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            2017 Gloucester 10K Run

         10.00am on Sunday 26th November 2017
RUNNERS INFORMATION SHEET
Text Box: In the event of poor weather check www.beyondthelimitations.co.uk  for advice regarding cancellation or delay to the start. 

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2017 Gloucester 10K Run Race Day Instructions and Information - PLEASE READ

Please take the time to read all of the race day instructions below. ead through the instructions thoroughly.
Race Venue
Registration and general enquiries: located within the Kingsway Sport Pavilion, Newhaven Road, Quedgeley GL2 2GF Your race number and chip is to be collected on the day. Changing and Hot showers will be available after the race
Car Parking
The Park and Ride on Telford Way Waterwells Quedgeley GL2 2AB  is approximately 400 metres from race HQ to get there by road from the M5 Junction 12 follow signs to Gloucester (A38)  at the first roundabout from the M5 take the second exit A38 and then take the next exit left up the slip road (B4008) signed Hardwicke follow the B4008 to the next roundabout take the third exit off this roundabout into Naas Lane, keep on this road for 300 metres to the next roundabout, take the third exit off this roundabout into Telford Way and the Park and Ride Car Park GL2 2AB is 200 metres on the right.
There is no parking at Race HQ which is 400 metres away from this car park
From the A40/A417 ring road roundabout
Follow signs to Gloucester over causeway at the first traffic lights turn right A430 Castle Meads Way/Llanthony Road follow A430 after 4kms you join the Bristol Road A38 follow this road for approximately 2.4 kms at the first roundabout take the first left into Waterwells Drive and after 150 metres take the first left off the next roundabout into Telford Way follow this road for 200 metres and the entrance to the Park and Ride Car Park GL2 2AB is on your left
There is no parking at Race HQ which is 400 metres away from this car park
Race Briefing
Assemble for briefing in the Car Park The Great British Card Company off Baird Road Waterwells Drive at 9.50am. Following the briefing athletes will be taken to the start.

Start Time
The race will start is at 10.00am on Sunday 26th November 2017 Waterwells Drive (follow signs from car park)

RACE NUMBER
Please fix your number to the front of your vest, pinned at all four corners, without folding or writing on it.
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 supplying 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.
For reasons of health and safety this number must not be transferred to another person. Doing so without the permission of the event organisers will result in disqualification.
Baggage
Bag storage will be available in Kingsway Sport Pavilion GL2 2GF Baggage is left at the owner’s risk.
Course
The course has a UKA Certificate of Course Accuracy. The course is out and back to a single loop of 4.25kms which is mainly flat with a few inclines. 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.
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.

Time Limit
The organisers have imposed a strict 1 hour- 45 minutes time limit and at 11.45 hrs the marshalling will progressively be removed from the course in accordance with this time limit.
Spectators
Because of the narrowness of some of the course spectators must not follow the race by bicycle or car or vans as this can be dangerous. The pacing of runners by cyclists is against British Athletics rules and any runner deemed to have been paced will be disqualified.
Water stations
Water stations are located at approximately 5kms and at the Finish and will provide Water.
Marshals
We always need more, so if you know of any willing person who could give us their help where we will pay for there services please get them to contact us by email wilsonanne691@aol.co.uk  Phone 01452 722720
Retirements
If you cannot complete the course, keep your race number on until you report to a marshal. A Vehicle will be on the course to collect you and take you to the finish. A medical recovery team will be on hand at the finish should you require assistance. Please feel free to ask for help at any time. Please hand in your number with timing chip attached to a marshal or other official.
Post Race
At the end of the race you will receive a Memento or Medal
Prizes   1st three Individuals Men/Women  1st Female Vet 40 and Male Vet 40 and then in the subsequent 10 year age groups (depending on entry)
Refreshments
A range of refreshments (Tea, Coffee, hot Chocolate and soft drinks brownies crisp and fruit will be available from Chris Kingshott.
Medical Support
First aid and emergency cover is provided by Local Medical Services or St John Ambulance There will also be staff on duty at the first Aid point at the finish.
Feedback
After the event please tell us about your experiences by contacting us by email wilsonanne691@aol.com
Results
Results will be available on our website www.beyondthelimitations.org.uk
Race Day Timetable
The timetable of events for race day will be as follows:
Time                 Description
08.00 hrs    Race registration Opens  
08.30 hrs    Baggage reception open                                                
09.50 hrs    Race briefing runners (Car Park British Card Company) Baird Rd
10.00 hrs    Start of 10K Run
10.32 hrs    approximate time for winning runner to finish
11.15 hrs    approximate time for Presentation of awards The Kingsway Sport Pavilion Race HQ 
Extreme Weather Conditions
In the event of extreme weather conditions the organisers reserve the right to cancel the race at any time.
Cancellation
In the unfortunate cancellation of the event through circumstances beyond the control of the race organisers there will be no refund but the race will be organised at a later date. Please go onto our website: www.beyondthelimitations.org.uk  for further details

Have a successful race
The Event Organisers

COURSE MAP (pdf), START/FINISH MAP (pdf)