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Heddington 5k - July 2020

14 Jul 2020

Heddington 5k - July 2020 has now closed and you will not be able to sign-up for it. Please check the Organiser's Description for any organiser updates.
This event is in a testing state, and is not open for public sign-ups until the organiser has launched it.

Organiser's Description

Heddington 5k - JULY

Tuesday 14th July 2020

**** Please note, this will enter you into the JULY Heddington 5k****

COVID-19 Update

*Event Cancellation - Important Information*
 
It may come as no surprise that we, at Calne Running Club, are now ready to announce the cancellation of the 2020 series.
 
Why make this announcement now? As many of you may be aware, England Athletics have now announced that all road races are not able to take place until at least the end of July. This of course already rules out, categorically, two of our three planned events. We then feel that it would be irresponsible to consider holding the event at the beginning of August. This is for a number of reasons but primarily focuses on the safety of runners, marshals and of course those who live in and around the route itself. It is also of course possible, if not likely, that the ban on road races will stretch beyond this date. It is also unlikely that we will be able to respond in time to the measures needed to safely organise an event in a new climate, if and when this occurs.
 
What happens to my entry fee?
 
Heddington 5k series has always held close to its heart the need to keep entry costs low while putting on a great show, meaning to date we have managed to keep the entry fee to just £5. That being said, event costs are still incurred and Calne Running Club are in the unfortunate position of now carrying full event costs with no income due to the timing of event preparation occurring prior to any lockdown measures being anticipated.
 
That being said, Calne Running Club will live to fight another day and will focus on making next year’s events a success. Many charities, however, may not be in the same situation. The lack of racing this year, and associated fundraising, will be leaving a large whole in many charities’ finances. With this in mind, we would like to propose that 100% of all entry fees received goes directly to charity.
 
We propose that the charity in receipt of this money is the Wiltshire Air Ambulance. Why them? To put it simply, none of us runners know when we may be at the receiving end of the fantastic service they offer and we think it is only right we do something small to support them during these challenging times.
How much will this be? Currently we have received 84 entries totalling £460. The proposition will be that every penny of this goes directly to Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
 
If any runner is particularly adverse to this suggestion, then please contact us. Please contact us prior to Sunday 21st June 2020. After this date, we will set the wheels in motion to donate this money to charity.
For now, it’s goodbye from us.
 
We know this is a really tough time but rest assured, we will be back in 2021 (all being safe to do so!).
For now, we at Calne Running Club would like to wish you all the best of health and we’ll be seeing you around soon.
 
All the best,
Denise & Simon
Calne Running Club
Heddington 5k race directors

The Route

Setting off circa 100m beyond the Charles Willis Hall (SN11 OPH), the route takes in a downhill start before levelling out to get yourself well on your way to what will be three quick miles. At 0.8 miles in you bear right and continue along a flat fast 0.5 mile before bearing right once again at Broads Green. From here you will continue along a couple of straight sections of country road for 1 mile before hitting the junction of Stockley Lane/Stockley Road. From this point you will again bear right to carry along Stockley Road along flat country lanes for 0.8 mile heading back towards the heart of Heddington to the finish, which is outside the Ivy Inn, perfect for those of you who feel an alcoholic beverage will be the ideal way to celebrate your achievements around this flat, fast route. 

Please note this race is run in a "stripped back" style. We at Calne Running Club simply want people to get out and enjoy their chance at achieving a PB around this course. The race has a UKA race permit and a certificate of course accuracy, along with suitable medical cover and plenty of water at the finish.... and chip timing courtesy of LPS Events! In an attempt to keep races in the runner's diary that are cheap yet still enjoyable, you will not receive any memento at the end. However, you will receieve a sweet treat to get your energy levels back up! Your small entry fee simply goes into the organisation of the event, ensuring it is safe and enjoyable for all.

For 2020 the race has a UKA race permit. Courtesy of the UKA race permit, the results will appear on the Power of 10 / Run Britain rankings. 

Event Headquarters

Charles Willis Hall, Church Road, Heddington, SN11 0PH (adjacent to the Church of England primary school).

Free parking is available in the field opposite the Ivy Inn. Please follow signs and marshal directions

 

Entry Fees

In advance (until 10th July 2020) £5.00 (affiliated) £7.00 (non-affiliated)

On the day (unless max limit has been reached - please register early to avoid disappointment, on the day entries are likely to be sold out due to online entries!!!!) £5.00 (affiliated) £7.00 (non-affiliated)

 

Timings

18:00 - Registration to collect race numbers and on the day entries open

19:20 - Race briefing outside the village hall in the playground

19:25 - Walk to race start

19:30 - Race starts circa 100m from Charles Willis Hall

 

Prizes

MALE 1st 2nd 3rd

FEMALE 1st 2nd 3rd

Plus...... Overall series trophies: First Male & First Female (Explained below)

The overall series winners will be decided on a points basis. The first 100 male and first 100 female finishers will be awarded points at each of the three events (9th June, 14th July and 11th August). The first male and first female athlete across the line will be awarded 100 points, second 99, third 98 etc.. down to 100th male and 100th female. Therefore, to be in with a shout of being crowned Heddington 5k series winners for 2020, it is consistency and speed that will be rewarded across all three events. Good luck!  

MINIMUM AGE: 16 years on day of race (under 18 requires parent/guardian consent)

 

Results

Results will be published on LPS Events as soon as possible after the race is completed.

Prize Giving

To take place promptly after the last person has finished.

Facilities

* Free car parking  * Village Hall registration and toilet facilities

* Chip timing

Code of Conduct

Please be polite to all marshals on course, all pedestrians and other road users. Should you withdraw from the event for any reason, please alert one of the event staff and return your racing bib to them. Follow the highway code at all times and UKA race rules.

 

Prices

UntilDiscounted*Standard
11 Jul 2020£5.00£7.00

*Discounted for members of clubs affiliated to any of EA WA SA

To sign-up for this event, the Service Fee is 4% (min 50p) for each sign-up

Dates and Status

Date: 14/07/2020

Status: Closed

Total Places: 230

Places Available: ??

Organiser

Denise Nott

07875 262133

   

Church Road, Heddington, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0PJ