Information and FAQ's

 

Information/FAQ

QuickLink Index 
Entries 
Location
Facilities 
Course 
Race 
Charities 
Prizes/Goody Bag 
Results 
Other

 

How much does it cost?

 

See Entries Page

When do entries open?

 

Around the Feb-March each year

Why are unaffiliated runners charged an extra £2?

 

Any entrants from unaffiliated clubs or who are unattached to any club are not insured unless they have paid this extra fee. Insurance cover is a condition of entry.

How do I get an EA number

 

EA membership is £16 per year - this is either paid for by your club as part of your subscriptions, or you may need to arrange as an addition to your club subs. However we would recommend that you speak to your club committee to understand how they arrange for this.

How can I enter?

 

Online Only See Entries Page

Is there a minimum age limit?

 

Yes, 15 on the day of the race.

How is my age category calculated?

 

Your age category will be determined from your age on the 1st race

The reason for this date is that it eliminates issues where a runner may have a birthday during the series.

Is there a limited number 
of entries?

 

Yes, 800 per race See also ' Can I enter on the day '

Their in no fun run in 2021 due to Covid restriction

Can I amend my entry?

 

Yes, Please contact Race Ahead

Do you send me a confirmation of my entry?

 

Yes - This should come automatically to you when youi enter.

When do you send race packs out?

 

Race pack will be send out to you close to race day

Can I enter a team?

 

Yes, but teams names are not recorded

Can I get a discount - OAP/Low income etc?

 

Yes, if you are aged 15 or 65 and over on the race day. Discount will be applied automatically on the entry portal

Can I enter a friend?

 

Yes, See Entries Page

Do you give refunds?

 

No refunds are available.  In the unlikely event that the race has to be cancelled we will still need to pay for all of the services and so we will be unable to refund the race cost to runners.

Having entered, can I defer my entry?

 

Deferrals can only happen IF there are spaces in the next race

Can I swap entries with a friend?

 

Please see number exchange page

Can wheelchair users enter the race?

 

No. It is hilly with a grass/gravel start and finish, and wheelchair users have had problems in the past negotiating the course.

Are there any free entries/invitations?

 

Yes, if you are aged 15 or 65 and over on the race day. Discount will be applied automatically on entry portal

Are there any elite places? 
If so how many?

 

No

Can I enter on the day?

 

No. We have a maximum number of 1050 runners - once that is reached we cannot accept any more. The maximum has been pre-set following discussions with the police authority and our insurers. Each race is usually full a few weeks before the race day so we have no need for entries on the day.

 

Entry to the fun run can be carried out on the day unless the 250 entrant limit is reached.

Where is the race admin desk - what time will it open?

 

THis will be on the school field - please information desk.

What time does registration open to collect my number

 

Number will be sent out to you.

Why are unaffiliated runners charged an extra £2?

 

Any entrants from unaffiliated clubs or who are unattached to any club are not insured unless they have paid this extra fee. Insurance cover is a condition of entry.

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Location

 

 

What is the nearest bus/rail station?

 

See Bus/Rail Map (PDF)

Where are the car parks?

 

See Car Park Page

Where is the start ?

 

Yateley Comprehensive School in School Lane, Yateley, Hampshire GU46 6NW. Click for map.

Where is the finish?

 

Yateley Comprehensive School in School Lane, Yateley, Hampshire GU46 6NW. Click for map.

Is there anywhere for spectators (covered)?

 

No .... (YES   - Provide your own umbrellas )

Where is the best place to watch the race from?

 

Start/Finish

Are any of the roads closed?

 

Yes, See Map

Are there any hotels near?

 

Yes, Google Hotels

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Facilities

 

 

Where are the toilets?

 

There are a number of portoloos in the car park by the entrance to the school

Is there somewhere to leave baggage?

 

No - Please leave in your car

Where is the lost property?

 

Se inofrmation tent

Is there a crèche?

 

No

Is there somewhere to change?

  There is no changing facilities this year please come ready to run.

Is there Medical Cover?

 

Yes, Sharps Medical Cover provide medical cover ofr the race

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Course

 

 

Is it Flat or Hilly ?

 

Both, gently undulating

Are there toilets on course/ where are these toilets?

 

No Toilets on the course - However there are a number of portoloos in the car park by the entrance to the school

 

Are there distance markers?

 

The Km markers are on the nearest post to actual distance so may be out by anything up to 20m. They are there only as an indication. 

Any Water stations?

 

No - Water will be provided at the end of the race

Are any other drinks provided in addition to water?

 

No just water at the finish

Is it a lap course?

 

Yes, one lap

Are the roads closed - 
which roads

 

Yes, See Map

What type of course is it - Trail/Road?

 

Road

Is the course scenic?

 

Not particularly

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Race

 

 

I'm a slow runner can I walk?

 

If you're a quick walker! See "Is there a cut-off time?"

What is the cut off time?

 

We will stop electronic timing at 80 minutes into the race.  However, you are welcome to submit your time and you can be added to the results after this.

Can I push a buggy / pushchair?

 

No

What are the course records?

 

Gender Name Time Year 

Male Sam Haughian 29:47 2003 
Female Louise Small 34:16 2015

Can I wear fancy dress?

 

If you wish

What time does the race start?

 

This will depend upon your speed.  The start will be staggard to increase social distancing.  The first wave will leave at 7.15 and this will be the fastest runners followed by the second wave.  All waves will be started by 7.45pm

Can I run with my dog?

 

No dogs are allowed as they are an obstacle to other runners, we have received a few complaints each year and with the numbers of runners at its highest we can no longer allow them.

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Charities

 

 

What are the charities 
being supported?

 

Please see Charity Page for details of how the local community benefit from the series

Can I have a sponsorship form?

 

We do not provide forms

Can I carry a bucket to collect money in?

 

If you wish, but please do not hinder other runners

How much money goes to charity?

 

Please see Charity Page for details of how the local community benefit from the series

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Prizes/Goody Bag

 

 

What are the prizes?

 

Medals will be presented to all finishers in the finish area. Vouchers will be given to all members who win their categories. These ill be sent to people after the race.  . 

There is a £250 bonus for setting a new course record during the series. 

Race Prize categories: 

Category Position 
Senior Male 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet male (40) 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet Male (50) 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet Male (60+) 1st
Vet Male (70+) 1st


Senior Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet Female (35) 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet Female (45) 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet Female (55+) 1st
Vet Female (65+) 1st

1st Corporate Team Winners



Series Prize categories: 

Category Position 
Senior Male 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet male (40) 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet Male (50) 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet Male (60+) 1st
Vet Male (70+) 1st


Senior Female 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet Female (35) 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet Female (45) 1st, 2nd and 3rd 
Vet Female (55+) 1st;
Vet Female (65+) 1st

 

Why is there only one
prize in my age category?

 

Due to the quantity of entrants in some of the categories, there is no real competition and therefore no further prizes. This is reviewed annually and if the quantity increases then we will introduce prizes.

How do you calculate 
Series Prizes?

 

For each race, entrants are awarded points, from 20 down to 1, within their category. These are added up and after three races the entrants with the best total points in their category win prizes. In the event that the points are tied, the entrant with the better total time over the three races is awarded a prize over those with inferior times. If total points and times are equal, the criterion is which entrant beat the other more often over the three races. If they tie after that, a coin will be tossed to determine the winner.

Is there a goody bag?

 

No

Do I get a T shirt (free / to buy)?

 

T-shirts can be preordered only and picked up on the night. 

Do we get a medal?

 

Yes

When is prize giving?

 

There will be no prize giving this year.  Results will be announced on the website and then the prizes sent to winners. 

Will there be race photos - where do I buy them?

 

Yes. Please see: our Results Page.

Will there be race certificates - how do I get them?

 

No

What happens if I do not collect my T-shirt?

 

T-shirts that are uncollected are saved until after the Series ends, when the -shirt will go back on sale. If you contact us prior to that then we can post it to you at your cost - or you can pick it up by arrangement with the Race Director.

What happens if I do not collect my prize?

 

If you are eligible for a trophy and didn't stay to collect it you will need to contact the race director to arrange collection. 

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Results

 

 

Where will the results be displayed?

 

Results should be available soon after the race. You can also have your result sent to you via SMS if you provide you're mobile on your entry form.

Can I get a copy of the results?

 

No. Printed copies of the results are no longer available. After many years of providing this service, with an ever-lower take-up, we now provide results exclusively via the website and it saves a few trees.

Can you text me my result?

 

Yes, if you provided a mobile number with your entry

I have a query about the results who do I contact?

 

Contact Race Ahead

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Other

 

 

What's the history of these races?

 

Yateley, Hampshire, has been home to a mid-week 10K series since around 1987. We believe that the first races were the Yateley half-marathons, held in the summers of 1980-83. After that they became converted to a series of three 10K races, held at 7:30 in the evening on the first Wednesday of June, July and August at Frogmore Campus on a now-defunct course. 
Sandhurst Joggers took over responsibility for the organisation of the series in 1992.

Who sponsors the races?

 

See our Partners page If you wish to sponsor us in the future, please send email to The Sponsorship Secretary. We will give you extensive publicity in our literature, website advertisements and or banners on the race night. We are also open to your sponsorship proposals.

Can I wear an Ipod /Headphones  

Due to running on open busy roads and being unable to hear marshals instructions Headphones are not permitted

Wearing headphones may result in you being disqualified

How can I contact you?

 

If you have any issue or comments we are happy to have your feedback. 
The race series has been going from strength to strength over the years and this is partly because we are continually trying to improve on what we do - sometimes we will make mistakes. We value all the runners who participate in the races and value all comments whether good or bad.

Please see Contacts Page

 

 

 

 

 

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COVID-19 Update

Due to COVID-19 and the UK Gov Announcement we are planning this years races based on the latest updates

This is a ever moving landscape and we will endeavour to keep you updated with changes and amendments that will impact the races and our runners.

2021 Results

Race 1 -2 Results

2021 Photos

Race 1 Photos

Race 2 Photos

2021 Important Race Documentation

2021 Race 2 Briefing Notes

2021 Runners Code of Conduct

 

2021Yateley 10k Race 2 - Runners Notes Video

 

2021 Dates Sold Out

Race 1 -Wed 7th July

Race 2 -Wed 21st July

Race 2 -Wed 4th August

 

More information on the Race Entries for 2021 will be out in April - This will include details in regard to the 400+ runners who entered last years events

2021 Kids Race

Unfortunately due to having to provide addition distancing between our runner we are not planning on have the Kids Races this year 

2021 10k Entry

Age 15 and over 65 discount is automatically applied on the entry portal

Number Exchanges

2021 Number exchange system changes deatisl can be found HERE

 

New for 2021

We are trying to improve our carbon footprint. Consequently we will be using recyclable plastic cups out on the course and their will be NO water provided at the finish. There will however be tables numbers to correspond with your race number for you to put your filled drinks bottle so that you can collect it at the end of the race

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2021 Costs

Affiliated Non-Affiliated
1 Race £15:00 1 Race £17:00
2 Races £29:10 2 Races £32:98
Race Series £42:30 Race Series £47:94

+Booking fee when booking on-line

Information

2021 Race Closure Notice

2021 Race Closure Order

2021 Race Certificate

2021 Course Measurement

2021 Risk Assessment

2019 Runners Notes

 

 

2019 Results

10k and Fun Run Results

2019 Pictures

Race 1 Pictures

Race 2 Pictures

Race 3 Pictures

 

Information

GDPR

News

Number Exchange System

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Yateley 10k Series raises £15,000 - £17,000 every year , which is given to local charities

 

 

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