West 4 Harriers Presents the 24th Annual
FULLER'S THAMES TOWPATH 10
9.00 a.m. Sunday 27th April 2014
THE RACE HAS NOW SOLD OUT.
A full entry list can be found here. Unfortunately there are no entries on the day.
Have a look at our previous chip timed results with Sportsystems.
The Race HQ and the Start and Finish area are situated in the Hartington Road/University of Westminster playing field, which backs onto the River Thames.
IMPORTANT RACE & SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
The race is a scenic ten mile multi-terrain race along the Thames Towpath, incorporating the towpath between Chiswick, Richmond and Kew. The route, while multi terrain is flat and fast so good for those runners aiming for a 10 miler PB. There will be markers at every mile. Here is the course map.
Please be aware the repair works on Chiswick Bridge could create a significant bottleneck after about 1km. The narrow pavement lasts for 200m and is only wide enough for two runners side by side.
Our marshals will try to warn and delay pedestrians/cyclists as they cross the bridge until you have all passed. However some may go through, if this is the case please be courteous and give them room, a slower start may well help your race in the long run!
>> For your safety and others, do not overtake by running on the road <<
We have chip to chip timing, and it may take a few minutes to cross the start line, don't worry it won't affect your timing and will help ease congestion on the bridge. However if you are going for an overall or age group prize, position yourself near to the front as these are based on gun to chip timing. We will provide marker boards with estimated finish times; try to be realistic where you stand!
Between miles 2 and 5 there are long, straight sections without a marshal. If you see someone have a problem please inform the next marshal.
Just after 5 miles you will cross the Old Deer Park footbridge; this is a short but narrow bridge so please listen to the marshal's instructions. Be aware of and give way to other members of the public using the bridge too.
Please note this course is unsuitable for pushchairs, wheelchairs or racing with dogs. For safety reasons runners are asked not to run with earphones from personal music devices, as you need to be able to hear the marshals give you vital instructions as you run on the course and of course hear them cheering you on!
Entrants are reminded that they should be able to complete 10 miles in 2 hours and that we cannot guarantee full support after 2.5 hours, although timekeepers will stay longer.
SPECTATORS & COMPETITORS NOTES
As well as our Thames Towpath 10 race, there will be football matches taking place from 10.30 am on the University playing fields. As matches are being played, unfortunately dogs are not allowed within the enclosed playing field. Spectators and competitors are requested to keep off the football pitches at all times. To prevent the possibility of broken glass on the playing field, please keep your glass memento in your rucksack or the bags provided.
This year race numbers & timing chips will be collected on the day.
At Race HQ, the team will be handing out numbers from 7.45 am. Please ensure you leave plenty of time to travel to the start to pick up your number. Remember, the race starts at 9 am.
Many thanks to our Sponsors for providing this year’s race prizes.
The prize giving will be held at the Race HQ tent at 10.30 am. Prizes will be awarded for:
1st Man/Woman: £100 cash plus Sponsors prizes
2nd Man/Woman: £50 cash plus Sponsors prizes
3rd Man/Woman: £25 cash plus Sponsors prizes
Winners from age group categories: £20 cash plus Sponsors prizes
M40-44, M45-49, M50-59, M60+
F35-39, F40-49, F50-59, F60+
Provided by our Sponsors for:
First 3 men in a team
First 3 women in a team
One runner/one prize excluding team prize (overall position takes priority over age cat)
There will be our classic Fuller’s TTT 2014 memento pint glass for all finishers!
SMILE FOR THE CAMERA!
After the event, check out your FREE race photos courtesy of sponsor Xempo sports clothing. Photos taken by those nice chaps at http://sussexsportphotography.com/
THE ALL IMPORTANT RESULTS
Provisional results will be posted on the Race HQ noticeboard. A full set of results will be made available by Sportsystems http://www.sportsystems.co.uk as soon as possible after the race.
Portaloos will be available near the race HQ, with double the number this year!
Kit bags can be dropped off at the baggage tent next to Race HQ, bag tags will be provided. Please note the organisers cannot accept responsibility for any personal belongings.
Please come ready to race as there are no discreet changing facilities!
GETTING TO THE RACE
PARKING: Is not permitted in the University of Westminster and Roko Sports Club ground, as this is private property.
Competitors are asked not to park in the road adjacent to the start area which should be kept as clear as possible for emergency vehicles. There are no parking restrictions in the surrounding area but we would recommend public transport as the best way to get to the race.
PUBLIC TRANSPORT: Chiswick mainline rail station is an 800m (10 minute) walk to the Start and is on the Waterloo – Hounslow line, stopping at Clapham Junction. The 190 bus runs between Hammersmith and Richmond tube stations and will drop you near the Start. If you are arriving at Turnham Green tube station, the E3 bus outside the station runs to Chiswick rail station.
There are two drinks stations on the course. The first water station is at Kew Railway Bridge, just before you reach mile 3. You will come back past this water station on your return at half way between miles 7 and 8. The second water station is by Richmond Swimming Pools, between miles 5 and 6.
Water will also be provided at the Finish.
Medical Despatch Ambulance Service will be providing Level 1 First Aid cover for our race.
We hope you enjoy running in this year’s Fuller’s Thames Towpath Ten!
West 4 Harriers
PROUD TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH
UKA Race Licence no: 2014-10658