RUN IN THE PARK 10K ROAD RACE SUNDAY 21st MAY 2017 START 10.30AM
The club would like to welcome all competitors and friends to the annual Southampton Athletic Club 10k race. We would like to express our thanks to the Hampshire Recreation Department and staff of the Royal Victoria Country Park and Hampshire Constabulary for the use of their grounds. Thanks also to Waterside EMC for providing medical cover. This race continues to be sponsored by Alton Sports the running and footwear specialists who are situated opposite the entrance to the Swan Centre in Eastleigh.
HOW TO GET THERE
The Royal Victoria Country Park is situated on the eastern shore of Southampton water 3 miles from Southampton. The Park is well signposted and if travelling on the M27 you should leave at Junction 8. For sat nav the post code is SO31 5GA.
Please car share where possible to help to reduce congestion on the roads. From the park entrance you will be directed to the race car park.There will be a charge of £1 for parking in the race car park only; parking in other car parks may incur a charge of up to £4
The race is run entirely within the confines of the park and adjoining police grounds and consists of 3 laps with an additional 600 yards to finish adjacent to the historic chapel.Do not warm up or warm down inside the grounds of the Police College this is a secure area and not complying with this request could put at risk future races. Please also note that some of the roads and paths are narrow and those of you who are likely to be towards the rear of the field please be aware of the faster front runners lapping you towards the end of the race. Please run in single file where possible. Your assistance in this request is very much appreciated and will avoid possible accidents.
Your safety is of paramount importance. If you feel ill in the days leading up to the race DO NOT RUN . If you suffer from a medical condition please inform our medic’s before the race and write details on the reverse of your number along with a contact number.
The wearing of headphone music devices is prohibited. Marshals cannot warn you of safety issues if they are unable to communicate with you. The referee will disqualify runners for wearing headphones. Runners compete entirely at their own risk and Southampton Athletic Club / the Park Authorities cannot be held responsible for any loss, damage or injury sustained.
We rely on the goodwill of Hampshire Police in allowing us to use their grounds for part of the race loop. It would be very difficult to run the race without their assistance and we are very grateful for their help.However it is a high security area and if the security level should raise to the maximum alert we may have to cancel the race at short notice.In this unlikely event Southampton Athletic Club would be unable to refund any entry fees but would make a donation to charity in lieu.
The Prize presentation will take place as soon as possible after the race has finished. Each competitor may qualify only in his or her category. A list of prizes will be displayed on the day.
Richie Pearson Race Director , Southampton Athletic Club
The race is part of the Hampshire Road League Series run under UKA rules.