Bedford Harriers Half Marathon Sunday 1st December 2019
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Abandon hope all ye who enter here - Dante
Accommodation & public transport: Accommodation - visit - www.the-stableyard.co.uk for on the course accommodation. There are a number of hotels and B&Bs in and around Bedford, further information can be obtained from Internet searches. Visitor information is also contained at the following website; http://www.bedford.gov.uk/leisure_and_culture/visitor_information.aspx Bedford is served by two rail operators from London St Pancras:- The Thameslink service (60 minutes) and East Midlands Trains service (40 minutes) Through services from Gatwick (120 minutes) and Brighton (135 minutes) Access from the north from stations including Leicester (45 minutes) and Nottingham (80 minutes) To plan your journey visit: www.nationalrail.co.uk or call 08357 484950. Thameslink Railway, East Midlands Trains and London Midland, please contact the operators directly for timetable information. From the centre of Bedford to the race HQ is approx. 6.5 miles. Bus services are infrequent. Liability insurance: Liability Insurance cover is provided by virtue of the race permit issued by the Association of Running Clubs. To view liability insurance certificate click here Race Permit: This event has an Association of Running Clubs Race Permit, number ARC 19/577. ARC Rules will be applied to this event. To view the race permit click here   Course Measurement: This event has a certificate of Course Accuracy, number 15/449 dated 11th June 2019 and issued by the Association of UK Course Measurers; certified accurate using IAAF procedures. To view the Course Measurement Certificate click here   Risk assessment: The race Risk Assessment is continuously reviewed. To view the Risk Assessment document click here Are you fit to run? It is the participants' responsibility to ensure that they are physically fit to run and have adequately prepared themselves. The website Runners' Medical Resource provides some guidance on these aspects and we strongly advise participants to visit Runners' Medical Resource website click here Pre & Post Race Massage: Race massage provided by Sports Massage Bedford Pre & post race bookings taken. E-mail: info@sportsmassagebedford.com  www.sportsmassagebedford.com Sports Kit Shop: No Limitz Sports will be offering a range of running related merchandise including shoes, clothing, nutrition products and sundry items. Visit No Limitz website; www.nolimitz.co.uk Road closure: The start area in Hall End Road, Wootton and the first 1/2mile of the course will be closed to traffic from 09:00 until 13:00. There is no access to the Race HQ even for dropping off or collecting runners. Please do not cause obstruction or congestion by attempting to access the Race HQ area. See below for drop off & collection point avoiding the Race HQ and the run course.   Drop off & Collection points: A drop off and collection point is situated at the junction of Cause End Rd and St.Marys Rd, Wootton. Please do not attempt to gain egress to the Race HQ grounds by car as the roads will be closed. The drop off & collection point is 2-3 minutes walk from the race HQ and will be signposted. To view the Drop off and Collection map click here   Time limit: This event has a time limit of 3 hours. Marshals move around the course based on runners pace at no slower than 13.5mins per mile. The sweep vehicle travels at a pace of 13.5 minutes per mile and any runners slower than 13.5mins per mile will be politely requested to withdraw, transport back to the Race HQ will be provided. .    
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