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The Viper 15 mile trail run

29 Apr 2018

A different time of year for 2018.  Making the most of the spring trails before the nettles take over! 

TRA permit number: 1435

The venue: Admirals Park is situated in the county town of Chelmsford, Essex.  Those of you who do the local parkrun will know our start/finish location as "The hill!"....others as the venue for the summer beer festival.

Parking: A pay and display car park is nearby, but has limited spaces.  There are further car parks near the Fire Station that has a short walk to Admirals Park   There are plenty of further car-parks in town.  Bicycle racking is located at the start finish area too, so ideal for those who live locally and/or triathletes in training please ride on over.

Registration: Registration is open from 10.30am until 11.20am near the start /finish line located at the to off the hill from the toilet block.

This is where you will collect your race bag that contains your race number, high vis' event tee-shirt and a gel or bar from http://32gi.co.uk/.  Safety pins are available at registration too.  We encourage you to wear the T-shirt during the race. PLEASE NOTE, T-SHIRTS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE TO ENTRIES AFTER 28/03/2018.  (alternatives maybe available.)

TRA club members:  please show us your TRA membership cards to confirm your eligibility for the discount received when you complete the online registration process (£2 fee if you forget it.) 

Race numbers to be worn unfolded on your front so we can record your finish times.  

http://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/fullscreen/1128826216/

 

Race Briefing 1125hrs.  VIPER 15 RACE START IS 1130hrs.  GRASS SNAKE 12 START 1135hrs.   Cut off is 1530hrs for both distances.

This is a mainly an off-road run with some sections on the open road, so headphones and similar are banned on safety grounds.

A full narrative for both distances will be available to download from our website from March 2018.  

Follow bright pink and yellow marker paint along with the bright orange tape.  Limited signs on course to minimise the chances of route sabotage!  15 follow pink & yellow on the way out then just the pink from 6.5 miles, 12 mile runners at this point will take a left turn.  15 mile runners will follow the yellow paint from 9.5 miles (a right turn on the return leg). 

Dog runners are allowed, but must be on a lead at all times.  Deer, rabbits, horses and cattle are all a possible feature of the route!

You will be given a bottle of water at the start.  If you wish to carry it with you, you can fill it up with fresh water at the aid station.  Big thanks to Essex & Suffolk Water for supplying the water.

No littering on course.  If you can take it out with you, you can bring it back too.  Besides, if you're seen dropping litter you get DQ'd!

You'll pass the water station twice.  Please pause so we can record your number (safety head count). 

You are expected to be self sufficient on the run.  We may have a lead bike and will have a backmarker marshall sweeping the course.  First aid help will be available, but due to the terrain it may take some time to reach you.

At the finish line of the race collect a finishers medal, help yourself to cupped water, then head home to recover!

Viper 15 course records:  (M) James BOSHER 1h39m38s & (F) Helen THOMSIT 2h07m.40s

Grass Snake 12 records:  (F) Romily MURPHY 1hr47m56s & (M) Ken HANDS 1h48m37s

Awards for top three of males and females. 

Full results will be on our website within 24hrs.

 

Organiser

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Dates and Status
EventDateAvailable/TotalStatusClosing Date
The Viper 15 mile trail run29 Apr 2018??/150Open22 Apr 2018
The Grass Snake 12 mile trail run29 Apr 2018??/50Open22 Apr 2018
Prices
UntilDiscounted*Standard
31 Dec 2017£13.00£15.00
28 Feb 2018£17.00£19.00
22 Apr 2018£20.00£22.00

*Discounted for members of Trail Running Association

UntilDiscounted*Standard
31 Dec 2017£12.00£14.00
28 Feb 2018£16.50£18.50
22 Apr 2018£19.00£21.00

*Discounted for members of Trail Running Association

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Event Address
Admirals Park, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 2LY