April Fools Day Challenge
Thursday 1st April 2021
Following the latest government announcement we expect to be able to hold the Dinton Challenge on April Fools Day.
Entries will open as soon as we have confirmation from UKA and Wokingham Council
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 Activity centre 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 09.00 to 10:00 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 10:00 you will need to have started your last lap by 16:00.
4 miles from M4 junction 10
For Sat Nav use postcode RG10 0SU. From M4 Junction 10, take exit for A329M and take the Reading (E) direction, After approx. 2 miles take exit for A329 Winnersh / Woodley / Earley. Keep in the right hand lanes and take 2nd exit at roundabout (M4 Wokingham Bracknell) and again the right hand lanes for 2nd exit at next roundabout (M4 Wokingham). Now keep in left hand lane and take 1st exit to Woodley and Sonning. After app. 1 miles take 3rd exit at roundabout towards Sandford, and the 2nd right hand turn (do not take 1st right, Dinton Country Park / Aviation Museum) into Sandford Lane. The car park for the Dinton Activity Centre is approx. 0.7 miles along on the right and marked with a brown sign. (Parking is pay and display £6 per day).
By train nearest station is Winnersh 1.5 miles
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 choose your own goody bag of treats.
Chip timing and published results.
Where do I get my race number?
Registration will be at the Activity Centre from 08:15.
You will get your race number then - nothing will be posted out in advance of the race.
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.
TRA Permit to be applied for
Event is held under UKA rules
Date: Thursday 1st April 2021 from 9:00am
Venue: Dinton Activity Centre, Dinton Pastures Country Park, Sandford Lane, Hurst, Reading, Berkshire RG10 0SU
Race: 6 hour challenge
Price £35 UKA affiliated (+£2 unattached)