Sunday 2nd January 2022
Marathon or 6 Hour Challenge
After the Christmas festivities, why not start the new year by completing as many Revolutions of the circuit as you choose on the day. You can either enter the Marathon which has a certificate of course accuracy and a 7 hour limit, or with up to 6 hours you can run, walk or jog as many mud free 1.88 mile laps as you decide on the day. 7 laps make a half marathon, 15 or more an ultra and everyone completing 1 or more laps is a finisher and receives a medal and a choose your own goody bag of treats.
The event is at the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in Minet country park, where we have arranged exclusive use of the track so you will be able to run on a wide good quality surface, free of any vehicles and cyclists. Toilets are inside the clubhouse building only yards from the track.
For both races you will be able to start anytime between 09.00 and 10:30 but the cut off for the marathon will be at 16:00 and 15:30 is the latest time for starting your last lap in the 6 hour challenge (you cannot start a lap after this time or after your own 6 hour limit if earlier, but you can complete a lap which you have started even if your finish time is a little over 6 hours).
2 miles from M4 junction 3 or 3 miles from A40 target roundabout
For Sat Nav use postcode UB4 0LP,
From M4 or A40 join the A312 towards Hayes, take exit for A4020 Uxbridge Road. Exit the roundabout towards Ealing and Southall, then after 400m you turn right at the traffic lights into Springfield Road (Wyatt place infront of you and Wickes to your Right), Entrance to the circuit is next to Goals but additional parking is available in the free public carpark on your right, as the road bends sharply left.
By train nearest stations are
Hayes and Harlington or Southall both 1.7m
What do I get?
A traffic free slightly undulating hard running surface with about 15m of climb per 1.88 miles lap (the distance is certified accurate).
Toilets near the start/finish of each lap.
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
Chip timing and published results.
Is there anywhere to change?
Assuming there are no restrictions in place there are changing rooms in the clubhouse and space to leave your bags inside,
Where do I get my race number?
Registration will be in the clubhouse from 08:30. You will get your race number then - nothing will be posted out in advance of the race.
There will be a race briefing at 8:55 am, this will also be emailed prior to the event and must be read if you are starting after 9 am.
Trail or Road shoes?
Definitely road - The entire course in on the tarmac cycle circuit, and the shiny new ones you get for Xmas won't get muddy!
Can I run with my dog?
Sorry no dogs are allowed
This event is held under ARC rules and has race permit ARC22/046
Date: Sunday 2nd January 2022
Venue: Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, Springfield Road, Hayes, Greater London UB4 0LP
Race: Marathon and 6 hour challenge
Price £33 ARC / UKA affiliated, £35 unattached