Stroud Trails Runners Information

Runners Information

Welcome to the Stroud Trails runners information.  Please read the following, and if you have a question, please contact us here.

First things first

  • Check you’re on the, available once entries open
    Please Check and if anything is missing or wrong, please get in touch asap, but don’t panic it’ll get sorted.  However leaving it to race day is too late to sort out administration issues.
  • Final instructions email.
    Didn’t receive it? Well sometimes emails go missing, but don’t worry you can view it here, sent 8th May >>>
  • Read the rules
    Although as a participant, you’ve already declared that you agree to the rules & regulations, but just double check as it’s easy to get events mixed up.
    1. The Insurance & Permit issuers information can be found at
    2. Iamoutdoors Rules >>>>

Get in touch on race day

  • Race Director: Simon Barnes (07939 102102)
  • Race Referee: Dawn Barnes
  • First Aid: Start/Finish, CP1, CP8, CP10 & CP12
  • Cornhill Market:
  • Any Emergency: 999

When, where & what time

  • WHEN: Sunday 8th May 2022
  • WHERE:  Shambles (& surrounding street) , High St, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1AP (visit: Shambles Indoor Market )
  • RACE NUMBER COLLECTION: 7:am onwards
  • RACE START: Ultra40 & Marathon @ 8am / Half @ 10:30am/ Quarter @ 11:30am

Before you leave home

We want you to have a great running experience, however, if you feel unwell before the start please seek medical advice, do not take part or or if you still wish to take part then please check your fitness and look at for information and advice related to running events.

Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive, park and register. The last thing you want on event morning is to panic because you are running late (pun intended). We would suggest one hour before your event start time.

Be prepared – Weather

This is an undulating offroad endurance event in mid-spring so please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the terrain and weather conditions. Although we will advise of the weather conditions expected a few days, this is only a forecast and things change. Therefore, please check the day before, MetOffice >>>

Previous Medical Conditions

If you have a known medical condition not declared upon event application or a change in a previous condition that you feel may affect you during this event, then you are advised to inform us as organisers of this change/addition.


For Directions & Parking >>>>

You on race day

Here is some information once you arrive at the event venue and Good Luck in the race!

Race number collection

Registration will open from 7am from Race HQ, which inside the Shambles indoor market

UKA affiliated athletes and other Club members may be required to prove their Club Affiliation by showing their UKA licence or other respective ID at registration. Please remember your licence otherwise we may have to charge you the additional unaffiliated £2 on the day.

Attaching your Bib

Your Bib, which is also your timing chip, must be worn on the front of either your vest or shorts and must be visible at all times.  If covered up it may not get registered on the Start/Finish line.

NOTE: Incorrect attachment may results in no finishing time

Safety briefing

Please assemble by the Start Line 10 minutes before your race time for a compulsory safety briefing, which will give you the latest update on the course and any issues you need to be aware.

The use of headphones or music players

The Race permit for this event strongly advises that runners do not wear personal headphones/earphones to listen to iPods, MP3 players, smartphones or other personal music players whilst participating in the event. Why? Running whilst wearing headphones/earphones significantly reduces your ability to hear traffic, individual vehicles, instructions and warnings from the police, marshals and other people, and generally distracts your attention, increasing the risk of accident or injury to yourself and possibly other people.

If however you choose to participate in the event using such a device you accept full responsibility for your own safety and for the safety of anyone else who may be affected by your acts or omissions.

NOTE: You must remove your ear plugs completely when approaching a Road Junction or Crossing and you will be disqualified if you don’t adhere to this request.

Toilets & Site Map

There are public toilets available 100m from Race HQ.  NOTE: We have been asked by the Reverend at St Lawrence Church not to use the toilets inside the Church. Therefore you will be disqualified from this race and any future Iamoutdoors Running Events if found using these toilets.


There is unsupervised baggage inside the Shambles indoor market and all personal belongings are left at your own risk


The route

A route map will be available at the venue, but there are plenty of marshals and signs around the course. You cross all roads (this includes Junctions even though you are on the main road/pavement) at your own risk, so please look left, look right and again before crossing the road.

The start
The Start is just outside the Shambles. Please line up 5 minutes before the start of your race inside the start area, which is clearly marked. Line up approx to your ability, but don’t panic it’s a long race and there is plenty of opportunity to find your pace.

Once the starting gun has been sounded, you ‘ll need to cross the Chip Timing Mats at the Start Line. Please ensure you remain inside the marked area, otherwise you may not get recorded.

Water station

Water is provided at the start available from the kitchen in the school hall, at all Checkpoints and at the finish line.

Note: For Ultra40 & Marathon runners, some checkpoints will have limited water and will be self service.  See Checkpoints for full details


All of our marshals are there to help you, so if you have any issue during the event please let them know. Please visit the marshal map to make yourself aware of all the Marshal points >>>

First Aid

There is First Aid at the Start/Finish Area as well as various Checkpoints on the route


Refreshments, Hot drinks & Food

There will be Hot food &  hot drinks, available to purchase from the Kitchen inside the Shambles indoor market.

Good luck in the race