bought during registration tomorrow night and Saturday morning. Some will also be sold on the Green. This years kindly donated prizes include:

Tusting bag
David Lloyd 14 day family pass
£50 cash from Harrold Centre
Retreat beauty treatment
Spices of Paradise voucher
No.68 Hair cut
Voucher for iTransform fitness session
Muntjac voucher
MOT at John Walsh Motors
Royal Oak voucher
T-light holder and bottle of wine from the WI

Tickets are £1 each or £5 for a book.

1 Week to go

Please choose a organisation you would like to support.
The list this year is:

Carlton Primary School
Harrold Tennis Club
Carlton Village Lunch
Chellington Team Ministry
Harrold Playing Field Association
Harrold Toddler Group
The Chellington Centre
Carlton Squash Club
51st Harrold Scouts
Harrold Pre-School
Carlton Children’s Playing Field
Harrold Centre
Bridgman Bowling club

Wishing all this year’s Pit Runners the very best

Looking forward to running a stall at this much loved event. Come and have a go at our quiz Hear about all the health benefits nordic walking can bring you Hear about all the great walks there are on your doorstep.

‘Nordic Walking is a very accessible activity and something that can be shared by people of different fitness levels. It’s an ideal activity for people who haven’t exercised for a while or who dislike traditional sports or gym activities. An injured person can use the poles to support and guide, working to improve fitness as part of their rehabilitation. Athletes can use Nordic Walking for cross training and incorporate Nordic running. Community groups find it a sociable way to keep fit. If you’d like to shed a few pounds, then Nordic Walking is an enjoyable way to do this. It’s great for fitness enthusiasts who like to try new things. Whatever your age from 8 to 80+, you’ll probably enjoy discovering the benefits of Nordic Walking that improve your quality of life.

Two weeks to go

Yesterday marked two weeks to go before the Pit Run. Please carry on registering online.
On the day will be a variety of stalls to browse and the Bell is running the bar in the Marquee. Raffle Prizes are coming in and there is music by Victoria Rose. Start thinking of what to bake for the Bake Off.

There are many more things to look forward to.

Volunteers required

If anyone can help on the day with some little tasks it would be greatly appreciated.

Tasks include:

putting up the marquee on Friday 27th
help out with the registrations on the Friday or Saturday
hand out water and medals as runners cross the finish line
take race results to Harrold Centre
help clearing up after the event

please get in touch with

Marshals – Urgent


It feels like Spring so that’s my cue to get in touch to see if I can rope you in to help marshal the 2018 Harrold Pit Run!

This year’s event is on Saturday 28th April and has much the same format as previous years, i.e. three junior races then the main race. The first of the junior races starts at 1:30pm and the main race is 3:00pm. I need to recruit around 40 marshals to help keep the runners and spectators safe.

I would be very grateful if you could drop me a note back to say if you can help this year. If there’s anything I need to take into consideration (e.g. perhaps you can only help with the junior races as you’re taking part in the main run yourself), do just say. And could you see if you can rope in some friends and family members too? Marshalling remains the very best excuse for not running!

I hope to hear from you soon. With very best wishes,

Harrold Pit Run committee

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Information for road closures

On Pit Run day, the race marshals have legal authority to close the High Street, Carlton Road and Odell Road for the afternoon of the event. The marshals also have authority to prevent vehicles from The Green, Roman Paddock, Dove Lane and Church Walk from entering the High Street when it is closed. The same is the case for Hall Close when the Carlton Road is closed.

We endeavour to keep road closures to a minimum. We close them just a few minutes before each of the junior races and re-open them in-between, just as soon as it is safe to do so. Before the main race, we again close the roads a few minutes before the runners start and then re-open them once all of the runners are in the Harrold-Odell Country Park. We then intermittently open and close the road near Hall Close as runners leave the country park. In our experiences, the longest delay is around 10 minutes.

It is not our intention to cause inconvenience. Our focus is the safety of the Pit Run participants and spectators.

If you require access to or from the High Street on Pit Run afternoon, we would respectfully make the following suggestions:

Before the event, park your vehicle somewhere in the village that won’t be affected by the road closures, e.g. along the High Street towards Lavendon, on Odell Road near the Fire Station, or in Carlton.

Be prepared to accept short delays.

Plan your journeys to avoid the race times. The roads will close around 1:20pm for the junior races; they’ll be fully open from around 2:10pm until 2:50pm; then intermittently between 3pm and 4pm.

Thank you for your help and assistance.

The Harrold Pit Run Comitee