Larkfield 10K (2 laps) & 5K Fun Run (1 Lap)

Kent Short Course Championship

Kent Grand Prix

Race Start - 10:30 

Sunday 15th September 2019

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

 

Instructions for Competitors

 

Please arrive by 9:00 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 www.larkfieldac.co.uk  and FaceBook Page so please keep an eye on this. Please direct any queries before the race to Will Jones, Race Director, email: lac10kracedirector@gmail.com

Instructions for Kent Short Course Championship

 

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

http://www.kcaa.org.uk/ExtractfromRulesforCompetition.pdf

Enter on the Day at the Kent Champs Desk at Race HQ

 

Identifier must be worn on back of vest during race.

http://www.kcaa.org.uk/road%20races.htm

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.

 

Directions

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 the 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. .

 

Facilities

 

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.

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 9:30 am presuming our race limit has not been reached.

£25 for 10k and £15 for 5k cash only

 

Illness/injury

 

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 which 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 www.larkfieldac.co.uk when they are available after the race. They can be sent out by email, contact lac10kracedirector@gmail.com after the race. If you require results to be sent out by post, please leave a large envelope with £1 at the Race HQ.

 

Route Details 10k

 

This is the same course as first used in 2010; 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.

Route Details 5k

This is 1 lap of the 10k course around East Malling and Ditton. There will be markers every kilometre around the course and water station at the finish line. Subject to the weather, we may provide a second water station around 3KM 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.

Marshals & Runner Safety

 

This is a NO Head/Ear Phones event in line with UK Athletics guidance, with the exception of bone conducting headphones. At all times runners must observe the Highway Code and rules of the road. Please abide by the directions of marshals and police 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 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 12:00. These will be awarded in the following categories – Male 1st, 2nd, 3rd; M40; M50; M60; M70 Female 1st, 2nd, 3rd, F35, F45, F55; Male team (3 to score) and Female team (3 to score). Please stay to watch the prize giving.

UK Athletics 

License Number: 2019 - 37920

Course Number 12/144

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