Over 500 runners lined up at K2 on Sunday 17th October for this year’s Crawley 10k, held in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice and sponsored by Gatwick Honda and supported by Wall to Wall Communications, who supplied and managed all radio comms equipment.
For the second year running Wall to Wall Comms supplied, installed and managed the two way radio communication system. The system itself comprised of a temporary base station repeater system to allow full radio coverage for the entire course. This service included site support, distribution and control of all hand portable units (Motorola GP340) plus all accessories and two repeaters which accommodated communications between race organisers, marshals, and St John’s Ambulance medics.
The smooth running of this event goes to show how essential a robust and reliable communications system is in terms of health and safety and logistical considerations. Sam Cohen, MD of Wall to Wall Communications says, “We are delighted to have established this ongoing relationship with St Catherine’s Hospice. We are proud to have supported such a worthwhile cause and impressive event. In our experience over the past 30 years we have certainly come to learn that effective radio comms can make or break an event!”
A large number of runners were sporting a fine array of facial hair as they took up this year’s theme to raise cash in your ‘tache for the local hospice.
The course took a scenic, sunshiny route through Tilgate Forest before looping back to the K2 track where the Mayor Councillor Lee Burke was on hand to award the winners’ trophies.
Jen Wickham, event organiser for St Catherine’s Hospice says, “We’re delighted with the turn out on the day and hope the event will bring in £20,000. We rely on the generosity of local people to ensure we can provide end of life care across the region, so it was great to see so many teams turn out in a ‘tache and it gave the day a real buzz.
“We’d like to thank our sponsors Gatwick Honda, Wall to Wall Communications for the radio equipment, K2, Lifecare medics, Sport Systems for the results and all our volunteers and marshals.”