NOTE: This race information relates to our 2017 road race. Please check back for news of our 2018 race information.
You can download our race pack here.
Please read these essential points for your benefit and safety:
1. LOCATION – See maps of the Start/Finish areas and the Course. Follow the link for directions to Pensford
2. TIME Registration opens 9.00am. On the day registration until 10.15, advance entrants until 10.30
10k starts 11am, Presentation at 12.30pm
Fun run registration (on the day only) starts at 12pm. Fun run starts 1pm. Presentations at 2.00pm
2. RACE HQ – Located in Pensford Memorial Hall. You will find an enquiry desk, registration for runners, a fast lane check-in for prior entrants and registration for Fun Run. PLEASE CONSULT THE SITE PLAN FOR PRECISE LOCATION OF FACILITIES, as these may depend on the weather.
3. CHANGING – Limited changing and showering facilities are available in the Memorial Hall
4. PARKING – Ample free parking is available on the playing fields adjacent to the Memorial Hall, weather permitting. Please follow instructions of the parking marshals as the parking area has no markings to indicate parking bays.
5. START – The 10k and Fun Run both start at the Memorial Hall, we ask entrants to be at the appropriate time zone behind the start line five minutes prior to the start time to allow a prompt start.
6. TIMING CHIPS – Are to be picked up on the day at registration, your race number must be pinned to the FRONT of your vest or T-shirt. The medical and identification information on the reverse side must be completed.The timing chip must be attached to your shoe or ankle in order to register with the timing equipment.
7. COURSE – The course is unchanged from last year. Lead runners – please follow the lead car/motorbike and marshal’s directions. The course will be closed to traffic from 10:30 until 12:30 and again from 12:50 until 14:30. First aid posts and marshals will remain in position until the last runner finishes.
8. SPECTATORS – The best places to watch the race are the start and finish at the Memorial Hall, we also recommend the pub in Compton Dando for those locals who wish to view the race in a relaxed manner. For safety’s sake – keep off the road, follow the instructions of the marshals, do not obstruct the runners or race officials. We welcome all spectators, please give every runner your warm support – it really makes a difference. Please respect the local residents and take your rubbish home with you!
9. WATER STATIONS – Water will be available at three stations on the course, see course map for further details.
10. TOILETS – Toilets are provided in the Memorial Hall. There are unfortunately no public toilets around the course
11. FINISH – Marshals will take your time and number at the line please continue to the end of the funnel and please leave the finish area as soon as possible, the marshals will be unable to tell you your time so please do not distract them. There is a water station after the finish.
12. MEDICAL ASSISTANCE – Please read the medical advice page carefully. First Aid posts are situated at the start / finish area. IF YOU EXPERIENCE DIFFICULTY – STOP RUNNING AND SEEK OUT THE NEAREST MARSHAL AND REQUEST HELP. A vehicle will be available to pick up entrants who are unable to complete the course and will return them to the start/finish area. If you do drop out it is important you assist us by reporting your name and race number to one of our marshals.
13. AWARDS PRESENTATION – will be held in the Memorial Hall at 1415hrs. Please stay to support the winners.
14. RESULTS – Provisional results will be displayed in the Memorial Hall on the day and posted on this website as soon as possible.
Any runner with an existing medical problem which might require special attention, such as epilepsy, diabetes or a history of heart problems, is required to mark a large cross in red felt tip on the front of the race number worn on your vest and write details – including any medication – on the reverse. The hilly nature of the course makes it unsuitable for wheelchair entrants.
You must replace fluids lost in sweat; otherwise your body becomes dehydrated and less efficient. Drink plenty of fluids after training and during the race. Water stations are strategically placed on the route, and finish (see map).
Do not run if you are unwell or have just been unwell. Most medical problems occur in people who have been ill and are not fully recovered. If you feel feverish, have been vomiting, have had severe diarrhoea or chest pains, or otherwise feel under the weather, become a spectator from the comfort of our fully licensed Bar.
AT THE FINISH
Don’t stand about, getting cold. Keep walking and ‘warm down’ gradually. Drink as much fluid as you can to replace that which has been lost. There is a water station near the finish.The headquarters is warm, and provides refreshments of all sorts.
First aid is situated at the headquarters, in case of emergency. If you need to drop out and cannot easily make your way back to the finish on foot, go to the nearest marshal, or await the sweep vehicle which will return you to the finish area.