Trail Challenge 2010

Results for Trail Challenge Half Marathon, 5 September
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Trail Challenge
Start of the 10K race at the 2009 Ham Riverside Trail Challenge

A TRAIL CHALLENGE is a mass start cross-country race over tracks and trails with a difference. The course is not marked out by marshals but is instead defined by checkpoints that are marked on a professionally made colour map. The TRAIL CHALLENGE arises from choosing the fastest route between them.

For this year’s Trail Challenge series, there will be three summer Tuesday evening events in May, June and August, along with the Trail Challenge Half Marathon in September. For each of the Tuesday evening events, there will be a 10km race starting at 7:30pm and a 6km race starting at 7:40pm.

Schedule

Details for the Half Marathon (Sunday 5 September)

LocationRichmond Park
AddressHawker Centre, Lower Ham Road, Kingston upon Thames (between Richmond and Kingston)
Latitude/longitude51.427, -0.3086
OS grid referenceTQ177711
MapsGoogle Maps, OpenStreetMap

Race Entries

Adults £6 in advance, £8 on the day; juniors and students half-price. All entries in advance via the link above. The 2k mini race is free.

The entry fee includes a detailed map of the area and hire of an electronic ‘finger’ timer to record your arrival at checkpoints. The electronic ‘finger’ timer will produce instant results at the finish including a break-down of your timing between checkpoints.

The closing date for the online entries is the Wednesday prior to the race. Entries on the day are accepted, subject to entry limit not being reached.

Mini Race

MINI TRAIL CHALLENGE: for boys or girls under 15 on 31 December 2010. Prizes for various age classes. There is no entry fee for this race.

Car Parking

Available at the Hawker Centre.

Registration

Will be open from 9:30am. Please aim to be ready 10 minutes before your start. Your competition map with the marked checkpoints will be distributed during a race briefing ten minutes before each start.

Bags & Changing Facilities

There are changing facilities at the clubhouse. The centre will also be manned at all times such that bags may be left behind during the event. However please do not bring anything valuable!

Start Times

Start times for all events – Half Marathon 10:30am, 2k mini race 10:45am, 12k race 11:00am, 6k race 11:15am.

Prizes

Usual categories including women, juniors & veterans. In the 6km race only women, juniors and super-veterans are eligible for prizes. The more entries in advance we get, the more wine/beer/chocolates will be given away.

Further Enquiries

Dan Findlay-Robinson, PHONE: 07971552785 EMAIL:

Competitors take part in this race at their own risk. As entries and results will be processed by computer, your entry will be taken as agreement to this.

Details for the Evening Trail Challenges

Race Entries

Adults £4 in advance or £6 on the day for each day’s event, juniors/students at half price. All entries in advance via Fabian 4, our online entries provider. All three events (Day 1, Day 2 and Day 3) can be entered in advance for the discounted price of £10 (or £5 for juniors/students).

The entry fee includes detailed map of the area and hire of an electronic timing chip to record your arrival at checkpoints. The electronic timing chip will produce instant results at the finish showing your time between checkpoints.

The closing date for each race is the Friday prior to the race. Entries on the day accepted, subject to entry limit not being reached.

Registration

Open from around 6:15pm on the day. Please aim to be ready 10 minutes before your start. Your competition map with the marked checkpoints will be distributed during a race briefing ten minutes before each start.

Prizes

Normal categories including women & veterans. In the 6km race only women, juniors and super-veterans are eligible for prizes. The more entries in advance we get, the more wine/beer/chocolates will be given away.

Bags & Changing Facilities

On all 3 days, there are changing facilities at the event location. The event location will be manned at all times such that bags may be left behind during the event. However please do not bring anything valuable!

Food

On all 3 days, it will be possible to buy food and drink after the event either at the event itself or at a pub next door.

Further Enquiries

Please email .
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Competitors take part in this race at their own risk. Entries and results will be processed by computer, your entry will be taken as agreement to this. The competition is run under the rules and guidelines of, and sanctioned by, British Orienteering.

Previous Series

2009: May – Bushy Park, June – Ham Riverside, August – Richmond Park, September – Richmond Park (H/M)
2008: May – Bushy Park, June – Ham Riverside, August – Richmond Park, September – Ham/Richmond Park (H/M)
2007: May – Bushy Park, June – Ham Riverside, July – Ham Riverside, September – Richmond Park (H/M)
2006: May – Ham Riverside, June – Epsom Downs, August – Richmond Park, September – Ham/Richmond Park (H/M)
2005: January – Wimbledon Common, March – Bushy Park, May – Ham Riverside, June – Epsom Downs, July – Wimbledon Common, October – Richmond Park (H/M)
2004: May – Richmond Park, June – Ham Riverside, July – Wimbledon Common, October – Ham/Richmond Park (H/M)

Trail Challenge
An optional river crossing during a Bushy Park Trail Challenge race