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2021 Pershore Plum 10k

29 Aug 2021

2021 Pershore Plum 10k 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

2021 Pershore Plum 10k Race

Date and Time

Sunday 29th August 2021 at 09.00am

The Course

The chip timed course, is a multi-terrain 10k route, starting at the Pershore Leisure Centre, heading out along Pershore High Street, over the river, into the countryside and fields surrounding Wick, returning into Pershore town finishing in the Abbey Park with the backdrop of the impressive Pershore Abbey.

There will be marshals in various places on the course with directional signs in place.

Venue

Start venue - Pershore Leisure Centre, King Georges Way, Pershore, Worcs WR10 1QU (Race number and chip collection at the start venue)

Finish venue - Abbey Park (WR10 1JP) approximately 500m from the start.

Race Entry and Cost

Entry is online only through Entry Central. Entry will close at midnight on Wednesday 25th August or as soon as the maximum number of runners is reached (limited to 250 runners and allocated on a first come first served basis). If the race limit is reached, a waiting list will be created. Once you are on the waiting list, there is no guarantee that a place will be available. There will also be no entries on the day.

Open for entries on the 9th July 2021 will then be:

£17.80 including booking fee (Non-affiliated) or £15.80 including the booking fee (UKA affiliated)

This year we have created a NHS themed medal and donating proceedings of your entry to the “NHS Charities together”. You will see Facebook donation pages. We have kept the race costs the same but if you can help more, we would be very thankful.

https://www.facebook.com/donate/171684528344346/3757279551045130/

All runners must be 18 years or older on the day of the race.

Due to ongoing COVID guidelines, at the point of opening this event, there are no t-shirts or goody bags.

At the Start Venue

Toilets are available at Pershore Leisure Centre. We kindly ask that you respect other members when using these facilities as COVID restrictions may still be in place inside buildings.

Parking

Please car share where possible to reduce the impact of cars to the town. 

Parking is available at the Pershore Leisure Centre / ASDA car park, (charges do not apply for Sundays). The postcode is WR10 1QU. Other carparks are locally available in the town; the closest to the finish is the Abbey Park Car Park, Abbey Road, Pershore WR10 1JP, where there is limited parking. Volunteers will be on hand to help with parking on the day please respect their help and advice.

Race HQ and Registration

This will be at The Pershore Leisure Centre, where race number and chip timing collection will be from 7:30am. There are no 'On The Day' entries. Please allow sufficient time to collect your chip and number. The race briefing will be available online and a shorter one prior to the start advising you of anything of note on the day.

At present this event will start in waves from 9am based on your expected finishing time to assist in social distancing on the course.

Your wave number will be on your running BIB.

Race Start and Finish

The race start will start at 9am on the field at the rear of the Pershore Leisure Centre, King Georges Way, Pershore, Worcs WR10 1QU you will be guided through to the area once you collect your BIBs. In line with current COVID guidelines this event will start in (10-20 second) waves from 9am based on your expected finishing time when you sign up. This will assist in social distancing on the course. Your wave number will be on printed on your running BIB

The finish is in the Abbey Park (WR10 1JP) approximately 500m from the start.

Prizes

The presentation of the prizes for the 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female runners will be based on chip timing and done and presented at the event. There may be a slight delay while we correlate finish times due to the wave starts. There will also be prizes for the 1st male and 1st female in each age category.

Each finishing runner will be presented with a medal.

Following deduction of costs, a proportion of the entry fee will be donated to the NHS Charities together and other local Pershore charities nominated by the Race Committee. Any monies remaining will be retained by the club to help support future events or develop running further.

Water Stations


Please where possible bring water and a container with you that you believe you will need during the event. There will be one water station provided on the course which you pass at around 2.5k, again at 7.2k with compostable cups for your use. We are constantly reviewing how to offer water safely and ethically to runners during the event. Please use bins provided throughout the event to help maintain a zero impact to the area.

Withdrawal Policy


If you are a registered EntryCentral user, then if you are unable to take part, it will be your responsibility to withdraw from the race or transfer your entry to another runner through Entry Central login. No refunds will be given for runners having to withdraw prior to the race unless your booked place can be filled by someone from our waiting list. All withdrawals and full runner details must be notified to the organisers via the email address below by 18:00hrs on Wednesday 25th August. Any changes to an entry where a refund is done will be subject to a £1 admin charge.

Entries cannot be transferred on race day.

First Aid


First aid and medics will be available at the end and out on the course where needed. 

Race Rules

The Rules are clear that “in ear” headphones cannot be used in events where roads are open to traffic. 

Bone conducting headphones are the only earphones that are approved for use in all road races under the UK Athletics Rules of Competition.

These potentially prevent accidents caused by traditional headphones and earbuds that block out sounds, runners can enjoy their music and still hear everything around them – including traffic, emergency vehicles and other warning noises.

It is prohibited for anyone to cycle alongside any runner due to course constraints and interference with other runners.

Contact details:

Race communications and preparations will be issued via our FaceBook Event Page

Any race enquiries will be directed to the Race Director (Ian Hannis) please email 10k@pershoreplumplodders.co.uk

All contact should be made by email.

Terms and Conditions:

The entrant must agree to the following terms and conditions.

This event is held under UK athletic rules with confirmed race license 2020-39716. The entrant agrees to abide by the rules of the event and that the officials' decision is final.

The entrant confirms that they have no medical disability that would endanger themselves or others by taking part (and will not run if unfit on the day).

The entrant understands that the organisers will not be liable for any loss, damage, injury or illness howsoever caused as a result of entering the race. The entrant agrees that during the race they will obey marshals' instructions. No dogs will be allowed on the course. 

If the event has to be cancelled or postponed, we will forward all entries automatically to the next date it can be held or offer refunds to runners who are unable to take part on the revised date.

 

 

Prices

UntilDiscounted*Standard
25 Aug 2021£15.80£17.80

*Discounted for members of any of EA WA SA

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

Dates and Status

Date: 29/08/2021

Status: Closed

Total Places: 250

Places Available: ??

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Organiser

Ian Hannis

07436544493

   

Pershore Leisure Centre King George's Way, Pershore WR10 1QU