Welcome to the Stroud Trails runners information. Please read the following, and if you have a question, please contact us here.
First things first
Get in touch on race day
When, where & what time
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 www.runnersmedicalresource.com 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.
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 >>>
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.
You on race day
Here is some information once you arrive at the event venue and Good Luck in the race!
Registration will open from 5am for the Ultra & from 7am for all other distances from Race HQ, which inside the school hall
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.
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
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 portable toilets in the school car park and public & disabled toilets 50m from the school opposite the church.
NOTE: We have been asked by the Reverend at Minchinhampton Holy Trinity 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 school hall and all personal belongings are left at your own risk
A route map will be available at the venue, but there are plenty 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 is on the common at the back of the school.
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 is provided at the start/finish, in the kitchen in the school hall & at all Checkpoints.
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. This includes if you are withdrawing from the event.
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 School.
Good luck in the race