BILLERICAY STRIDERS 10k ROAD RACE, sponsored by Fisher Jones Greenwood Solicitor  and Ground Control under England Athletics Rules, Hannakins Farm Community Centre, Rosebay Avenue, Billericay, CM12 OSY SUNDAY 5th NOVEMBER 2017: 9.45am Start.

You may enter the race on-line at www.entrycentral.com/billericay-striders-10k . All members of the same Team must input their team name in an identical format.

RACE HEADQUARTERS Hannakins Farm Community Centre, Rosebay Avenue, Billericay, Essex, CM12 OSY.

CHIP TIMING We will be chip-timing the race. Please go to the appropriate A-Z desks at Race Headquarters to collect your race number and computerised chip. We will clearly display where you should report and there will be instructions on how to attach the chip to your running shoes. You will need to complete the safety details on the reverse of the race number – pens and safety pins will be supplied. Please allow adequate time for this process. Please note that under UK Athletics rules, the official time is the Gun time. Gun time is the time from the starting gun to the runner crossing the finish line. These will be the only times we will publish. Chip timing will allow the organisers to remove the manual element from recording the finishing times and to provide a faster, more accurate results service.

RUNNERS WORLD the Chelmsford and Colchester sportswear retailer, will be in attendance for all your running gear needs. 

CAR PARKING There is very limited parking at the Community Centre and we would encourage you to car-share wherever possible.  We recommend you avoid the Centre and park, considerately, in one of the adjacent side roads. (See the course map on this web site. NB Please do not park in the road outside the Centre as this forms part of the course.

TOILETS/BAGS There are ample toilets at the Community Centre which will be well signposted. Do not jeopardise the future of the race by urinating anywhere other than the toilets. Please utilise ALL toilet facilities – there is no need to queue if you use the toilets signposted left of the main entrance. You may leave your bags in the main hall which will be attended but we are unable to accept responsibility for security.

LATE ENTRIES We will only accept late entries IF the race limit is not reached. Please check this web site for updates. Late or changed entries on the day may not feature in the results or qualify for awards. The charge for late entries will be an extra £2.

NUMBER SWAPS If you are no longer able to run, please do not just give your number to somebody else. If you want someone else to have your place, please contact us and we will change over the details free of charge. 

REFUNDS The race organisers are unable to refund entry fees if you withdraw beforehand or the race has to be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

REFRESHMENTS Refreshments will be available before and after the race in the main hall. Please bring small change.

COURSE The course has been accurately measured. There are hazardous bollards in the verge at 1k which will be suitably flagged and well marshalled. There is a ford at approximately 7k. Please DO NOT run through the ford – it is very slippery – use the adjacent footbridge. There will be a water station at approximately 5k. The finish will be at Brightside School – a short walk back to Hannakins Farm Community Centre. A map of the course is on the event web site. Please keep to the left hand side at all times.

NB:  In recent years the course has been prone to flooding along parts of the Ingatestone Road.  We are aware of this and have alerted Essex County Council.  However, please be prepared for large, deep puddles if we have heavy rain prior to race day.

HEADPHONES These are strictly prohibited and it is a condition of the race entry that they are not used. This is a safety precaution imposed for the sake of all competitors. Please comply with this instruction or risk disqualification.

START OF RACE PROCEDURE Runners will be called out by the Starter to take their place on the start line in the following order:

1st Call Runners expected to complete the course in over 57.00 minutes

2nd Call Runners expected to complete the course between 51-56 minutes

3rd Call Runners expected to complete the course between 50–45 minutes

4th Call Runners expected to complete the course in under 44.00 minutes

Please co-operate with the process which is organised so everyone gets an unimpeded, safe start. If you competed previously, please check your finishing time so you know which group you are in.

MARSHALS The course will be well marshalled – please keep to the left at all times. 

FINISH – IMPORTANT Runners should make their way through the funnel in an orderly fashion. Please DO NOT cross the line or enter the funnel a second time with friends.

ESSEX & SUFFOLK WATER will kindly be supplying all finishers with a complimentary bottle of water.

CHIP RECOVERY After clearing the finish area, there will be marshals to recover the chip from your shoes. Please be patient while this is taking place. Please do not leave the finish area without returning your chip. Unrecovered chips may mean that you are not recorded in the official results.

AWARDS - £50 cash prize for the first Male and Female, plus a bottle of Champagne!

There will be a souvenir for all finishers. There will also be cash prizes to winners in the following categories:

2nd, 3rd Male Open,  2nd, 3rd Female Open

1st Male Vet 40 1st Female Vet 35/1st Male Vet 50 1st Female Vet 45/1st Male Vet 60 1st Female Vet 55/1st Male Vet 70+ 1st Female Vet 65+.

NB:  If a Vet runner is placed 1st, 2nd, or 3rd overall, they will collect two cash prizes.

TROPHIES/MEDALS

1st Male Under 21* 1st Female Under 21* *Waitrose Youth Award

1st Male Team (4 to score) 1st Female Team (4 to score)

COURSE RECORD  - There will be a £100 cash prize (Male & Female) for breaking the course records: Male: Paul Whittaker, 30.31, Southend AC - 2015, Female: Kerry Holland, 37.00, Southend AC - 2013

PRIZEGIVING – will be held in the main hall as near to 11am as possible.

RESULTS - The results will be published on this web site as soon as possible after the race.

CONTACT – John or Janet Pardon on 01277 840224 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

FACEBOOK - Why not chat with other entrants on our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/billericaystriders10k

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