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As Keen As Mustard Grafham Water Swimrun Event

02 Jul 2023

Organiser's Description

Grafham Water Swimrun

Intro 5k Solo Swimrun

Mild Mustard 10k Solo Swimrun

Middling Mustard 21k Solo Swimmrun

Middling Mustard 21k Team Swimrun 

Sunday 2nd July 2023

Event website: www.akamustard.events

The Course

We are really looking forward to working with Anglian Water for our Grafham Water event. We have undulating 5k, 10k and 21k courses and super open water swimming. The course has easy entry and exits into the water and amazing trail running through the woods and tracks around the reservoir. The courses head out along the north shore, with swims across the natural bays, runs through woods and around the reed banks. The  shorter courses then weave their way back along the north shore to the finish as the 21k heads off through the nature reserve and around the reservoir. 

 

Location:

Grafham Water. Marlow Car Park, Grafham Huntingdon PE28 0BH

 

Parking:

There is an additional fee charged for parking at this venue.

Start time:

8.30am Middling Mustard 21k Team and Solo and 10k solo

8.35am  Intro 5k Solo

Rules & Terms and Conditions 

Registration and Race Briefing:

All participants must register at Event Registration as directed in the Race Handbook or as communicated via email.

At registration you will collect your swim hat and number band.

All participants must attend the race briefing. Participants that do not attend the race briefing will not be allowed onto the course to compete. 

Mandatory Equipment:

You must carry any equipment you require for the event from start to finish. You will not be eligible for any prizes if you fail to carry all your equipment from start to finish.

All participants must wear a number bib at all times and a swim hat in the swim sections. These will be provided by AKA Mustard Events at registration.

All participants must carry a whistle to attract attention in an emergency.

All participants must wear trainers/running shoes throughout the event.

All participants must carry a soft/collapsible cup for use at water/aid stations. 

Wetsuits will be mandatory if water temperature is below 14 degrees.

All participants must carry a waterproof packaged pressure bandage/field dressing.

Participants may compete wearing a wetsuit, tri-suit or swimming gear and light weight T shirt subject to water temperature.      

There will be random kit checks at the race start, if you are not properly kitted you will not be permitted to race.

Optional equipment

You can use additional equipment to help in the swim such as paddles, buoyancy aids, etc. flotation devices MUST NOT be larger than 100cm x 60cm

Timing:

Your time will be measured by electronic timing from the gun start until you cross the finish line.

Litter:

We have a zero tolerance policy on litter. There will be lots of bins available for rubbish, if you are using gels as you are racing please pass your rubbish to the next marshal you see.  At the water station there will be bin bags available to put your rubbish in. If you are caught dropping litter you will be asked to leave the course and you will be disqualified.

Withdrawal from the race and retiring:

Marshals and race directors’ decisions are final. Abusive language and/or behaviour towards the marshals, organisers or directors will not be tolerated.

The marshals or race organisers can refuse to let a team or solo participant continue if they judge them to be too fatigued or in a physical/emotional condition that would endanger themselves or others. Please return to the race finish and hand in your number band.  

If you decide to retire/stop during the race please report to the nearest marshal. Do not leave the course without telling a marshal. You must then return to race finish to hand in your number band .  Failure to return your number band will result in a £10 charge.

Hazards:

A proportion of the run is off road and through some rough ground. Please be aware that there may be unexpected natural hazards i.e lumps, bumps, holes, mud. It is an adventure race so there may be hazards to climb over or navigate through.

Please only enter and exit the water where you are directed to do so. The swim entrances and exits have been chosen to limit ecological damage to the lakes and the river banks. They are also chosen to ensure whilst they are safe, they are also a challenge and add an element of adventure to the race. Marshals will be on hand to help you. Please note that you may feel disorientated as you stand up to exit the swims. Please take your time and listen to the marshal’s instructions.

Assistance:

If you feel you are struggling in the swim or need any assistance in the swim please roll over onto you back and put your arm in the air. This will attract attention and the safety team will attend to you.  With this in mind you are only permitted to swim on your front.

You may hold onto the front of any safety boat and when you are ready, continue with the swim as long as you make no forward progress whilst you are resting.

Unlike triathlon, you can help fellow competitors. We actively encourage you to help each other but you cannot have outside assistance.

The Event Course:

The courses will be clearly signed and swim entry and exit points are marshalled. Be observant and follow your colour arrows and tape

The final route maps will be available 4 weeks before the event in the Competitors Handbook. This will be available on the website, posted on social media and the link to it will be in your final email, which will be sent to, once entries have closed. Your final email is sent in bulk mail so it may end up in your Junk/spam folder.

The Race Director or Safety Officer reserves the right to change the race route at any point up to and including the day of the event.

Participants will be entering and exiting the bodies of water at various points, which will be marked and marshalled. Whilst every effort will be made to ensure participants safety you must be aware that being a natural environment there is every possibility of debris being present underfoot. For this reason the wearing of trainers / running shoes is mandatory throughout the race.

Diving is not permitted.

Taking the wrong course may lead to disqualification or added time. The race director has the final decision.

Solo Entry:

To race as a solo participant you must be 18 years olds or over and be able to swim and run the race distances

Team Entry:

To participate you have to race in a team consisting of two people, be 18 years old or over and be able to swim and run the race distances

Cut offs:  

There will be cut offs. We base our cut off on a 15 minute mile run pace and a 2 minute 45 second 100m swim pace, we also allow time for entry and exit into the water, upstream swimming and up hill running. Information about the cut off times will be in the race handbook which will be available on social media and the race website at least 4 weeks before race day. It will also be emailed to all entries after the closing date of entries.

Risks:

Participants are taking part at their own risk and can not hold As Keen As Mustard Events or any of it's representatives, volunteers, sponsors or any individual, land owner, company or organisation associated with AKAM responsible for any accident or incident during the race.

The solos and teams are obliged, to their best of their ability to help another participants that are in difficulty or have been injured.

The marshals or race organisers can refuse to let a team or solo participant continue if they judge them to be too fatigued or in a physical/emotional condition that would endanger themselves or others.  

TEAM racing only  

The two members of each team have to stay together at all times and can not be more than 100 metres apart on land and not more than 10 metres during swimming.

Pictures and film free rights :

The participants gives the race organisation the right to use pictures and film material taken during the race to be used free of rights in marketing, press material, internet, television and movie.

Accepting the rules:   

By entering the race each team member/solo participant accepts the rules and also accepts that the organisers can make “common sense” changes to the race rules prior to the event.

Entry Withdrawal, Cancellations or Alterations:

AKAM shall not be liable to refund entry or for any other penalty should the event be cancelled due to Force Majeure (war, fire, strike-lockout, industrial action, tempest, accident, civil disturbance, pandemic or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control including adverse weather conditions or the result of such weather including but not restricted to algae, flooding or drought. We will rearrange the event and anyone who cannot enter will not be entitled to a refund but may be able to transfer to another event.

No refunds will be given.

At the organisers discretion you may be able to transfer your entry to another event, or find a substitute for your entry. Transfers to another person can be made up to 14 days prior to the event. As no refunds will be made, we advise you take out a personal cancellation insurance with an independent insurance body.

In the event of cancellation of the event by As Keen As Mustard Events, for any reason not covered above we will endeavour to inform all athletes a week prior to the event, although please be aware that this is not always possible. All events will be reimbursed in full or the payment will be transferred in full to another event with As Keen As Mustard Events. We shall not accept liability for any consequential loss and shall have no liability to reimburse any other costs that may have occurred, including transport cost, accommodation etc.

Cancellation of your online entry can be made in accordance with online selling law up to 14 days after purchase, (except where your application is made within two weeks of the event date). A refund will be given minus any transaction fees incurred. No communication will be entered into in the 7 days before an event. It will be dealt with after raceday

14 days after your online entry is accepted your entry is final. No refunds of entry fees will be given, including in circumstances where you are unable to attend due to illness or injury or a scheduling conflict

Deferral:

You may apply to defer your entry to another future event in the following year. This must be done at least 6 weeks in advance of the date of the event.  Entries can only be deferred once. If the original entered event does not cover the cost of the event you are deferring to you will be responsible for paying the difference in cost. If the new event costs less than the original event you will not be subject to a refund for this amount. Deferrals are subject to a £10 admin fee (you will receive a voucher code for the value of your original entry minus the £10 admin fee which you can use against your new entry the following year.) Deferrals must be taken up the following year or will become void.

For entries made 6 weeks prior to race day

No deferrals are allowed. You may transfer your entry to another future event in the same year. This must be done at least 6 weeks in advance of the date of the original event you entered. Entries can only be transferred once and thereafter will not be able to be transferred. If the original entered event does not cover the cost of the event you are transferring to you will be responsible for paying the difference in cost. If the new event costs less than the original event you will not be subject to a refund for this amount.

Re-sale of entries is forbidden.

No changes will be made to your entry after the closing date of the event.

As Keen As Mustard Events Waiver:

I understand that participating in this event is potentially hazardous and that I should not enter and participate unless I am medically able and properly trained.

In consideration of the acceptance of this entry, I assume full and complete responsibility for any injury or accident which may occur while I am travelling to or from the event, during the event, or while I am on the premises/at the venue of the event.

I also understand that all supporters are my responsibility and take full responsibility for all their actions. Any abuse of race officials, marshals or event staff will result in my instant disqualification.

I also am aware of and assume all risks associated with participating in this event, including but not limited to falls, contact with other participants, the effect of weather, traffic, and conditions of the road. I, for myself and my heirs and executors, hereby waive, release and forever discharge the event organisers, sponsors, promoters, As Keen As Mustard Events and each of their agents, representatives, successors and assigns, and all other persons associated with the event, for all my liabilities, claims, actions, or damages that I may have against them arising out of or in any way connected with my participation in this event.

I understand that this waiver includes any claims, whether caused by negligence, the action or inaction of any of the above parties, or otherwise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Prices

Until
26 Jun 2023 23:59£198.00
Until
26 Jun 2023 23:59£99.00
Until
26 Jun 2023 23:59£53.00
Until
26 Jun 2023 23:59£30.00
Until
26 Jun 2023 23:59£0.00
For each sign-up, the organiser pays the Service Fee of 4% (min 50p). You pay no surcharge

Dates and Status

Date: 02 Jul 2023

Closing Date: 26 Jun 2023 23:59

Status: Open

EventAvailable/Total
Grafham Middling Mustard 21k TEAM Swimrun??/100
Grafham Middling Mustard 21k Solo Swimrun??/200
Grafham Mild Mustard 10k Solo Swimrun??/200
Grafham Intro 5k Solo Swimrun??/200
Grafham Water volunteer??/200

Organiser

Nicky Bailey

07966559952

Grafham Water Buckden Rd, Grafham Huntingdon PE28 0BH