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    Trail Half Marathon

       Words by Matt Williams

       on 31/01/2018 09:54:00

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    We’re really excited to bring to you a completely new event for 2018 - Cannock Chase Half Trail Marathon. 13.1 miles of undulating trails around the area of outstanding natural beauty of Cannock Chase. In our view a true trail runners paradise!

    After months of planning and working closely with the Forestry Commission we’ve secured permission for a course that really excites us. A course that will challenge all but at the same time isn’t too difficult making it suitable for new and long time runners alike.

    This is an event for all, yet like all of our other events our main aim is bringing like-minded people together to enjoy a sport we all love… Running. If you want to take it serious then great but if like many just making it round is your challenge then fantastic! We will support you every step of the way

    For the first year the entries will be limited to 400 so please enter early to avoid disappointment.

     

    This is the ONLY Trail Half Marathon on Cannock Chase

     

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    Event Information

    Distance: 13.1 Miles

    Surface: Trails / Undulating / 100% Off Road

    Route: 1 Single Lap

    Water Stations: Every 3 Miles

    Distance Markers: Every Mile

    Parking: Off Road / Free / 100 Meters From The Start

    Facilities: Toilets / Catering / Photographer / Free Parking / Free Camping

    Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Male & Female / 1st Vet Male & Female / Spot Prices

    Freebies: Medal / Goodie Bag For All Finishers

     

    Entry

    £22.50 Pre Entry / £27.50 On The Day

    Strictly limited to 400

    Event program

    8am - Site & Enquiries Open

    8.30am – Late Entry Open (Only If The Event Hasn’t Sold Out)

    9.45am – Make Your Way To The Start Area

    10am – Half Marathon Start

    11.30am – 1st Runner Expected Back

    12.30pm – Prize Giving

     

    Venue

    Tackeroo Camp Site

    Penkridge Bank Road

    Nr Rugeley

    Staffordshire

    WS15 2UA

    The venue at Tackeroo is ideal for holding events at. Easily accessible from the north or the south Tackeroo is around 15 minutes from the M6 motorway junctions at Cannock (South) or Stafford (North).

     

    Spectating:

    We understand that friends and family may wish to come along and watch you suffer. Therefore we've done our best to keep the course as close to the start / finish arena as possible. The course makes a figure of 8 shape around the arena meaning spectators don’t have to walk far to see and support you a number of times. Entry and parking is free for spectators so please invite friends and family along.

     

    Thank You

    We’ve also managed to secure some great support from our sponsors

    Run & Ride

    On Running

    Odlo

    Feetures

    Who will be supplying prizes for the top 3 in each category and spot prizes for those that we feel have captured the true spirit of the event.

     

    Course Profile:

    The start / arena area is based at the Tackeroo Campsite in the heart of Cannock Chase. The course based on a figure of 8 which makes it ideal for spectators as from the arena they will get to see you at the start ,after 1 mile, 3miles, again after 10miles and then at the finish.

    The route is on mainly rolling terrain, hard stone tracks with a few singletrack sections that add an extra bit of fun to the course. We recommend trail shoes as the surface is un-even and could be muddy in sections.

    From the beginning you head out of the arena into the trees and loop around and back into the arena before heading down into the valley on a mile long singletrack fun section. From the bottom of the valley to head along a steady climb back up into the arena. At this point you’ll find the first feed point.

    Now you head out in the opposite direction where the course flattens out for a few miles. You’ll zig zag through some dense wooded areas before heading back into a valley. Now you’re faced with a long steady climb back up on the top of the ridge bringing you to the half way point.

    Again the course flattens out before heading into another valley and an area called Brindley Heath. A really picturesque section of the course, you run along the valley with a stream and heathland to your right and wooded area to the right.

    Now your heading back toward the arena at which you come to at the 10mile point. You can pick up encouragement from spectators before heading off on a final loop around the arena that includes more fun single track.

     

    Arrival:

    Please follow the signage from Penkridge Bank to the car park area. From there you will be directed to the start / finish arena. We recommend that you arrive at this area at least 30 minutes before the start of the event. There will be a secure bag storage area for you to leave clothing / keys etc. Spend some time and warm up before the start and make sure you wear suitable clothing for winter conditions. The start area can get quite windy so a windproof jacket and full length bottoms are recommended.

     

    Other Information:

    Prize presentation will take place around 30 minutes after the 3rd place female has crossed the line. Prizes for the Team events will be posted out a few days after the event.

    Full results will be available online from Monday after the event. A link to these and the photos taken on the day will be posted on the Facebook page

     

    Race Numbers:

    Race numbers will be sent out on the Monday before the event. For anybody who enters after this date then you will need to collect your number on the day from general enquiries. Please arrive with enough time (we recommend at least 1hr before your event start) to sign on. Signing on will be open at 8.30 in the morning so to give any keen runners time to get sorted well before their start time. At signing on you'll need to find your name against your correct category and sign your name. For any under 18's we will need a parent or guardian to sign for you.

     

    Cancelations / Making Changes:

    We will be happy to process any cancellations up until 2 weeks before the event. You will also have the option to change details, move category or transfer entries to another rider or have a refund. Transfer of entries will carry a surcharge of £1.00

    Sorry but no changes or refunds after this date

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