Queens of the Castle IV
Thursday 21st October 2021
6 hour timed challenge, where you can run for as long as you want (up to 6 hours) and complete as many 4.37 mile laps as you choose on the day. 1 or more to be a finisher and get a medal and a choose your own goody bag of treats, 3 laps for a half marathon, 6 laps for a marathon, 7+ for an ultra (there will also be a 50km option by adding a very short loop).
The flat route starts at Eton Wick and heads towards Windsor with views of the castle, you then turn onto the Thames Path passing Windsor Racecourse, Boveney Lock, the Church of St Mary Magdalene and Dorney Lake before turning back to the start / finish.
The race will start at 9:00 am and you must have started your final lap within the 6 hour limit, you will then be able to complete that lap even if your finish time is a little over the 6 hours.
The medal theme is Queens of Windsor Castle, with Elizabeth II being the 4th Queen at Windsor Castle and the final event of this series. The medals from the Queens and Kings series can be stacked together.
Eton Wick Scout Hut, Hayward's Mead, Eton Wick, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6JN - 4 miles from M4 junction 7 (5 miles from Junction 5)
Free parking is available in the Football club car park (150 metres away) and in bays along Eton Wick Road (<5 mins walk)
By train nearest stations are
Slough 3m, Burnham 3m, or Windsor (1.7m on foot)
What do I get?
A flat, scenic route along the Thames Path.
Toilets located near the start finish area
Tea / Coffee at registration.
An aid station at the end of each lap (water/squash and a wide range of sweet and savoury nibbles to help you go the distance)
A pick your own goody bag of treats
Chip timing and published results.
Where do I get my race number?
Registration will be in the Scout Hut from 08:15. You will get your race number then - nothing will be posted out in advance of the race.
There will be a mandatory race briefing at 08:55
Trail or Road shoes?
Road shoes - most of this section of the Thames Path is firm and of a good quality, however there is a very short section that can get muddy after heavy rain.
Can I start later?
The 6 hour clock starts at 09:00 but if you wish to run for a shorter amount of time then you are welcome to start later and will receive a chip time as well as your gun time.
Can I run with my dog?
Sorry no dogs are allowed due to permit / insurance conditions
TRA Race Permit applied for
Event is held under UKA rules
Date: Thursday 21st October 2021 at 9:00am
Venue: Eton Wick Scout Hut, Hayward's Mead, Eton Wick, Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6JN
Race: 6 hour timed challenge
Price £33 UKA affiliated (+£2 unattached)