Behind The Scenes

Gary Parker is part of the ROC events team and has spilled the beans for the ROC blog...    

"2019 will be a big year for me - I have some obstacle races booked alongside a debut marathon in Southampton in May - and i'm looking to bring some inspiration and race experience back from these to help us create a fantastic ROC events calendar!" "An accountant by trade, I guess it comes as no surprise that I will be looking after the financial aspects of ROC - while we have all been really busy reccy'ing sites and visiting venues trying to find the perfect location for our events. My hat is off to all of the event organisers across the UK - I now know how hard they work!"

"Creating the right environment for all competitors is our number one priority but this has has been much more difficult than I imagined - although we have come up trumps finding Culford School for ROC24 I must say. And our coastal route from Lowestoft to Felixstowe for our first Pier-2-Pier event will be pretty special too. In case you didn't know, Lowestoft is the most easterly point in the UK and the first to see the dawn of the new day - which our runners and cyclists may well witness on 29th June." 

Having rediscovered my youthful passion for running with Kesgrave Kruisers, I have been really struck by the good feeling, support and motivation within the running community while planning our races - in particular have Felixstowe Road Runners - and can't wait to get going with ROC24 on 1st June."

"Looking forward to seeing you on the start line!"


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