** READ ME NOW ** 12th Sept

THE HURSLEY MULTI TERRAIN CHALLENGE 2019 IS FINALLY HERE

Below are a few things to read about that will make your day and run more enjoyable :)

1. Run numbers
Please visit the link below, use the search field to find your run number and then come back to finish off viewing the rest of the information. 

Your run number must be clearly visible on the FRONT of your torso.

Find your number via this link (run numbers should be available by midday Friday 13th): 

PLEASE ENSURE YOU KNOW YOUR RUN NUMBER IN ADVANCE OF ARRIVING

2. Main List of Events

Saturday 14th September 2-4 pm only, runners able to collect their numbers/t-shirts if ordered in advance should they wish at the event centre. Please do not try to collect before this time as the team will be busy.

Sunday 15th September

08:30 event centre opens, please do not turn up before. Race numbers can be collected from 8:30 to 10:00 only DON’T BE LATE PLEASE

09:00 Stands & refreshments open
10:15 Warm-up (near start/finish area)
10:30 10k starts followed by the 5k  - 15 mins later
12:00 race ends
12:15  – Prizegiving and spot prizes (please stick around if you can)
12:30 – Fun Run starts ( KS1 & KS2 only – parents welcome to run if they wish, two races/starts chip timed)
13:00 – Fun Run prize giving
09:00 – 14:00 enjoy the event with a BBQ/Bar, refreshments and other stands

Please note that you need to collect your run number, pins, buff between 2 pm to 4 pm on Saturday 14th and 8:30 am and 10:00 am on Sunday 15th from the main hall at John Keble School.

On Sunday please arrive with plenty of time to do this. If you have ordered a t-shirt/vest please visit the stand where you will be able to pick it up, we are unable to post t-shirts and medals post the event.

3. The Event Centre
Full details about the event centre here: https://hmtc.helpscoutdocs.com/article/67-event-centre

4. The 2019 Course
Full details on the 2019 course can be found at this link: https://hmtc.helpscoutdocs.com/article/23-2019courses

5. Parking
There is free parking for the event, please be patient and directed by the parking staff, BIG Chris and his team. There is strictly no parking in the school ground.

6. Toilets
We have more toilets than ever, however, if you can arrive “not needing to go” that will help keep any queuing to a minimum, any problems with toilets, please let our toilet marshall know asap. Toilets are located in the start area (see map) and NOT in the school.

7. Medical
We will have a team of medics on-site and on the course. There will be space on the back of the numbers for you to write any relevant medical details, please ensure you do this if needed.

8. Water Policy
It is very important that you read our event water policy at this link: https://hmtc.helpscoutdocs.com/article/45-2019-water-policy YOU NEED TO BRING WHAT YOU WANT TO DRINK ON THE COURSE

9. Prizes
The prize list for this year is shown via the link below. We have the locals prize back this year which is for runners who have entered within the postcode area of SO21 2.. We have also got a few spot prizes (and more to follow hopefully) however to win a spot prize you have to be at the event's prize giving which we hope will take place around 12:15 so please do try to hang around if you can. https://hmtc.helpscoutdocs.com/article/39-prizes

10. Photos
There is no official photographer this year, however, as in the past events, we are planning to put a number of photos up on the HVCA Flickr feed in due course. Big thanks to Nick Turner for being our photo man. Please also post any great photos, to your own social media and use the hashtag #hursley10k.
View archive: https://bit.ly/2x7RPIJ

11. Refreshments
Hursley Park Cricket Club will be providing tea, coffee, cakes and soft drinks. The HVCA will be providing a BBQ and small beer bar for your enjoyment. 

12. Things to do
There will be a bouncy castle for the kid's weather permitting. Sponsors including Up & Running will be on site selling goods. There is plenty of space for spectators but they must observe out of bounds tapes.

13. Results
Results form the event can be found on this page: 

14. Tee-shirts / vests
If there is any stock remaining it will be on sale at the event £15 for shirts and £10 for vests. You can order now if you wish https://race-nation.co.uk/register/the-hursley-village-community-association/store or have the correct cash as the event.

14. Sponsors
A big thank you to our sponsors who have given us financial backing, advice, prizes and discounts to runners. These include Charters Estate Agents Winchester, Up & Running Southampton, Studio Twenty 3, The Old Forge Hair Salon, Fyffes, Rees Leisure & R&W Engineering. 

15. Charities
This year the event is supporting The Murray Parish Trust and Wessex Heartbeat more information about these charities can be found here https://hmtc.helpscoutdocs.com/category/22-event-charity

AND FINALLY

We will see you on Sunday ready to go. If you have registered for a friend please make sure you pass this briefing note on to them.

Your promise to have fun, keep smiling and not to arrive at the finish safely with air still in your lungs, but rather to cross the line-busting a gut, totally worn out, shouting "SMASHED IT... what a run"

We hope you have found everything you were looking for, but if not please get in touch with support@hursley10k.co.uk 

Important Notes
1. THERE IS NO ENTRY ON THE DAY FOR ANY OF OUR RUNS; Please don’t ask
2. ITS GOING TO BE MAINLY DRY BUT MUDDY AND SLIPPERY IN PLACES WEAR APPROPRIATE SHOES – NO MUDDY SHOES IN THE SCHOOL PLEASE
3. The event centre can be found at John Keble School, Hursley Park Rd, Hursley, Hampshire SO21 2LA.
4. Please follow the car parking marshals who will direct you to the appropriate car parks, there is no parking at the school. Parking is close to the event centre leave 15 mins.
5. Please use the area as you enter the field as the main gathering point, and you will be asked to move forward to the start line from here. 
6. If you have family and friends coming to support you please ensure they follow marshals instructions when in and around the start/finish area, please observe out of bounds areas.
7. No DOGS are allowed on the school ground or the course.
8. We regret that the course is unsuitable for wheelchair athletes or parents with buggies. The course must be completed on foot (no blades, cycles, buggies, dogs etc permitted)
9. There is space in the main hall to leave running bags, at your own risk, limited changing facilities on site, so come prepared to run.
10. Toilets are provided near the start and will be marked. Please leave them as you would expect to find them.
11. We are expecting all runners of the main 10k event to be finished in 90 minutes.
12. We have a race feedback form ready to go which we would appreciate your help in us making the event even better in the future  https://harkweb.wufoo.com/forms/z166a3zu06y4omx/
13. Further information can be found on our website, check our questions page; please do check it out before getting in touch.
14. Our Run Makers will be wearing high-vis vests or Run Maker tee-shirts, please ask them for help if you need it.
15. First Aid points are at the start and midway on the course.
We very much hope you will enjoy the day; please do bring any friends and family along to support you.

Once in a while, we try doing something that we’re not sure we can pull off.  It’s risky, it’s wild, it’s a bit foolish, and the outcome is uncertain.  But something tells us, “I think I’ve got this” and we run with that optimistic notion, well aware that it’s short-lived.  We somehow manage to make it happen and walk away unharmed, holding our heads a little higher than before. There is no better feeling than finding a big chunk of hidden potential.

“Live unbound.”

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