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 Knype Pool 5 mile Race & 1m Fun Run

RACE Licence no . 2017-25907

ALL profits donated to the Biddulph Mayor's Charities:

        CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young), Fire Fighters charity, Sick Children's Trust, Biddulph Youth & Community Zone, Vision Mental Health & 2151 Squadron.

ENTRY &  Race Details......

DATE : Sun 26th Feb 2017

ALL main race ENTRIES are online via Bookitzone - click the logo below.  FUN-RUN  entry is on-the-day only

 

 

Online Entries will close at 2359 on Thurs 23rd Feb 2016

(unless race limit of 220 is reached first)

Race number transfers can be done on-the-day (bring full details)

Sorry, No on-the-day entries for main race

 

ALL ENTRANTS

PLEASE READ RACE BRIEFING NOTES HERE

Knype Pool Races are Supported by.......

 

BIDDULPH TOWN COUNCIL

                   

HOLLINSHEADS COACHES

  

BRYAN DALE PHOTOGRAPHY

                                      

   BIDDULPH PHYSIOTHERAPY & SPORTS INJURY CLINIC    

StAFFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

 

Entry Fees

Main race - 8/10 ( affiliated/unaffiliated) online only

1m FUN RUN:    2 on-the-day only.

Parts of the course are X-country-like.  Recommend off-roaders!

If you can possibly car-share then please do so to ease parking congestion.


PARKING**:


As you can imagine, 220 entrants, fun runners, family and friends all descending on Knype Pool will impact the small amount of available parking.  Therefore this year we have worked with Sainsburys and Hollinshead Coaches to put on a FREE park and ride facility from Sainsbury's carpark, Biddulph.  We are encouraging all of you to use this facility to ease parking congestion at Knype Pool. 
This free facility is for your friends and family too, you can park on Sainsburys carpark.  Free return once the main race is over.  Bring some old warm clothes to put in case there is a short wait for the return bus.

If you do not wish to use this facility, check out our website -
www.biddulphrunningclub.co.uk  for alternative parking with a run-in/warm-up or please car share with other members of your own club or family/friends where possible.

DETAILS OF FREE PARK & RIDE to and from Knype Pool Race:
 

  • Sainsbury's carpark, Meadows Way, Biddulph, ST8 6AJ (Biddulph Bypass - you can't miss it!)
  • Rob from Biddulph Running Club will be at Sainsbury's co-ordinating parking
  • Hollinshead coach will be ferrying runners/families/friends etc from 9am till approx, 10.30am, every 15 mins or so.
  • Hollinshead Coach will return to Sainsbury's carpark after the main race (note the supermarket has a cafe area, open from 11am)
     

Parking with a run-in option

Date :  Sunday, 26 February 2017, 

VENUE: Greenway Bank Country Park, Greenway Bank Road,

Knypersley, Stoke-on-Trent, ST8 7QX

RACE - ROUTE

Time::  Fun Run 10.30am: PLEASE REGISTER AT LEAST 15mins beforehand: 200yd walk to start-line from Registration

Main race START:  11.00am

Main Parking and toilet facilities at the visitor centre,  600m from start-line.  Porta-loos nr. Main Race Start Line

Car Sharing is highly advisable as parking nearby is limited!

Terrain: Trails, fields and woodland paths - all off-road.

Start line is at Bottom car park adjacent to Knypersley Pool

Age Limits : 16yrs minimum on the day for main race. Under 9's on Fun run must be accompanied by an adult

On-the-day entry Cheques payable to "Biddulph Running Club"

Race Numbers:  Collected on the day

Prizes : Cash 35/25/15 1st, 2nd, 3rd Mens & Ladies - on-the-day

Cash :10 to 1st Men & Ladies V40, V50 V60 - these will be posted out.

Race Limit : 220

Free Hot Soup and Bread Roll at finish line.

Commemorative memento to be announced!

More refreshments at Mojo's coffee bar at main car park by the visitor centre.

 

 

5 mile race route highlighted in red starting/finishing at the car-park.

Route Profile

  

PARKING - with a 1.5km run-in/warm-up

 Orme Rd, Knypersley ST8 7BS.

As parking at this race is always an issue some competitors choose to park away from the race and do a run-in as a warm-up.  We suggest Orme Road, Knypersley as one option.  Post code is ST8 7BS. Please show respect to local residents by not blocking driveway entrances.

Directions:

See Map below. At the Mill Hayes Rd end of Orme Rd turn right then immediately left to cross a cattle grid and enter the drive toward Knypersley End Farm. Shortly after the cattle grid go thru a single swing gate on the right.

Follow the path across two fields as marked by the red dotted line on the map below. Cross the second stile into the woods and follow the path down toward the next stile (not marked on map) at the bottom of the woods. Cross the stile and follow the paths around the Serpentine and Knype Reservoirs to the Start Line as marked on map below).

RACE BREIFING NOTES

FUN RUN starts at 10.30am


MAIN RACE starts at
11.00am
 


AT THE VENUE:
 

  • Shelter will be provided including a baggage area, bring warm clothing to change into
  • Don't bring valuables, however there will be a charity cake stall (back by popular demand!) so bring some small change money with you to buy homemade cakes with all donations to the Mayor's charities
  • Race Terrain - all off road on trails and fields, could be muddy/soft in places therefore we recommend off-road shoes but not spikes.
  • The course is fully marshalled
     
  • Toilet facilities will be available near race start and main car park ( 600yds away)
     

BIB NUMBERS:
 

  • Numbers to be picked up from Registration on the day, please fill in the details on the reverse.
  • Numbers are to be clearly displayed on the FRONT of your top (do not cover your number up) anyone who goes through the finish line without a number will not be counted or timed
     

DURING THE RACE:
 

  • This is a manual timed race (not chip timed), the finish area has to be kept clear to enable accurate timing and finish places by the race officials. 
     
  • Once runners have gone through the finish funnel, REMOVE your race number.  Do not go back through the race finish funnel.
  • If you want to support your  team mates/friends, please do so from the side lines, DO NOT run alongside other runners in the approach to the finish line, this could jeopardise the final results, we need to keep the finish area clear.
     

RESULTS
 

  • Please wait for the full results which will be done manually and will be published on Biddulph Running Club's Website www.biddulphrunningclub.co.uk later in the day, and later to John Schofield UK Race Results service. 
     
  • Please do not disturb the timekeepers by asking for your time. Please be patient with this.
     

PRIZES:
1st/2nd/3rd prizes are handed out at the finish line. Age category prizes are posted to the address you registered with.
 


Any queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
Most of all....Enjoy the race!

Dawn Addison Moss
Knype Pool Race Co-ordinator
Biddulph Running Club

** CAR-SHARING ?

Please talk to your friends and club colleagues with regard to car-sharing - see below for clubs with multiple entrants