Route and Map 10km (5km run twice) and 5km Run
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10K and 5K Race Route and Finish:
10K and 5K Race Route and Finish – no changes from last year.
Both the 10K and 5K races have the same Start and Finish lines. The Start Line is out on the road and the Finish Line is in Wythall Park. See Map.
The 10K race is 2 laps of the 5K route, so when approaching the park at the end of the first lap the 10k runners should keep left, staying on the road to head off for a second lap. 5K runners, and 10K runners at the end of their second lap – head in to the park to the Finish Line.
We are using a race timing app called Race Splitter, same as the last few years. See http://racesplitter.com
We have looked into the possibility of using race timing chips, but these are still looking a bit too expensive for a small(ish) charity event such as ours. Race Splitter gives us the next best option, an advance on the clipboard, stopwatch and laptop methods which although have worked well over previous years, began to struggle once we introduced the 10K race last year. Race Splitter allows us to do independent timing of the 10K and 5K races, simplifying the task of separating the results.
Using this we hope to hold the winners award ceremonies shortly after the race.
Full results should then be published on our website within 24-48 hours.
1.5Km Fun Run Route
1.5km Fun Run route
Note: Due to the mass of people finishing all very close together, we won’t be attempting to record finish times for the Fun Run this year. The “inter-schools cup” will still be awarded to the first local school to get 6 runners home.