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Leigh Community 10k

4.0 · 1 review

Leigh Town Hall, Leigh, Greater Manchester

Leigh Town Hall, Market Street, Leigh WN7 1DY

Sun 11th August 2019

Starting at 09:30

2 races

£17.00 - £19.00

Organiser's Description

The Leigh Community 10k encourages people from across the region to lace up their running shoes in the name of charity. ​Wigan and Leigh Hospice is the partner charity for this event. The race will take in three laps of a course through Leigh town centre and starts from Leigh Town Hall. Run, walk, race... all runners, joggers and walkers of any ability can join in the fun of this superb event, which is now in its third year.

Races

  • 10 Km

    Standard Entry Fee

    £19.00 CLOSED
  • 10 Km

    UK Athletics/ARC Running Club Member

    £17.00 CLOSED

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  • 10 Km

    Standard Entry Fee

    £19.00 CLOSED
  • 10 Km

    UK Athletics/ARC Running Club Member

    £17.00 CLOSED
Location

Leigh Town Hall, Market St, Leigh, Greater Manchester WN7 1DY

How To Get There

By road: From the M60 Manchester outer ring road, take the Junction 14 exit onto the East Lancashire Rd/A580. After 5.7 miles, at the Greyhound Island take the 3rd exit onto Warrington Rd/A574. After about a mile turn right onto the B5215 into Leigh. The Town Hall is on the B5215.

By train: Leigh is about 7 miles from Wigan, where there are two stations with services from major stations including Liverpool, Birmingham, Preston, London Euston, Glasgow, Edinburgh, and also from local stations. It is then either taxi or bus to Leigh town centre - the 658 bus takes you straight there.

Parking

There is free parking on Sundays in the Town Hall car park. There are also a number of pay and display car parks in and around Leigh town centre.

Event Details

Minimum age for race entry is 15 yrs on the day of the race

Registration is at Leigh Town Hall and opens at 7.30am.

You need to collect your race number on race day. Please bring your entry confirmation with you when collecting your race number. There is an enquiry desk if you have any problems or questions about the event.

Entries on the day (if there is availability) will be charged £5 extra

Road closures will be in place

Race Day

Arrive in plenty of time to allow you to park, register and get changed. Just before the start the toilets will become busy so please plan your visit carefully. When you’ve got your runner number, please fill in the medical information section on the back. Be careful not to damage or lose your number as replacements can’t be issued. If there’s a risk you may blackout during the race (for example if you suffer from fits), please put a red cross on the front of your number. Please pin your number on your FRONT without folding or covering it - it needs to be seen by the race marshals. Do not pass your running number onto somebody else without notifying registration first. This is to ensure the results are correct and for obviously safety and medical reasons. When you are happy that you are ready to run, make your way to the start area. The route to the start point is clearly marked. Line up behind the start line. There will be a few short safety announcements and then the race will start at 09:30am sharp. The route you are running on is open to the public so be aware of some traffic, pedestrians and cyclists. We advise that you do not wear iPods or similar devices whilst running. You may not hear marshals or indeed fellow runners if they need help! At the finish you will be awarded with your runners medal. There is water available and also medics should they be needed.

WATER STATIONS & COURSE AID
A water station is located at halfway on the route. Bottled water is available to all runners. The bottle cap will be removed before being passed to you. The station will be clearly signed. Please try and drop your bottles as soon as possible so we don’t litter the course too much. It also helps the crew at the stations to pick the bottles up quicker. A water station is also located at the finish area. Medics are available throughout the course on bikes and at the finish. If you get into any difficulties on the course you should alert a steward or medic who will be able to help you.

DROPPING OUT, SLOWER RUNNERS & WALKING
If you have to drop out for any reason, and you cannot make your own way back to the race venue to collect your belongings, then make your situation known to a course steward or a member of the medic crew. Arrangements will be made to pick you up and bring you back. Priority will be made in cases of injury or illness. If you are very slow, but are determined to finish, on-course facilities may become less available. Our team at the rear of the field will endeavour to give you support and advice. At some point, perhaps through tiredness, cramp, blisters, etc, you may be forced to walk. If this happens you must move as far to the left hand side as possible to allow runners to overtake.

WHAT IF I AM ILL OR INJURED
You must be fit and well to compete in the event. Severe exertion during or soon after any illness is extremely dangerous. Do not take any chances with your health. If you find yourself in this situation you must withdraw. But do not despair! Email us at least 7 days before the race and we can defer your entry to the following year for free so you do not lose your entry fee*. (*T's & C's Apply)

What's Included

All runners receive a commemorative bespoke medal at the finish line

Individual prizes are awarded in the following categories:

• 1st 3 Men and Ladies Overall

• 1st Male Veteran over 40/45/50/55/60/65/70+

• 1st Lady Veteran over 35/40/45/50/55/60/65+

Chip timing

Baggage storage. This area is not marshaled or supervised so do not leave any valuables. All bags and items are left entirely at the owners risk.

FAQs

Here are the most frequently asked questions by our runners... We hope it helps...

I'm not on the results... Why?

The chip timing system is great, however, as with anything computerised, on rare occasions things can go wrong. On these rare occasions, the antennas may not pick up a signal from the tags which are on your bib number. Our success rate for results is currently 99.89% read from the tags that are attached to your bib number. There are countless reasons why; You may have covered them whilst starting/stopping your watch; you may have put a jacket on over your bib number; the tags may have come off your bib number; they may simply be faulty; it may have been raining very heavily; mobile phones can also affect the signal... the list goes on... but do not despair! do not have a rant on social media like it is the end of the world as you know it... Just drop us an email and we can sort it. All the events are videoed, so we can manually extract your finishing time and slot you into the results. Depending on the size of the event, this can usually be achieved within 24-48 hours.

What are the results all about? What is chip timing?

All our events are electronically timed using RFID chip tags and an elaborate array of readers and antennas. Now this is the tricky bit; After the race you will receive two times. The first is your 'Gun' time; This is the official race time, from when the races starts to when you cross the finish line. The second is your 'Chip' time; This is the time from when you cross the start line to when you cross the finish line.

I have not received an email confirming my entry?

Entry confirmations are sent automatically as soon as payment has been received. This email can sometimes get caught up in your spam/junk mailbox, so be sure to check it. Please contact us by email if you do not receive one and we will send another.

Will I receive a race bib number and pack through the post?

The short answer is NO. Because of unreliable post and the sheer cost of sending large items, your race pack will be ready for collection on the morning of the race. See the event page for opening times etc.

Where can I find more information about the race?

Each event page details all the information you need to have an enjoyable, trouble free day.

I have entered but cannot run. What can I do?

It happens! For whatever reason, you cannot compete, email the Event Support Team and we can either defer your entry to the same race the following year or transfer your entry to another event on our calendar. We will need at least seven days notice before the original event though to make the changes for free, otherwise there is a £5 charge to cover the cost of your race pack & chip tags which are not used.

I cannot run anymore, can I have a refund?

I'm afraid not, refunds cannot be given for events. But don't despair! We can however either defer your entry as detailed above.

What are the medical facilities at the race?

All FCR events are covered by a private medical provider, which include the services of registered Paramedics, Emergency Medical Technicians, Nurses and First Aiders capable of administering advanced life support and defibrillation. You are in safe hands should the worst happen at one of our events.

Am I insured when running in your event?

Yes. We take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All of our events are licensed by UK Athletics, which is the UK's governing body for athletics and road running. Our insurance covers all competitors and extends to spectators, stewards, marshals and anyone involved directly with the event. More information can be found at www.runbritain.com

Can I wear my iPod/mp3 player during the race?

We see the attraction of pounding the streets to your favorite tracks. However, we do ask that you follow these few basic rules: When queuing at the start do not use your iPod/mp3 player so that you can hear the safety announcements by the team; During the race keep the volume as low as possible so you can hear marshals and steward instructions, or indeed other runners if they need help; At the finish switch off your iPod/mp3 player so you can be guided safely through the finishing area.

Is there anywhere to leave my kitbag during the race?

Each event has a baggage storage area so you can store basic items whilst you are running. These areas are not marshaled or supervised so do not leave any valuables. All bags and items are left entirely at the owners risk.

The event I want to run is saying full, but you are taking entries on the day.

A certain amount of medals need to be ordered in advance of the event. Once we reach the limit, entries close. On the day it is inevitable people don't turn up for whatever reason, so we can take entries. However, depending on how many people enter on the day will dictate who gets a medal. People who pre-enter get one guaranteed no matter when they finish. Entrants on the day will need to wait to nearer the end of the race to see how many we have left, then they will be given out in the order of when you entered... Its the fairest way of doing it.

How old do I have to be to enter a race?

Each event has a different minimum age based on the UK Athletics rules. Basically a Marathon is 18, Half Marathon is 17, 10 Miler is 16, 10k is 15 and a 5k is 11 years of age on the day of the individual race.

Have a different question? Email us admin@fyldecoastrunning.org

4 · 1 Review

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Neil

·2 years ago

I will be there next year. Only my 2nd 10k, was really enjoyable and we'll organised will deformation be signing up for next year fairly flat course with a small gradient near end of each lap

Location

Leigh Town Hall, Leigh, Greater Manchester