Please see below for the safety measures that were implemented for 2021’s event. We may need to implement some measures at this year’s event and will confirm these in due course.
Please see below important measures in line with UK Athletics and local government guidance that we have implemented to ensure the safety of all participants on race day. It is important that participants and spectators should adhere to any relevant COVID-19 safety measures in place at the event, including observing directions given by marshals.
- You must undertake a self-assessment for COVID-19 symptoms. Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of COVID-19. No-one should leave home to participate in sport if they have symptoms of COVID-19 currently recognised as any of the following:
– A high temperature
– A new, continuous cough
– A loss of, or change to, their sense of smell or taste
- We recommend everyone to take a Lateral Flow Test prior to coming to the event.
- Do not attend if you have been asked to self-isolate (through the NHS COVID app or by NHS track & trace).
- Do your homework – make sure you are aware of and understand the pre-race briefing information offered by the event.
- All runners are expected to arrive “Ready to Run”. This includes completing the details on the back of your race number and pinning the race number to your running top. All race packs are posted out in advance with 4 pins included. Pens and pins are not distributed on race day.
- Minimise your interaction with race staff, volunteers and participants by being as self-sufficient as possible.
- Under no circumstances swap your number or give your place to another participant.
- Observe social distancing wherever possible. Please be respectful of everyone at the event who may be taking different approaches to social distancing depending on their personal circumstances.
- Spectators that do attend are requested not to congregation at the immediate start and finish areas.
- All race numbers are being posted out in advance of the race.
- Contact the Race Team at firstname.lastname@example.org by 8pm on Saturday 13th November prior to race day with any issues.
- Runners, volunteers and any spectators attending the event are encouraged to bring their own hand sanitisers (min 70% alcohol) in case it is required at any time. We will be providing hand sanitiser points in the Race Village and at the finish.
- Runners are asked to avoid any crowding around the Information Point, charity / retail stalls, medal engraver and sports massage areas.
- Runners are asked to maintain social distancing when queuing for the toilets. The wearing of a mask is recommended in this area. Runners are asked not to urinate anywhere other than the toilet facilities. Any runner found to be urinating anywhere around the Race Village or course will be disqualified from the race.
- There will be no race pack collection point as all race packs are being posted out.
- There will be an Information Point within the Race Village on race day only for urgent matters. Please read the full information in the event guide and come prepared.
- There will be no baggage drop facilities in the Race Village this year.
- Please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals.
- From 10:40am, runners will be called to the start area in groups according to race number. Runners will be spaced out on the start line and there will be three start waves. Race numbering will be based on predicted finish times.
- Please be patient at all times in the start area and do not get over-concerned if you have missed your call to the start line. Runners based at the back of the field will be able to see their own personal chip time.
- For anyone who choses to wear a mask in the start area, there will be a bin just after the start line for runners to discard their mask.
- Any clothing discarded at the start by runners should be thrown into the bin at the actual start line. Any clothing discarded elsewhere will be regarded as litter and disposed of accordingly. Any runner found to be littering will be disqualified from the race.
During the Race:
- There will be one water station on the course. Please bring your own additional hydration and nutrition to the event. Carrying bottles around the course in bottle belts and hydration backpacks is permitted.
- There will be provisions in place for emergency water on the course only. Do not rely on this.
- DO NOT LITTER around the course. Please be respectable of the fact that a volunteer will have to pick up any litter which will be unsettling for them during these times. Any runner found to be littering will be disqualified from the race.
- Runners should keep to the LEFT of the course at all times, unless overtaking only when the course is clear ahead. If overtaking, please give a wide berth around other runners. The only exception to this if there are any front runners at 8.5 miles inbound passing the very back runners in the opposite direction at 2.8 miles outbound. If required, there will be marshals instructing runners to keep right accordingly over this short section.
- There is a no spitting/nasal clearance rule before, during and after the race. Any runner found to deliberately spit or nasal clear will be disqualified.
After the Race
- It is important to not stop within at the finish line area but to continue walking through the finish area to self-collect one bottle of water, one t-shirt according to your chosen size and one finisher medal.
- Runners are asked to use the hand sanitiser available after the finish line.
- There will be a prize presentation in the Race Village and runners are asked to maintain social distancing while the winners are announced.
- If you experience COVID-19 symptoms soon after the event, you must report this using the NHS COVID-19 App – https://covid19.nhs.uk.
- Participant and volunteer contact details may be shared securely with government organisations or professional bodies in the interest of public safety, especially to reduce the risk of spread of coronavirus through the track and trace system.
Page last updated: 13/10/2021.