February 21, 2017

Runners!

Thank you so much for entering the Binfield 10k! It’s not long to go now and we are sure you are going to have a great day. Please read the following information carefully as there are a few changes from last year.

 

On the day

The Registration Desk is the key information point and will be open from 8am. Here you will collect your runners bib and safety pins. Please note your timing chip is located in your runners bib. Registration will be laid out in alphabetical order and it will be clearly signposted. On the back of the bib is a medical details section. Please make the time to fill this in and then fasten your number securely to your front with the safety pins provided.

 

Timetable

8.00am                 Registration and information point opens at Foxley Fields for runners to collect their runners packs.

8.00am                 Bag Drop facility opens. The bag drop is located through the gap in Foxley Fields towards the Start of the run and your bags will be secure here for the duration of the run.

9.30am                   Listen for announcements asking for you to head over to the start area. When requested start walking over to the area beyond the tennis courts.

9.40am                 Warm Up – Bel Gregory from Bel’s Zumba – listen for announcements on the PA and the warm up will take place on Foxley Fields.

9.50am                 Get in place near the start according to your expected completion time. We will have markers up to show times. Please head to the front if you are a fast runner, or stay near the back if you are planning to walk.

Remember the race is chip timed so your race time will only begin from when you cross the start line.

10.00am               Race starts!

11.15am               Prize ceremony – it’s worth sticking around for this as we have various prizes over and above the top 3 men and top 3 women!

12.00pm               Race officially closes.

 

At midday all the support will be withdrawn but all participants are very welcome to carry on and complete the course. Please note this will be at your own risk and we are not insured after 12noon.

 

NB Due to our road closures the race will start promptly at 10.00am.

 

Please ensure you leave enough time to park, collect and secure your bib, take your bag to the storage area and visit the toilets beforehand. The warm up will be well worth doing so if you aim to be all set and in place for that, you should be ok.

 

Car Parking

Parking is limited so if you can walk, please do!!! If you do need to drive then free parking is available at Newbold College (St Mark’s Rd, Binfield, Popeswood, Bracknell RG42 4AN). You can also park in Oakmede shops which is free on a Sunday or at Binfield Memorial Hall carpark

There will be no parking available at Foxley Fields. Any local roads which are on the route itself will also be unavailable for parking.

 

Toilets

Toilets are available within the School. We have ample provision for toilets, but please allow plenty of time,as the toilets are within the school grounds. They will be signposted on the day. There is also a disabled toilet which will be clearly signposted.

 

At the Start

The start and finish will be on Foxley Fields.

Runners will be starting from the back of Foxley Fields beyond the tennis court. There will be signs and announcements from 9.30am to ask you to move into that area to prepare for the race

There will be toilets, refreshments, first aid, sports massage and help available on the front part of Foxley Fields which is also where the finish line is. The registration area will be the main information point.

 

The Race!

  • Key busy roads will be closed but where they are not, please run on the pavements where possible.
  • There will be Marshals stationed all the way around to help. For your own safety and the safety of all others, you must obey instructions and directions from the marshals
  • Kilometre markers will be positioned throughout the route.
  • 3 equally spaced Water stations will be available to you during the race. You will find these at the 3 km point, the 6km point and the 7km point. There is also a water station at The Victoria Arms, Crema Coffee and Newbold Free Church all of which could also be good spectator points!,
  • If it is a very hot day please take water on board as and when it is offered.
  • There will be a lead car kindly provided by Lexus at the front and a sweeper car at the back.
  • We also have Pacers who will be running at 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70 minutes. They will be clearly identified.

 

The route

Please check the route map and familiarise yourself with the course. It will all be clearly marked and marshalled on the day but it’s worth being aware of that in advance. The link to the route is here:

http://binfield10k.co.uk/the-binfield-10k-route/

  • When you come through the finish line your time will have been recorded via our chip timing process. This will be updated live on the website. This website will also give you an online certificate which you can print out and keep as a record of your achievement!

http://binfield10k.co.uk/results/

  • After you have finished the race, you will be awarded your goody bag and a medal.
  • A BBQ, tea tent and a refreshment stall are all available on Foxley Fields, so please feel free to stay and enjoy watching everyone else finish!
  • We have really tried this year to keep plastic to a minimum. Water will be available in Eco friendly cups at a water station on the field but you can also bring your own water bottle and fill it up there.

For kids

We will have a bouncy castle for kids plus a drinks and sweets stall.

 

Health and well-being

First Aid will be provided by Berkshire Lowlands Search and Rescue. They will be clearly available on Foxley Fields and on the route itself. If any issues crop up during the race itself please contact the nearest Marshal.

Massage will be provided by CVD

 

Remember!

Only run if you feel well. It is recommended that you don’t run if you have a virus, fever or injury.

Please don’t run with headphones as this could compromise your safety. Not all roads are closed so traffic awareness is really important as is the presence of your fellow runners. We are also NOT INSURED for any incidents that occur whilst wearing headphones.

Take care when crossing roads. Remember that it is a road race – please adhere to the rules of the Highway Code at all times. There may be some uneven surfaces and ups and downs on to pavements. Please take extra care when necessary. The final few metres of the race is on grass which could be wet and slippery depending on weather conditions so please take care.

We have closed roads where we can and road safety measures will be in force. However, please remember that there will be cars in some places and so please stay safe and take extra care when on the roads or the pavements.

If you see a runner in trouble or injured, please stop to help if you can, or if not possible then please inform the next marshal of the situation so they can assist or  call for first aid, if possible tell them the injured runner’s number and give as much detail of the circumstances as you can.

If you decide to withdraw from the race part way round, please report to the nearest marshal to inform them.

The course is not suitable for wheelchairs, prams, pushchairs, novelty acts or other wheeled vehicles.

No dogs, following cycles, alcohol or tobacco allowed.

Runners and spectators attend, participate and spectate at their own risk entirely.

Use sun cream if we are lucky with the weather. Consider whether you need sun glasses.

Take advantage of the water stations and stay hydrated.

Bring a warm, waterproof jacket for afterwards

Please respect our beautiful village and be thoughtful about litter and local residents

Hopefully that’s answered all your questions, but please email enquiries@binfield10k.co.uk  if you need any further information.

 

You will also find on our website a list of FAQs and a copy of the route, together with a list of Marshal points and Road Closures

 

If for any reason we are forced to cancel the event it will be posted on the website so it is worth double checking before you leave.

 

Once again, thank you so much for entering! We are really looking forward to the third Binfield 10k and hope you enjoy it!