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It's THIS SUNDAY.....everything is going to plan our end, hope that's the same for you too??
REALLY important - don't forget the clocks GO BACK this Saturday evening.....!!! PLEASE don't turn up an hour early - that won't help anyone!
We're very grateful to Six Star Running & Fitness for sponsoring this event - look out for Katherine - number 63!!! This event is being held in memory of a longstanding Woodley Town Councillor and Reading Roadrunner, David Stares who sadly passed away earlier this year.

Some important information you need to know about the event:

  • The start list and times for the event can be found here.
  • Your race number will depecit which wave you are in. When you arrive onsite on the event day - please head straight to the relevant holding pen for your wave. Within the holding pen there will be a portable toilet and hand sanitiser available. PLEASE BE IN YOUR HOLDING PEN NO LATER THAN 5 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR START TIME. Please do your necessary warming up well away from the start line.
  • Please do not turn up to the event if you are unwell or displaying Covid symptoms as indicated here on the NHS website.
  • There is plenty of local parking nearby as shown here. Please note there is no parking at Woodford Park Leisure Centre.
  • There is no baggage drop facility - please only bring the bear minimum to the event site.
  • Social distancing must be observed at all times throughout the course, not only with fellow runners & marshalls, but also with the general public. This means you may have to wait or step off the path should the necessity arise. 
  • Spectators are STRONGLY DISCOURAGED from attending the event - we appreciate this is not easy, but please help us to help everyone by abiding to this.
  • NO in-ear headphones to be worn – you will be disqualified, it is for yours and others safety. Bone conducting headphones are allowed.
  • There are NO WATER STATIONS this year - please bring your own hydration for during the event.
  • The course is a one 10km anti-clockwise lap around the roads of Woodley, exiting Woodford Park via Haddon Drive and coming back in via Headley Road.
  • If you wish to overtake a runner infront - please communicate this to allow the runner infront to move over for you to pass safely.
  • First 3km of the route the roads are being traffic managed but are not entirely closed to traffic so please run on the pavement where safe to do so or the left hand side of the road.
  • Once you get to 3km (Old Bath Road) you are to run on the pavements – YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO RUN IN THE ROAD FROM THIS POINT ONWARDS with the exception of Mays Lane (between 5km - 6km) where there is no pavement and the traffic is being managed.
  • The route has been measured using pavements from where you join the A4 roundabout and the use of road (especially at roundabouts) will be considered as improper shortcuts.
  • You will be running on shared pavements, please be courteous and give space to the general public.
  • Please obey instruction for marshals at junctions and roundabouts – they CANNOT and WILL NOT stop traffic; but can manage you!!! Please be prepared to stop at junctions, crossing and roundabouts and to give way to other road users, traffic and pedestrians.
  • Medals and sealed bottled water will be available at the finish line.
  • There will be no prize giving on the day - trophies for 1st/2nd/3rd male female overall and 1st V40/V50/V60/V70 Male & Female will be posted to the winners after the event.
  • Once you have finished the event, we request you leave Woodford Park as soon as practically possible.
It is completely your choice as to whether you wear your race number or not for your race! All we ask is that you do your run on Sunday and upload your result here by following this process:
1. Find your name on the list (which will be populated by Sunday morning) - N.B. there is a "search" function in the top right hand corner

2. Click "EDIT TIME" on the right of your name

3. Complete the form - A link to your activity via Strava/Garmin/MapMyRun/Apple/Fitibit is fine :-).
4. Press "Submit".

Your result will show against your name. Once we have verified your result (usually within an hour), it will show in the correct ranking/order.

5. MEDALS and a special gift (we're not giving away this month's just yet!) are being sent out from Monday 26 October. 
If we cannot stage the event – and this may be a LAST-MINUTE decision that is taken
out of our hands, the event will take place VIRTUALLY on Sunday 25 October.
This means you run 10km on the day and submit your time and proof (Garmin/FitBit/Apple/Strava link) to our timing website. It really isn’t complicated – we ran several virtual events over the summer with no major issues.

The Woodley 10km has always been a community event with a charity donation linked to the event, and this would be no different if the event takes place virtually. We will be making a donation to Prostate Cancer UK, which is the Mayor of Woodley’s charity of the year.

We will of course keep you updated as/when we need to – in the meantime, keep healthy, fit and washing your hands.

Best wishes
Ellie & Ian
Event partners
Barnes Fitness
Bracknell, Berkshire
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