IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Kit List

You are expected to always carry the following during the race. Failure to do so may result in time penalties or disqualification, at the discretion of the Race Directors whose decision is final. Your Kit WILL be checked at registration before races unless otherwise advised.

- Drinking Cup (we do not provide plastic cups at checkpoints)
- 500 ml water/energy drink
- Energy Bar/Nutrition
- Hat/Buff
- Head Torch
- Whistle
- Waterproof jacket with taped seams
- Emergency blanket
- Gloves
- Hard copy of the Map/Route description
- Mobile phone (with the race director’s numbers – 07950 008005 & 07702 021156 stored in it in case of emergencies). Your    phone should be left switched on

In addition; for ultramarathons (option for an additional fee for half marathon and 20 mile races)

- Tracker: We will supply this as part of your entry fee. It will be supplied in a small Velcro pouch; you should ideally attach it to    your shoulder strap facing skyward. There is a panic button in the middle of the front. If you are in danger and need rescuing, you    should press the button. If you do your race will end (we can reset though if pressed in error). a weblink will be provided during    the week prior to the race, where runners and friends and  family can watch your progress during the race.

This is the standard kit for all races, but please check the specific race in case there are any special requirements due to the weather etc.

Extra base layer: (not compulsory but strongly recommended for races on the moors)


Map/Route description: This can be downloaded from the Facebook Group for the race or from the website NOT just gpx file.

Races held during COVID – This for ALL races until further notice.

You will not be kit checked, it is your responsibility to ensure you have a full kit as above and your condition of entry is that you carry the kit required.

You must carry a buff or facemask, if we need to rescue you, you will be required to wear one, also there are sometimes shops around the course, which you may wish to use.

Trophies

There are currently 4 classes Male, Female Male Veteran (50 and over), Female Veteran (50 and over).

In all races those running the longer course are placed above those running a shorter course unless otherwise specified.

1-5 runners in class; Trophy for 1st only

6-10 runners in class: Trophy for 1st and 2nd

11+ runners in class: Trophy for 1st, 2nd & 3rd

Heat Exhaustion

Heat exhaustion is not serious and usually gets better when you cool down. If it turns into heat stroke it needs to be treated as an emergency.

Check for signs of heat exhaustion

The signs of heat exhaustion include:
·         headache
·         dizziness and confusion
·         loss of appetite and feeling sick
·         excessive sweating and pale, clammy skin
·         cramps in the arms, legs and stomach
·         fast breathing or pulse
·         temperature of 38C or above
·         intense thirst
The symptoms are often the same in adults and children, although children may become floppy and sleepy.

If someone is showing signs of heat exhaustion they need to be cooled down.

Things you can do to cool someone down

Follow these 4 steps:
1.     Move them to a cool place.
2.     Get them to lie down and raise their feet slightly.
3.     Get them to drink plenty of water. Sports or rehydration drinks are OK.
4.     Cool their skin – spray or sponge them with cool water and fan them. Cold packs around the armpits or neck are good too.

Stay with them until they are better.
They should start to cool down and feel better within 30 minutes.

Call 999 if the person:
·         is no better after 30 minutes
·         feels hot and dry
·         is not sweating even though they are too hot
·         has a temperature that’s risen to 40C or above
·         has rapid or shortness of breath
·         is confused
·         has a fit (seizure)
·         loses consciousness
·         is unresponsive

These can be signs of heat stroke.
While you wait for help, keep giving first aid and put them in the recovery position if they lose consciousness.

Lyme's Disease

Please be aware that there is always the danger of contracting Lymes disease from an infected tick bite.

Whilst we do not insist on full-body cover we do recommend you read the following two links and familiarise yourself with the potential risk and be aware of what to do in the event of a bite.

Lyme disease is contractable in England especially to ultrarunners and especially when running through long grass. It is possible to reduce the risk by using a DEET spray.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Lyme-disease/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyme_disease

The Countryside Code

The Countryside Code is a standard set of guidelines for members of the public, to ensure respect and enjoyment in the countryside.

Here are the new guidelines published April 2021

Trackers

Tracker: We will supply this as part of your entry fee for distances over 26.2 miles, if your race is shorter, you may hire one for an additional £15.

It will be supplied in a small Velcro pouch; you should ideally attach it to your shoulder strap facing skyward.

There is a panic button in the middle of the front. If you are in danger and need rescuing, you should press the button. If you do your race will end (we can reset though if pressed in error).

A weblink will be provided during the week prior to the race, where runners and friends and family can watch your progress during the race.