Please bring your own water for the before, during and after the race - good for environmental reasons and hygiene.
It is expected that 5km/10km runners are self sufficient in terms of their water if possible as we are trying to minimise our environmental impact, though we have cups of water at every drinks station. We ask half marathon, 25km, marathon and 50km runners to run with their own water and refill at our drinks stations so you are well hydrated for the longer distances. There will of course be water for everyone at the finish.
There will be caterers on site, and there is also a corner shop nearby, but we can not provide water before the event from our supplies. There is water for everyone after the event. Thank you for your understanding.
Schedules are shown below. The final schedule will be published here on the Wednesday before the race.
We are making use of public footpaths and not closing any roads. Therefore there are places were runners will have to cross potentially busy roads. All major crossing points have either Zebra or Pelican Crossings and will also be marshalled. The marshals do not have the power to stop the traffic. You must wait and make your own decision as to when to cross the road. You may have to wait a few seconds for a light to change so please be patient and take the opportunity to catch your breath. Anyone deemed to make an unsafe road crossing by one our marshals will be disqualified. Whilst this is a race, your safety is our highest priority and the same rules of the road apply during the race as at another time – do not put yourself or others runners at risk for the sake of a few seconds!
All paths used by the race are open to the general public, many of whom use the routes as their regular walking routes. Please make the event a success by being polite and courteous to the others users of these paths so that has a positive impact on everyone involved.
There is a cut off of 3.5hrs for Marathon runners to reach the
marathon U turn point. There is a cut off of 4hrs for the 50km for runners to reach the 50km U turn point.
Please do not run with music players which have in ear headphones, only bone conducting headphones are permitted in line with UK Athletics rules who license these events. It is very important that you can hear the marshals instructions, be aware of other users in the tunnels (think cyclist's ringing their bells to come past you!) and traffic on the sections of the course that cross roads. Thank you!