Race Information – Tittesworth 10k & Half Marathon

Tittesworth Trail Race- 10k & Half Marathon

 

Saturday 6th August 2022

 

Address:

Tittesworth Water Visitor Centre, Meerbrook, Leek ST13 8SN
(If using the app What3Words, use the words ​///exhaling.about.ruling​​​ for exact event village location)
Start Times:
50K = 7am
Half Marathon = 9am
10k = 9:30am

Race pack Collection

**ALL RACE PACKS ARE TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY**

All entries will be assigned a number at registration.
To collect your number, make your way down to the collection desks on Saturday Morning.
It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number, so please arrive early.

You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt.

Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib and needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race.

At the finish, you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

 

Collection Times:
Collection times:
50K = 5:30-6:30am
Half Marathon = 7:30-8:30am
10k = 8.00- 9.00am

When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner Information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!

 

 

Race Start

Each race will have a warm up in the event village 15minutes prior to the race start time.
After the warm up, estimated finish times will be called to the starting pen where our marshals will guide you into a start formation.

 

During the race

The course will be marked out by Trail Flags and tape. 10k runners will be following Yellow flags and Half Marathon runners will be following Blue flags located at regular intervals.
For marking turns, there will be tape hanging on the gate/tree/rock located on the side of the trail towards which you will be turning.
Please note, there will be arrow signs at key locations only, and there will be no distance markers
We will have marshals positioned at key points to help you find your way.
We highly advise downloading the GPS track to your Mobile phone and/or GPS device and you are familiarised with the route prior to setting off.
Please wear appropriate footwear and clothing for off road and trail running.
The use of trail poles is permitted.
The route utilises public walking paths. Please be respectful of other trails users during the race.
 THE GPX FILES CAN BE DOWNLOADED FROM THE COURSE MAPS LINKED BELOW

10K COURSE MAP AND GPX

HALF MARATHON COURSE AND GPX

 

 

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.

 

Travel

Tittesworth Water Visitor Centre, Meerbrook, Leek ST13 8SN
(If using the app What3Words, use the words ///exhaling.about.ruling for exact event village location)
This is located along a lane branching off from Meerbrook road (What3Words: ///ankle.fatigued.calculate) and can be reached from the A53 or A523
Parking
The car park at the Visitor Centre is charged at £3 for up to 2 hours or £5 for the whole day. Most machines take cash payments only, but there are three that can take card payment, one next to the visitor centre, one next to the play area, and one in the waterside car park

 

 

Toilets

For this event, we will use the toilets in the play area. The exact location for these is ///cookie.dreamers.tramps If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.

 

Baggage

Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event. The car park is located close to the event village, we therefore recommend leaving any belongings in your car.
There will be an informal bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.
Your baggage tag is attached to your race number, you simply tear it off and attach to your bag. To collect, show your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.

​Refreshments

In an effort to reduce waste, this event will be bottle-free, meaning you’ll need to pack along your own cup for fluids at aid stations during the race. We suggest that you bring either a hand flask, running vest with water bottles or a collapsible cup.
Please bring your own water and drinking vessel to the event. 
There will be a water station within the event village where you can fill up your own bottles and cups. 
THERE WILL BE NO BOTTLED WATER GIVEN OUT ON THE  COURSES.
Half Marathon Runners, will pass 2 aid stations, where we will have a re-fill station and gels. Please ensure you have a hydration pack or carry your own cup/bottle to make use of these stations.
 We recommend staying hydrated in the lead up to the event.
Litter
Please ensure you carry all litter with you, and nothing is left out on the course. This includes all water bottles, gel and food wrappers.

Results

Results will be available on www.runthrough.co.uk after the race.

 

Pictures

We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race, which will be made available on our facebook page after the race.

 

Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughTrailsUK on In​​stagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!

 

Spectators

Spectators are more than welcome to come along and support runners.
Tittesworth Water Visitor centre will be open from 10am-5pm.
There will also be a coffee van located in the event village prior to the race starts.

 

RunThrough Kit

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If you have purchased an item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!