Cottrell Park Christmas Cracker
9AM SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER 2018
6 MILE (approx.) TRAIL RACE
COTTRELL PARK GOLF RESORT
ST. NICHOLAS, CARDIFF, CF5 6SG
PRE-ENTRIES NOW CLOSED
CHECK THE START LIST HERE: https://my5.raceresult.com/105803/participants?lang=en
THERE ARE 40 ENTRIES ON THE DAY AVAILABLE, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED, 7:15AM ONWARDS
RESULTS WILL BE PUBLISHED HERE: https://my5.raceresult.com/105803/results?lang=en
THE RACE ROUTE
The race route showcases the two magnificent championship designed golf courses, the historic parkland and the extensive views to the South over the Bristol Channel and to the North the imposing vista towards the Brecon Beacons.
- Medal and goodie bag for all finishers
- Beginner friendly race, route fully marked and signed
- water station at halfway and finish
- On-site toilets and showers
- Chip timing
- Optional event t-shirt
- On-site catering with hot food and drinks in the clubhouse - Post-race Special - Hot Soup £2.95 or Bacon Roll £2.95 - or both for £5.
- Experienced race organisers
- Full medical support
- Race fully licensed and permitted by Welsh Athletics & UK Athletics
Please do not contact the Golf Resort for information relating to the race, please contact us via the 'Contact' page of this website.
More information on the Golf Resort can be found on their website www.cottrellpark.com
BUNKER HILL STRAVA GPS SEGMENT CHALLENGE (at 6.5Km)
The Bunker Hill challenge is 'hosted' on the Strava website (www.strava.com/features), for which you will need to 'sign-up' for a free account to enable you to upload your GPS data to compare your Bunker Hill time to other participants.
You have until 6PM Thursday 20th December to upload your GPS data, at which point an award will be made to the person with the fastest time. Announced on Facebook.
Bunker Hill segment on Strava - https://www.strava.com/segments/10561899
Length: 370 metres
|Maximum gradient: 12.3%|
|Height gain: 39 metres||Minimum gradient: 5.6%|
|Average gradient: 10%|
Whilst normal road trainers will get you around the course, we do recommend that if you have a pair of trail shoes it's worth wearing them for a bit of extra grip.
HEADPHONES, EARPHONES, EAR-BUDS AND SIMILAR EQUIPMENT
Along with many other race organisers we have endeavoured to persuade runners not to wear headphones, earphones or similar equipment during races. These efforts have failed and consequently we have no alternative but to adopt a strict disqualification practice for any runner seen wearing headphones, earphones or similar equipment. In respect of this race it is important that runners can hear the verbal warnings and instructions issued by race marshals.
The golf club and both it's courses will be open on event day, where it has been deemed that runners or golfers could be in danger from each other we have taken measures to limit these risks. The run route has been designed bearing in mind the flow and direction of the golf courses as well as ensuring it has what a runner wants. However please ensure you are always alert to what is taking place around you and don't forget to say 'Good Morning' or 'Swap you' to our fellow outdoor enthusiasts, the golfers.
CHIP TIMING AND RACE NUMBERS
Race numbers are to be picked up on the day, no race packs will be sent out in the post. An email will be sent out a few days before the event directing you to this webpage for all the pre-race information.
- The race number is to be worn on the front of your torso/chest area and must be attached to your outer layer of clothing so as to be clearly visible
- The race number incorporates the chip timing device - do not try to remove, fold or wrinkle the timing chips
- Do not pierce them with safety pins, there are holes located at each corner for safety pins
- BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS
- WHEN YOU FINISH THE RACE, DO NOT RETURN TO THE CHIP TIMING MATS/FINISH LINE
- DO NOT RUN THROUGH THE FINISH LINE AGAIN
The Race HQ is located in the clubhouse of the golf resort, this will be sign posted from the car park. There are several toilet blocks located throughout the buildings.
Post-race there are showers and changing facilities in the clubhouse. Post-race refreshments and food are available to purchase in the clubhouse and bar.
When using any of the clubhouse areas and facilities please be respectful of the facilities and do not wear muddy trainers through the buildings. Worth taking a spare pair of trainers for post-race use to get to the showers etc...
RACE DAY TIMINGS
Car parking open from: 07:15
Race number/chip pickup: 07:30 - 08:30
Assemble at start area: 08:50
Pre-race brief: 08:55
Race start: 9:00
RACE MEMENTO & GOODIE BAG - actual 2018 contents to be decided
In last year's goodie bag:
OPTIONAL EVENT T-SHIRT
A race technical wicking t-shirt is available as an optional extra up until 30th November, at the very reasonable price of £6.50. The size is selectable at the time of online registration - XS, S, M, L, XL.
The race t-shirt for the 2018 event is currently at the designers, but will be similar to the previous designs shown below - 2015, 2016, 2017.
RACE RAFFLE - XMAS CRACKER CHOCOLATE HAMPER
Don't forget our Xmas Cracker race raffle with the top prize of the Xmas Cracker Chocolate Hamper. Plus an extensive prize list ranging from a meal for two at Spiro's Cottrell Park restaurant to a round of golf for four to the seemingly neverending supply of Toblerone's.
As much as we love dogs we unfortunately cannot have them racing in our events.
MARSHALS AND VOLUNTEERS
To successfully run our events we require the help and support of marshals and volunteers. If you are able to assist at the event or have friends or family who may be interested, please contact us via our online contact form.
We always look after our marshals and offer free or discounted race entries too!
PARKING AT THE EVENT
As always we ask that you car share with fellow runners to keep the amount of race traffic to a minimum, and let's be honest it's a lot more fun travelling to a race with friends.
Cottrell Park have kindly reserved two large parking areas for race traffic, there will be marshals on the approach road directing you to the designated parking areas, please follow their instructions on race day to ensure parking is safe and efficient. DO NOT PARK IN THE MAIN CAR PARK OUTSIDE THE CLUBHOUSE.
DIRECTIONS TO THE EVENT
From the M4 - Exit at Junction 33 turning left at the top of the slip road. Take the second exit signed Cardiff International Airport off the A4232. Take the fourth exit off the roundabout signed Cowbridge A48. Go through the village of St. Nicholas and Cottrell Park's entrance is on the right-hand side 200 yards after you exit the village.
From Cardiff Central - Merge onto the A4232 link road exiting in a westerly direction from the city. Continue on this road until you exit left signposted A48 and at the large roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A48 to Cowbridge. Go through the village of St. Nicholas, Cottrell Park's entrance is on the right-hand side 200 yards after you exit the village.
From Cardiff International Airport - Turn left after exiting the airport. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Tredogan road. Bear right on the road and turn right toward the A4226. Turn left onto the A4226 and at the end of this road turn right onto the A48. Cottrell Park is on the left hand.
|Event Date||16-12-2018 9:00 am|
|Event End Date||16-12-2018 11:00 am|
|Registration Start Date||22-08-2018 10:00 pm|
|Cut off date||14-12-2018 6:00 pm|
|Individual Price||£18 / £20|
|Location||Cottrell Park Golf Resort, CF5 6SG|