Race Day Info

Thank you for signing up to race the Gransden Muddy Fun Run 2019. We are very grateful for the support you are giving to our school, and for the financial contribution to our PTA funds. We hope you enjoy our challenging courses and beautiful countryside. Please do not drop any litter. Please don’t forget to thank your marshals. Please look out for and encourage your fellow runners.

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Please note that the weather is looking rather ominous for Sunday – please make sure you choose your race kit for all eventualities!

 

Summary information is available below:

Timing

Registration opens: 9.00 am
Half Marathon warm up: 9.50 am
Half Marathon start: 10.00am
10km and 3km warm up: 10.20am
10km start: 10.30am
3km start: 10.35am
Awards ceremony: Approx Midday

Place

All runs start and end at:
Barnabas Oley School playing fields,
Little Lane,
Great Gransden, SG19 3AE.
Registration is in the School hall from 9.00am.There is access to toilets at the School but no showers.
There will be additional toilets in the start / finish area.
Come and celebrate the end of the runs in the School Hall. Medals will be given to children, other runners will be rewarded with free soup, cake, and hot drinks. Small prizes will be given to overall and various age group winners, as well as the fastest local family in the fun run.

Parking

Parking for the event is limited, and not really possible around the school. If you can, please walk, cycle, or share rides to the event. If you are driving please park in one of the carparks identified on the map below, these are just a few minutes’ walk to the race HQ (parking at the Kingspan site is entirely at your risk). Please park sensibly and respect our local residents by not blocking their driveways (or making too much noise).

Marshalls, Water, Maps and Arrows

All routes will be clearly marked and there will be marshals out on the course to direct you, however, it is recommended that you familiarise yourself with your race route beforehand.

Maps will be available at HQ.

Typically the off-road sections of our route are very, very muddy. Certainly for the 10k and half marathon routes it is recommended that you wear appropriate off-road running shoes and expect to get very dirty!

The fun run has its fair share of muddy sections too, so perhaps don’t wear your best trainers or clothes 🙂

There is a water stop in Waresley (just after the 4mile point in the half and 5k point in the 10), plus another stop at 6/10miles in the half. If you need gels / other food to race, please carry it with you.

Roads & Traffic

All of our routes feature mixed terrain. We have some sections on quiet roads in and around the village, some road crossings, but also plenty of open (and hopefully very muddy) countryside. Road warning signs will be placed at critical crossings and we will have marshals where possible, but please note – NO ROADS WILL BE CLOSED, nor can the marshals stop the traffic. All runners are responsible for their own safety out on the course. Please stay on the pavement wherever possible; where this is not possible runners should keep to the side of the road facing the oncoming traffic. Please ensure you supervise any children you have entered.

Our routes have previously used sections of private land, with kind permission from the land owner. Such permission is granted only for the duration of the event, and this in no-way implies permission to cross this land at any other time. Furthermore you agree that the land owner will accept no liability for any loss or injury as a result of crossing this land.

Location Map

The map below shows the run start and finish points, together with some Parking locations.

 

Race Routes

2019 routes are as follows: