Thorney 10k Pre Race Information

Thorney Running Club 10km Pre race information

What time does the race start?

Thorney Running Club 10km starts at 10.30am and the 3km Fun Run starts at 9.30am. Pls note the Fun Run start is a good 10 min walk away from the hall. But the 10km start is very near to the Bedford Hall. Parking is also a 5/10min walk away from the start. Please allow plenty of time to park, then walk to Bedford Hall and collect your number, and then walk to the Fun Run start.

Where does the race start?

The Headquarters is Bedford Hall, Station Rd Thorney, PE6OQE. Pls note the Fun Run start is a good 10 min walk away from the hall. But the 10km start is very near to the Bedford Hall.

Where can I park?

Parking is a 5/10 minutes walk further down Station Rd, and will be well signed and marshalled.  Pls navigate to the Hall, and we can direct you from there.

When will I get my race number and timing chip?

We do not send race numbers out by post before the race. Race numbers and chips need to be collected from Bedford hall on race day (25th March 2018).

I would like to enter on the day. Can I do this?

Yes, but only if the race isn’t sold out in advance. Registration will open at 8.30 am at Bedford Hall, PE60QE.

What facilities are there on race day?

There are lots of facilities at Bedford Hall. There is a large seating area, toilets, and an extensive range of home made refreshments on sale. Please note there are no showers. There will also be a physiotherapist available.

I think my child has been entered in the wrong age group.

At Thorney Running Club we calculate ages as on race day, not on school years. So a junior running in the U13 school team may not actually be under 13 on our race day. They may be in school Year 9, but could be 14 years old and will therefore be placed in the U15 age category in our event. 

I might win the both the race, and an age category prize.

This is not possible at our races. The first three overall places take precedence over age prizes and you can not win both. You will win the race, and the age prize will go to the next fastest runner in the age group.

What are the rules regarding the team prizes?

To qualify as part of a team you must be wearing team kit, and be registered as a club member when you enter our race. You must be a paid up member of your team with a URN number. We can not enter you retrospectively in a team.

Is water available?

Yes, there will be a water station at approximately halfway out on the course, and water will also be available at the finish line.

Can I wear my headphones and listen to music?

No. It is against UKA rules to run in a road race with headphones (unless worn for a medical reason). You will not be able to hear other runners and instructions from marshals and the police, and it is unfair on other runners. Please note that if you wear headphones you run the risk of being disqualified from TRC road races.