First Things First
- Check you’re on the Entry List!
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- Final Instructions Email.
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Get in Touch on Race Day
- Race Director: Simon Barnes (07939 102102)
- Race Referee: Dawn Barnes (07533 750042)
- Village Hall: 01452 771203
- Any Emergency: 999
- WHEN: Sunday 8th October 2017
- WHERE: Bisley WI Village Hall , Manor Street, Bisley, Gloucestershire
- RACE NUMBER COLLECTION: from 8am
- RACE START: Spire Sprint 9am / 5k 9:45am /10k 10am
The Car Park for this event is in a very well drained field approx an 800m walk to Race HQ through the village.
There is no parking in the village
We have promised local residents & Sunday morning Church attendees that they can car park as usual
Direction arrows and signs will direct you through Bisley to the car park from all directions, i.e Stroud, Chalford (Cirencester) and Birdlip (Cheltenham, Gloucester). You can use the following postcode GL6 7BL to get Bisley, but follow all diversion signs and event parking signs once you get to 30mph speed signs and ignore SatNav.
Car Park will open from 7:30am until 1pm. If you have an issue getting back to your car after this time, please contact Car Park Marshal Simon Barnes, Race Director on 07939102102
Race Number Collection
Registration will open from 8am. Registration will take place inside the WI Village Hall
UKA affiliated athletes and other Club members may be required to prove their Club Affiliation by showing their UKA licence or other respective ID at registration. Please remember your licence otherwise we may have to charge you the additional unaffiliated £2 on the day.
Attaching your Bib
Your Bib, which is also your timing chip, must be worn on the front of either your vest or shorts and must be visible at all times. If covered up it may not get registered on the Start/Finish line.
NOTE: Incorrect attachment may results in no finishing time
There are 4 Portable Toilets and a 6 Bay Urinal in the Village Hall Car Park as well as 2 Toilets (including 1 disabled) inside the Village hall.
There is a unsupervised Baggage area inside the Village Hall, and items are left at your own risk.
Hot Food & Drinks
The Bisley & Oakridge Blue Coats Primary School PTA will be selling hot drinks and selling cakes outsideto raise some funds for their School.
There is 1 Water Stations at 5km in the 10K race only, which will all have water available & First Aid.
You on Race Day
We want you to have a great running experience, however, if you feel unwell before the start please seek medical advice, do not take part or or if you still wish to take part then please check your fitness and look at www.runnersmedicalresource.com for information and advice related to running events
Be prepared – Weather
The 5k is relatively flat, but the 10k is an slightly undulating Road Race in early autumn so please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the terrain and weather conditions.
Previous Medical Conditions
If you have a known medical condition not declared upon event application or a change in a previous condition that you feel may affect you during this event, then you are advised to inform us as organisers of this change/addition.
Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive, park and register. The last thing you want on event morning is to panic because you are running late (pun intended). We would suggest one hour before your event start time.
Please assemble by the Start Line at 5mins before your race start for a compulsory safety briefing.
The use of headphones or music players
The Race permit for this event strongly advises that runners do not wear personal headphones/earphones to listen to iPods, MP3 players, smartphones or other personal music players whilst participating in the event. Why? Running whilst wearing headphones/earphones significantly reduces your ability to hear traffic, individual vehicles, instructions and warnings from the police, marshals and other people, and generally distracts your attention, increasing the risk of accident or injury to yourself and possibly other people.
If however you choose to participate in the event using such a device you accept full responsibility for your own safety and for the safety of anyone else who may be affected by your acts or omissions.
NOTE: You must remove your ear plugs completely when approaching a Road Junction or Crossing and you will be disqualified if you don’t adhere to this request.
Insurance & Permit
Remember to familiarise yourself with the Association of Running Club rules before the event, information can be found at http://runningclubs.org.uk/ARC_rules.pdf
All of our marshals are there to help you, so if you have any issue during the event please let them know.
A route map will be available at the venue and can be viewed online on the maps & stats section >>> , but there are plenty of marshals and signs around the course. All road junctions will be marshalled or suitably have warning signs, but marshals are not there to help you cross the road and are by law not allowed to interfere with road traffic. You cross all roads (this includes Junctions even though you are on the main road/pavement) at your own risk, so please look left, look right and again before crossing the road.
Race Numbers should be attached to the front of your top or shorts.
The Start is on the closed road on the High Street, bewteen the Stirrup Cup & village Shop, approx 2 mins from the Race HQ. Please line up 5 minutes before the start of your race inside the start area, which is clearly marked. Line up approx to your ability, but don’t panic shortly after the start the road opens up with of plenty of room to give you the opportunity to find your pace.
Once the starting gun has been sounded, you ‘ll need to cross the Chip Timing Mats at the Start Line. Please ensure you remain inside the marked area, otherwise you may not get recorded.
If you have a problem or need advise please ask a Marshal who will assist you.