Support Crews

This page is dedicated to runner support crews.  Both the support crew and runner need to familiarise themselves with this information as it will make your event more enjoyable.Runners are responsible for the actions and behaviour of their support crew.


To make more of a weekend for the support crews it is worthwhile knowing the attractions and food places there are along the route.  Visit Chilterns have a great webiste listing attractions, Public Houses and Farm Shops along the route and across the Chilterns.

  

During the Event

During the event the Race Officials can be contacted on the telephone number provided within the entry confirmation email. DO NOT ask race officials for directions.  Their responsibility is safety and management of the event.

 

Support crews may not meet their runner(s) at the following checkpoints:


- Nuffield

- Goring

- East Isley


We are working to supply you with guidance on additional crew locations to cover the above areas. 


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. Any runner receiving assistance that provides a competitive advantage and may incur penalities as deemed suitable. The race director's decision is final.

 

Make a note of the following hospitals should your runner need urgent medical attention.

 

Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Mandeville Road

Aylesbury, Bucks

HP21 8AL

Telephone: 01296 315000

 

John Radcliffe Hospital

Headley Way

Headington

Oxford

OX3 9DU

Telephone: 01865 741166

 

Royal Berkshire Hospital

London Road

Reading

Berks RG1 5AN

Telephone: 0118 322 7020

 

Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road 

Swindon 

SN3 6BB

Telephone: 01793 604020

Support Crew Info

Taking Your Runner to the Start


The registration point is at Steps Hill on the Ivinghoe to Ringshall road. LU6 2EG


Support crews park at the Ivinghoe Beacon Carpark or Steps Hill Carpark.  Do not try to park at the start (next to the gazebo).  Park carefully and leave room for other cars.


Open 08:30 to 10:00



From The Start to Checkpoint 1, Wendover

Support crews cannot meet their runner at CP1 due to no parking facilities.  Parking on the highstreet is limited.


Support crews cannot park at this location. HP22 6NJ


Checkpoint 1 open 11:15 to 14:30



Checkpoint 1 to Checkpoint 2, Whiteleaf



Support crews can park at CP2 although the carpark may well be congested with other people visiting the park. HP27 0RP


Checkpoint 2 open 12:45 to 16:00

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Checkpoint 2 to Checkpoint 3, Hill Road Lewknor



Support crews cannot park at CP3 as no dedicated parking areas near the checkpoint exist.  The road/trail crossing also provides access to the farm so has to be kept clear.  It is possible to park on the main road and walk to the checkpoint. OX49 5TS


Checkpoint open 14:30 to 18:15



Checkpoint 3 to Checkpoint 4, Nuffield Church - no crew access


There is no crew access at CP4 - we will supply you with an alternative location shortly.


Checkpoint open 16:00 to 20:30

Checkpoint 4 to Checkpoint 5, Goring - no crew access



There is no crew access at CP5 - we will supply you with an alternative location shortly.

 

Checkpoint open 17:00 to 23:15

Checkpoint 5 to Checkpoint 6, East Isley



There is no crew access at CP6 - we will supply you with an alternative location shortly.


Checkpoint open 18:45 to 02:30

Checkpoint 6 to Checkpoint 7, Sparsholt Firs



Support crews can meet their runner at CP7. Use the carparks either side of the road.  Cross the road with care.  Do not obstruct the course.  Grid Reference SU343851


Checkpoint open 20:00 to 06:30

Checkpoint 7 to Checkpoint 8, Foxhill



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

Checkpoint 8 to Checkpoint 9, Barbury Castle



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

Checkpoint 9 to Checkpoint 10, the finish at Avbury



Support crews can meet their runner here. Follow the Ridgeway Challenge car parking signs and adhere to parking restrictions. Tea and coffee for support crews are provided.  Always obay the parking limitations. Never park in front of the hall as it is reserved for ambulances and other vehicles.  SN8 1RF


Checkpoint open 00:01 to 15:00