The Pierrepont Plod
Nottingham, NottinghamshireNational Water Sports Centre, Nottingham, NG2 5, United Kingdom
Sun 9th October 2022
Starting at 09:00
We will be following all government and local guidelines at the time of the event. Obviously, the pandemic is evolving all the time so we will inform you about the exact guidelines that we will be using in our pre-race email that you'll receive 10 days before the event date.
These may or may not include asking for proof of vaccination, a recent negative lateral flow or PCR test, and checking your temperature at registration.
As our events are limited to 100 runners, we have the space to keep socially distanced at the start line. If necessary we may introduce a staggered start where you'll be given a start time, but we will communicate this decision with you close to the event date.
You may attempt to complete as many laps as possible over the full six hours, or you may choose to finish just one, the choice is yours and you don't have to decide how far you're running until you're running! This is also a perfect course if you’re aiming for a PB as it’s almost perfectly flat.
The loop at Pierrepont is almost bang on 5km, so 5 laps is a Half Marathon, 9 laps or more will class as an Ultra.
At Rasselbock we like to put on events how we'd like to have them. No stress, pressure, a great bunch of runners, and a small entry pool so everyone can meet each other. You can decide on the day how far you'd like to run so there is no worries if you're having a "bad running day". Just complete one lap of the event and you're classed as a finished.
You'll receive your pre-race briefing via email roughly ten days before the event date that will be packed full of all of the information that you may need to know. The event will have full first aid supplied by Nottingham Search and Rescue.
- Full onsite first aid
- Bespoke medal
- Goody bag
- Fully signposted route
- Huge fully stocked aid staion at race HQ
- All the snacks and drinks that you could imagine
- Amazing support from Team Rasselbock and other runners
How to Get There
The course will take you from the end of the Regatta Lake, up and around the white water rapids (don’t worry you won’t need to go in them!), heading onwards into the secluded wetlands towards the and of the lake before turning and making your way down the lake’s edge to the Race HQ again. Sprinting is optional for this part!
The event will be taking place on and around an active watersports center that will still be open to the public. Runners will not have the right of way and we will need to be considerate to all the other users of the area, be it walkers, sailers, dog walkers, kayakers, etc, when passing through any of the “activity areas” of the site. The main area we ask you to be alert at is when you run around the white water rapids area as this will still be used by the public.
There will be some public toilets that will be open for our use (from 8 am) located at the boathouse. This is roughly 250m away from the Race HQ at the end of the lake.
Where are the Terms and Conditions of the event?
They can be found at https://rasselbock.co.uk/terms-and-conditions/
Unfortunately, we do not allow under 12’s to participate in any live event. If you are between the ages of 12 and 18 then we will need a parent or guardian to contact us before signing up so that we can advise them on how to register your place. Even though we are not a part of the UKA we still abide by their rules which means that the following ages are limited to the following distances. Over 12 years – under 14 years – 5,000 metres Over 14 years – under 16 years – 6,000 metres Over 16 years – under 17 years – 10,000 metres Over 17 years – under 18 years – 25,000 metres Over 18 years – under 20 years – 45,000 metres
Where do I register/ pick up my race number?
You’ll be able to pick up your race number on the morning of the event at the aid station/start line. The park will be open from 8am, and you’ll be able to grab your race numbers from 8.15 onwards. Please allow yourself enough time to grab your number before the race briefing at 8:50 am and the start of the run at 9am.
is there a time limit?
There is a time limit of 6 hours for this event. This means that you need to have completed your final lap before the end of the 6 hours for it to be counted towards your final distance. You will not be allowed to start another lap of the course with less than 20 minutes of the event remaining. Each lap is almost spot on 5km long which means if you complete 5 laps you have done a half marathon, and 9 laps will be classed as an Ultra. You can finish your event at any time within the six hours, and as long as you have completed one lap then you will be classed as a finished.
is there an aid station?
We will have a fully stocked aid station at base camp full of all your favorite items, although if you are expecting energy tablets, gels, and supplements, you may need to bring your own as our aid station tends to lean towards the more “enjoyable fuel”. Imagine Fudge, cakes, cookies, and jelly babies along with all the savory alternatives.
Can I bring my own food and drink for the aid station?
You are more than welcome to bring your own food and drink to the aid station. We will have a separate table for these so please make sure that your bottles or items are clearly labeled so that no one takes them by accident!
what should i bring?
We would recommend either road or trail shoes for this route, mainly due to it taking place in March and, let’s face it, there is a high chance that it’ll be cold and wet! So please make sure that you wear and bring with you adequate layers to keep yourself warm throughout the race and just as importantly, once you finish. Like all of our events going forward, we will be operating a bring your own bottle policy. We will not be supplying plastic cups or drinks receptacles at this event so that we can cut down on waste and do our part to help the environment. You will be required to bring your own water bottle, collapsable cup, or similar to the event. We will still have an array of liquids available for you to top up your bottles with at our well-stocked aid station!
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