Pieces of 8 HM @ Penshaw

13.2

Distance Miles


1591

Ascent Feet


1469

Descent Feet


400

Number of Runners




PIECES OF 8 HM @ PENSHAW

Part of the 2018 Urban Trails series of races by Trail Outlaws.The Pieces of 8 Half Marathon starts at the foot of Penshaw Hill. The route takes in beautiful trails along the North and South side of the River Wear, with great views along the river and its broad range of wildlife and wildfowl, before the fabulous finish on Penshaw Monument itself.

We are sure you will agree, the finish and the bling with be worth the challenge. This race has everything you would want in a Trail Race.

This race also has great facilities for the whole family. Herrington Country Park has a children's play area, woodland walks and fun trail walks. There is also a great cafe and an ice cream van on the park as well.

SEASON TICKET

Entries

The race opens for entries on 30st September 2017. There will be 400 places available for the race. The entry fee is £28/£30.

Cut Offs

The race must be completed within 3.5 hours.

Route and Course Markings

The course will be marked and taped and marshals will be on hand at key points in the race. Please remember that navigating the course is your responsibility.

Aid Stations/Check Points

There will be check points at 5.5, 8 and 9 miles. Sweets and water will be available at the check points. Sweets, water and fizzy drinks will be available at the end of the race.

First Aid

The race checkpoint has first aid equipment for minor injuries. The start/finish area will also have first aid provision inculding a paramdeic and an ambulance. Nearest local hospital:- Washington Primary Care Centre, Princess Anne Park, Washington NE38 7QZ. 0344 811 8111

Mandatory Kit

Shoes suitable for the ground conditions.

Awards

All finishers get the coveted Pieces of 8 HM @ Pensaw medal and race t-shirt.

There are also male and female prizes for the categories shown below.

Senior 40-49 50-59 60 plus
First Three First finsher First finsher First finsher

Race Registration and Parking

Herrington Country Park,

Penshaw,

Tyne and Wear,

DH4 7NJ

Map for Herrington Country Park

Pieces of 8 HM @ Penshaw - 17/06/2018

  • 08:30 - 09:40Herrington Park

    Opens for race registration,pick up race numbers and race merchandice.
  • 09:55Start/Finish Area

    Race safety briefing
  • 10:00Start/Finish Area

    Race start!
  • 12:00Start/Finish Area

    Awards Presentation
  • 13:30Start/Finish Area

    Race cut off

Pieces of 8 HM @ Penshaw - Rules

  1. All competitors must be running under their own names and numbers. No swapping of numbers or running in another’s place will be accepted. If you are found to be running in another’s place you will be disqualified.
  2. You must log your number with race marshals at each check point. It is your responsibility to make sure the marshal takes your number.
  3. Any competitor who is deemed unfit to continue by the race directors, marshals or medics will be withdrawn from race. The decision will be FINAL.
  4. Runners must carry all mandatory equipment at all times during the race unless stated otherwise at Race Briefing by the Race Director. If found to be not carrying the required kit at any time, you will be disqualified.
  5. If you decide to retire from the race you must notify a marshal. You must surrender your race number and you will not be allowed to continue.
  6. Unsporting behaviour (cheating) will not be tolerated and result in immediate disqualification. This includes but not limited to, not carrying mandatory kit at all times, taking short cuts, use of PEDs.
  7. We strongly advise against the using of NSAIDs (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs i.e Ibuprofen) during the events, as they are proven to cause harm during endurance events. Doing so against this advice is strictly at the competitor’s risk.
  8. All runners take full responsibility for their own navigation during the event.
  9. You must have your bib number visible at all times or easily accessible to show the Check Point team.
  10. If you do not leave an aid station before the cut off time you will not be allowed to continue for safety, cut-off times will be strictly enforced. If you get to the finish line after the final cut off you will unfortunately not be listed as an official finisher and will not be eligible for awards.
  11. Littering will result in immediate disqualification. We must respect the trails at all times. Some of our events take place in SSSI (Sites of Special Scientific Interest), and securing permission to host events in these areas is very difficult. If you litter you not only jeopardise the events future, but more importantly you jeopardise the area.
  12. Dogs are NOT allowed to take part in the event. They present a trip hazard to other runners and a risk of upsetting livestock of local land owners.
  13. You do not have a right of way priority over any other users of the course, you must respect other users of the course throughout the duration of the event.

Course Records

Male Steve Rankin 2015 01:28:08 Female Linda Bone 2015 01:50:56
MV40 Rob Brooks 2016 01:36:07 FV40 Linda Bone 2015 01:50:56
MV50 Michael Jones 2015 01:41:40 FV50 Lyne Valentine 2014 02:01:29
MV60 Vince Emmett 2016 02:02:25 FV60 Lyne Valentine 2015 02:06:37