Information for Entrants
The trail event takes place Sunday 23 April 2017 and located at the Houghton Village Hall, where the event starts and finishes.
Please report to the registration desk from 9.00am onwards to collect your race numbers or to register on the day.
AddressHoughton Village Hall
Hampshire, SO20 6LP
There is parking at designated areas in the village not far from the start. These car parks are signposted as you enter the village. Please try to be parked by 10.00am if you can.
Trail HQ Number
Consider adding 07814 094029 to your phone contacts and call us if you require urgent assistance whilst out on the course. Course marshals will be carrying phones too.
Attention Cyclists! The routes are mainly off road so for the most part you can relax but we require cyclists participating in the event to wear a cycle helmet at all times during the ride. This a mandatory safety requirement stipulated in our insurance policy.
The marshals are there to direct you, not the traffic. The event is not policed so be on the lookout for traffic as you would on a normal training run/cycle. There are a couple of sections where you will cross over and/or travel along tarmac highway. There will be clear caution signs erected but we urge you to keep your eyes and ears firmly peeled for traffic which will have the right of way.
You will have received an email with confirmation of your running or cycling number. Please collect your number from the desk marked Postal Entries before 10.00 am on the day.
Entries on the Day
Entry forms are available in the hall. Each table accepts multiple event entries to avoid queuing more than once when members of your party are entering different events.
The event starts at 10.15am with approximate start times for each particular run and cycle ride below:
14k / 32k Cycle RideThe first to go at 10:15am. Routes are marked with red arrows on white background.
5K Cycle RideStarts approx 10:25am, after previous cyclists have gone off. Route is marked with black arrows on green.
11k RunStarts around 10.30am. There are drink stations at roughly 5.5km and 9.5km. Route is marked with black on yellow arrows.
4K Fun RunStarts after all the others. Route is marked with red arrows on green.
At the Finish
There are separate funnels for cyclists, runners / walkers in all five events on the village hall green.
There will be a marshal at the finish area to guide you but if you can, take a couple of minutes to familiarise yourself with the finish area before the event takes off.
All finishers receive a medal. Results and photos are usually posted on the website within 24 hours after the event. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Fiona.
Important: if you do not finish the course please inform the organisers. Part of our safety measures involves ruling anyone out as missing.
Refreshments and Facilities
Freshly home-baked cakes, sandwiches, tea/coffee and fruit juice will be available in the village hall. There are toilets inside the village hall and additional toilets in the village hall car park.
The courses are not measured with a Jones counter and therefore the placing of all the kilometre markers is very approximate!
Dogs on Leads
We are often asked if dogs can take part with their owners and our answer is yes, but we ask that they are kept on a lead during the event and that runner and dog start at the back of the pack.
We look forward to seeing you! Dont forget to bring a couple of bob for the refreshments and of course for the Celebration Cake Raffle contributed by our local bespoke cake decorator .