Welcome to our race

A scenic and undulating 5 and 10 miles trail race near Luton.
Enjoy a one or two lap course starting and finishing at Inspire Sports Centre that will take you around the nearby countryside

Race date 11th August 2019


Permit No. 2783_2783


Organised by Stopsley Striders

Race Information

Race limits

There will be a limit on entries accepted of 100 for each race.  No further entries will be accepted once the race entry limit has been reached, even if this is before the official closing date. Early entry is advised.

Refunds

We regret that once applications have been processed we cannot refund fees to runners who do not eventually take part. Like all events, entry fees are used to hire the venue equipment etc. Therefore, we do not issue any refunds after entry.

Ill or Injured

If you are ill or injured, then you should not run for your own safety. For insurance reasons you cannot give your number to someone else to run in your place. Swapping numbers may result in disqualification.

Parking

Drivers are advised that vehicles and their contents are left at the drivers risk and that the race organisers and other third parties will not be liable for any losses or damages whatsoever.

The car park is controlled by ANPR cameras and parking over 4 hours is chargeable. We do not anticipate this to affect runners.

Public Transport

The nearest railway station is Luton Main Station which is 2.2 miles from the Sports Centre. Taxis are available at the stations. 

Chip Timing

Timing is gun to finish chip time. After crossing the finish line please do not re-cross the line as this will interfere with the recording. Return chips to the Sports Centre.

Changing, Toilets, Baggage

There are changing, toilet and shower facilities for male and female runners at the Sports Centre. A baggage area is provided in the main sports hall but please do not leave any valuables. The race organisers will not take responsibility for any losses or damage incurred.

Refreshments

Hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available at the Sports Centre.

Race Rules

The race is run under UKA rules of competition. We strongly advise you NOT to wear headsets during the race for the safety of yourself and others. Minimum age is 16 for both the 5 mile and 10 mile races.

The Start

The start will be at 10am in the area just outside of the Sports Centre.

The Course

Run on the left hand side of the road unless otherwise directed by the course marshals. Marshals have no power to stop or direct traffic therefore all runners are responsible for their own safety. Most of the course is on footpaths and bridleways and so is not suitable for wheelchair competitors

Course Records

10 Mile
Men 2018 – Rob Barnes, Stopsley Striders 59:02
Women 2016 – Christine Lathwell, Stopsley Striders 1:09:54
5 Mile 
Men 2017 – Tim Harries 29:00
Women 2017 – Natalie Lawrence, Fairlands Valley 34:37 

Water Stations

Water will be provided on the course and at the finish.

Medical Attendance

Qualified first aiders will be in attendance should you require any medical assistance, both mobile and at the finish. All marshals will have mobile phones and emergency phone numbers should you need them.

After the race

Medals will be given out at the end of the race. The presentation of prizes will take place near the finish, or inside the hall if we have bad weather

Results

Full results will be available on this web site as soon as possible after the race.

Race Photography

Race Photography is provided by Malcolm Rankin

Entry

Entry for the 2019 races are now available.

Register

No numbers will be sent out before the day.

Please arrive in good time to collect your number at the registration desk which will close at 9:45am.

Course Map

The race starts and finishes at Inspire Active luton.

Course map – 5 mile 1 lap – 10 miles 2 laps