Pieces of 8 HM @ Penshaw
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.
Route and Course Markings
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.
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
Shoes suitable for the ground conditions.
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.
|First Three||First finsher||First finsher||First finsher|
Race Registration and Parking
Herrington Country Park,
Tyne and Wear,
DH4 7NJMap for Herrington Country Park
Pieces of 8 HM @ Penshaw - 17/06/2018
07:00 - 08:30Herrington ParkOpens for race registration,pick up race numbers and race merchandice.
08:55Start/Finish AreaRace safety briefing
09:00Start/Finish AreaRace start!
11:00Start/Finish AreaAwards Presentation
12:30Start/Finish AreaRace cut off
Pieces of 8 HM @ Penshaw - Rules
- 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.
- You must log your number with race marshals at each check point. It is your responsibility to make sure the marshal takes your number.
- Any competitor who is deemed unfit to continue by the race directors, marshals or medics will be withdrawn from race.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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- All runners take full responsibility for their own navigation during the event.
- You must have your bib number visible at all times or easily accessible to show the Check Point team.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
|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|