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Dinton Pastures

April Fools Day Challenge

Thursday 1st April 2021

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Due to on-going construction of the new activity centre, the start area for this event will at the main entrance / café off Davis Street 

 

A 6 hour timed challenge where you can run for as long as you want (up to 6 hours) and complete as many 3.3 mile laps as you choose on the day. 4 for a half marathon, 8 laps for a marathon  or 9+ for an ultra. Everyone completing 1 or more is a finisher and is rewarded with a medal and choose your own goody bag of treats.

 

The race will start and finish near the main entrance where there will be use of the toilets. The course is almost flat, and on wide lakeside tracks which take you through the woods and around the lakes. The route can become muddy in a couple of places after heavy rain. 

 

The race will have staggered starts from 08.00 with a cut off 6 hours from when you start (you cannot start a lap after this time but you can complete a lap which you have started even if your finish time is a little over 6 hours). You will be able to turn up, register then start when you are ready. If you arrive after 09:00 you will need to have started your last lap by 15:00.

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Getting there

4 miles from M4 junction 10, 6 miles from junction 11

For Sat Nav use postcode RG10 0TH. 

 (Parking is pay and display £6 per day).

By train nearest station is Winnersh 15 minute walk away

FAQ

What do I get?

Toilets near the start/finish.
An aid station at the start/finish of each lap (water/squash and a range

of sweet and savoury nibbles to help you go the distance)
A medal.

A choose your own goody bag of treats.
Chip timing and published results.

Where do I get my race number?
Registration will be at the start area from 07:50. 

You will get your race number then - nothing will be posted out in advance of the race.

Race briefing
The race briefing will be emailed before race day

Trail or Road shoes?
Either, the course in on firm paths but can be muddy in a couple of places after wet weather.

100 Marathon Club

Currently the 100 MC event listing page is not being updated, however we can confirm that this event will meet the clubs criteria and if you complete 8 laps it will count as a trail marathon and 9 or more laps an ultra

 

TRA Permit No. 3895

Event is held under UKA rules

Enter

Date: Thursday 1st April 2021 from 8:00am
Venue: Dinton Pastures Country Park, Davis Street, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire RG10 0TH
Race: 6 hour challenge

Price £35 UKA affiliated (+£2 unattached)