Date: Saturday 14th March 9:00 am.
Venue: Hamfields Leisure Centre (Berkeley Power Station), Gloucestershire, GL13 9PA
Course: Very flat country lanes
UKA License - results will appear on Power of Ten and Run Britain
Chip Timing - and 'Live' results on large TV screen
Entry limit: 650 (same as 2019). Includes free transfer between 20m & 20km. Both routes are the same price.
Enter via Fabian 4 here Entry fees (same as last year): £23 affiliated, £25 unaffiliated
Easy access from the A38 and M5. Huge free car park. Ample toilets inside and portable toilets outside (and on the course). 6 drink stations on 20 mile course (3 on 20km course).
There will be the usual inclusive finisher's t-shirt, medal, cakes and hot drinks.
You choose. 20 miles or 20 kms (12.5 miles).
(You can transfer free from one event to the other by yourself online)
As well as giving you the opportunity to go for a PB on a fast flat 20 mile course, this event may be useful to many who are planning on competing in a spring marathon - it will give you a good indication of how well your training is going and what time you are likely to achieve on the big day. The 20 km option gives runners the opportunity to try a new race length or use it for Half Marathon or Marathon training.
This will be our 5th year and we are keeping the entry limit to 650 as we did last year.
This event is a few weeks before Brighton Marathon, Manchester and the Great Welsh and of course well placed for London, Blackpool, Stratford (Shakespeare) and Newport.
The 20 mile option is a two-lap flat course in lovely countryside close to the river Severn. The 20 km option takes in one lap of pretty much the same course. There is a cut-off time for the 20 mile route of 4 hours.
Access to the event HQ is on quiet roads and is only 6 miles from junction 14 of the M5. There is ample (hard standing) parking and the start of both courses are no more than 400m from the event HQ, which has good toilet facilities, changing and a baggage store.
On the 20 mile route there will be 6 water stations giving bottled water - three different locations on the route that you pass twice and then a further one at the end. On the 20km route there will be 3 water stations and one at the end. None of the water points offer nutrition so you'll need to equip yourself with any gels etc. you may want on the course.
The 20 mile race has mile markers at every mile and the 20 km race has markers at each 5k point (5k, 10k and 15k).
Both courses have been officially measured:
20 Km certificate
20 Miles certificate
There will medals and T-shirts for all finishers.
Post race hot drinks and cakes are free to all finishers.
This race (like all of our events now) is chip timed and you'll be able to see your time, position and category position projected onto a wall in the main HQ as soon as you have crossed the line.