Before the Start
Race Numbers and Entry Packs – 10K and 3K, and Duathlon
We will email you a week before the event confirming your entry number and provide a link to the Runner’s Booklet.
Please plan to pick up your Runner’s / Duathlon Number and Individual Timing Chip on the day of the race from the Registration Desk in Swallowfield Parish Hall. You will need to ensure that you have sufficient time to collect your number and chip timer and make your way to the race start at Brookside Nursery by 10:15am.
You will need to attach your individual timing chip to your shoe laces.
Please complete your contact details and medical form on the back of your competitor race number.
If you have entered the Duathlon please go to the Duathlon home page for more information.
The location of the car parks will be confirmed in your runner’s pack.
Please head for the Parish Hall in Swallowfield and follow the signs (or ask a marshal) from there.
Please don’t park in Swallowfield Street or The Street in Swallowfield as you’ll be running along there later!
Changing facilities are provided at Swallowfield Parish Hall.
A bag store will be provided at Swallowfield Parish Hall. Please don’t leave valuables in them.
Do NOT attempt to run on the day if you are feeling under the weather – you may do yourself more harm than good.
Please read the guidance on www.runnersmedicalresource.com website on how to prepare for an endurance event such as the 10K.
If you are new to running, follow a training plan to prepare yourself for the day. Good advice on training and how to prepare for the event can be found on the Runners World website – www.runnersworld.co.uk
Make sure you have appropriate footwear suitable to running 10K. If in doubt, visit a good running store to seek advice.
Wearing appropriate running kit will help to keep you comfortable, warm and dry if the weather is adverse. Again a good running store can advise.
Participants in the 10K race and Duathlon must be over 15 years old on the day of the races. Participants in the 3K race must be over nine years old.
Terms and Conditions
Start / Finish
All runners should be at Brookside Nursery by 10:15am ready for a 10:30am start. The start will not be delayed for late arrivals. If you entered the Duathlon please read your instructions as there will be a briefing before the race starts at Brookside
The 10K & Duathlon races will start first with the 3K following a couple of minutes afterwards.
On crossing the finish line, all runners should move quickly away from the finish area.
The presentations will be at 12:15.
The Course Route
It is your responsibility to ensure you go the right way. Please look out for the direction signs and follow them. Marshals are there to help but their prime concern is your safety.
www.charleswhittonphotography.com will have a photographer on the course – give him a smile and a wave and if possible make sure your number is visible so we can “tag” you. If we can tag you, you will be able to search for your images by your race number. We offer not only lo & hi-res images but also a full range of prints – the images will appear here: https://www.charleswhittonphotography.com/group27618.html
After The Race
Leaving the Event and Road Closures
The roads around Swallowfield will remain closed to through traffic when you come to leave the race. Please follow the directions from the Parking Areas. This will mean you will not be able to drive through Swallowfield as runners and cyclists may still be on the course.
The Results will be displayed near the finish line and will also be uploaded to our results page shortly after the race.