Pendock Spring Chicken Run – Sunday 24th March 2019
Hello everyone and thank you for entering the seventh Pendock Spring Chicken Run.
I set out below final instructions which you should read carefully – particularly so this year.
We’re unable to offer refunds (your entry fee will go towards improving the school), but if you want to transfer your place over to a friend, please fill in the race transfer/withdrawal form. Any number swaps that aren’t changed over before the race will cause issues with the results/prize-giving and invalidate insurance, so please ensure you complete the form before giving your entry to someone else.
Getting here/Car parking
There are yet more bridge repairs to the Pendock motorway bridges. Both bridges are open but have traffic lights on them. Please allow a little more time for your journey if you are arriving via Pendock Cross.
The school car park is closed to runners. Please don’t attempt to park there. Parking this year is further from the school, about a 10 – 15 minute walk so leave plenty of time please. The car park is on School Lane (postcode GL19 3PW) but after the exit from the village towards Tewkesbury (on the right) or if coming from Tewkesbury on the left just as you enter the village.
Car parking will be tight in any event so please car share if possible.
Leaving Pendock at the end of the race
If you have finished your race before other runners have finished theirs please don’t go along School Lane in the direction of the school from the car park which interferes with health and safety and the enjoyment of other runners. If you are heading towards The Cross before the race is finished please turn right out of the car park, then left at the T Junction to the Ledbury/Tewkesbury main road.
For all races this will be in the school hall. This will open at 9.30am so please arrive early to save panic and to cheer on the 1k runners.
Due to the enthusiastic mix of runners and supporters flooding the 1k finish line we will not be timing the 1k fun run – so if you would like a time please self record. It is a fun run but there will be some goodies for all finishers and a fun prize for the first girl and boy home.
- 9:30 – car park and number pick-up at school open
- 10:30 – 1k number pick-up closes and 1k runners proceed to start almost 1k away
- 10:55 – 1k race briefing at 1k start at the end of the concrete section of Grafton Lane
- 11:00 – 1k race. Non-participants please cheer the runners into the school
- 11:05 – 5k and 10k number pick-up closes
- 11:20 – 5k and 10k briefing in the playground
- 11:30 – 10k race starts on School Lane approximately 30 metres up School Lane from the school (up to the left as you emerge from the school)
- 11:35 – 5k race starts in School Lane on the far side of the motorway bridge (close to Grafton Lane). Runners start by running over the motorway bridge and then downhill past the school (enjoy the downhill it will get harder!).
No entries on the day
Thank you for your support for the race once again. The races are full and there will be no entries on the day.
The motorway bridge close to the start of the 5k and 10k runs and over which the 1k run proceeds has temporary traffic lights upon it and cones to narrow the road. Please therefore proceed with care at the start of the race. The 1k runners will proceed along the pavement in any event.
Condition of course
The off-road sections are currently fairly wet with mud in places, but the terrain reacts quickly to the weather. The final conditions will depend upon the weather in the lead up to the race. The field section in particular does have some sapling and bramble roots and trailers. Whilst we have tried to clear them there will be some inevitably that remain or have just appeared. Therefore, please be careful on this section. The off-road sections are uneven in places. The tracks are also uneven in places but in generally good condition and not particularly muddy.
The off-road section is on private land, so a massive thanks to Rosemary and Ed Philipson-Stow. The views from the high section are stunning and not on a public footpath so please respect this. Also, if there is any litter from gels, etc please dispose of them carefully to a Marshal or close to a sign if it has to be dropped.
Locally produced food will be on sale throughout.
Following the race there will be a raffle – so hand in your race number! There will also be prize giving as soon as possible.
We all hope you have an enjoyable run. Any questions my mobile is 07979 518396.
Yours in running