Race Information – Wimbledon Common Half Marathon

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RACE INFORMATION – WIMBLEDON COMMON HALF MARATHON

SUNDAY 13TH OCTOBER 2019 – 9.30am

Address

Richardson Evans Memorial Playing Fields, Roehampton Vale, London, SW15 3PQ

Start Time

Please note that for this event we will need to start the race in 4 waves with a 3 minute gap in between waves. This is to ease congestion on the course

9.30AM: < 1.45 TARGET TIME

9.33AM: < 2.00  TARGET TIME

9.36AM: < 2.10 TARGET TIME

9.39AM: 2.10 – 3.00 TARGET TIME

Race Numbers

SEE ENTRY LIST HERE

All pre-entries will be assigned a number and chip in a race packet. To collect your race packet, you need to make your way down to the registration desk between 8.15am – 9.05am. It will take around 15 minutes to collect your number and drop your bag off. The earlier you get there, the more efficient we will be on the day.

We start at 9.30am sharp. You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great, but we will have supplies if needed. Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Please make sure you keep your number and chip on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back).

When you collect 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!

You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):

Chip Instructions

Baggage

We will have a secure area where you can leave your baggage. There is a tear off baggage slip on your bib number which you can attach to your bag. To collect, all you have to do is hand over your number to the baggage tent staff and they will help you find your baggage.

Toilets

We will have have portaloos, if you think you’re going to be using the loos please give yourself plenty of time.

Refreshments

There will be water provided at the 3.5 mile, 6.5 mile, and 9.5 mile spots on course as well as ACTIPH water at the finish alongside post-race goodies, bananas, and of course flapjacks!

Good Luck for the run on Sunday from Team ACTIPHACTIPH Water is the UK’s first alkaline ionised bottled water. Through a unique ionisation process, purified water and a blend of electrolytes are supercharged to create a smooth and clean tasting alkaline water with a pH of 9.0+. ACTIPH is the healthy choice as you restore and maintain your natural balance, enabling you to live life to the fullest and get the most out of every day. Grab your bottle of ACTIPH at the finish line!!

Eat Natural believe that real taste comes naturally so at our Makery in Essex we gently roast, mix and bake our ingredients in small batches so every bar is the best it can be and tastes just the way it ought to. Keep your eyes peeled for your well-deserved treat in your goodie bag to help you refuel after your run! For more information about East Natural products visit their website HERE.

Thank you to Popchips for donating some of their delicious products for you all to try after your race. Their Popchips are a healthier and lighter alternative to your usual crisp. To find out more, head over to their website HERE.

Pursu will be sampling and giving out their delicious products within the event village. “A new brand with a different mission, we’re here to provide ethical and environmentally conscious food to active people. Our ethos is to provide the highest quality natural food, inspire people to live healthy active lives and be mindful of the environment in every decision we make”. To find out more about Pursu and the products they have on offer, check out their website HERE.

Affinity Nutrition will be offering our their protein bar samples on the day, so don’t forget to head over and check them out either before or after your run!

During the race

Those of you who have ran this event before, the course may have changed slightly so please take this opportunity to familiarise yourself with the course below

We will have a lead bike and marshals all around the course as well as mile signs and arrows. The course is two big laps of the outskirts and inside the park. Please be aware that there will be spectators and members of the public using the park; be aware of walkers, dogs, cyclists, as well as horses and riders. You can see the course map here:
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Please familiarise yourself with it before you start, there is a mixture of trail paths, well trodden pathway, and grass. The first 1.5 miles of the loop are rather hilly, flat for around 3.5 miles and then downhill for the final 1.5 miles. The course itself has a few long stretches where there may be lots of pedestrians and by then the race will have spread out, all you need to do is run straight, if you have to turn anywhere there WILL be signage and tape or/and marshals.

Massage and Charity

David Church is a Physiotherapist with extensive sports medicine experience. On the day David will be issuing sports massages to runners with ALL proceeds going to support Parkinson’s research!  There will be mats to stretch off, including foam rollers to help with the post race recovery. A donation will politely be requested so please bring cash on the day or donate via their crowdfunding page available on the day.

Travel

The post code for your GPS is SW15 3PQ

Getting there from the Tube/Train station will need careful planning. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time!! You can get an 85 or a 265 bus to the start of the race,  you will need to get off at the Roehampton Vale Campus (Kingston Univesity Roehampton Campus). Use TFL to help plan your journey.

The race will be starting/finishing on Richard Evans Memorial Playing Fields.

By Foot

The park is easily accessible by both foot and cycle. Cycle parking is available at the pavilion.

Spectators

The Start and Finish will be easily accessible for anyone wanting to come and watch the event. You are free to wander around the park and can see the course map above.

After the Race

You will be able to collect your T-Shirt and Medal after the race.

Results

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

Things to note!

There WILL be pedestrians on the course, so please be aware of this. We have marshals around the course and signs but this is not a road race, you have to pay very close attention to where you are going. We recommend you do not use earphones and you need to be aware of your surroundings.

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/runthrough or our Twitter www.twitter.com/runthroughuk with the #RunThroughUK. Use #runthroughuk on instagram @RunThroughUK

Any questions email [email protected]

Social Media 

Join our group on Facebook, RunThroughUK Chat HERE to ask us and our community any questions you like about the race or your training.

If you wanted to share your journey to the race or after the race with us on Instagram we are on @RunThroughUK and don’t forget to #RunThroughUK.

For updates leading up to the race and results, please check out our Twitter @RunThroughUK.

After the race check out our Snapchat story @RunThroughUK and try spot yourself.