Hambleden Estate, Culden Faw, Fawley HENLEY-ON-THAMES. RG9 3AP
One of the best kept secrets for trail runners in Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire - and less than an hour from London!
The Culden Faw Estate sits on the most picturesque banks of the River Thames - you'll run through ancient woodland, farmland and wildlife conservation areas. We're excited to be offering these new routes as a Purple Patch Running exclusive in November, December and January, guaranteed to be spectacular runs along bridleways and trails that make the most of the natural autumnal beauty.
With the usual Purple Patch approach to small, local events, all paces and levels of experience are welcome. With our tried and tested COVID-safe measures in place, you'll be asked for your target finish time when you enter to allocate you a limited-capacity starting wave between 8.30am - 10.30am. Our friendly marshals will see you round the course safely, before you collect your special stag-themed medal and other finishers' rewards.
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Entry on the Day will not be available at this event.
Start Times: Between 8:30 - 10:00. Allocated with respect to distance and/or estimated finish time (prioritising longer distances/quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.
NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.
One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.
Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.
Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.
Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.
Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.
Bib Numbers will only be available for collection at the event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.
To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.
Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
All finishers will receive a Medal on completing the event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall, and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both females and males. Winners will be notified via email by the end of the following week where a presentation is not possible on the day.
Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.
Course Markings, including arrows, tape and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.
Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.
Suitable Medical Cover will be provided at the event in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting the event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.
Bag Drop will not be available at this event. Runners should leave all belongings with their vehicle where possible and arrive ready to run.
Portable Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the Start/Finish area for use throughout the event.
Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event (TBC).
There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.
Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.
As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised throughout our events, we are not currently permitting participants to run with Buggies, Pushchairs, Strollers or similar.
As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised throughout our events, Spectators are strongly discouraged at this event.
Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during the event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.
This event is not suitable for Wheelchair Users due to the nature of the terrain.
Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.
Since this event takes place at a venue open to the public, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs and other users of public footpaths and rights of way at all times.
Whilst there is no strict Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at approximately 12:30 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. Participants will need to be able to complete their event by this time.