TARPLEY 10/20

26 February 2017

PLEASE NOTE BOTH RACES ARE INCLUDED IN THE SUFFOLK GRAND PRIX SERIES 2017

Please go to the Suffolk Grand Prix page under "Race Series" tab for further information

Named after Bert Tarpley, one of the earliest Pacer members and former club President, this event is very much part of the local race calendar.  The course passes through beautiful countryside and is run along gently undulating country lanes. 

This event is run over two distances, 10 miles and 20 miles, and the latter fits perfectly into the training calendar for a spring Marathon. Each junction is marshaled and the course is well signed.  Please note the roads are lightly used but are not traffic-free so keep left at all times.

Finally, there will be a cut-off time of four hours from the start of the 20m race. This means there will be no marshals or support vehicles from 2.30pm.

Date/Time/Venue

Sunday 26th February 2017

20 mile race starts: 10.30am

10 mile race starts: 10.45am

Race HQ: Thurston Community College, Beyton Campus, Drinkstone Road, Beyton, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9AQ.  Please note parking is a short walk from HQ (details below).

Both races start and finish at Race HQ.  We recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes before your race starts.

Registration (at Race HQ)

Saturday 25th Feb /  10.00am - midday

Race Day / 8.15am – 10.00am

PLEASE NOTE, NUMBERS NOT COLLECTED BY 10.00AM WILL BE REALLOCATED TO PEOPLE WHO TURN UP ON THE DAY HOPING FOR A PLACE

Facilities

There will be a Help Desk as well as toilet, changing and baggage facilities.  There will also be refreshments, including a HUGE amount of cakes!

Donations for refreshments will be, as in previous years, donated to the charity of our choice.

Parking

Car parking is available near the venue; please follow the marshals' directions. This car park is large enough for everyone and very close to the Start/Finish area.  To avoid unnecessary disturbance to the village could all visitors please use this official car park. Please note parking on the village green is strictly prohibited.

Car Parking: Tostock Road, Beyton, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9AG.

Registration

The event is chip timed and numbers and chips will be available for collection during the morning of the Saturday, as well as from 8.00am on Race Day. Please do remember to complete the medical/emergency details on the reverse of your number.

Your safety

We will provide appropriate medical support should it be required.  In an emergency please go to the nearest marshal. Competitors are strongly advised NOT to run if they feel unwell or feel they are unfit to race.

Please note the use of personal audio devices with earphones is not permitted during your race.  There will be three water stations on the 10 mile course and five on the 20 in addition to water being available at the Finish.

A copy of the Risk Assessment is available from the Race Director upon request.

Race Day information

All participants will be emailed just prior to Race Day with full details.

Results

These will be texted to those of you who gave us a mobile number and will be available immediately after the race

These will also be published on our website as well as www.racesonline.uk

For those of you wishing to be included in the Suffolk Grand Prix, please check your results for accuracy and notify Claire (clairehoblyn@gmail.com) of any errors by end of Friday 3rd March.

The results for the Series will be calculated after that point and no further changes will be made

Trophies

These will be awarded for the following categories:

First three finishers, Male and Female Open

First Male and Female Junior Under 21 (in both races)

First Male Vet 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70+

First Female Vet 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 and 65+

First Team Male and Female (3 to score)

Thurston Community College First Male and First Female (in both races)

Course Records

We also have a £100 cash prize for setting a new course record (male and female, for both the 10 and 20 mile course).

10 Mile Race

Men         Andrew Rooke / JAFFA                              52:48 (2016)

Women   Felicity Milton / Woodford Green AC     59:15 (2012)

20 Mile Race

Men         David Hudson / BRJ Running Club           1:51:24 (2017)

Women   Sarah Bird / Woodford Green AC             2:00:49 (2013)

 

ENTRY DETAILS

Both races are now full.  If you wish to go on a waiting list please email clairehoblyn@gmail.com

COURSE MAP