Maldon Bubble Dash 2017 – Essex RAYNET

Sunday the 9th of April 2017, the hottest day of the year so far, was the date for the Maldon Bubble Dash.

The event consisted of three 5km runs around Maldon Promenade Park, in aid of Farleigh Hospice, The run involved two loops of the park, and a dash through several Bubble Stations

Pictiured here is the first of the bubble stations, topped up and ready for the first runners to dash through…

The green Bubble Station for the 2017 Maldon Bubble Dash
The green Bubble Station for the 2017 Maldon Bubble Dash

… and some of the runners emerging, covered in green sticky bubbles.

Happy runners emerging from Bubble Station 1
Happy runners emerging from Bubble Station 1

Essex RAYNET was providing comms for the event, which involved deployment of 7 team members at key points along the route, and two members of the team stationed at Control. A UHF repeater was in use to cover the event, with five non-amateur handsets supplied to events organisers and British Red Cross for use throughout the event.

Essex RAYNET, deployed in support of the Maldon Bubble Dash 2017
Essex RAYNET, deployed in support of the Maldon Bubble Dash 2017

The event was a great fund-raiser for Farleigh Hospice, and the event is set to come to Admiral Park in Chelmsford. Over 1000 people took part in the event, which was sold out, and lots of fun was had by all on a gorgeous day for a great cause.

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A few photos captured at the 2017 Maldon Bubble Rush:

Postscript

Unrelated to RAYNET activities, Nick M0NFE has recently purchased a VW Camper, and took it for a shakedown drive from Southend to Maldon, accompanied by Pete M0PSX. She’s a real classic, and has potential to be a great radio vehicle for Essex Ham field days!

Pete M0PSX and Nick M0NFE, with Nick's new mobile ham shack!
Pete M0PSX and Nick M0NFE, with Nick’s new mobile ham shack!
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