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Boddington 10k  

Near Cheltenham Gloucestershire

           Sunday 25th June 2017 Start 9.00am     

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.     

 Enclosed with this information sheet are travel directions to
Boddington Near Cheltenham Gloucestershire GL51 0TJ

Before the race
Parking: Parking for the event is in a field adjacent to Boddington Church on the course.

Registration and general enquiries: located in the field adjacent to the church in Boddington in a small marquee

The Start is 600 metres from race HQ so please allow enough time to get to the start. The Finish is in the lay by adjacent to the church.

COURSE-The course consists of 2 laps of 3.537K + 2926 metres on a very flat, quiet and almost traffic free roads.

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

Your running number and chip will be issued on the day from race HQ. You need to register by no later than 08:45am Write your name, contact details and any relevant medical information 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.

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 concern 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. Should you be seen running in a way that may cause danger then you risk disqualification.

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

For your safety, the wearing of personal listening devices which use headphones which may stop you from hearing marshal’s instructions or traffic, such as I-Pods etc and runners using these may be disqualified.

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.

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

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, (This is depending on entries)

                                       (Please note an athlete can only win one prize)

The presentation of awards will take place as soon as possible after the finish

                                                                               

OUR FINAL THANKS GO TO

We give our very grateful thanks to St Johns Ambulance for medical support and to those friends and members of Gloucestershire AAA, Tewkesbury A.C .Gloucester A.C who have kindly offered their services

Directions to event
From M5 Junction 12 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 and race HQ is in a field on your left just after the S bend before you reach Boddington church.

From M5 Junction 11 North 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 adjacent 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 adjacent 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 adjacent to the event car park.

Have a successful race!      Event contacts: Anne Wilson 01452-722720 Mobile 07979 865453