Wickersley Chase Information 2016 

SATURDAY 1st OCTOBER (11am start)
This page will be updated daily to 30/9

Thanks for racing with us, hope you enjoyed the day

Admin venue: Wickersley Working Men's Social Club, 40 Morthen Rd, Wickersley S66 1EN

UKA Licence number 2016-26984

Footwear and under-foot advice:
(30/9) the course is dry (rain is now forecast for AFTER the event) shoe type is personal choice but if it does rain,
trail or cross-country or road shoes with grip are advised go to latest BBC forecast

Venues: HQ, start and finish
The Wickersely WMC is shown in red
The start and finish (off Gillott Lane) are shown in green
The club will be open from 9.30 for admin and setting up, and open for race entry from 10am.

There is good parking at the club; if it fills up use local roads where available.
Do not park on Gillott Lane or in the Recreation Ground

Essential Information for us
The results system needs your gender and date of birth (on the entry form)
Please also report (entry form and reverse of your number) any existing medical condition if you think it could affect your taking part in this event
Runners must be 15 years old or greater on the day
Please note that for safety reasons earphones are not allowed during the race

These are approximate times:
11am Race Start (therre will be a short sefety announcement.
12 noon race will probably be complete
12.30 refreshments and awards
1 pm event complete

awards (wine or chocolates) will be made to first, second and third in race, under-20 and under-17 (for both male and female) and five-year span age groups for veteran runners (male 40-44 up to 65-59 and 70-plus, female 35-39 up to 6-64 and 65-plus). And further awards for S66 runners.
One award per runner only

The course planned is out and back with a far-end loop, and may be marked by some red/white tape- but will be in any case well-marshaled. Please obey the instructions of marshals especially in the areas where there is some contraflow of runners. If there is congestion, homeward-bound runners are to take precedence.
Area use on the day will dictate the precise intended start and finish arrangement and we reserve the right to alter course details in the light of any conditions in the areas to be used.

Medical Cover
Cover is provided by UK Event Management Services
Please inform a marshal if you know that you need assistance. There will also be a trail runner.

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KMR Series
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Future Races in Wickersley
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from Community Spotlight magazine: Wickersley Chase Update

The KMR Series of twelve races is a local co-operative venture between Kimberworth, Maltby and Rotherham running clubs. Each club now provides four events, and they vary quite widely. What is common to each event however, is a very friendly atmosphere, low prices, plenty of awards and a good social as part of each with refreshment of some sort thrown in. And pretty keen competition.

They have fast runners at the front and slow or developing runners lower down, so you will find you fit in whatever your speed. Eminently suitable for new or developing runners. Though each race has it's own format and rewards, there are series awards also in all the junior, senior and veteran categories- usually awarded at the last race (Braithwell Boxing Day). Watch out at races or in the local press if you are interested in the 2017 series when that time comes around.

At Rotherham HAC we have for some time had the Bassingthorpe (Wingfield) trail race, Ulley Res (Whiston) trail race and Milton 5k road race (Greasbrough). For our fourth we are very keen to offer racing in S66 which is clearly a vibrant area in many ways- not least in the number of runners to be seen on the streets.

Traffic however is very, very difficult, and though we have very agreeable rural amenities close by, it's not so easy to use them for our purpose. There is great potential in the Whiston direction for trail, and some potential in the Bramley direction for road (at least, in part) so it came down to making a choice. The initial try is a trail race; it is more than likely that we will try a (mainly) road race later and see what the local interest is.

The inaugural Wickersley Chase is on Saturday October 1st with an 11am start. The venue for organisation etc is Wickersley Working Men's Social Club on Morthern Road (S66 1EN) which will be open for the purpose at 9.30am with entries from 10am. 5 for members of UKA affiliated clubs, 7 if unattached. We have placed a minimum age of 15 on the day for entries.

There is good parking at the WMC, failing which use suitable local roads. No parking on Gillott Lane please.

The start and finish will be on Gillott Lane (next to the Institute and Bowling Green) either close to or on the recreation ground (depending on other use) part-way down. The race route is approximately 4.4 miles by GPS taking in part of Wickersely Gorse and field towards Sitwell Golf Club. Over by around 12 noon, there will be free refreshements in the WMC with bar available.

During the social time, awards (wine or chocolates) will be made to first, second and third in race, under-20 and under-17 (for both male and female) and five-year span age groups for veteran runners (male 40-44 up to 65-59 and 70-plus, female 35-39 up to 6-64 and 65-plus). And further awards for S66 runners.

Entries may be made on the day (no surcharge) but those wishing to pre-enter can do so online or download an entry form to post at www.rotherhamharriers.org/wickersley, which will also have course information later in September.

For all queries, contact wickersleychase@rotherhamharriers.org