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Update 9 June

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

We have a few additional places available. Please email rotaryalresford@gmail.com 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)

Update 29 May

Things are still looking good for 20th June! Many thanks to all those that have contacted me about running or deferring your entries.

Things will, inevitably, be different this year. No changing rooms, no showers, no T-shirts or medals, the baggage area will be outside. Please don’t bring any spectators with you! At the start I’ll need all the runners to spread out and line up in rough finish time order – the timings will all be chip times, so there’s no advantage to crossing the start line quickly.

Now the good news! The Arlebury Cafe will be open for refreshments. They are also baking commemorative cookies for all the runners and there will be hampers of locally sourced goodies for the age category winners. We have some spot prizes to give away too, including bottles of prosecco from Tesco, beer from Itchen Valley Brewery and gym membership from Station Mill. Huge thanks to all of the local businesses that are supporting us.

If things are looking good in a week’s time we’ll open up for a few more entries – keep your eye on local social media.

Update 3 April 2021

Things are looking positive for June! UK Athletics have issued a preliminary license that allows us to continue our planning. Things will, inevitably, be different this year. We won’t have anything indoors. Registration, number collection, baggage etc will all be outside. There won’t be any changing rooms, so please come dressed to run. The start may be staggered, depending on the rules in place at the time, with the fastest runners going out first. Water will have to be in bottles (something we’ve been trying to get away from…); if possible, bring your own water.

The threat of potential postponement or cancellation is always with us and so we won’t be ordering T-shirts and medals – the risk is too great to us as a charity. Instead, we’ll work with local businesses and create something for all the runners – details to follow.

At the moment all the entries from last year have been rolled over. If we can open up for new entries, we will, but not until about 4 weeks before the race, when the state of the nation/world may be a little clearer. As ever, if you have questions, please contact us.

Alresford 10k – 20th June 2021

Hi everyone. A quick update to say that we intend to press ahead with the Alresford 10k next year. We’re obviously not sure about the Hampshire Road Race League status, but the race will definitely happen and we’ll take¬†whatever Covid safe precautions we need to at the time.

All of this year’s entries (for the 2020 race) have been rolled over to next year. I’m talking to Active Training World about how we’ll cope with swaps, transfers and refunds and I’ll post here once we have a plan in place.

Keep on running! It feels like it’s been too long since we’ve been racing.

Stay safe and stay healthy!

Virtual 10k for local runners

We’re planning on a virtual run for people from the SO24 and GU34 postcode areas. Check back here for more details over the coming days…. We’ve put the route on the Route page (on the menu) and some rules. Entry details coming soon.

 

Coronavirus Update 24 March 2020

Hello everyone. At the HRRL committee meeting last night (held over the internet of course) it was decided to suspend the League for this season. This year’s race will therefore be postponed to Sunday June 20th 2021. All entries from this year will be rolled over. We’ll work out how to do transfers etc as we get closer to the time.

Entry update 14 March 2020

Hi everyone. Just over 400 entries so far. Many thanks to those that have already signed up. We’re trying to think of innovative and eco-friendly things for the run. We’ll be using compostable cups at the water point again this year and Butlers Accountants will be providing reusable water bottles at Arlebury Park. I’m investigating an eco medal option and will publish details if the idea works out. Needless to say we’re monitoring the COVID-19 developments and will post updates here if need be.

Entry update

With Netley and the Alton 10 entries both opening this month, I’ve decided to push back opening the entries until early February so all of you keen club runners don’t have to dig deep and fund 3 entries in a single month…