10k road race around the streets of Fleet. Start in Fleet Town Centre outside the Harlington Centre, 236 Fleet Rd, Fleet GU51 4BY and finish directly behind the Centre.
The course is undulating and relatively fast so a Personal Best is possible. 2013 saw 5 PB’s in top 10 including 1st and 2nd place.
Entries accepted until midday Monday 8th October 2018 or until our race limit has been reached, if earlier. This year we will be printing names on the race bibs, entries completed by midday Monday 1st October 2018 will contain names. The race filled early last year.
• Accurately measured and certified course
• Full UKA Licence
• Silver BARR grading
• Chip Timing – This race is Gun to Chip
• Race Medal to all finishers
• Overall and Age category prizes
• Team Prizes
The Hart Shopping Centre has its own 520 space multi-storey car park. The Car Park is accessed from Albert Street and entry into the shopping centre is at first and second levels via the available lifts and stairs. The Race HQ is approximately a two-minute walk from the front exit of the Hart shopping centre. Parking is free on a Sunday.
There are various other car parks in the immediate area including Church Road car park, GU51 4ND. This is charged at £1 on a Sunday and is approximately 4-5 minutes’ walk.
Please note that the entire Victoria Road Car Park is closed to public parking due to our event from 06:30 – 12:30 on race day.
Travelling by train
Fleet Train Station is approx 1 mile from race HQ and takes you along the first part of our race route. Address - Station Approach, Fleet, GU51 3QY
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Travelling by car
Fleet is on the A323 between Aldershot (A325) and Hartley Wintney (A30). The best M3 exits are J4A (from London) and J5 (From Winchester).
Storage will be available inside the Harlington Centre (race HQ) which is the race start/finish. We have a supervised baggage area where you can leave items at your own risk. The organisers regret we cannot accept responsibility for security and advise that competitors do not leave valuables in their bags.
CHANGING & TOILETS
There will be very limited changing facilities and we therefore recommend that runners come ready to race. We will use the toilet facilities located inside the Harlington Centre
Your unique pre-programmed timing chip will be available for collection in an envelope along with your race number at Registration at the start. Follow the instructions for attaching it to your running shoe. Without your unique chip a time and position will fail to be recorded. Please remember to have your chip removed at the end of the race.
The course has been accurately measured and holds a certificate of course accuracy. It is an undulating course over public roads run in an anti clock wise triangle. The route is 5k and will be run twice with a finish area located at the end of Harlington Way in Victoria Road carpark.
No dogs, accompanying vehicles or cycles are allowed on the course (with the exception of the organisers lead and tail bikes). We regret the course is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams or pushchairs due in part to a number of speed tables along the length of Fleet road. The course will be marked at each Kilometer.
Professional first aid cover will be available to provide medical support if necessary.
If you have a medical condition that will need consideration should you be taken ill during the race, please write the details on the back of your race number. If you feel unwell before the race, or have not been well for a few days prior to the event, please do not start: remember there is always another year and another race.
UKA guidelines ask that we direct you to the guidance offered at www.runnersmedicalresource.com Please do take a little time to review the advice on here with regards to preparing for an endurance event. This advice is regularly updated by the runbritain Medical Advisory Group. Current advice also discourages sprint finishes – except for experienced athletes.
St Johns Ambulance will once again be on hand for the duration of the event providing us with experienced medical cover.
On completion of the race, drinks and food will be available to purchase in the pubs, cafes and restaurants in Fleet town centre. All of these can easily be reached on foot. Our mobile coffee van will also be serving freshly brewed coffee and pastries in the Event Arena from 08.30 until we’ve done.
Prize giving will take place as soon as possible after the race. Individual prize winners will qualify for one prize only. The ‘higher prize’ will be given if a competitor wins more than one category, e.g. a V40 man who wins the race would get 1st male prize and the next V40 man would get the V40 prize. If you think that you have won something, please stay to collect it. It makes the event more enjoyable and prizes not claimed on the day will have to be collected from the organiser subsequent to race day.
The route runs on public roads. Keep to the left of the road, pavement or path during the race. Take care when overtaking and make way for faster runners. If you need to stop or walk for any reason, please move to the side of the course, so as not to impede other runners. Instructions issued by the Race Marshals, who will be wearing fluorescent yellow bibs, MUST be obeyed. They will advise you of any hazards. In line with UK race rules, the organisers prohibit the use of headphones during the race, as these may prevent you from hearing instructions from Marshals.
Any runner not complying with these rules is liable to disqualification. The Race Referee’s decision is final at all times. This advice is for your own safety and that of other road users. Without your co-operation it is not possible to hold a race on public roads.
All race numbers will be available for collection on the day from Race HQ, Harlington Centre, GU51 4BY. No numbers will be distributed in advance. Please try and arrive at the race one hour prior to the start to allow time to collect your race number and timing chip. Given the early start, the organisers will endeavour to ensure we get numbers out quickly even if people do arrive later than this recommended time. Only the person who has entered the race should collect the race number. It is not permitted to transfer race numbers to another person. This is a condition for entering the race and is extremely important especially in the event of illness or an accident during the event. It may also affect the results, and may mean someone getting a prize to which they aren’t entitled.
Pin your race number on the FRONT of your running vest or ‘T’ shirt, where it is most visible for race officials. Runners who do not have a properly displayed number or are identified as running under the wrong name will be liable to disqualification.
Please complete the form on the back of your number with your name, contact details and any medical condition. This will help in the event of an accident or illness.
The race will be held under the UKA rules.
All competitors should try to arrive at least one hour before the start to allow time to collect your race number and timing chip from Race HQ. You will also need time for warming up and lining up.
Prior to the start runners must assemble in the holding area at the front of the Harlington Centre. The pre-race warm up will also take place in this area YOU MUST STAY THERE AND NOT OBSTRUCT THE MAIN ROAD. Marshals will walk you to the start line as soon as the road closure is in force.
The race will start at 09:30.
Listen for the race marshals’ instructions to guide you to the start at the appropriate time.
Please be realistic about your expected performance, line up according to how fast you plan to run. Slower runners should move to the back of the group.
Our Road Closures will be in place for 90 minutes from the start of the race. It is still possible to complete the race after this time but please ensure that you use the paths rather than the road.
Please pay attention to the pre-race instructions. These are for the benefit of all runners and will help guide you through the course and keep you safe. This advice is for your own safety and that of other runners and road users. Although you may have heard many race briefings, please remember that for some this will be their first and they may actually want to hear it!
Water will be provided at approximately 5 Km, just after the start line at the end of your first lap. Water will also be provided at the finish line just after the Chip Removal station.
CANCELLATION OR POSTPONEMENT
The race is scheduled to take place on 21 October 2018 at 09:30. The organisers will endeavour to proceed with the race under all circumstances, but if for any reason beyond their control, including extreme weather conditions making the course unsafe, or advice from the Police or the independent race referee, they reserve the right to delay the start, to postpone or to cancel the race. In the event of cancellation, the organisers regret that entry fees will not be refunded as all revenue will be committed to suppliers and race administration.
We will have a Company providing pre-race and post-race sports massage treatment for this event. The sports massage team can be found based in race HQ in the Harlington Centre from 08:00 onwards.