Date: Saturday 14th March 9:00 am.
Venue: Hamfields Leisure Centre (Berkeley Power Station), Gloucestershire, GL13 9PA
Course: Very flat country lanes
CORONAVIRUS - the event will go ahead as planned. We have been monitoring the situation closely and currently all official statements from both the government and our affiliated body states events such as ours should proceed. Please read the following recent statement form England Athletics: EA Coronavirus statement
UKA License - results will appear on Power of Ten and Run Britain
Chip Timing - and 'Live' results on large TV screen
Entry limit: 650 (same as 2019). Includes free transfer between 20m & 20km. Both routes are the same price.
Race Full ........ Entry fees (same as last year): £23 affiliated, £25 unaffiliated
Easy access from the A38 and M5. Huge free car park. Ample toilets inside and portaloos outside (and on the course). 6 drink stations on 20 mile course (3 on 20km course).
There will be the usual inclusive finisher's t-shirt, medal, cakes and hot drinks. Due to difficulties with manufacture and transport from China - we have had to acquire medals closer to home that are not the same as our usual design.
You choose. 20 miles or 20 kms (12.5 miles).
(The transfer window is now closed - all race numbers have been assigned to individuals from the start list above - pick up numbers on the day)
As well as giving you the opportunity to go for a PB on a fast flat 20 mile course, this event may be useful to many who are planning on competing in a spring marathon - it will give you a good indication of how well your training is going and what time you are likely to achieve on the big day. The 20 km option gives runners the opportunity to try a new race length or use it for Half Marathon or Marathon training.
This will be our 6th year and we are keeping the entry limit to 650 as we did last year.
This event is a few weeks before Brighton Marathon, Manchester and the Great Welsh and of course well placed for London, Blackpool, Stratford (Shakespeare) and Newport.
The 20 mile option is a two-lap flat course in lovely countryside close to the river Severn. The 20 km option takes in one lap of pretty much the same course. There is a cut-off time for the 20 mile route of 4 hours.
Access to the event HQ is on quiet roads and is only 6 miles from junction 14 of the M5. There is ample (hard standing) parking and the start of both courses are no more than 400m from the event HQ, which has good toilet facilities, changing and a baggage store.
On the 20 mile route there will be 6 water stations giving bottled water - three different locations on the route that you pass twice and then a further one at the end. On the 20km route there will be 3 water stations and one at the end. None of the water points offer nutrition so you'll need to equip yourself with any gels etc. you may want on the course.
The 20 mile race has mile markers at every mile and the 20 km race has markers at each 5k point (5k, 10k and 15k).
Both courses have been officially measured:
20 Km certificate
20 Miles certificate
There will medals and T-shirts for all finishers.
Post race hot drinks and cakes are free to all finishers.
This race (like all of our events now) is chip timed and you'll be able to see your time, position and category position projected onto a wall in the main HQ as soon as you have crossed the line.
Like last year, this race will be permitted by UKA, so your results will appear in PoT and Run Britain databases.
2016 Photos by David Sinclair
2018 Photos by Tosh:
2020 Provisional Results:
How to find the event HQ
20km route description
The start is on the roundabout right next to race HQ. We run through Berkeley village and then past the Salutation pub in Ham. Then follows one loop of a circuit around Bevington Deer Park on very flat and quiet country lanes. There are 3 drinks stations. After the loop you head back but at Ham cut back to the power station without going through Berkeley. The finish is just outside race HQ. Water, t-shirt, cakes, hot drinks, medals and results displayed on a large screen await.
20 Mile route description.
The start is around 200m form the race HQ. We gather on the road and then head off towards Ham without going through Berkeley itself. Then follows two loops of a circuit around Bevington Deer Park on very flat and quiet country lanes. There are 3 drinks stations which you visit twice - so 6 opportunities to take water on the course. After the two loops you head back via Ham, the way you came out and finish just outside race HQ. Water, t-shirt, cakes, hot drinks, medals and results displayed on a large screen await.