Health & Safety

Health & Safety

  • Please make sure you register if you haven’t already and collect your race number upon arrival
  • You will need to write your full name, emergency contact and any medical conditions on the back of your number and remember to bring safety pins to pin it securely to the front of your shirts
  • Any participant unsure of their physical ability to take part in the event should take medical advice from a general practitioner, prior to the event.
  • For safety reasons the run will be started in 2 tiers – firstly the 10K runners at 10 am, then the 5K runners at 10.15 am
  • Parents– The 5K run is open to children from 13+ who are able to run on their own (in accordance with UK Athletics regulations). We encourage parents to use sensible judgement with their children.  They must ensure their child has completed appropriate training, are well hydrated prior to, during and after the event.  Ensure they stop and rest when needed, or even walk some of the route (taking care to step off pathways before walking to alleviate accidents).  We advise caution in very hot weather, for example wearing appropriate headwear and clothing and the application of sun cream
  • Dogs– please note that dogs are not allowed on the race route
  • As the run is in July, there is a chance of high ambient temperatures causing hyperthermia (heat stroke); runners are advised to stop running when needed, to ensure they take on enough fluids throughout the day and to wear sunscreen and appropriate headwear.
  • Runners are reminded that conditions on the course could also be wet, windy and cold. Runners are expected to wear suitable clothing and footwear and to run in a manner appropriate to the ground conditions. This information will also be given in the safety briefing.
  • On our website and race information packs, we warn competitors of the additional risks involved in participating in endurance events, and remind them that it is their own responsibility to ensure proper preparation, training and fitness to compete.  Our website provides links to the comand www.runnersmedicalresource.comwhere competitors can access regularly updated advice from the Run Britain Medical Advisory Group on how to prepare for an endurance event. They discourage sprint finishes except for experienced athletes. This is supplemented by our pre-start briefing, which informs competitors of the condition of the running surface, and any possible hazards on race day.
  • Marshals will be positioned around the course and may give warning of specific risks.  The course is not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs.  No dogs, including guide dogs, are allowed on the race route.  Runners are reminded that running numbers are not to be folded or mutilated in any way.  Runners who do not comply with these rules could be disqualified from the race.