First Things First
- Check you’re on the Entry List >>>
Please Check and if anything is missing or wrong, please get in touch asap, but don’t panic it’ll get sorted. However leaving it to race day is too late to sort out administration issues.
- 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)
- First Aid: tbd
- School Hall: Richard (07968 652908)
- Any Emergency: 999
- WHEN: Sunday 13th March 2018
- WHERE: Minchinhampton Academy, School Lane, Minchinhampton, Gloucestershire, GL6 9BP
- SATNAV: GL6 9BP (visit: Minch Academy website )
- RACE NUMBER COLLECTION: 8am – 9:45am
- RACE START: 10am (9am Mini Minch)
- School Car Park – approx. 30 cars, accessible via Cambridge Way use GG6 9DG (not from the Town Centre)
- Longfield Hospice – 70 cars accessed via Burleigh Lane, use GL5 2PQ (800m from Start across the common).
- Street Parking – Cambridge Way, Dr Browns Rd, Ricardo Road, Sheppard Way etc.
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Please park considerately and with respect to local residents
Race Number Collection
Registration will open from 8am. Registration will take place inside the School 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 8 Portable Toilets and a 6 Bay Urinal in the School Car Park as well as 2 Public Toilets (including 1 disabled) at the rear of the Crown Inn.
NOTE: We have been asked by Reverend Helen Bailey not to use the toilets inside the Church after an issue with local church goers last year. Therefore you will be disqualified from this race and any future Cotswold Allrunners Events if found using these toilets.
Baggage can be left inside the School Hall at your own risk
Hot Food & Drinks
The Longfield Charity will be selling hot drinks, bacon rolls etc from the Kitchen inside the School Hall. All proceeds go directly to the Charity
There is 1 Water Stations at 5.5km, 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
This is an undulating 10k Road Race in late winter/early spring 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 9:50am 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, 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 Minchinhampton Common at the rear of the School. Please line up 10 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 as the first 500m are on wide paths with 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.
There is First Aid at the Start/Finish Area as well at 3.5k (Golf Club) and 5km (water station). In addition to the Marshal at 7.5k is first aid qualified and there is a CPR trained person inside the School Hall