Thanks for supporting Pirton’s Sports & Social Club.
This year’s event is just like last year. No numbers, just timing chips – the exception being U18s in the main race, they need to run in a number so that we can identify that they get a medal and don’t get a bottle of beer. With the chips, make sure you get the right one. Be especially careful if you pick up more than one at registration (maybe you entered as a family) – make sure that Mummy, Daddy and Kids get the right chips.
The timing chips are strapped on your ankle and we record your time electronically as you cross the blue finish carpet. We’ve have old style pre-race excuses – little slips of paper on which you can write your witty and original excuse. “I won’t do very well today because ……”.
Venue and travel:
The Recreation Ground, Pirton, Hitchin, SG5 3PX. A one-way system for BDR traffic through the village is in operation for safety reasons. Please follow the signs as you enter the village.
Race final details
Will be posted here and emailed to you the week before the race. When you enter online, you will receive a confirmation of payment, which confirms your entry. If you’d like to check (or see who else is running) you can check U18s here and Adults here.
If you intend to bring a car, you must book a car parking place. You can select either “A” parking at rec. or “B” car parking in other car parks around the village. “B” parking as at most 600m from the rec. When entries close we will email you a sticker that you should print off and display in your windscreen as you approach the village – follow the signs and the directions of the marshals and you will be guided to the correct car park.
Start Times (from 2016):
0930 – Car Parks, Registration and Help Desks open. They close at 1045.
1025 – Early Runners 2.5m (short course)
1035 – Under 13s 1km
1050 – Walkers 2.5m (short course in reverse)
1115 – Main Race 3.2m
1125 – Under 7s 600m
1200 – Presentation (we will do this on time too and we hope you’ll stay for it. If you can’t get round the main race in under 45 minutes, you might like to switch to the Walkers class – then you can definitely be back in time for the presentation).
There are no prizes for being any good at running. We do award a prize for the best (most witty and original) pre-race excuse. Excuses must be entered online. We will email you the link with your final details