Race Information – Wimbledon Common Half Marathon

RACE INFORMATION – WIMBLEDON COMMON HALF MARATHON

SUNDAY 2ND JUNE 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

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).

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.

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 University Roehampton Campus). Use TFL to help plan your journey.

The race will be starting/finishing on Richard Evans Memorial Playing Fields. The pavilion was owned by London Broncos Rugby Club so look out for their signs, there is a big for sale/rent sign out in front now. Be alert for it as it’s a sharp left off the A3. Once you are in the car park you will be able to see the start and finish.

By Foot

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

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 4 mile, 6 mile, and 10 mile spots on course as well as ACTIPH water at the finish alongside post-race goodies, bananas, and of course flapjacks!

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During the race

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 and cyclists. 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.

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.

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