Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, Hayes
Thursday 20th August 2020
6 hour timed challenge
Unfortunately entry has temporarily closed again as the council has just paused all competitive competitions on the cycle circuit pending a safety review due to the increase in public usage of the circuit and concerns for the safety of all users. We are awaiting confirmation that our running event will be allowed to continue as there aren't the same risks of collisions that there are with cycling events.
A 6 hour timed challenge where you can run, walk or jog as many 1.88 mile out and back laps as you decide on the day. 7 laps make a half marathon, 14 a marathon, or 15 or more an ultra. Everyone completing 1 or more laps is a finisher and receives a medal.
The event will be held 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 good quality surface free of any vehicles and cyclists and room to maintain social distancing.
Start times, you will be started individually as soon as you are ready with arrivals staggered from 08:30 to 9:30am, chip timing will show how long you have been going and your last lap must be started within 6 hours of your start time but you can complete a lap which you have started even if your finish time is a little over 6 hours. (Later start times are available if you wish to run for less than 6 hours but you must finish by 3:30pm). There will be a 7 hour limit for Marathon distance only.
2 miles from M4 junction 3, 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), The entrance to the circuit is next to Goals with additional parking available in the free public carpark (right at the roundabout just past Goals)
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.
Free parking - Parking is in the Minet Country Park car park only, turn right at the roundabout just past Goals
Toilets near the start/finish of each lap.
There will be a limited aid station at the start/finish of each lap (water/squash and some sweet and savoury nibbles to help you go the distance) but we advise you to bring your own supplies to avoid any delays at the aid station.
Chip timing and published results.
Where do I get my race number?
Registration will be outside the cycle circuit clubhouse, you can request an arrival time before the event or one will be allocated to you.
You will get your race number then - nothing will be posted out in advance of the race.
There will be a mandatory requirement to fully read the race briefing which will be emailed in advance of the race, this will include instructions that you will need to follow in-order to maintain social distancing,
Trail or Road shoes?Definitely road - The entire course in on the tarmac cycle circuit
Can I run with my dog?
Sorry no dogs are allowed
Is it official?
Yes it is held under ARC rules and has a race permit has been applied for
Please note that there is no access to the clubhouse except for use of the toilets, so please come ready to run and only bring items that you require for the race, any items you need can be left at the side of the track but will get wet if it rains.
All entrants will be required to supply a phone number for contact tracing purposes
Date: Thursday 20th August 2020 from 08:30
Venue: Hillingdon Cycle Circuit, Springfield Road, Hayes, Greater London UB4 0LP
Race: 6 hour timed challenge
Price £33 ARC/UKA affiliated (+£2 unattached)