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Race Headquarters:
The race headquarters will be at Wootton Upper School & Arts Centre, Hall End Lane, Wootton, Bedford MK43 9HT
however there is no competitor parking in the locality. Please use the competitor parking and transfer facilities as detailed in
Travel arrangements. Roads will be closed in the vicinity of the race, please do not attempt to gain egress to the area or park on
the run or coach routes.
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Travel information & vehicle parking:
A dual carriage way links junction 13 of the M1 in the west with the A1 at the Black Cat roundabout in the east. This dual
carriageway passes just south of Bedford and provides easy access to the race car park. Leave the A421 at the Marsh Leys exit
and follow signs for A428 Bedford/Bromham and local signs for Kempston.
Free vehicle parking has been arranged at the Woburn Rd Industrial Estate; follow Post Code MK42 7PN for satelite navigation
purposes. The car parks will be signed and marshalled from 07:45hrs. Please park as directed by marshals.
Vehicle owners/drivers/passengers are advised that vehicles and contents are left at the owners/drivers/passengers risk and that
the race organisers and other third parties will not be liable for losses or damages whatsoever.
Coach transfer to the Race HQ & return:
Free coach transfer to the race HQ will begin at 07:45hrs and run continuously until 09:20hrs. Coaches will be waiting
immediately outside the parking area and will set down within the grounds of the Race HQ.
Transfer back to the car parks will begin at 12:00hrs and run continuously until 14:30hrs, coaches will be waiting at the Race HQ.
When boarding the coaches please fill from the rear in order to facilitate prompt departure; coaches will depart when full.
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Race assembly, start and finish:
Runners are requested to assemble off the road in the designated area at the front of the school at 9:45am. Please assemble by
your estimated time board. Marshals will walk all runners to the start. The race will start at 10:00am on Hall End Lane. The
finish will be in the school grounds.
Medical attendance/emergency:
First Aid will be in available should you require any medical assistance, both mobile and at the finish. All marshals will have
mobile telephones and emergency 'phone numbers should you need to summon medical assistance. Additional emergency
communications facilities will be provided by Raynet, they will be positioned at every water station and in the chief marshal's
vehicle and the sweep vehicle. If you feel unwell at any time during the event please make yourself known to marshals/Raynet
whilst on the course, or to the first aid providers if you feel unwell before or after the race. If you feel unwell between
marshalling points please ask another runner to summon help on your behalf.
Litter drop zones
A litter drop zone will be available at each water station. Each litter drop zone will start 50mts before the water station and
continue until 50mts past the water station. There will be signs to indicate the start and finish of the litter drop zones. Please do
not drop litter outside of these zones.
Yellow litter buckets
All marshals will have yellow litter buckets; please dispose of your gel wrappers and empty drinks
bottles in the buckets provided if you need to dispose of litter outside the litter drop zones.
Race etiquette:
Please keep to the left side of the road unless directed otherwise by race marshals. Marshals have no power to stop or direct
traffic therefore all runners are responsible for their own safety. Please do not wear head/earphones, as you will not be able to
hear marshals' safety instructions or other warnings.
Headphones, Earphones and Similar Equipment:
Bedford Harriers, along with many other race organisers, has endeavoured to persuade runners not to wear headphones,
earphones or similar equipment* during races. These efforts have failed and consequently we have no alternative but to
adopt a strict disqualification practice for any runner seen wearing headphones, earphones or similar equipment. In respect of
this race it is important that runners can hear the verbal warnings and instructions issued by race marshals.
*Medical or prescription device to aid hearing excepted.
Bedford Harriers AC 2018