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Tuesday, 9 May 2017
Mad Jack's Five 2017 - Information for Competitors
Mad Jacks 5
miles multi terrain)
Race held under UKA
Rules. Licence Applied For
Date. Saturday 11th November 2017
Start time. 11.00am – also see below for registration
Venue. National Trust, Attingham Park, Shrewsbury,
Shropshire, SY4 4TP
There will be a special memento to mark
the 10th year
Contact Kevin Francis
07809 207 007 before travelling if in doubt.
What is an Affiliated runner? This is someone who has
paid the current year's Affiliation fee to England/Welsh/Scottish or Northern
Ireland Athletics. This is not the same as being an attached runner. If you are
are Club member but have not paid the Affiliation fee you have to pay the
higher fee. Don't know if you are Affiliated - check with your Club's
16 years on the day of the race.
Medical fitness to compete.
Please do not enter
this race unless your are reasonable fit and have completed some suitable
running activity / training in the proceeding weeks. The weather in November
can be cold, wet and windy. The course itself is very well marked out with
approximately 15 marshals or more at strategic points.
All entrants will be required to sign the following
declaration when entering the race. Please do not enter this race unless you
are medically fit to compete. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are
fit to compete.
“I declare that I will abide by the laws and rules of UK
Athletics.I am not under the minimum
age to compete in this event.I accept
that neither the race director nor any persons involved in the organisation of
the event will be liable for any loss, damage, action, claim, costs or expenses
that may arise in consequence of my participation in this event, however such
may be caused.I declare that I will not
compete in this race unless I am in good health on the day of the race and that
in any event, I will only compete at my own risk.”
4 miles South East of Shrewsbury on the B4380 (old A5 road
between Shrewsbury and Telford).
Sign posted from all local roads leading to National Trust,
Attingham Park, SY4 4TP.
Follow National Trust signs, and race signs on the day when
entering the Park itself.
There will be marshals and additional car park signs on the
race day indicating where you can park, parking is free of charge.
Event HQ / registration area.
Within the courtyard area of the park itself, there will be
visible signs on the race day.
Registration and race numbers.
Registration is within the Courtyard area behind the main
entrance to house and park grounds.
The start of race is approximately 5 minutes walk from
Registration opens at 9.00am and closes at 10.30am
Race numbers will be posted a couple of weeks before the
race date. The closing date for pre-entries takes account of this. However,
they can be collected from Registration on the day, if this has been
pre-arranged with the organiser (this will normally only apply to entries close
to the event date).
All runners must wear a number securely pinned to the front
of the vest/T-shirt, numbers not to be cut, folded or mutilated.
NB. If you have pre-entered you do not have to go to
Registration on the day.
Limited safety pins are available, so please bring your
own. You will need 4 pins to make sure your number is securely attached.
Changing rooms and showers.
Are available within the grounds of Attingham Park, and are
clearly sign posted.
Start and Finish.
Approximately 350 metres from Registration area.
The start and finish areas are clearly sign posted once
within the Park grounds.
They are in two different areas of the Park, and are
separated by approximately 500 metres, or a 5 minute walk.
Will be available in the Courtyard area of the Park before,
during and after the race. There is also a good play area for children within
the Park grounds, and plenty of space for picnics and walks – all are clearly
signposted. For more information on the many attractions at Attingham Park
visit the website http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/attingham-park/
A multi-terrain course measuring approximately 5 miles.
The course is relatively flat with a minimal amount of
tarmac / hard surface, with some woodland trails.
The majority of the course is off road, covering a mixture
of pasture land where cattle, sheep and deer can be seen. The course also takes
in a large amount of wooded area with certain obstacles, such as fallen trees
which can create trip hazards. The course also covers several wet / marsh areas
dependent upon weather conditions, leading up to the race and on the day.
Just before the finish of the race the course takes in the
“pond” which means runners should run or wade through still water that is
approximately 0.5 metres in depth.
This can be very muddy and obviously cold, be prepared for
this popular feature at the end of the race.
There will be water at the finish only.
Retiring from the race.
It is expected that you will complete the course and pass
through the finish funnel. If you find for any reason that you cannot complete
the race you must report to the finish marshals, or a marshal nearest
your retirement position.
This is an important safety feature – we need to know that
all runners are accounted for at the end of the race. It is the responsibility
of each runner to comply with this requirement. We don't want to be searching
for a runner in the woods or adjacent areas who has retired from the race and
gone home without letting us know.
Race prizes and awards.
Results will be available on the day as soon as possible
after the race, a prize giving ceremony will take place in the Courtyard area
where registration is.
Prizes will be awarded as follows:
1st and 2ndfinishers overall plus the 1st
male and female in each of the following age categories- 16-20, 21-34, 35-39,
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
First unattached runner male / female
1 years membership to Shrewsbury AC.
There will also be a Spot Prize of a BMW car for the
weekend (subject to Terms and Conditions) courtesy of Rybrook BMW. This will be
drawn at random from the runners who compete on the day.
Team event. Separate prize for male and female teams.
First four Affiliated Club runners to count.
Cancellation, Refund and Transfer of Entry policy.
Cancellation by the organisers.
The race organisers will do everything within their control
to ensure the race goes ahead.
National Trust have certain rules which apply to weather
conditions that could make the Park unsafe to both runners and spectators, and
therefore the Park can either be closed altogether, or the race re-routed at
short notice. In the event that the event has to be cancelled this information
will be posted on the race websites (see above).
In the unlikely event that the race has to be cancelled
runners will be offered the option to have their entry transferred to either a
rearranged race date (if the organisers can rearrange in the same year) or the
following year's race, or to have a refund. The refund would be subject to a
deduction for costs incurred by the organisers prior to the cancellation.
Refund of entry fee.
If a competitor decides that they no longer wish to take
part in the race a refund of the entry fee will be made subject to the
- a deduction of costs incurred to that date by the
organiser (including the charge by the card provider for online entries) and
reasonable costs incurred in processing the refund – ''the balance''
- the full amount of the balance will be payable where
notice is received by the organiser up to 4 weeks before the date of the race
- 50% of the balance will be payable where notice is
received between 2 and 4 weeks before the date of the race
- no refund will be given where notice is received within
the 2 weeks prior to the race.
Transfer of entry. The competitor can choose from one of
the following options.
Option 1. The competitor can request that their entry
be transferred to the following year's Mad Jacks race or to the Club's
Eastridge Trail Half race. This latter option may require an extra payment to
cover the higher race entry fee. For more details about the Eastridge race
visit the Club website at www.shrewsburyac.org.ukThe request must be
made before the race starts.
Option 2. The competitor can
request the transfer of their entry to another runner. Where the transfer is
from an Affiliated to an Unaffiliated runner extra payment will be required to
cover the difference in entry fees. The request must be made and all
information required must be sent to Andy Lewis by 9.00 am on Thursday 9th
November so that the entry/results database can be finalised.