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Larkfield 10K (2 laps)

Kent Short Course Championship

Kent Grand Prix

Race Start - 09:30

Sunday 17th September 2023

East Malling Research Centre, New Road, East Malling, ME19 6DD 

Instructions for Competitors


Please arrive by 08:00 in order to park and collect your Race Number from Race HQ.


Your Race Number should be pinned to the front of your top. It should not be altered in any way and your contact details should be entered on the back of it along with details of any specific medical conditions.


If there are any late instructions for the race these will be posted on the club website and Facebook Page so please keep an eye on this. Please direct any queries before the race to David Nicholls, Race Director, email:

Instructions for Kent Short Course Championship


Open to all Kent qualified runners. See Rule 9 (qualification) on this link:

YES / NO question on the race entry form

The identifier must be worn during the race.

Race HQ


The race HQ is East Malling Research Centre, off New Road, East Malling, ME19 6DD.

If arriving by car, please follow the signs and marshals directions and park within the Research Centre grounds off New Road. This is a short walk from the HQ and start. There is strictly no parking on New Road.



East Malling Research Centre is close to junction 4 on the M20, from here take the A228 towards Tonbridge/West Malling, turn left onto the A20 (east) and then right (at B&Q) into New Road towards East Malling and then turn left into the Research Centre; 

Direction signs will be in place on the local roads in the East Malling area.

You can print off full directions from your home on Google Maps or other UK map websites using the postcode ME19 6DD


By public transport:


The nearest train station is East Malling ½ a mile away (on the line from Maidstone East to London Victoria), trains run every 30 minutes, you can find train times from National Rail enquiries. .




Limited changing and facilities will be available, regrettably no showers. There will be portaloos and limited indoor toilets available. Clothing may be left in the baggage area. Light refreshments will be available from the indoor cafe along with a separate charity cake stall.

Larkfield AC can not accept responsibility for any loss or damage to runners' personal possessions.


Please take off muddy trainers or shoes before entering the building.


On the day entries


Entries on the day will be available until 08:30 presuming our race limit has not been reached at £28, contactless payments only NO CASH.




If you are medically unfit to run the 10K due to illness or injury, then you should not take part, unfortunately, we cannot offer a refund. If in doubt please seek medical advice. If you have a medical condition that we need to be aware of – please write the details on the back of your number.


The Start


The start will be at the Research Centre, 2 minutes walk from the HQ. You will be called to start line up approximately 10 minutes before the start time. If you are not one of the quicker runners please keep to the rear to help avoid congestion, it will not take long for the field to clear the start.


Race Results


Full race results will be displayed on the Larkfield AC website when they are available after the race. They can be sent out by email, contact after the race. If you require results to be sent out by post, please leave a large envelope with £2 at the Race HQ.


Route Details 10k


This new course from 2022 remains for 2023; the majority of it will be on public roads. It is an accurately measured 10 kilometres (6.21 miles) 2 lap course around East Malling and Ditton. There will be markers every kilometre around the course and a water station around 5KM. Subject to the weather, we may provide a second water station around 3KM (+8KM) into the race. The finish is in the grounds of the research centre.


Please ensure you have your chip removed before leaving the finish funnel.

UK Athletics 

Licence ID: 2023-44951

Course Number 22/109

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Marshals & Runner Safety


This is a NO Head/Ear Phones event in line with current UK Athletics guidance, and there is now NO exception for bone conducting headphones. At all times runners must observe the Highway Code and rules of the road. Please abide by the directions of marshals around the course, but understand that marshals can only advise motorists and have no power to stop traffic. When running on the road, please keep to the left unless directed otherwise by the police or a marshal. While on the off-road / public footpath / cyclepath sections, please be aware of pedestrians and dog walkers who may not be expecting runners to pass them. 


Trophies and Prizes


Trophy and prize presentation will take place at the race HQ at around 11:00. These will be awarded in the following categories – Male 1st, 2nd, 3rd; M40; M50; M60; M70 Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd, F35, F45, F55, F65, Male team (3 to score) and Female team (3 to score); Please stay to watch the prize giving.

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