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Marathon Prep, Dorney Lake Marathon Prep, Dorney Lake

Marathon Prep, Dorney Lake

Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, WINDSOR. SL4 6FJ

Unnamed Road, Windsor SL4 6QF, UK

Sun 12th September 2021

Starting at 08:30

3 races

£35.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

NHS Test and Trace will be in operation at this event. Participants will be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after the event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full requirements for which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants in the week prior to the event.

One-way navigation and social distancing signage will be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers must be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there will be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event details.

Participants will start individually at 10-15 second intervals to maintain social distancing with a recommended 15-30 minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Participants from the same household/bubble will be permitted to start together and should arrive/start at the later of any times communicated to these participants prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and steward directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) will be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct prior to their arrival.

What to expect at events that go ahead:

Small and scheduled staggered/rolling wave starts

Contact-free registration with race pack by mail.

Simplified bag drop measures where available

Covid-secure water stations although self-sufficiency is advised Safe pick-up for medals and snacks

Bookable time windows from getting there to going home to control capacity.

C-19 PLAN
The Race Organiser has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Bring out your best marathon by preparing thoroughly for your big race day.

 

Our Marathon Prep offers the perfect race day rehearsal and long run training in one event with options for 16, 20 or 24 mile distances.

 

Scheduled 3 weeks before the Virgin Money London Marathon, we'll provide the ideal conditions to practice your pacing, fuelling and endurance amongst hundreds of other runners to help you head into your marathon feeling prepared and confident.

 

Set at the spectacular, flat and smooth-surfaced Dorney Lake near Windsor, the course takes you around the perimeter of the water. 

 

With fuel and water stations to keep you going. pacers, mile markers and chip-timed results will make it as easy as possible to get your pacing right so that you can focus on your run and practice refuelling and rehydrating during a race.

 

You'll also receive a Marathon Prep medal, replenishing food and drink and your chip-timed result as soon as you've crossed the line.

 

 

If you’re participating this year, please consider running for Alzheimer’s Research UK to raise vital funds for dementia research. As the UK’s leading dementia research charity, Alzheimer’s Research UK is dedicated to causes, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and cure. Their mission is to bring about the first life-changing treatment for dementia by 2025 and they need your support! Join #TeamARUK

 

 

On entering this event, you should receive booking confirmation within 5 minutes. If it does not arrive, please check your spam/junk folder. Further event details will be communicated via email (to the address provided during registration) in the week prior to the event.

 

Entry on the Day will not be available at this event.

 

COVID-19 Mitigation

 

These measures, together with other Covid-related requirements at our events, may still be in place and/or be subject to revision in response to any change in the current public health guidance issued by the government or regulatory bodies.

 

NHS Test and Trace may still be in operation at our events. Participants may be required to complete a health declaration prior to arrival and to check-in where possible using the NHS COVID-19 app (available to download in advance for iOS or Android). Any information obtained will be held for 21 days after an event only and will not be used for any other purpose. Participants may not be permitted on site if they fail to follow this process, the full details of which will be communicated prior to each event.

 

One-way navigation and social distancing signage may be present on site to facilitate adherence to official guidance. Queue markers should be observed at all times and sanitisation stations used as frequently as necessary.

 

Unless there have been any changes following communication of the final pre-event information, there may be no event briefing on the day. Participants should read the communication thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the event format.

 

Participants may start individually (or in groups if not required to socially distance) at 5-10 second intervals to maintain social distancing, with a recommended 15-minute arrival window allocated and communicated prior to the event. Whilst running, participants should only overtake when there is enough room (at least 1m) to do so.

 

Once finished, participants should continue moving and follow signage and marshal directions to keep the area clear for other finishers. Any post-event rewards (medal, water etc.) may be self-service (following hand-sanitisation) to ensure there is no contact amongst staff and participants.

 

Participants are asked to review the UKA Participant Code of Conduct - and spectators the UKA Spectator Code of Conduct - prior to their arrival.

 

Event Details

 

Bib Numbers will only be available for collection at the event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.

 

Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

 

All finishers will receive a Medal on completing the event and, subject to a competitive field of participants, Prizes will be awarded to the top three places overall, and the top place in each of the veteran categories (V40/V50/V60/V70) for both females and males. Winners will be notified via email by the end of the following week.

 

Marshals will be present on the course throughout the event.

 

Course Markings, including arrows, tape and distance markers, will be visible on the course where necessary.

 

Facilities

 

Photography will be provided at this event, a link to which will be communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

 

Suitable Medical Cover will be provided at the event in case of a medical emergency. Participants must provide, during registration, details of any pre-existing medical conditions, disabilities, medication or allergies that may be relevant in the administration of any medical assistance. Participants should also provide the same information on the reverse of their bib number (where applicable) prior to starting the event, marking a large, red X (or other contrasting colour, using the pens provided) to the front of their number to alert the medical provider to any such information.

 

Bag Drop will not be available at this event. Runners should leave all belongings with their vehicle where possible and arrive ready to run.

 

Portable Toilets and sanitisation stations will be available around the Start/Finish area for use throughout the event.

 

Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event, provided by Mr Brightside in the main car park.

 

There are no dedicated Changing Rooms/Showers at this event.

 

Lost Property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.

 

Other Information

 

As a UK Athletics licensed event, the pushing of persons in any device is prohibited under the UKA Rules of Competition (including but not limited to a Wheelchair, Buggy, Pushchair, Stroller or similar).

 

As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised throughout our events, Spectators will not be permitted at this event.

 

Participants must not be accompanied by a personally owned or controlled Dog during the event. Entries may be accepted from participants with medical assistance dogs, subject to them being correctly registered and identifiable as such, and subject to prior approval by the Event Director.

 

This event is suitable for Wheelchair Users. You may be asked to start at the front of the field shortly before the scheduled start time and remain vigilant of other participants overtaking throughout the event.

 

Noise-cancelling Earphones/Headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a low enough volume that instructions from marshals and/or other event officials can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions as a result of their use.

 

Although this event takes place at a private venue, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals and any other persons at all times.

 

Whilst there is no strict Time-Limit for this event, in order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the hire agreement, it may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the course and/or start/finish area at approximately 13:30 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. Participants will need to be able to complete their event by this time.

 

Social

 

For event updates or future promotions, you can find The Race Organiser on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. You can also join our Strava club to see how your fellow competitors are training and compare your race day performance.

 

 

Races

  • 16 Mile

    Sun 12th September 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £35.00 CLOSED
  • 20 Mile

    Sun 12th September 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £35.00 CLOSED
  • 24 Mile

    Sun 12th September 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £35.00 CLOSED

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  • 16 Mile

    Sun 12th September 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £35.00 CLOSED
  • 20 Mile

    Sun 12th September 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £35.00 CLOSED
  • 24 Mile

    Sun 12th September 2021

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £35.00 CLOSED
What's Included

Marathon Prep medal

Goody bag

Replenishing food and drink

Chip-timed result

Location

Dorney Lake, Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, Windsor, Berkshire. SL4 6QP.

How To Get There

Directions: Please visit the venue website for further information on getting to the race and parking.

Parking

Parking is free for The Race Organiser Marathon Prep participants

Event Details

Entry on the Day: Subject to £2 surcharge (cash only, subject to availability).

Age Requirements: Participants must be aged 18 or over on the day of the race.

Registration: From 8:00am to 9:15am.

Race Numbers: For collection at registration on the day only, numbers will not be posted. To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided at registration, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

Timing: Chip-timed.

Licensing: This race will be licensed with UK Athletics and the results submitted to Run Britain within a week of the race.

Further event details will be communicated via email (to the address provided during registration) during the week leading up to the race.

Race Details

The course consists of 4 flat and smooth laps on tarmac path around the perimeter of the lake and is suitable for runners of all abilities. Please always be vigilant of other runners, spectators, dogs, cyclists and other users of public footpaths and rights of way.

Fuel and water stations will be placed every 2 miles.

Pacers, mile markers and chip-timed results will make it as easy as possible to get your pacing right, so that you can focus on your run and practice refuelling and rehydrating during a race.

Subject to availability, we expect pacers to be running at least the first 16 miles, clearly marked with target marathon times between 2h45m and 5h30m.

Not sure on which distance you should run? Don't worry, all three of 16, 20 or 24 miles have the same entry fee and you can change your mind at any time. Prior to Sunday 21 March, you can drop us an email but otherwise just tell us at the event - before the race at registration or, if you change your mind mid-race and decide to run one or two laps more/fewer than planned, as soon as you finish.

Take this opportunity to rehearse your:

  • race day nutrition
  • race preparation and travel
  • running in a busy race situation with a marked out course that is new to you
  • running in all of your marathon race kit
  • race rehydration and refuelling
  • recovery and strengthening

Facilities

Bag Drop: Whilst we would recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave your belongings with us while you race using the tear-off baggage strip on your race number, collecting after you finish by showing your number.

Toilets: Portable toilets will be available at the start/finish area, passed on each lap.

Race Marshals: Marshals will be present on the course throughout the race.

Distance Markers: The route will be clearly indicated with arrows, tape and Mile markers where necessary.

Water/Fuel Stations: There will be water/fuel stations on the route every 2 miles, at which water will be provided in recyclable plastic cups.

Goody Bag: All runners will receive a goody bag on finishing the race.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be available in the main building throughout the event.

Changing/Showers: Changing and shower facilities will be available at this race.

Lost Property: Lost property from an event will be kept for one month. If unclaimed, or ownership cannot be determined, lost property items will be donated to charity.

Results: Results will be uploaded live to our website (internet connection permitting) and communicated to all pre-registered participants within 24 hours of the event.

Buggies/Pushchairs: This race is not suitable for runners with buggies/pushchairs.

Wheelchair Users: This race is suitable for wheelchair users, we only ask that you start at the front of the field, 5-10 minutes before the scheduled start time and be vigilant of other runners overtaking during the race.

Earphones/Headphones: Noise-cancelling earphones/headphones are prohibited and whilst we discourage the use of other earphones/headphones at this event, participants choosing to use them should ensure they are set to a minimum volume such that instructions from marshals can be clearly understood. We reserve the right to disqualify participants who cannot hear instructions from marshals as a result of their use.

Event Time-Limit: In order that we adhere to the restrictions imposed by the venue hire agreement, there is a time-limit of 4 hours for this race. In order to complete the 16-mile race within the time limit you will need to be able to run 15-minute miles. It may be necessary for us to begin deconstruction of the registration/finish area before this time to facilitate leaving the premises in the time required.

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Location

Eton College Rowing Centre, off Court Lane, Dorney, WINDSOR. SL4 6FJ