Run St Magnus

07 Jul 2019

Organiser's Description

Welcome To Run St Magnus!

St. Magnus Marathon and Relay, Orkney.

The UK’s Most Northerly.

And St. Magnus 10K

Sunday 7th July 2019

 

 

  • The Birsay Community Association welcomes you to the fourth St. Magnus Marathon, and the third St Magnus 10K. With new relay team entries to the marathon. (Limited to 10 teams)

 

  • To be held on Sunday 7th of July 2019.

 

  • The marathon starts at 10:00am from Kirkwall’s St. Magnus Cathedral, the marathon route follows that associated with the journey undertaken by his followers after the martyrdom of the Viking Earl Magnus to the ancient Christ’s Kirk in Birsay, finishing at the nearby Birsay Community Hall.

 

  • Starting from the front of Kirkwall’s historic Cathedral the marathon route proceeds into the beautiful north-west corner of the mainland, Orkney’s “Hidden Treasure” of Birsay. It will provide great photo opportunities at various points on the route; the UK’s most northerly, it is also one of the most rewarding distance runs, through wonderful coastal scenery, with challenging gradient changes. A map of the route can be found at www.birsayhall.com

 

  •  St. Magnus 10K, taking the circular route from the Birsay Community Hall round the Loch of Boardhouse, a wonderfully scenic road run.

 

Entries

All entries are via Entry Central; there will be no entries on the day of the race. Transfers are allowed until Sunday 9th June, 2019; this must be done by contacting the Race Director at info@runstmagnus.org.  After that date race entries are not exchangeable.

Health and Safety

Clear route maps will be posted at Registration and sent out in a reminder email 2 weeks before the event; we ask you to study these clearly before the race. The route is well signposted, but it is almost all on public roads, not closed to traffic. Unfortunately, due to UK Athletics rules, runners must NOT wear headphones when running. The organisers are being assisted by a number of volunteer marshals. The safety of all is paramount and it is a condition of entry that competitors must follow the instructions of the marshals. First aid will be at the finish line and, if required on course, a marshal will contact First Aiders via our dedicated communications system.

The marshals will be on the course for the required time to oversee all capabilities of runners, noting that runners must enter emergency contact details on the back of their bib number.

 

Facilities

There are changing facilities at Registration including toilet facilities; car parking is available and details will be included with the Registration Pack. Marathon runners’ kit being taken to the finish at Birsay Hall, and transport back to Kirkwall in the afternoon for those returning there.

There will be 7 water stations on the Marathon route with 1 on the 10K route, and water will be available at the finish.

 

A Week-end, as well as an Event

We look forward to welcoming all to Birsay to enjoy this unique event, both local Orkney folk as well as visitors from elsewhere.

An added attraction will be the popular 5K Fun Run, again following a circular route starting at the Birsay Hall.

 

Catering and refreshments will be available from 10am on the day, along with childrens’ and other entertainments.

A ceilidh and the prize giving will be held in the Hall on the evening of the event, again by ticket only.

(Please note that entrants and their families will be given priority for ticket purchases for the Celidh).

Travelling to Orkney

By railway, coach, or car, plus ferry, make your way to either Aberdeen or Scrabster, the harbour by Thurso, from where you can travel by NorthLink Ferries, or to Gill’s Bay, near John O’Groats, to travel with Pentland Ferries: both coach and train links connect with these ferry services. 

 

Where to stay

Excellent camping and caravan, and Hostel, facilities are available immediately next door to the finish at the Birsay Community Hall, with self-catering and bed & breakfast accommodation throughout the parish. Orkney also has more of these, as well as excellent hotel accommodation, in the larger towns of Stromness and Kirkwall; we will again ensure fantastic transport arrangements are in place for easy movement to the event and the supporting entertainments. Please go to www.visitorkney.com for more information on travel and accommodation.

 

 

 

 

Relay teams of 3. (Any gender mix)

Relay teams are responsible for dropping and picking up their team members from change over points. Therefore will need a car +/- a driver.

All team members to attend registration at the Town Hall Kirkwall (across from the St Magnus Cathedral). Leg 2 & 3 runners can watch the start before heading to their change over points.

The three legs are:

1. Kirkwall to Finstown (7.4 miles)

This route starts flat but you are soon faced with the Hatston brae, before heading over Sunnybank to the old Finstown road, after a good bit of undulation there is a nice down hill. Before the gentle uphill then downhill again into Finstown.

 

2. Finstown to Evie (7.8 miles)

This segment starts pretty flat through Firth towards Rendall for a few miles. But then there is the climb up through Rendall to Evie. 

 

3. Evie to Birsay (11 miles)

The longest and probably toughest section. Let's just say you have a few up and down hills through Costa & Swannay before you reach the wonderful top of the hill. Where you are greeted by a beautiful view of the Broch of Birsay, you know then it's only a few miles to go and nearly all downhill! 

 

Please click on marathon info for more details on facilities etc. 


Start Date and Time: Sunday 7th July 2019 at 10am.

Registration: 08.00 to 9.30am at the Town Hall Kirkwall. (Directly opposite St Magnus Cathedral)

You will be issued with your race number and timing chip at Registration. Please note, runners must enter emergency contact details on the back of their race number. A race time limit of 6:00 hours, after which we will have to withdraw course support/services. This time will only be changed due to weather conditions. Any change to the time limit will be announced at the start.

There will be a race briefing and optional warm-up at 9.50am outside the Town Hall.

If for any reason you are unable to run your number may be transferred to another runner until close of business Sunday the 9th of June 2019 via entry central. Deferrals can be made by contacting the event organisors on the below email. No refunds will be given unless the race is cancelled.


Course: This is a Scottish Athletics certified course.  There will be 7 water stops on the route, runners are invited to leave their own bottles with gels etc attached at stations 2,3,4, & 6. Bottles should be labelled with runners number and put into the relevent numbered box at registration. Runners numbers will be emailed out to runners in the final race instructions the week before the event.

Station 1 @ 3 miles

Station 2 @ 7.4 miles (+4.4 miles)

Station 3 @ 11.7 miles (4.3 miles)

Station 4 @ 15.2 miles (+3.5 miles)

Station 5 @18.2 miles (+3 miles)

Station 6 @ 21.7 miles (+3.5 miles)

Station 7 @25.3 miles (+3.6 miles)

 

Safety: Clear route maps will be on display in the Town Hall and we ask you study these carefully before the start of the race. The route is well sign posted but is all on public roads which will remain open to traffic. All runners are responsible for their own and others safety and must ensure that they remain aware of other road users at all times and can clearly hear instructions from marshals and other race officials. The use of personal music players is not permitted. First Aid will be located at the  Birsay Hall, and if required during the race, a marshal will contact First Aiders via our dedicated communications system.

Finish: As you finish you will be given your medal, t-shirt and goody bag.

Facilities: There are changing facilities at the  Town hall including toilets facilities.

 

Prizes:  Trophies for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female along with 1st Male in the following age categories 40-49, 50-59 and 60+ and 1st Female in the following age categories 35-44, 45-54 and 55+.

 

If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact the organisers at

info@runstmagnus.org

The 10K starts from the Birsay Hall at 11.20am on Sunday the 7th of July 2019.

Registration: 10.00 am to 11.00 am on race day at the Birsay Hall.

You will be issued with your race number and timing chip at Registration. Please note, runners must enter emergency contact details on the back of their race number.  This time will only be changed due to weather conditions.

There will be a race breifing at 11.00 am also in the hall.

If for any reason you are unable to run your number may be transferred to another runner until close of business on 9th June 2019 via entry central.  No refunds will be given unless the race is cancelled.

Course: This is a Scottish Athletics certified course. The course is a fairly flat route anti-clockwise around the boardhouse loch with a nice uphill around the 8K mark.  There is one water stop at half way.

Safety: Clear route maps will be on display in the hall and we ask you study these carefully before the start of the race. The route is well sign posted but is all on public roads which will remain open to traffic. All runners are responsible for their own and others safety and must ensure that they remain aware of other road users at all times and can clearly hear instructions from marshals and other race officials. The use of personal music players is not permitted. First Aid will be located at the hall, and if required during the race, a marshal will contact First Aiders via our dedicated communications system.

Finish: As you finish you will be given a medal and t-shirt.

Facilities: There are changing facilities at the hall including toilet/showers facilities. There will also be a designated area for bags to be left. Car parking will be in a field adjacent to the hall, where marshals again will provide directions. May we remind you that all vehicles and belongings are left at the owners risk.

A range of catering options will be availble to purchase at the hall.

Prizes: Trophies for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Male and Female, and also 1st male over 40 & 1st female over 35.

 

If you require any further information do not hesitate to contact the organisers at

info@runstmagnus.org

Prices

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09 Jun 2019£88.00£90.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

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31 Dec 2018£33.00£35.00
31 Jan 2019£38.00£40.00
09 Jun 2019£43.00£45.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

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09 Jun 2019£13.00£15.00

*Discounted for members of any of SA EA WA

For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 07 Jul 2019

Closing Date: 09 Jun 2019

EventAvailable/TotalStatus
St Magnus Marathon Relay??/10Waiting List
St Magnus Marathon??/120Open
St Magnus 10k??/150Open
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Organiser

Trevor Spence
   
St Magnus Cathederal Broad Street Kirkwall KW15 1NX