Wickersley Chase Information

SATURDAY 29th SEPTEMBER (11am start)
9th race of the 2018 KMR series
RESAG and subsequently UKA have approved the course
This partial update on 23/7/18

Same venue and arrangements as last year
One minor course alteration in Wickersley Wood

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

UKA Licence number : applied for

Comments on race

This was a new venture- bringing a race into a busy area despite possible traffic issues. We deliberately kept to a small but viable field, but tried to assess whether a greater field would be OK. We provisionally think it would.
It seemed to go well, but we are interested in your views as runners and officials. What we have heard so far is positive.
If you have any comment to make, email to races@rotherhamharriers.org
Consequently, after further comments, we will aim to repeat the course next season with wider advertisement

Local people seemed pleased to have the event taking place.
We had considerable interest and support from Wickersley Parish Council (eg at Winthrop Park and in Wickersley Wood) and would be happy to consider with them any possible extension, modifcation or dating of a 2018 event.

The support of marshals, official and refreshment providers was outstanding. Thank you.
If you were a provider, don't forget to claim your expenses from RHAC- you can do so via treasurer Kevin Thomas or through me if you find it easier.

COURSE: HQ, start and finish, essential marshals
Please note that this course may be changed or modified, and will be announced here The Wickersely WMC is shown in green left of the W in Wickersley
The start and finish (on Wood Lane) are shown in purple
The essential marshal points are shown in red
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 Wood Lane unless very near Morthen Rd or on Goose Lane near its junction with Wood Lane

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 (there will be a short safety 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)
One award per runner only

The course has been changed from 2016 due to concerns about emergency access
The start is on Wood Lane. There is a short (about 400m) road run followed by a 100m lane at the back of Wickersley School
A sharp turn right takes a path iinto and through Wickersley Wood emerging (right) on to a discretionary dirt path which reaches First Lane
From First Lane a dirt field path descends due south to Second Lane.
On road at Second Lane, the course turns left (eastwards), becomes a rough track after 200m past Winthrop Gardens (open on the day) and after 100m becomes a field-side path on rough grass.
The path becomes easier as it reaches King's Pond Plantation which it circuits outside to the left.
A kissing gate gives access to a short lane at the pond, then a long uphill road to Bramley Cemetery.
At the cemetery (top of the hill), course turns left on to Wood Lane (road, used by estate vehicles) which can be taken by pavement way or left edge of road. At the limit of the housing, an exit to Wood Lane track takes you back to the Wood.
First lap, turn left into the wood or Second Lap continue straight ahead to finish (400m) on Wood Lane

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

A range of sandwiches, pork pies, sausage rolls and pickles, and some sweet refreshments, will be available at the Social Club following the race
The bar will be open for visitors
Results and KMR Series
Our race results programming means results will only take us a few minutes
They will be posted on this website on the day. A KMR series analysis to date will also be available after a brief time for update

Future Races in Wickersley
to follow