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The General - Winchester 20k
Winchester, HampshireAlresford Road, Winchester, SO21 1, United Kingdom
Sat 2nd April 2022
Starting at 09:00
Matterley Estate is a stunning location to host one of the best 20k trail runs on 2022’s calendar. Set amongst ancient woodland, areas of scientific interest, undulating terrain, and spectacular views this course will offer everything you’ll need it to be whether you’re a novice runner or a pro.
Last year’s winners will be there to hold on to their No 1 spot! Can you beat them……Tough Enough?
All finishers will receive a medal, a t-shirt* and a drink if competing.
Parking & Spectators are free.
*Please confirm your t-shirt size at the checkout, as we are unable to change this once ordered and if not specified, you will be given a default size.
How to Get There
Please do refer to the map below for the final drive into the estate and ignore sat-nav as sat-nav route will be unmarked. So you arrive safe and sound and so as not to cause any traffic disturbance we recommend entering via the westbound a31 at Orrs Meadow junction. This route will be the only route signposted to get to the event car park. Once onto the estate please observe a 10mph speed limit and follow guidance from our marshals.
on the day
Race entry will be open from 0900hrs on both days until 09.50hrs before the race start.
April 2nd 10k and 20k Trail run will start @10.00hrs in one wave.
April 3rd 10k obstacle first wave will start @10.00hrs. Each wave thereafter will leave circa every 10 minutes.
Chip timing and race bibs will be distributed at event registration. We will require your event confirmation email as proof of entry. (please do check your email address when registering and manage your spam/junk)
Race information, including race numbers and start times, will be sent in March 2022. If you have not received it by 23.59hrs on 18th March please do check your junk/spam filters for an email from [email protected]
Wear race timing chip as instructed at registration to avoid misreads or non-read
We will be using Chip timing for our event. This will give you your time from the second you cross the line to the second you finish. The system is extremely accurate and it means that results will be posted on our website and Facebook page within 48hrs of the race. You will collect your timing chip, race number, and pins on race day.
PLEASE attach the chip securely to your shoelaces or around your ankle. Please DO NOT attach it to your wrist – the mats will not pick up the transponder and you will not be recorded. The chips themselves are relatively expensive so we must get the chips back and we will collect the chips at the end of the race just after the finish line. Failure to do so will result in a charge of £10.
things to note
Water will be available once on the course and at the finish. Please bring your own water to drink prior to the start.
There will be no facilities for changing. Please do not go home in any wet clothing.
Please note, there are no showers.
You will get dirty and wet. Technical breathable fabrics are perfect for this event and are strongly recommended. Remember, cotton gets heavy when wet. We do recommend wearing gloves and full-length leggings.
It’s your choice however a normal road running shoe will be suitable.
Although we cannot guarantee the security of your bags, there will be a manned baggage area for you to leave your bags. If you have traveled by car, it will be safer to leave your bags and valuables in your car boot.
Medical support will be present on the course and at the finish. You should be relatively fit and have no known medical conditions.
Please note – do not run with a cold or flu. This can be extremely dangerous. Please seek expert medical advice if you have any queries.
Toilets are located in the Start and Finish area.
Hot Food and Drink
Hot drinks and treats will be available for purchase within the Start / Finish area
please don't forget
– Your Number pinned to your top
– Your chip tied to your shoe
– A change of clothing
– Money for refreshments
– To eat a healthy meal and to avoid alcohol the night before the event
– To eat something light and drink plenty of water prior to the event
– To leave enough time to get there with plenty of time to spare
– To have fun!
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