MABLETHORPE RUNNING CLUB
East Coast Classic 10k
Sunday 10th September 2017
3k Fun Run start 9.30am
10k Race Start 10.30am
Race HQ – Sherwood Fields, Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire. LN12 1HU
Race HQ – Sherwood fields are located off Sherwood Road, Mablethorpe. The race car park is accessible from Quebec Road only.
If you are arriving from outside of Mablethorpe on the A1104 take the first left by the 30mph speed limit sign into Golf Road. Follow this around until you reach the T Junction with Quebec Road. Turn right and after approx 400 yards the entrance to the car park is on your right.
If arriving on the A1031 turn left shortly after the gas terminal into Kent Avenue. Follow this around into Meers Bank and then Quebec Road. The car park is approx 400 yards after you pass the Loewen Cinema on your right hand side. See Map 1
Race Numbers – Please Note this year race numbers/chips will NOT be posted out but will need to be collected from Race HQ, Sherwood Road, Mablethorpe prior to 10 am on race morning. Race HQ will be open for race number collection on Saturday 9th September from 12 noon until 2 pm, and on Sunday from 8 am until 10 am. If possible please collect your number on Saturday to avoid queuing on Sunday morning. Race Numbers should be worn on the front and pinned in all four corners. Race numbers should not be defaced or folded and not exchanged or given to other runners. Be sure to attach your timing chip through your shoe lace. If you have entered but discover that you cannot compete, we are happy for you to swap your entry to another competitor – but you will need to make all the arrangements yourself and complete the changes before Friday 1st September. Please complete the details on the reverse of your number informing us of any medical condition we need to be aware of. Please keep your race number at the end of the race as this will be required to collect your race memento.
Start/Finish – Please note: The start/finish point of the race is located near the Mablethorpe Lifeboat Station on the promenade, which is approx. 0.5 miles from Race HQ. From Sherwood fields cross the footbridge onto Quebec Road, turn right until you reach High Street. Cross over the zebra crossing and go onto the promenade turning right at the top. The Lifeboat Station is approximately 0.25 mile along the promenade. As this is about a 10 minute walk from the car park and race headquarters please allow plenty of time to arrive at the start/finish area. Please see Map 2 below, following the directions indicated by arrow.
Race Route – The race is on an out and back course from the RNLI station to Sandilands and back along the promenade. This is a mainly flat, traffic free course with a couple of sharp declines/inclines about 1km/9km and is therefore not suitable for wheelchairs. There is also a narrow stretch between 3km & 4km on way out and between 6km and 7km on way back – please keep to the left at all times. The route is open to the general public so please be aware of pedestrians and cyclists etc. There will be a pre-race briefing at the start (outside the RNLI station) at around 10:20 am. We do advise your attendance as there may be some late enforced changes that you need to be aware of that may affect your safety or your race. The route will be well marshalled with First Aid provided. If you cannot complete the course then please inform the nearest marshal/first aider who will arrange to get you back to the finish.
Water Stations – Water will be provided at the turn round point at 5k and at the finish.
Baggage Drop – There will be a baggage drop point in the race HQ at Athletics Club, Sherwood Fields. Your race number is required for the bag drop and to collect your bag (baggage left at own risk).
Shower facilities will also be available here, as well as refreshments which will be on sale both before and after the race.
The prizes will be presented at the Race HQ shortly after the last finisher has finished the race. There will be prizes for the following categories:
Male 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall. Also 1st male in these categories: V40, V50, V60, V70
Female 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall. Also 1st female in these categories: V35, V45, V55, V65
Team Prize – First 3 to count (Club Vests must be worn to be eligible for team prize).
Finally – Many thanks for supporting our race, we sincerely hope you have an enjoyable experience and come back again next year!
And here is an aerial view, courtesy of Google. Click on the image to get a version that is actually big enough for you to see what’s what!
A beautiful map of the Mablethorpe Town Centre showing the Start, Finish and HQ has been kindly provided by our friends at CityScape Maps, click on the picture below to view the full version: