As you will have seen on the news, the latest situation and advice from the UK government on the Covid 19 pandemic is to stay at home and to limit exercise to runs on your own.
We have been following all of the advice and been in regular contact with the authorities and as a club we will always put the health and safety of our runners, helpers, marshals and local residents first.
To this end regrettably we have now decided to cancel this year’s Alton Ten. An email has been sent out to all those you had entered the 2020 cancelled race and deferred their place to 2021 offering 3 options.
Provisional Date & Time of next race: Sunday 8th May 2022
Venue: The race HQ is at Eggars School, London Road, Holybourne, Alton GU34 4EQ. This is situated at the Eastern end of Alton on the main road from the town to join the A31.
Registration: Opens at 08:30am and closes at 10:10am
Start: Trealors College driveway
Finish: This is in the grounds of Eggars School
Race Numbers: TO BE COLLECTED ON THE DAY FROM RACE HQ TOGETHER WITH TIMING CHIPS
The course: The course is almost the same as last few years. The first mile is through Holybourne village and the race then runs through a circuit of undulating countryside and picturesque Hampshire village lanes to finish back at the college a few yards from the start. Please keep to the left side of the road unless otherwise indicated by the marshals and ONLY CROSS THE ROAD WHEN INDICATED. There will be drink stations at approximately 3 miles, 6 miles and 8 miles. A Lions vehicle will bring up the rear. If you are injured wait at the roadside.
Start list: Entry list will be shown here.
Parking: As you approach the School site you will be directed by Marshals of the Alton Lions Club to a suitable nearby parking area outside the School grounds.
Toilets: In the Finnemore Pavilion in Anstey Park – the main car park – with some loos at the School.
Changing: There are some changing areas and showers at the School. You would be best to arrive already changed to run.
Competitors’ kit: This may be left in the designated area in the School and will be kept under surveillance. It would be appreciated if you could mark your bag with your running number.
Pre-race drinks: may be bought near the start.
Age limits: 17 years or over on race day.
Permits: UKA License No: TBA, Cert of Course Accuracy: 16/133
Prohibited competitors: All dogs and wheeled vehicles are banned. Athletes must not be accompanied by nor followed by others on bicycle. The event is not safe for wheelchair athletes.
The Finish – The finish is in the school grounds only a short distance from the start. Please keep moving briskly down the funnels, after which, refreshments will be available. Times will be recorded to the nearest second.
Presentation of awards – The presentation of awards will take place close to the finish at approximately 12:15
Results: Results will be posted on a school wall as they become available. The results will be available on our website – www.altonrunners.co.uk asap after the race. If you want results posted to you please bring a SAE.
Awards: All finishers will receive a medal. Trophies and prizes will be presented to the first three runners in each of the following categories:
First three runners :
Senior Ladies | Lady Vets 35+ | Lady Vets 45+ | Lady Vets 55+|
Senior Men | Male Vets 40+ | Male Vets 50+ | Male Vets 60+
First Runner :
Lady Vet 65+
Male Vet 70+
Alton TEN Officials
Race Director: Philip Scrase
Chief Marshall: TBC
Organisers: Alton Runners/Alton Lions
Medical Cover: TBC