This page is dedicated to support crew information. Both the support crew and runner need to familiarise themselves with this information as it will make your event more enjoyable.
The race director can be contacted at
During the event the Race Officials can be contacted on
07917 364 364
DO NOT ask race officials for directions. Their responsibility is safety and management of the event.
Support crews are only allowed to meet their runner at, or near, checkpoints. Support crews are able to provide runners with food and drink, plus change of clothes/kit at half way. Support crews should be mindful that they are not to give their runner an advantage over runners without support crews, eg, giving them a lift back to the course should they have gone wrong, or harbouring them from poor weather in their vehicle. If a support crew has to 'rescue' their runner then the runner should declare themselves out of the event by contacting the race director by phone. The race director will take a very dim view of any runner receiving assistance that provides a competitive advantage and will administer time penalities as deemed suitable. The race director's decision is final.
Below are Google suggested routes between checkpoints. You cannot park at all checkpoints so please do not endanger runners and the checkpoint staff by parking at restricted checkpoints.
Always check the postcode locations on your satnav before the event as they will only bring you close to the given location. The race organisers take no responsibility for support crews unable to find the locations as the postcodes are only for general guidance.
Good support planning will show suitable areas to park and wait for your runner, such as road crossings with parking. Runners will be asked to surrender their number on safety grounds if their support crews arrive at 'no parking' checkpoints.
Support crews can only meet their runner at no-parking checkpoints if the runner retires. Ensure the runner has handed in their number BEFORE the support crew arrives. Stop, collect your runner, leave.
Make a note of the following hospitals should your runner need urgent medical attention.
Stoke Mandeville Hospital
Telephone: 01296 315000
John Radcliffe Hospital
Telephone: 01865 741166
Royal Berkshire Hospital
Berks RG1 5AN
Telephone: 0118 322 7020
Great Western Hospital
Telephone: 01793 604020
Support crews can meet their runner at CP8. Use the carpark at the foot of the hill and wait for your runner, or, walk up to the checkpoint. Do not obstruct access to the road. Do not leave valuables on display. SN4 0DR
Checkpoint open 21:45 to 08:45
Support crews can meet their runner at CP9. Use the carpark away from the checkpoint itself. Toilets are located here. Ample parking. SN4 0QH
Checkpoint open 23:45 to 12:15