Race Pack:: Race numbers etc, are to be collected on the day from registration.
I am unable to compete - Can I give my place to another person? The simple answer is NO, it causes far too many issues with registration both prior too and on event day, causes issues with timing and as a result means we do not offer this option. Please don't ask!
What is the terrain? Multi-terrain course, with hills. Most of the surface is man made (tarmac, Concrete etc.) but some sections are natural tracks and trails, with some fantastic views.
What kit do I need to bring on the day? There are several things that you will need on the day to help you to perform your best. The following list is just a suggestion of what we have found useful - talk to other athletes, Marathoners, Join a local club who will be able to give you some great advice and develop a list to best suit you. * Warm/suitable clothes for prior to and after the event. * Safety pins - e.g. for race numbers * Race numbers - pinned/attached to your race t-shirt/top or race belt, and any medical conditions clearly written on the back of your number. You will need to show your race numbers for the duration of the Marathon and at prize giving Map of how to get to the event venue.
Mandatory kit - unless the weather forecast is very bad there is no mandatory kit however if the weather forecast is bad (blizzards, heavy rain/winds etc) full body cover (long sleeve windproof top & bottoms) will be required. We will try and notify you by text & or email if we are expecting this but it is suggested you bring it just in case, you can always leave it in your car or with luggage storage, if you do not need it.
How can I check race results? Race results will be published within two days after the race ends, on our website under the 'Results'. On the day results will be available from the Race centre - Somewhere near the Finish Line. It is your responsibility to visit the website if you want them in a hurry!
Can under 18-year olds enter your events? We are sorry but due to Child Protection and Insurance restrictions, we do not currently allow any under 18-year olds to enter our marathons but they can enter the fun run.. But keep in touch or drop us an email as this might be changing.
Cut off times? Cut off time of 7 hours, The aid stations etc will close down starting 3 and 1/2 hours after the start so if you pass half way before 3 and 1/2 hours there will be aid stations all the way for you, if you are longer than this they will be closing down! We will continue to have a manual timer until eight hours. If you feel you will not make the cutoff times, we have the option for you to start 1 hour early.
Do I need to bring any forms with me? No, at registration you will need to provide your name and address details & an emergency contact. If you have decided to give your place to someone else it is important that you let us know at registration so that we can update our records in case of an emergency, and for timing purposes.
Are there any water / feed station? The following is TBC but use as a guideline for now. There will be water/fuel stations at approximately three mile intervals around the course. Stations will have water. They’re staffed by volunteers and local charities.. Please be especially lovely to them as they are giving up their time in order that you have a marvellous race. .
Key points to remember:
Don't crowd around at the start of the drinks stations - Grab your drink and keep moving!
If you are going to stop, look behind you and move to the side. Don't suddenly stop in the middle of the station or anywhere on the course.
Don’t take more than one water. Remember the people behind you.
Don't drink it all. Take a few sips at every station, but don't overdo it.
Try to hit the rubbish bags with your bottle or discard your bottle carefully. Look where you're placing it and think of others.
Be careful at all times. It’s easy to trip over a bottle or bump into another runner.
Where do I park? The venue has parking but it is limited and free.
When and where is the prize giving? The prize giving will be in the event centre or outside (weather permitting) at about TBC. Whats at the aid stations and roughly where are they?