The Tiptree 10 road race held in October is a 10 mile road race, over a predominantly flat course starting on the New Road between Tiptree and Messing and finishing at the Thurstable School site. It is an attractive route, mainly on rural roads so that runners enjoy some scenic Essex countryside.
Tiptree 10 organised by the Tiptree Road Runners is the first race to win the Howard Williams trophy three times since its inception in 2008. The trophy is awarded to the best road race in the Essex AA area as voted for by running clubs and based on how the race is organised and the experience on the day.
Money raised from the race is donated to charities and schools and this year Essex Dementia Care, a small local charity specialising in activity based dementia care was chosen as one of the beneficiaries.
Kelly Bleasedale, Senior Manager for EDC says:
“We were recently contacted to say that we were to receive a generous £1000 donation raised from the Tiptree 10. We were also given two free places for our runners to create awareness by wearing our T-shirt and gaining publicity on the day. I attended the event together with my colleague Sharon and we were there to provide support for our runners Lesley Collins and Vicky Elkins that did us proud on the day. It was a really well organised event and we are thankful to the organisers, Tiptree Road Runners for the donation and the opportunity to raise our profile in the community.”
To find out more about Essex Dementia Care and how they can help clients and loved ones living with dementia to live an active an independent life call 01245 363789 or visit the website www.essexdementiacare.org.uk.