The Narth Run: 21 June 2015

The Narth Run is sponsored by Watson Fuels

The Narth Run is sponsored by Watson Fuels

2015 Results

UPDATE 11th June: Arrangements on the Day – Registration, Times and Car Parking

UPDATE: Course Changes announced 25th May 2015

THIS YEAR’S RUN

Those who have participated in previous years will have noticed that this year we’ve dropped a certain five letter word beginning with the letter “G” from the name of our run. This is because of a letter we received from Solicitors acting for the Nova Group – they organise the Great North Run and a number of other events featuring the “G” word. We now know that we have in the past been inadvertently infringing their trademark, and we’ve had to provide a written undertaking not to use the offending word ever again.

The Narth Run through the woods

The two previous races have both received good (another “g” word, but we think we’re OK) reviews – “very well organised and a (“g”-word deleted) day out”, “a good course and well marshalled” – and the aim this year is again to provide a series of races that will appeal to runners of different ages and abilities, and provide a safe and enjoyable day out for participants and spectators alike.

All proceeds will go The Narth Village Hall to support village events.

Three races through Maryland Woods/Trellech Common will take place. An approximately 2.5K fun run open to all runners aged 9 and over; a 2-lap 5K race open to all runners aged 11 and above; and a 4-lap 10K race open to all runners aged 15 and over. The 5K race and 10K races will start together. The 10K will include men’s and women’s team races sponsored by Watson Fuels. This year Chepstow Harriers are including our run in their 2015 championship.

Prizes and commemorative shields for all race winners. Medals to all those finishing the fun run. A minimum of £50 and a commemorative shield to the winning teams in the 10K race. And a runners raffle (drawn after the race – you have to be there to collect your prize) with your race number as your entry ticket.

All the races are off road on a mixture of forest roads and sometimes narrow paths, and involve uneven ground and some challenging hills.

To keep you fed and watered before, during and after the races – tea, coffee and cake (courtesy of the WI) – with a free cup of tea and piece of cake for all runners.

PREVIOUS YEARS’ RESULTS

Winners and record holders from 2013 and 2014 (pdf)

INFORMATION

The races

Three races through Maryland Woods/Trellech Common will take place. An approximately 2.5K fun run open to all runners aged 9 and over; a 2-lap 5K race open to all runners aged 11 and above; and a 4-lap 10K race open to all runners aged 15 and over. (See update 25th May for slight amendment to these distances.)

This year the 10K will include men’s and women’s team races (a minimum of four runners per team, the best three finishers from each team to count), and will also feature in the Chepstow Harriers 2015 championship.

Area Map showing facilities (pdf)

Route maps (updated 25th May following announcement of course changes)

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Fun Run, 5K and first 2 laps of 10K race. Click for large version (opens in separate window/tab)

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Last 2 laps of 10K. Click for large version (opens in separate window/tab)

All the races are off-road on a mixture of forest roads and sometimes narrow paths, and involve uneven ground and some challenging hills.

The races all start in Maryland/Trellech Common woods – about 10 minutes walk from the Village Hall. Especially if you plan to register on the day, please allow plenty of time for that process to be completed and to make your way to the start.

Start times

The fun run starts at 1015. The 5K and 10K both start at 1100.

Minimum ages

  • Entrants for the fun run must be 9 years or over on the day of the race.
  • Entrants for the 5K must be 11 years or over on the day of the race.
  • Entrants for the 10K must be 15 years or over on the day of the race

Facilities

Race headquarters will be at The Narth Village Hall, where toilet and limited changing facilities will be available, together with refreshments for participants and spectators. Drinks stations and refreshments will be provided in the start/finish area.

Free tea and cake for all runners.

Free parking near the village hall. Please car share if you can to ease the pressure on our small country roads.

To keep you fed and watered before, during and after the races – tea, coffee and cake (courtesy of the WI) will be available.

Safety

A risk assessment (pdf download) has been carried out and includes details of first aid provision (by the Severn Area Rescue Association), together with details of the arrangements for marshalling the event, both on the course, and on the country lanes providing access to the course. The risk assessment also includes details of the other measures that will be in place to minimise the risks to both participants and spectators.

Please note that you will be running off-road on a mixture of forest roads and sometimes narrow paths. All involve uneven ground. Off-road shoes are recommended, particularly if the weather has been wet.

ENTRY

Entry fees

  • £2.50 in advance for the fun run – £3 on the day.
  • £4 in advance for the 5K – £5 on the day.
  • £8 in advance for the 10K – £10 on the day.

Advance booking is now closedYou still have an opportunity to enter on the day but numbers are limited and the organisers reserve the right to close registrations when the maximum number for the event is reached.


By entering online you are agreeing to the following:

“I understand and accept that I take part in this race entirely at my own risk, and I absolutely relieve the organisers or anyone involved in the organisation of the event of any responsibility for any injury, loss, or damage to myself or my property that I may sustain in the course of or in connection with The Narth Run.

If I am under 18 years of age I confirm that I have the consent of my parent or guardian to take part in The Narth Run”

The Narth Village Hall will not pass your personal information to any third parties.

CONTACT

For further information about the run, please contact Steve Coppell

Tel: 01600 860617

Email: thenarthrun@gmail.com

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