2017Instructions

All the Ridgeway to Avebury Stones, the R86

Instructions and FAQs

In order for you to enjoy the event to the full extent you need to read and fully understand the Final Instructions and FAQs listed below. These will be updated based on feedback from runners and if any conditions are imposed upon the event by authorities. Check back regularly to ensure you have the latest information.

 

Last updated 17 August 2017, previously 8 August.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

All runners must have a working mobile phone, contantly switched on, some reflective clothing for the night and must be worn on the road section after checkpoint 8, Foxhill, a warm piece of clothing to be carried when leaving Goring, checkpoint 5. Also two torches, a headtorch and hand torch is best. These torches are to be carried in the first half as often runners under estimate the time it will take to reach half way.

 

Major engineering works are affecting trains from London Euston to Tring. Should you be travelling by train make sure your journey is not affected by engineering works

 

Ensure your support crews have read, and understood, the information on their dedicated Support Crew Web Page.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

  • Q. How can I contact the race organisers running up to, and during, the event?

 

racedirector@ridgewaychallenge.com

Race Director, Tim Mitchell, 07917 364 364

Officials during the event 07392 964 505 and 07729 118 540

 

These numbers are for emergencies only and to inform the organisers of retirements and other significant information about runners.

Support crews are not to call these numbers to ask for directions.

 

  • Q. Can I change my start time on the day?

 

No, it is not possible to change your start time past the 4th August 2017.

 

  • Q. What size drop bag am I allowed?

 

About the size of a normal gym bag, a medium sized bag you'd normally carry some footwear and a change of clothes in.

 

  • Q. What should I do if my journey to the event is delayed?

 

Call 07917 364 364 and talk to Tim Mitchell, the Race Director. Be aware though that the event will start on time.

 

  • Q. How do I book a shuttlebus from my hotel to the registration point?

 

Email racedirector@ridgewaychallenge.com with the name and location of your hotel. Ensure you receive a confirmation email as this will confirm your collection time. Local hotels are Tring and surrounding areas. Stoke Manderville and Aylesbury are not local.

 

  • Q. What mandatory kit do I need?

 

All runners need the following mandatory kit:

- A working mobile phone, contantly switched on.

- Some reflective clothing for the night section.

- A warm piece of clothing to be carried when leaving Goring, checkpoint 5.

- Two torches, a headtorch and hand torch is best.

- These are to be carried in the first half as often runners under estimate the time it will take to reach half way.

- During the hours of darkness you will need one torch whilst you change batteries in the other.

 

  • Q. Can I return to a checkpoint once I have passed through it?

 

No adivsable, be sure you can make it to the next checkpoint before leaving your current one. Checkpoints will close once all runners are accounted for. The checkpoint may close behind you and before the stated time.

 

  • Q. What are the hours of darkness during the event, approximately?

 

20:30hrs 26th to 06:30 27th August

 

  • Q. When does the last minibus leave Tring Train Station?

 

The last minibus will drive away at 11:30 exactly. Be aware though that the last registration is 11:30. This minibus is to take in to account any trains running late. The minibus staff will call control and inform them you are late but will still make the start.

 

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