We are pleased to announce that entries for the 2022 race are now open and you can enter online as follows:
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: London Road near Trealors College driveway
Finish: This is on 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: The entry list will be shown here soon.
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. It 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 bicycles. The event is not safe for wheelchair athletes.
The Finish – The finish is on 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 – TBC
Results: The results will be available on our website – www.altonrunners.co.uk asap after the race.
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
Adjudicator: Jonathan Read
Race Director: Philip Scrase
Chief Marshall: TBC
Organisers: Alton Runners/Alton Lions
Medical Cover: South Coast Medics