Dear PHOENIX Runner,
Please find below a summary of the final instructions for the Mogwai Runs, our 6 hour timed events, on Thursday 31st August and Friday 1st September 2017. You have entered either the Thursday or Friday event or BOTH.
(Please note, we absolutely cannot make ANY changes to entries at this late stage)
For our regular runners – this is a NEW location – I.E NOT on the THAMES TOWPATH J
This is our first visit to this venue so please do have a read through and familiarise yourself with the points below as these will cover off any questions you may have and should ensure things go well on both days.
REGISTRATION AREA – Opens at 8.30am
Fullbrook School – in the refectory / food hall (building diagonally to the right of the entry gates).
Fullbrook Sports Centre
Fullbrook School Grounds
New Haw, Addlestone
All race numbers will be given out at registration on the day from the school food hall.
Race numbers must be displayed clearly on the front of your apparel at all times during the event.
9.30am – this is a 6 hour timed event and we do not do early starts. The clock starts at 9.30am and stops at 3.30pm.
There will be a mandatory pre-run race brief 15 minutes before the start time at in the food hall and then we all walk to the start together.
PARKING – for your sat navigation, use KT15 3HW
There is ample parking within the Fullbrook School grounds. Turn right as you enter through the main gates and you will drive right past the registration hall. All parking in the school is FREE of charge.
The REGISTRATION VENUE
Fullbrook School will be opening their doors to us from 8.15am and giving us the use of their facilities. Please come to registration which will be in the main food hall or refectory. This is located in the building just inside the main school gates (located diagonally to the right of the main entry gates). The race briefing will also be done here at 9.15am.
TOILETS & FACILITIES, BAGGAGE
Registration Area – There are toilets in the school buildings which will be open for our use. There are also hot showers for afterwards located in the Fullbrook leisure centre right at the finish line. There is a short walk from the registration building to the start line (approx. 2 minutes) which we will all make together after the mandatory briefing.
Start Area – The start / finish area is directly behind the Fullbrook Sports Centre. The toilets and showers within the Sports Centre will be open throughout the event for our use. The pathway behind the centre is not very wide, so we will minimise any congestion by conducting the race briefing at the registration location and walking down just before the start time and getting you underway as quickly as possible. We would ask that faster runners try and position themselves at the front and those less concerned with times a little further back to ease any congestion just for the first few hundred metres.
Baggage – We’ll also have a tent at the start, which will be carefully positioned to be in our view at all times, where you can leave baggage or extra clothes at your own risk. I would strongly urge you not to leave any valuables.
RACE HQ – Start & Finish Area & Aid Station
Race headquarters, also known as ‘the tuck shop’ will be behind the Sports Centre to the side of the pathway, where there will be a well stocked aid station with lots of water (both in 7oz cups and 500ml bottles) and chocolate, sweets, crisps and general fun. If you want you can leave your own drinks and supplies here too (please label and place them on the left side of the tables). You will never be more than 1.65 miles from the race HQ as you run, (as long as you stay on the correct route that is; see route descriptions below).
Race Timing – LAP RULES and Etiquette
This is a six-hour timed event. The clock starts at 9.30am and runs out at 3.30pm. You can complete as many or as few full 3.28 mile laps in this time as you want. You need to complete one lap to qualify for the finishers’ medal. After each lap you will pass through the Race HQ and collect a coloured wrist band. You MUST get a wrist band for every lap you complete. When you finish running the wrist bands will be counted and verified to give you a final distance and time. Please do not just leave without ensuring we have captured your finish time and counted your laps.
We reserve the right to ask you not to go out for another lap, towards the end of the 6 hour time limit. This is only if there is no chance you will complete another full lap in the remaining time – please work with us on this – it’s for safety!
Complete 1 lap and you’re both a finisher and a winner in our eyes!
Complete 4 laps for a half marathon distance
Complete 8 laps for a full marathon distance, recognised by the 100 Marathon Club
Complete 9+ laps for an ultra marathon distance
When you no longer want to run you must RING THE BELL (an old 1920’s antique school-bell) which will be located at the race HQ. This is the signal that you have finished. At this point your distance and race time will be manually recorded, to be published in the results section on our website. You will then be presented with your finisher’s medal.
The ROUTE & WEATHER
At present, the weather preceding the events looks pretty good with mostly sunny spells and some cloud forecasted in the days leading up to the events. At this point in time the pathways are in very good shape and solid underfoot. On the race days the forecast is showing overcast with sunny spells, temperature lows of 10 degrees in the morning with highs of 22 degrees, so some warmer clothes at the start and for afterwards would be advisable and you might even need your sun cream during the run.
Either trail shoes or road shoes are perfectly suitable options, road shoes are preferable.
Please note that the towpath is a public right of way, so we would ask that you give due consideration to all other users. In particular, take extra care at the start / finish area, where there is a 150 meter section of pathway which is not very wide. Also – please take care at each of the road underpasses, where some of the bridges have a LOW HEAD CLEARANCE. As the route is an ‘out and back’ you will be passing other runners coming in the opposite direction, so please take extra care, especially when you cross the small wooden bridges – have a safe run. Use the opportunity to hurl encouragement, amongst other things, at your fellow runners. Personally, I’ve found that every single time I wish another runner well I run just a tiny bit faster myself!
PLEASE NOTE: At no point should you be crossing any roads on these routes – if you do come to a roadside, the chances are there is an underpass where the towpath goes underneath the road within just a few meters of your position! Please look for it and do NOT cross the roads.
Day 1 Route – All runners begin on the pathway behind the Sports Centre and run approximately 150 meters down to the canal towpath. Here you will cross over a small wooden lock bridge (take extra care here) and turn immediately RIGHT.
Navigation is about as easy as it can get – just follow the path with the canal on your right hand side. If you can’t see the canal, then somehow you are lost. Retrace your steps until you can see the canal and you are found.
At 2.65km, or 1.65 miles you will reach the turning point. There will be a marshal stationed here for the first few laps of the race who will make sure you turn back and are familiar with this turning point. The marshal will not be there for the duration of the race so please take note of the turning point. There will also be a large yellow sign on the left of the path telling you to ‘turn around’ – please go all the way to the turn point before turning back on each lap.
The overall course has no elevation gain or drop making this a flat and fast route.
Day 2 Route – All runners begin on the pathway behind the Sports Centre and run approximately 150 meters down to the canal towpath. Here you will cross over a small wooden lock bridge (take extra care here) and turn immediately LEFT.
Navigation is about as easy as it can get – just follow the path with the canal on your left hand side. If you can’t see the canal, then somehow you are lost. Retrace your steps until you can see the canal and you are found.
At 1.8km, or 1.1 miles you will reach the small black bridge. Cross the bridge and turn right (effectively you have to go left and back underneath the bridge) and then follow the River Wey for 800m. NOTE: the River Wey will be on you right hand side on the way out!
At 2.65km, or 1.65 miles you will reach the turning point right next to Byfleet Boat Club. There will be a marshal stationed here for the first few laps of the race who will make sure you turn back and are familiar with this turning point. The marshal will not be there for the duration of the race so please take note of the turning point. There will also be a large yellow sign at the end of the path telling you to ‘turn around’.
The overall course has no elevation gain or drop making this a flat and fast route. Well, except for the small black bridge, but that is sure to get easier and easier on each lap.
EMERGENCY CONTACT DETAILS for your phone
In the event of a medical emergency call the emergency services on 999 AND contact the Race Director, Rik Vercoe, directly on 07949 273732 AND always pass a message onto the next available runner (in case you do not have a mobile phone, this step is particularly important as the message is then relayed back to Race HQ). If you are that next available runner, come directly to race HQ and inform the Race Director or one of the Marshals.
Whilst it is not compulsory to carry a mobile phone during this event we do highly recommend it. Regardless, please program my mobile number into your phone – not later, do it right now!
Race Director: Rik Vercoe
Mobile: 07949 273732
FIRST AID & Medical
A first aid kit is located at the race HQ.
A Medical, Emergency and Ambulance Evacuation Plan is located at Race HQ in a red waterproof folder.
Foil blankets are kept at Race HQ for both emergency purposes and can be requested at any time.
Our races are generally small and designed to be low key and FUN!
We hope you have a great day out with us and we look forward to welcoming you!!
PHOENIX Running Ltd
For our full terms & conditions, we ask all participants to go to www.phoenixrunning.co.uk and familiarise yourself with our T&C’s and general race rules.
Day 1 – Route Map – Westbound
Day 2 – Route Map – Eastbound
Original Event Info Below
The Mogwai Run – Day 1 will be held on Thursday 31st August and is one of our movie themed runs.
You really won’t want to miss the medals for the Mogwai Runs – they are something special and whatever you do – don’t feed you medal from day 1 after midnight……
This is a 6 hour timed event where you choose – from 5km to ultra marathon, you can complete as many, or as few, laps as you like of a 5.3km, 3.28 mile, out and back, course along the beautiful canal and River Wey towpath near West Byfleet. We welcome all abilities of runner – complete one lap and you’re both a finisher and a winner in our eyes, or keep going and see how far you can get in the full 6 hour time limit and everyone gets the fabulous bespoke finishers’ medal.
Not sure? Well the beauty of this format is that you don’t even need to decide in advance – simply come and run a lap and see how you feel on the day and keep on going if it feels right.
Places will be strictly limited so don’t leave it too late to enter.
This event is fully sanctioned by the 100 Marathon Club and will count towards your numbers.
Entries will close if maximum entry numbers are reached (this is highly likely). There is NO ‘on the day entry’.
Registration opens from 8:30am. The postcode for your sat nav for parking on Selsdon Road is KT15 3HW.
|Summary||6hrs timed event | Flat | Trail|
|TRA Permit No.||980 / 17|
|Event Location||Fullbrook Sports, Centre Fullbrook School Grounds, Selsdon Road, New Haw, Addlestone, Surrey, KT15 3HW|
|Route Map (click to enlarge)|