***PLEASE NOTE: IN LINE WITH BRITISH ATHLETICS RULING, NO HEADPHONES ARE ALLOWED. RUNNERS WEARING HEADPHONES WILL BE DISQUALIFIED***
Arrival – Please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to register – MINIMUM 30 minutes before start time. For chip-timed races, registration closes 15 minutes before the start. Please allow for this, as registration is very busy!
Find your results after the race at http://www.chiptiminguk.co.uk/alton-water-10k2
What to bring – Bring your registration email and 4 safety pins.
What to wear – Be sure to wear something comfortable to run in and proper running shoes.
Diet – We suggest you have a light breakfast at least 2 hours before your race. Sip water through the morning so you are well hydrated.
Race number – All numbers are collected on the day. Come to the 10k registration desk and look for your surname. Collect your race number and timing chip to fix to your trainers. Please ensure this is returned after the race! On the back of your number it will state that you should not run if feeling unwell. This is the responsibility of runners.
Warm-ups – Start warming up at least 15 minutes before your race. This will help you to avoid injury.
Water stations – Keep yourself hydrated! Familiarise yourself with the location of water stations. There are 2 on the course:
1) Lemons Hill, between 5 km and 6 km
2) The Wonder, between 7 km and 8 km
There is a thrid water station at the finish.
How to attach timing chip –
AWR will be using set timing/finishing guidelines from the UK Athletics for use of chip timing:
“When a chip timing system is used, the official time for published results under UKA Rules is normally that of the ‘Gun Time’ – ie the time taken by an athlete to complete the course from the moment the start ‘gun’ was sounded until he/she crosses the finish line.”