Bedford Harriers Oakley 20 Sunday 26th March 2023-09:30
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Race Headquarters: The race headquarters are at Lincroft Academy, Station Road, Oakley, Bedford, MK43 7RE. There is no competitor parking at the race headquarters, please see ‘Vehicle Parking’ below. Roads will be closed in the vicinity of the race, please do not attempt to gain access to the area through the road closure or park on the run routes. Location map. Travel information & vehicle parking: Oakley is situated 3 miles north of Bedford just off the A6. Travelling from M1 (north) - At J14 follow the A509 onto A422 towards Bedford. At Bromham pick up local signs to Oakley. From M1 (South) – At J13 follow the A421 and exit at the Marsh Leys Junction signed A428 Bedford & Bromham. Follow local signs to Bromham and then to Oakley. From A421 East exit at the Marsh Leys Junction signed A428 Bedford & Bromham. Follow local signs to Bromham and Oakley. Vehicle parking: There is no parking at the rear of the race headquarters. Please do not park in the residential streets, use only the designated car parks. Participant parking is situated at Highfield Parc Industrial Estate Oakley. The nearest post code is MK43 7TA; what3words, ///lodge.speeded.chaos Travelling north on the A6 from Bedford please take the second exit signed for Oakley and follow the Car Park directional signage. Travelling south on the A6 towards Bedford please take the first exit signed for Oakley and follow the Car Park directional signage. Please DO NOT park in front of the race headquarters in Station Road or at the road junction with Reynes Drive and Station Road. Please ARRIVE EARLY TO AVOID DELAYS. The car parks will be signed and marshalled from 07:00 Please park as directed by marshals. Vehicle owners/drivers/passengers are advised that vehicles and contents are left at the owners/drivers/passengers risk and that the race organisers and other third parties will not be liable for losses or damages whatsoever. Public transport: Bedford is served by Thameslink Railway and East Midlands Trains. Please contact the operators for timetable information. There is an infrequent bus service to Oakley. Alternatively, a taxi service is available at the station for the 3 mile journey. Coronavirus Covid-19 spread prevention measures: All Government and NGB guidnace, rules, restrictions and statute will be followed. Precise requirements to be published closer to race day and all participants, volunteers, event officials, sub-contractors and the like will be advised accordingly. Race assembly, start and finish: The start of the race is in a playing field 350mts from the race headquarters. Start will be at 09:30 sharp and runners are requested to assemble adjacent to their predicted finish time signs. This is a chip timed event from the start, therefore there is no benefit in standing at a faster predicted finish time, you only inhibit faster runners. The finish is in the school grounds at the front of the race headquarters. The course is not suitable for wheelchair competitors. Late arrivals will not be permitted to start the race. Medical attendance/emergency: Medical assisstance will be available should you require any medical assistance, both mobile and at the finish. All marshals will have mobile telephones and emergency 'phone numbers should you need to summon medical assistance. If you feel unwell at any time during the event please make yourself known to marshals whilst on the course, or to the medical service providers if you feel unwell before or after the race. If you feel unwell between marshalling points please ask another runner to summon help on your behalf. Litter: Litter drop zones A litter drop zone will be available at each water station. Each litter drop zone will start 50mts before the water station and continue until 50mts past the water station. There will be signs to indicate the start and finish of the litter drop zones. Please do not drop litter outside of these zones. Yellow litter buckets Outside of the litter drop zones, please dispose of all litter in the yellow buckets stationed at all marshal positions. Race etiquette: Please keep to the left side of the road unless directed otherwise by race marshals. Marshals have no power to stop or direct traffic therefore all runners are responsible for their own safety. Please do not wear head/earphones, as you will not be able to hear marshals' safety instructions or other warnings. Headphones, Earphones and Similar Equipment: Bedford Harriers, along with many other race organisers, has endeavoured to persuade runners not to wear head/earphones (including bone conducting head/ear phones)* or similar equipment during races. These efforts have failed and consequently we have no alternative but to reluctantly adopt a strict disqualification practice for any runner seen wearing head/earphones (including bone conducting head/ear phones) or similar equipment. In respect of this race it is important that runners can hear the verbal warnings and instructions issued by race marshals. *Medical or prescription device to aid hearing excepted.
Bedford Harriers AC