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Xmas day run

Hi All,
If you have no intention of running with Hillingdon AC on Christmas Day, there is no need for you to read this marathon length message. May I wish you, on behalf of myself and Hillingdon AC, a very Merry Christmas and a Much More Normal New Year!
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A volunteer Hillingdon AC team have been working extremely hard behind the scenes for the last fortnight to explore the possibility of staging the Hillingdon AC Christmas Morning Road Race. The compromise we have reached will not be universally popular or of interest to many, we are aware of that, but we truly believe we have come up with an alternative (under the current regulations) that allows us to maintain a club tradition that dates back to the early 1950’s. There are quite a few differences from the normal race.
Friday 25 December 2020
Hillingdon AC Christmas Morning Road Run
10.00am start
2.7 miles one lap route on pavements and footpaths in Uxbridge
Start/Finish at bus stop on Park Road, Uxbridge, opposite North Common Road
Route: Clockwise, Park Road, Swakeleys Roundabout, A40 Western Avenue, Hercies Road, Honeycroft Hill, Park Road.
The route will not be marshalled
For insurance purposes, paid up Club members only, aged 16 or over on day of run
Pre-entry only to Gavin gavin.collett@jti.com, by providing the information requested in bold at the beginning of this message. There is no charge for entering. If you have not entered in advance please do not attend the event, you will not be able to run, there will be no exceptions to this rule
Entry will be limited to 48 on a first come first served basis, who will be seeded into waves of six according to predicted current 5K time. Please be realistic and do not put don’t know or any other unhelpful comments!
The waves (maximum of eight) will start at one minute intervals, the fastest starting first. If you miss your starting group then you will not be able to run
No numbers will be worn
The run will be hand-timed and a result produced
The stadium & leisure centre car parks at Uxbridge will be shut, so parking is your own responsibility in residential roads nearby, either side of the A40. It is your responsibility to check local parking restrictions, but many do not apply on Christmas Day according to the Hillingdon Council website
There will be no toilets or changing facilities, the stadium & leisure centre at Uxbridge will be shut
Spectators are discouraged from coming to the start/finish area to help with social distancing. However, some volunteer stewards are required for the start/finish area. Please contact Gavin
Do not travel to the event if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19 as outlined by the NHS
Respect social distancing guidelines at all times, including keeping a 1m+ distance when running
Be aware of other users of the area and give way to them where necessary, we do not have priority on any part of the course. In particular be aware that the footpath narrows for a while just before turning right into Hercies Road
Avoid spitting and nasal clearance
If you experience COVID symptoms soon after the event, then please make this known through the Government’s Track & Trace system
Further instructions in the form of a full race briefing will be sent to entrants prior to the event
You take part entirely at your own risk
This run is obviously subject to cancellation or change depending on rules & regulations of the Government, Local Authority and England Athletics at the time.
The route can be viewed here https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3742804075
Did you know?
This very course was used for the race in 1965 before it transferred to the “normal” course from the clubhouse!