Article date: 11th September 2021

Sedgefield Serpentine Race Information

Dear Fellow Runners.

Thank you for entering the Sedgefield Serpentine Trail Race brought to you by Sedgefield Harriers in memory of Gail Bell.

Detailed below is some important information about the event. Please read the information carefully, if you have any questions do not hesitate to contact Beth or Mark Raine (co-Race Directors) at iveybethany@me.com.

Location: Sedgefield Cricket Club, Station Road. Sedgefield, TS21 2BY

Registration: Collect your race number/or sign up between 09:00-09:45 from the Clubhouse.

Although no longer mandatory is it advised you wear a face mask whilst in registration. We will operate a one-way system in the clubhouse.

Parking: Limited FREE parking is available at the Cricket Club and there is on road parking along Station Road (please park considerately). Post code: TS21 2BY

Facilities: There are toilet facilities at this venue and water is available if needed. Baggage can be left in the Clubhouse but Sedgefield Harriers can take no responsibility for it.  There is an Aid Station at the halfway point.

The Course: Serpentine Route

The course starts behind the Cricket Club on East Park before heading down and into Hardwick Park where the first mile will take you around its pathways. From here you head out of the back of the park towards the village of Bishop Middleham. You are now on trail paths with a mixture of dirt, gravel and grass underfoot. After navigating some farmers fields you head along a grass path and up and over the old railway line. From here you cross some more fields as you pull up towards Bishop Middleham. The village comes into view as you descend and do a sharp right and start to head back towards Sedgefield. As you head up through a cornfield, you will be nearing the Aid Station. After crossing the old railway line once again you pull up through woodland next to the Nature Reserve and then the golf course. You cross the golf course and then head into further woodland before taking a sharp right as you approach the back of Hardwick Hall Hotel. From here you cross the hotel grounds before heading back into Hardwick Park for a loop of the path around the Lake and then back out the way you came under the underpass to the finish on East Park. 

There will be marshals in key areas and where possible gates will be opened. The course will be marked out with signs and tape.

Start: Once you have collected your race number/registered, please make your way to the start. The start is located just behind the Cricket Club on East Park.

Important: there to be absolutely no clearing of nasal or respiratory secretions whilst waiting or running. If necessary, it must be done at least 10m away from anyone else on course. Participants advised not to run in slipstream of other participants.

Finish: The finish is located on the same field as the start. Once you have come over the ‘finish mat’ please be mindful of other runners coming through and maintain your distance

First Aid: There will be First aiders (Total Events Safety Team) on site. If you require attention/help during the race or after, please ask any marshal who will contact the first aiders.

COVID-19

 If you are showing any signs of Covid-19 symptoms, please DO NOT attend the event:

  • A high temperature
  • A new, or continuous cough

In addition, you should not attend if you have:

  • Been in contact with anyone showing and signs of Covid-19 symptoms in the past 14 days
  • Been asked to self-isolate by the NHS track and trace service
  • Travelled within the last 14 days to an international location where self-isolation is required following your visit.

Race Results & Prizes

Winners Presentation for 1st, 2nd and 3rd male and female winners, Fastest Sedgefield Male, Fastest Sedgefield Female, Vet Male 40, 50, 60 and 70 and Vet Female 35, 45, 55 and 65.

There will also be Team Prizes.

The race results will be available on https://sedgefieldharriers.co.uk  

Contact: Mark or Bethany Raine at iveybethany@me.com 

We sincerely hope that you enjoy the event, and we are really looking forward to seeing you.

Have a great run!

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