PLEASE NOTE BOTH RACES ARE INCLUDED IN THE SUFFOLK GRAND PRIX SERIES 2018
Please go to the Suffolk Grand Prix page under "Race Series" tab for further information
Named after Bert Tarpley, one of the earliest Pacer members and former club President, this event is very much part of the local race calendar. The course passes through beautiful countryside and is run along gently undulating country lanes.
This event is run over two distances, 10 miles and 20 miles, and the latter fits perfectly into the training calendar for a spring Marathon. Each junction is marshaled and the course is well signed. Please note the roads are lightly used but are not traffic-free so keep left at all times.
Finally, there will be a cut-off time of four hours from the start of the 20m race. This means there will be no marshals or support vehicles from 2.30pm.
Sunday 25th February 2018
20 mile race starts: 10.30am
10 mile race starts: 11.30am
Race HQ: Thurston Community College, Beyton Campus, Drinkstone Road, Beyton, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9AQ. Please note parking is a short walk from HQ (details below).
Both races start and finish at Race HQ. We recommend you arrive at least 45 minutes before your race starts.
Registration (at Race HQ)
Saturday 24th Feb / 10.00am - midday
Race Day / 8.15am – 10.00am
PLEASE NOTE, NUMBERS NOT COLLECTED BY 10.00AM WILL BE REALLOCATED TO PEOPLE WHO TURN UP ON THE DAY HOPING FOR A PLACE
There will be a Help Desk as well as toilet, changing and baggage facilities. There will also be refreshments, including a HUGE amount of cakes!
Donations for refreshments will be, as in previous years, donated to the charity of our choice.
Car parking is available near the venue; please follow the marshals' directions. This car park is large enough for everyone and very close to the Start/Finish area. To avoid unnecessary disturbance to the village could all visitors please use this official car park. Please note parking on the village green is strictly prohibited.
Car Parking: Tostock Road, Beyton, Bury St Edmunds IP30 9AG.
The event is chip timed and numbers and chips will be available for collection during the morning of the Saturday, as well as from 8.15am on Race Day. Please do remember to complete the medical/emergency details on the reverse of your number.
We will provide appropriate medical support should it be required. In an emergency please go to the nearest marshal. Competitors are strongly advised NOT to run if they feel unwell or feel they are unfit to race.
Please note the use of personal audio devices with earphones is not permitted during your race. There will be three water stations on the 10 mile course and five on the 20 in addition to water being available at the Finish.
A copy of the Risk Assessment is available from the Race Director upon request.
Race Day information
All participants will be emailed just prior to Race Day with full details.
These will be texted to those of you who gave us a mobile number and will be available immediately after the race.
These will also be published on our website as well as www.racesonline.uk .
For those of you wishing to be included in the Suffolk Grand Prix, please check your results for accuracy and notify Claire (firstname.lastname@example.org) of any errors by end of Friday 2nd March.
The results for the Series will be calculated after that point and no further changes will be made.
These will be awarded for the following categories:
First three finishers, Male and Female Open
First Male and Female Junior Under 21 (in both races)
First Male Vet 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 and 70+
First Female Vet 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60 and 65+
First Team Male and Female (3 to score)
Thurston Community College First Male and First Female (in both races)
We also have a £100 cash prize for setting a new course record (male and female, for both the 10 and 20 mile course).
10 Mile Race
Men Andrew Rooke / JAFFA 52:48 (2016)
Women Felicity Milton / Woodford Green AC 59:15 (2012)
20 Mile Race
Men David Hudson / BRJ Running Club 1:51:24 (2017)
Women Sarah Bird / Woodford Green AC 2:00:49 (2013)