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Hard as Snails

Shalford Park, Shalford Road, GUILDFORD. GU4 8BL

4 Shalford Rd, Guildford GU4 8AA, UK

Wed 28th July 2021

Starting at 18:00

2 races

£22.00 - £25.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

Welcome back!

Following the announcement and guidance from UKA and RunBritain, we are excited to welcome you back to our live events, starting with The Fox on 19 September.

In order to ensure that our events are Covid-19 secure, we will be implementing new safety measures. These measures will vary across different events, but the themes will remain the same until the guidance changes. These are some of the key measures that we have planned.

1. Minimising Contact Points Common contact points including registration, bag storage and water stations will be adapted to ensure that they can operate safely. This means that there might not be a bag storage facility at some events. You are encouraged to take care of your own hydration as much as possible, to minimise contact at water stations.

2. Online Race Briefings All race information will be sent out in advance of race day to avoid the gathering of large groups. A race briefing may be conducted online.

3. Code of Conduct We will be implementing a participant and spectator code of conduct, as set out by UKA.

If and when these guidelines change, we will let our participants know.

C-19 PLAN
aat events has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Congratulations, you’ve found an excuse to sneak an extra race into your calendar – only this time it won’t affect your weekend plans! Come and experience our multi-award-winning midweek trail run series, which we’re told is best celebrated with a sunset drink from the Horsebox Bar!   A popular choice for those who like to squeeze an extra run in after work, this sell-out event offers challenging 5K and 10K trail runs, with an additional 15K and 2K run for the kids at the June event.   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.   Event Schedule   Enquiries: 17:15 (16:45 for the 30 June, Harder Than Snails event). Start Times: Between 18:00 - 19:00 (17:30 - 19:30 for the 30 June, Harder Than Snails event). Allocated with respect to distance and/or estimated finish time (prioritising longer distances/quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change. Finish: 21:00.   COVID-19 Mitigation   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.   Event Details   Bib Numbers will only be available for collection at the event, participants should not expect to receive anything by mail.   To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.   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 where a presentation is not possible on the day. This does not apply to the Junior Race.   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 be available. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave essential belongings with us while you run using the tear-off baggage strip on your bib number. You can then present your bib number after the event to retrieve your item(s).   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.   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 part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised throughout our events, we are not currently permitting participants to run with Buggies, Pushchairs, Strollers or similar.   As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised throughout our events, Spectators are strongly discouraged 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 not suitable for Wheelchair Users due to the nature of the terrain.   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.   Since this event takes place at a venue open to the public, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs and other users of public footpaths and rights of way 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 21:00 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 AAT Events 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

  • Hardest of Snails 10K

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £25.00
  • Hardest of Snails 5K

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £22.00

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  • Hardest of Snails 10K

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £25.00
  • Hardest of Snails 5K

    UK Athletics (UKA) save £2.00

    £22.00
What's Included

All finishers will receive a Medal on completing the event

Sbject 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. This does not apply to the Junior Race

Bag Drop will be available

Refreshments are expected be available throughout the event

Event Schedule

Enquiries: 17:00.

Start Times: Allocated with respect to distance and/or estimated finish time (prioritising longer distances/quicker times) and communicated prior to the event by email and/or SMS, these times may be subject to change.

10k: 17:30 - 18:15. Open to entrants aged 15 and over on 28/07/2021

5k: 18:15 - 18:30. Open to entrants aged 11 and over on 28/07/2021

Finish: 21:00.

Location

Shalford Park, Shalford Road, Guildford, Surrey GU4 8AA

Course Details

This lovely cross country course takes in hilly woodland tracks through pine forests and open paths across the fields of the North Downs, in Surrey.

Event Details

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

To be fastened to the front of your top using safety pins provided, your number should be visible at all times. Your timing chip is attached to the back of your number and should not be removed.

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

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.

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 be available. Whilst we recommend bringing as little as possible, you can leave essential belongings with us while you run using the tear-off baggage strip on your bib number. You can then present your bib number after the event to retrieve your item(s).

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

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 part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised throughout our events, we are not currently permitting participants to run with Buggies, Pushchairs, Strollers or similar.

As part of our ongoing COVID response, to ensure the opportunities for social distancing are maximised throughout our events, Spectators are strongly discouraged 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 not suitable for Wheelchair Users due to the nature of the terrain.

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.

Since this event takes place at a venue open to the public, participants should remain vigilant of each other, spectators, marshals, cyclists, dogs and other users of public footpaths and rights of way 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 21:00 to facilitate our departure from the premises by the agreed time. Participants will need to be able to complete their event by this time.

Reviews (3)

Seren

·2 years ago

Awesome event. Have completed these runs for the past 3 years have always had a great time, well organised, well signposted , supportive volunteers and the most amazing brownies at the finish line!!!
Madeleine

·2 years ago

I LOVED THIS RACE. Honestly one of my favourite races! Amazing atmosphere and such a challenge, would defiantly recommend and will be back this year!
Richard

·2 years ago

Lovely early summer mid week event. Hard as snails is a great trail event that's run mid-week, which is great if you have weekends packed with family commitments. As with all AAT-events, it's brilliantly organised and really friendly! Quite hilly, so a good challenge with beautiful scenery.

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Location

Shalford Park, Shalford Road, GUILDFORD. GU4 8BL

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