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                    Boddington Marathon Cheltenham Gloucestershire

              Sunday 23 June 2019 Start 10.45am    
RUNNERS INFORMATION SHEET
Text Box: In the event of poor weather check www.beyondthelimitations.org.uk  for advice regarding cancellation or delay to the start.     

In this information sheet are travel directions to Boddington Nr Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL51 0TJ  
Before the race
Parking: Parking for the event is in a field which will be allocated by Boddington Estates Ltd a marshal will directed you to the car park from the Church in Boddington

Registration and general enquiries: located in the field which will be allocated by Boddington Estate Ltd         Race HQ will be in a small marquee in the field where you vehicle will be parked

Registration will be open from 07:45am on race day                                                              

Your running number and chip will be issued on the day from race HQ. You need to register no later than 10:30am Write your name; contact details and any relevant medical information should be on the back of your race number which should be pinned at each corner and visible on the front of your clothing during the race.

The Start is 400 metres from Boddington Church heading towards the village of Barrow see map below please allow enough time to get to the start.

The Finish is just past Boddington Manor
Race Briefing
The race briefing is on the start line at 10.40am
COURSE-The course consists of 11 laps of 3.537K + 3288 metres on a very flat, and quiet and almost traffic free roads.  Men’s Marathon Course Record Richard Gardiner Cardiff AAC 2-22-17

Women’s Marathon Record Samantha Amend Belgrave Harriers 2-44-11

The race is run anticlockwise entirely on rural country lanes, which are not normally busy.

There is a feeding station on every lap Water and High 5

Changing: There are no changing rooms or showers for either Women or Men.

Please note you are welcome to leave your personal belongings in the small marquee which is race HQ at your own risk

In the interest of your own safety and that of your fellow runners you will not be allowed to run wearing an MP3 player or portable audio device (iPod or similar) and you will be disqualified. The roads will not be closed to traffic and you will not be fully aware of traffic and around you. Neither will you hear instructions from marshals or the police. 
For reasons of health and safety your number must not be transferred to another person. Doing so without the permission of the event organisers will result in disqualification
Postponement: In the unfortunate Postponement of the race. The event organisers will re-arranged the race at the earliest possible date there will be no refunds, but if you are unable to run in the re-arranged date we will be offer you a place in any of our races in 2019-2020 at the equivalent of your entries fee.
Marshals will be situated at all significant turning points to look after runners’ safety so please follow and comply with their requests at all times.

During the race

RUNNERS MUST KEEP TO THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF THE ROAD FOR THE WHOLE OF THE RACE. Running on the right could invalidate your insurance cover and causes danger to other road users. Please do not cause concerns by running 3 or more abreast and, at the same time, crossing to the right to cut corners causing danger to themselves and other road users; follow the advice of marshals and if running in groups keep no more than three abreast and on the left hand side of the road. Should you be seen running in a way that may cause danger then you risk disqualification.

Notice to runners’ supporters - no cars or bicycles on course

Because of the road narrowness around the course, supporters are asked not to travel around the course in cars or on bikes

Refreshments: Are available coffee, tea, rolls and cakes in the field adjacent to Race HQ

Presentation of awards: for the first three Individuals Men and Women/ Vet Prizes Women V40, V50, V60, V70
Vet Prizes Men V40, V50, V60, V70, and V80 (This is depending on entries)
(Please note an athlete can only win one prize)

Presentation of awards will be made as soon as possible at race HQ

Personal and Medical details
As a condition of entry to this event you are required to complete your personal and medical details in the boxes on the back of your race number. You also agree that these may be made available, along with any other personal details to the event organisers and the relevant medical race services. In the event of an emergency part of the event terms and conditions are that you agree to supply your contact details to these bodies. By displaying your number you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of this event. Your next of kin/emergency contact should be someone who will be contactable on the day of this event.
Course
The course has a UKA Certificate of Course Accuracy and a UKA licence. The course is a single loop of 3.537kms which is flat and fast course. Runners must keep to the left hand side of the road for the whole race and at no time cross to the right hand side of the road to cut corners this may cause danger to themselves and other road users. Therefore please follow the advice of the marshals and if running in groups keep no more than two abreast and keep to the left hand side of the road. Should you be seen running in such a way as to cause danger to other road users then you risk disqualification.
OUR THANKS GO TO
We give our very grateful thanks to Local Medical Services for medical support and to those friends and members of Gloucestershire AAA, Hardwicke British Legion Branch and to local running groups in Gloucestershire who have kindly offered their services.

Thank You for supporting this event and we hope you have an enjoyable and successful run.

Directions to the Event

From M5 Junction 10 South bound (no exit for northbound traffic)
Boddington is located just off the A4019 between Cheltenham and the A38 from Tewkesbury to Gloucester. It is about 4 miles NE of junction 11 of the M5.

If approaching southwards on the M5, exit at junction 10 filter left onto the A4019 heading towards Cheltenham and move immediately into the right hand lane to turn right. Make a U-turn on the A4019 and cross over the motorway bridge. And take the first left to Boddington follow this road for approximately ¾ of a mile just after the S bend Boddington Church will be on your left a marshal will direct you to the event car park.

From M5 Junction 11North bound
If approaching northwards on the M5, exit at junction 11 and follow the signs to Cheltenham. Stay in the left hand lane until the first roundabout (Golden Valley) turn first left signed Gloucester, Staverton and Churchdown B4063 follow this road for 1½ miles until you reach a crossroads with a set of traffic lights. Turn right at these lights B4634 signed Staverton and Boddington after ½ mile turn left into Staverton village follow this road for approximately 1½ miles you will drive onto the course keep on this road until you get to Boddington Church which is on your right a marshal will direct you to the event car park.

From the A40 ring road roundabout Cheltenham
From Cheltenham take the A40 to the Golden Valley roundabout take the third turning off signed Staverton and Churchdown which is on the B4063 follow this road for 1½ miles until you reach a crossroads with a set of traffic lights. Turn right at these lights onto B4634 signed Staverton and Boddington after ½ mile turn left into Staverton village follow this road for approximately 1½ miles  you will drive onto the course keep on this road until you get to Boddington Church which is on your right a marshal will direct you to the event car park.

From the A40 ring road roundabout Gloucester
From the A40 ring road take the B4063 signed Churchdown follow this road for approximately 2 ½ miles until you come to a crossroads with a set of traffic lights signed Staverton Airport to your right and Boddington to your left take a left turn onto the B4634 signed Staverton and Boddington after ½ mile turn left into Staverton village follow this road for approximately 1½ miles you will drive onto the course keep on this road until you get to Boddington Church which is on your right a marshal will direct you to the event car park.

 

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