Ryde 10 miles 2021 Full Race Information Pack

Sunday 27th June 2021 at 10.00am                                                    (“ctrl-p” or “right click – print” to print)

Run under UK Athletics Rules – UKA Licence No: 2021-40372

Dear Runner,

Thank you for your entry to the RYDE 10 mile ROAD RACE 2021. There has been a huge amount of effort behind the scenes this year to plan, negotiate and agree a format for this race to allow it to take place during the current Covid 19 restrictions.

Please read this document thoroughly as it is imperative that, when you turn up to race on 27th June, you are fully aware of your responsibilities and have a clear understanding of the race day plans. There will be enhanced scrutiny from the EA adjudicator Public Health and the local population, so don’t turn up expecting things to be as they have always been because they will not, the timing plan and rules laid out in this document must be followed by everyone taking part.

Your stated target times will be used to seed the start. The fastest runners will start first and the slowest last.

Questions can be asked on our FaceBook page and by email at races@rydeharriers.co.uk – web site is www.rydeharriers.co.uk

Have a great race and thank you.

Numbers:

Your race number and BibTag timing chip will be posted to you, please do not pin through the chip tag!

PLEASE EMAIL RACES@RYDEHARRIERS.CO.UK IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED IT BEFORE THE RACE.

All runners must wear their race number pinned to the front of their vests.

Please fill in the Medical Details on the back of your number.

DO NOT run wearing someone else’s number – it is against UK Athletics rules and could cause problems in the event of illness or accident as well as complicating the results.

No transfer of numbers permitted after the numbers are mailed out 14/06/2021

Any queries please contact: e-mail  races@rydeharriers.co.uk

Travel:

Suitable Transport from Portsmouth and Southsea are the 8:15am Wightlink Portsmouth/Ryde Catamaran sailings and 8.15am and 8.45am Hovertravel Southsea/Ryde Hovercraft sailings.  Times should be confirmed by phoning Wightlink on 0871 376 1000 or Hovertravel on 01983 811000.

Travel Sponsorship:

Wightlink may be offering concessionary ferry fares for 2021.

Details can be found on our website on this link – http://www.rydeharriers.co.uk/Concessions/

Race Venue:

Venue: Ryde Rowing Club (OS grid reference SZ 601927) is a 20 minute walk along the esplanade from Ryde Pier.

To comply with our Covid licence the venue will not be open.

Toilets and Changing etc:

There will be public toilets open in Appley Park (https://gridreferencefinder.com?gr=SZ6062892357|Point_s_B|1&t=Point%20B&v=r – just along the front from Ryde Rowing Club – access is along the lower beach path then up) and at the Western End of the Canoe Lake (https://gridreferencefinder.com?gr=SZ5997092728|Point_s_A|1&t=Point%20A&v=r)

No changing facilities will open.

There will be no general use secure baggage so please come ready to run, if you are a mainland runner without access to a car there will be limited bag storage – drop your bag off at the start and we will transport to the finish.

Before 10:00AM there will be plenty of parking around the Canoe Lake – APPLEY CAR PARK IS CLOSED.

First Aid Cover:

Wight Event First Aid will be present.

Headphones:

PLEASE NOTE – FOR SAFETY REASONS THE USE OF IN-EAR HEADPHONES IS NOT PERMITTED – IN ACCORDANCE WITH ENGLAND ATHLETICS GUIDELINES BONE CONDUCTING HEADPHONES ARE ALLOWED

Start:

To provide a socially distanced start this will be in Appley Park on the Top Lawn above the car park. (https://gridreferencefinder.com?gr=SZ6059392216|Point_s_C|1&t=Point%20C&v=r)

The start will use a socially distanced layout of Knotted ropes and signs on the lawn. It will be seeded by expected finish time, runners are asked to arrive as late as possible and be ready to assemble at 09:50 for a 10:00 start.

Runners allocated numbers will indicate where they should stand at the start in lines of 4 (1 to 4 being the fastest and first away, 197 to 200 the last to leave) – this will be marshalled. Runners will be called forward in 2’s and started at 2 to 3 second intervals their race time will start when they cross the chip timing mats.

Runners will do a loop on the grass before running down Appley Lane and through the ROAD CLOSED SOUTHERN WATER works – we have permission to use the road closed section so do not run on the footpath.

Please be careful both on the grass but also in this first section as the road surface isn’t good.

Course:

The course is a single lap, covering Ryde, Puckpool, Seaview, St. Helens, Netttlestone, Seaview and back to Ryde.  The course is not suitable for wheelchairs.

The course has recently been measured – a course map is available via Map My Run at – http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/1888385102

UK Athletics Course Accuracy Certificate 18/027

Finish:

The finish will be as normal in the small grass area adjacent to South Walk (landward side of Canoe Lake).

Due to Covid Restrictions there will be No Presentation – finish drinks will be positioned just after the finish along with a table with medals, please remember to pick up a medal!

Prize winners will be contacted for bank transfer details.

RUNNER COVID-19 CODE OF CONDUCT

Please ensure that you read and observe this code of conduct to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone.

  • Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19 as outlined by the NHS, please read the information at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-Covid-19/.
  • Do your homework – make sure you are aware of and understand this pre-race briefing information.
  • Come ready to run – minimise your interaction with race staff, volunteers, and participants by being as self-sufficient as possible.
  • The Venue will not be open so there will be no changing facilities,
  • Please arrive ready to run – arrive late and leave early
  • Come alone if you can (we are discouraging spectators, particularly at the start, finish).
  • Under no circumstances swap your number or give your place to another participant.
  • Be respectful to volunteers and participants.
  • Always observe social distancing. We will be under scrutiny by the Run Britain Race Adjudicator and locals so please follow social distancing.  There will be ‘Stop the Spread’ signs spread around the venue and field as a reminder.
  • Carefully consider your travel plans, avoiding public transport if possible. If you are travelling by car please follow the guidance and only give lifts to those in your social bubble.
  • Leave more time than you normally would to get to and from the event.
  • Be prepared to bring your own (extra) water Note: sealed bottled water will be provided at the drink stations and the finish. Please dispose of rubbish responsibly in the bins provided (there will be marshalled managed bins the drink station and 200m down the course).
  • Be aware of your personal hygiene e.g. avoid spitting and nasal clearance.
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other participants, spectators, volunteers, and the public. Don’t run with or carry children in the race.
  • Bring your own hand sanitizer. There will be hand sanitizer at the toilets.
  • If you experience COVID symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known through the government’s Track & Trace system.
  • The start will use a socially distanced grid and be seeded by expected finish time, runners are asked to arrive as late as possible and be ready to form up at 09:50 for a 10:00 start. This will be signed and marshalled on the day.  Runners are asked to leave after they finish.
    NOTE:  Please read the section on the START below.
  • Important note: With the seeded start it should not be necessary to overtake in the first 200m or so, after this please overtake safely and in a socially distanced way (+1m).
  • After you finish pick up a drink and memento then leave the area as quickly as possible. We are requesting that runners leave the race area after finishing to minimise numbers.
  • If you have a comment for the Race Adjudicator OR race staff please submit it via email after the event.
  • Finally – hope you have a good and enjoyable run!

 SPECTATOR COVID-19 CODE OF CONDUCT

(please pass on to any supporters you bring along although we are discouraging this)

Please ensure that you read and observe this code of conduct to ensure a safe and enjoyable event for everyone.

  • Consider whether it is necessary for you to attend as a spectator – the advice is ‘don’t spectate’
  • Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of covid-19 outlined by the NHS, please read the information at https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-Covid-19/.
  • Do your homework – make sure you are aware of and understand the pre-race briefing information offered by the event
  • The Venue will not be open
  • Be self-sufficient – bring your own hand sanitizer and refreshments, dispose of rubbish in the bins provided on site (or if on the course take it with you)
  • Avoid the most congested areas of the course including the start and finish and plan how you will get to your viewing position – however, the advice is ‘don’t spectate’
  • If you are travelling home with a participant, agree a designated meeting place after the race
  • Avoid physical contact with participants, volunteers or spectators including high fives and hugs etc.
  • Wherever possible keep toilets clear for the use of participants and event staff and volunteers
  • Be respectful to volunteers and participants
  • Always observe social distancing
  • Carefully consider your travel plans, avoiding public transport if at all possible. If you are travelling by car please follow the guidance and only give lifts to those in your social bubble
  • Leave more time than you normally would to get to and from the event
  • Be mindful of your surroundings and impact on other spectators, participants, volunteers and the public. Please dispose of any rubbish responsibly
  • If you experience COVID symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known through the government’s Track & Trace system.