THE GENERAL

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The General

Winchester 20K Trail Run
14th April 2018

Winchester 20K Trail Run

When?
The 14th of April 2018 sees The General return for his 6th Tour.  In 1944 General Eisenhower addressed the troops ahead of the D-Day landings…
In the 1990’s thousands of ravers fought off insomnia by dancing through the night…

Where?
Matterley Estate is a stunning location to host one of the best 20k trail runs on 2018’s calendar.  Set amongst ancient woodland, areas of scientific interest, undulating terrain and spectacular views this course will offer everything you’ll need it to be whether you’re a novice runner or a pro.

The Challenge:
20K Trail Run

All finishers will receive medal, t-shirt, and drink if competing.

Parking & Spectators are free.

Last years winners will be there to hold on to their No 1 spot!  Can you beat them……Tough Enough?

Registration
Registration starts at 09.00 and closes at 09.50.

Race Start Time
First Race wave starts at 10.00hrs.

Timing
We will be using Chip timing for our event. This will give you your time from the second you cross the line to the second you finish. The system is extremely accurate and it means that results can be posted on our website within 48hrs of the race. Your race chip will be collected on the race day as people may forget to bring them.

PLEASE attach the chip securely to your shoelaces or around your ankle. Please DO NOT attach it to your wrist – the mats will not pick up the transponder and you will not be recorded. The chips themselves are relatively expensive so we must get the chips back and we will collect the chips at the end of the race just after the finish line. Failure to do so will result in a charge of £10 by our service provider.

Water
Water will be available once on the course and at the finish. Please bring your own water to drink prior to the start.

Changing
There will be no facilities for changing. Please do not go home in any wet clothing.
Please note, there are no showers.

Clothing
You will get dirty and wet. Technical breathable fabrics are perfect for this event and are strongly recommended. Remember, cotton gets heavy when wet.  We do recommend wearing gloves and full-length leggings.

Footwear
It’s your choice however a normal road running shoe will be suitable.

Baggage
Although we cannot guarantee the security of your bags, there will be a manned baggage area for you to leave your bags. If you have travelled by car, it will be safer to leave your bags and valuables in your car boot.

First Aid
Medical support will be present on the course and at the finish. You should be relatively fit and have no known medical conditions.

Please note – do not run with a cold or flu. This can be extremely dangerous. Please seek expert medical advice if you have any queries.

Toilets
Toilets are located in the Start and Finish area.

Hot Food and Drink
Hot drinks and treats will be available for purchase within the Start / Finish area.


PLEASE DON’T FORGET

– Your Number pinned to your top
– Your chip tied to your shoe
– A change of clothing
– Money for refreshments
– To eat a healthy meal and to avoid alcohol the night before the event
– To eat something light and drink plenty of water prior to the event
– To leave enough time to get there with plenty of time to spare
– To have fun!