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April 25 – Watercress for Everyone!

Entries are coming in steadily, but we’ve still got plenty of space left. The Watercress Company have offered packs of watercress for all our runners – we’re not sure if they’re going to be able to do smoothies on the day though. I’ve also managed to find some UK produced wooden medals and so we will be offering those to runners too – I have to place the order a few weeks before the race and so they may not be available for those who book late (I’m trying to avoid any wastage). Many thanks to our other sponsors so far, Prospect Fencing (who have supported us since we started 15 years ago) and The Bottom Line accounts and bookkeeping – another local firm supporting local events.

Alresford 10k Sunday 19th June 2022

This year’s race will be on Sunday 19th June. Entries will be through Active Training World and should open in early March.

All of the timings will be as they have been for the past 15 years. The 10k will start at 1000.

We’re trying to improve our eco credentials and so are planning to repeat the hugely successful locally baked cookies for everyone again this year rather than have medals or T-shirts made in the far east and shipped over here. This also helps keeps our prices down below those of many other similar races.

I’ll try and post regular updates here over the coming months as well as on Facebook – both the Alresford Rotary page and the HRRL page.

Update Saturday 19th June

The weather looks grim overnight, but should be alright for our run on Sunday. The field will be wet underfoot and potentially slippery for the start and finish section on the grass. There will be puddles on the road sections, particularly just after the 2km point.
Parking is at Perins School, the Train Station or in the town and is not marshalled. Please take care not to block any local access or driveways.
Please bring a mask to wear when you collect your number and in the loos. We’ll have lots of hand sanitizer available.
Remember: Hands, Face, Space, Fresh Air. We’ll have plenty of fresh air tomorrow!
The Arlebury Cafe will be open for coffee and various delicious breakfast treats.
Just a reminder that the loos are in the Arlebury Park Car Park!! Please don’t use the ones inside the building. Please don’t change in the loos – the queues will become horrendous.
And there are no changing rooms – so come dressed to run. We will have a baggage area under a tent, but we can’t guarantee security.
Please help us to keep you safe by socially distancing as much as possible, spreading out at the start (all times are chip times) and listening to the marshals.

Instructions for runners

Entries are now closed and we’re sorting out the entries from last year and this year to get a consolidated list.

We’ll post some instructions for runners here over the next couple of days. Essential things to note: no changing rooms; only portaloos in the car park (please don’t sue the loos for changing!); collect your number on the day; bring a mask; no water point on route – sealed water bottles at the start/finish; baggage area outside – not a secure room this year.

Number collection opens 0830. Race starts at 1000. It will be a spaced out, rolling start; all timings are chip time.

Update 9 June

We’re still planning to go ahead on 20th June!

We have a few additional places available. Please email for details.

A reminder that we’ll be operating under a number of restrictions: social distancing; chip timing and a rolling start; no changing rooms; outside baggage area; no water on the course (water available at the start/finish area); no spectators; no medals or T-shirts (sorry); no prize giving ceremony etc

Please read the UK Athletics Participants Code of Conduct before you attend.

Participant Code of Conduct Version 3 April 12 (1)