Meon Valley Express – Race Day Instructions

The Meon Valley Express series of races takes place on the 1st September 2019. The race starts at 9am, following a race brief on the start line at 8.50am.

Number collection is taking place at the Wickham Centre, from 8.00am on race day.

The start and finish is located on the Meon Valley Trail, at the far end of the car park in Station Close, Wickham.

Our chip timing system relies on being able to read the chip that is affixed to your trace number. This MUST be worn on your front, not your side, not your back!

The Trailblazer, Half Marathon, and the 10k will be starting at the same time. The 5k runners will start approximately 5 minutes later to avoid congestion at the first turn point.


Parking

There is free parking at the Wickham Centre and at the free car park in Station Close, alongside the Meon Valley Trail. In the event all the free parking is taken, there is Pay & Display parking in Wickham Square, a 3 minute walk from the start.

Medical Services

We have once again engaged the services of our Medical Team. Please seek their advice if you are feeling unwell before the race. During the race, if there is a medical emergency, the first call should be to the Race Director, on 07472 220433. Please put this number into your phone contacts. In the event you are unable to get an answer, you should seek medical assistance by calling 999.

Water

There will be water stations on the course for the 10k and Half Marathon, but not for the 5k. However, there will be free water at the finish for all runners.

Water stations will be at 5k, 10.5 and 15k.

Once again, we are using bio-degradeable paper cups at the water stations. Please dispose of your cup thoughtfully.

Medals

All finishers will receive a medal. Please ensure you only take the medal that relates to the race you have entered. If you decide to shorten your run, you must ensure you report the fact you have run a shorter race to the race timers, so your race entry can be amended. Anyone who runs a shorter distance than the one they have entered without informing the timers will be disqualified no time recorded.

Turkey & Tinsel Trot

The Turkey and Tinsel Trot, on the 1st December, is a multi lap challenge held around the roads and trails of Portchester Castle.

The challenge is open to both individuals and teams.

The objective is for runners/teams to run in sets of 3 laps to earn the four courses of their christmas dinner!

The amazing medal consists of 4 sections, each representing a course.

3 laps – A starter , 6 laps – main course , 9 laps – dessert, 12 laps – Christmas Cracker

These laps can be run by team members together, or as a relay, as long as the team run a total of 12 laps between them.

Each lap is approximately 4km, meaning the 12 lap challenge is a marathon.

Laps will automatically counted, with the challenge being chip timed.

Fancy dress is encouraged but not compulsory, with the most creative being awarded a prize.

There will be plenty of water and snacks available throughout the event.

Wickham 10k Marshalls

Marshall Positions MP Position Instructions Name Contact No MP1 Top of Mill Lane Ensure road closure is enforced, and that runners continue onto Pricketts Hill – Vicky Hayes


MP2 Top of Prickets Hill Ensure road closure is enforced, and that runners turn right onto High Street, keeping to the RH side of the road
Andrew Clarke / Sarah Haynes


MP3 Station Road / Twynhams Hill Direct tunners to turn to their right onto Twynhams Hill
Kate Viney


MP4 Twynhams Hill / Hospital Lane Direct runners to turn left onto Hospital Lane
Lisa Rogers


MP5 Hospital Lane / Gravel Hill Direct runners to turn right onto Gravel Hill and cross road onto pavement when safe to do so or when directed to do so
Annemarie Jackson


MP6 Gravel Hill / Bishops Wood Road crossing point Runners should be directed to cross Forest Road onto Gravel Hill, only when safe to do so. Runners should be directed to keep to their left and remain on the pavement
William Barker / Lynsey McDonald


MP7 Gravel Hill / Mislingford Road Direct runners to cross road and into Mislingford Road. Runners should be directed to keep to the left hand side of the road
Joanne Patricia Woods


MP7 Mislingford Road / Bishops Wood Road crossing point
Runners should be directed to cross Bishops Wood Road onto Newmans Hill, only when safe to do so. Runners should be directed to keep to their left
Louise Lamb / Jacqueline Fit Lumps Healy


MP8 Newmans Hill / Hospital Lane The closure of Hospital Lane should be enforced and runners directed to continue along Frith Lane towards Wickham
Mary Shepherd


MP9 Water Station Water Station in entrance to CeeJay Ltd – Katie Cox-Hockey / Emma Darby


MP10 Medals and water – Claire

Wickham 10k Road Race – Race Day Instructions

The 3rd Wickham 10k Road Race takes place on the 18th August, starting at 9.30am.

Below are the Race Day Instructions. These instructions contain important information for those taking part.

LOCATION – The race starts on Mill Lane, just to the north of the entrance into Houghton Way, and The Wickham Centre.

PARKING – We have been asked to request that runners and spectators avoid parking in Wickham Square, instead they should use the FREE parking at The Wickham Centre, at the Surgery in Houghton Way and in Station Close, adjacent to the Meon Valley Trail. Please note that Mil Lane will be closed from Blind Lane, and from The Wickham Centre from 8am.

REGISTRATION – Race numbers should be collected from the Registration Point, inside The Wickham Centre from 8am.

TOILETS – There are toilets in The Wickham Centre. These toilets will be accessible from 8am

TIMING – The race is chip timed. The timing chips will be attached to the race bibs. It is essential that the race bibs are worn on the front of runners shirts/vests. If not, there is a risk of the chip not being read by the system. Results will be available live during the race and a link to the posted results will also be sent via SMS to all runners.

FIRST AID – We have our own medical team, consisting of a lead paramedic, who has a team of first aid trained, medical professionals working under him, most of whom will be taking part and as such will be out on course. They will be distinguishable by a yellow ‘MEDIC’ armband. If you require any medical attention or feel unwell, before, during, or immediately after the race, you should speak to one them.

MEDALS – All runners will receive a bespoke medal once they have finished.

THE COURSE – The course is all on road. It consists of a single, clockwise lap. The roads will be closed to THROUGH TRAFFIC.

You should exercise caution when approaching road junctions as there may be some local traffic using the roads. We would ask that you follow the instructions given to you by marshals and by signs.

There will be a water station at approximately 5km. Please dispose of your cup thoughtfully.