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Terry Bates
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SYD QUIRK HALF MARATHON - SUNDAY 19TH NOVEMBER 2017

Held under UKA Rules:
Run Permit No. 2017-30496
Walk Permit No. RWA7078-1

START TIMES

8.30am HALF-MARATHON WALK
8.45 am  HALF-MARATHON RUN
(For runners & joggers who expect to take longer than 2 hours15 minutes)
9.30am  HALF-MARATHON RUN
(For runners expecting to finish in under 2 hours 15 minutes, and also incorporating the Isle of Man Half-Marathon Championships)

ENTRIES

Entry to the race is through online entry: please click on the "Registration" tab.
Entry confirmation will be via an email from the online entry system.

Entries open 1 September 2017

Entries close at midnight on Monday 13th November 2017

Due to the race being held on Open Roads wheelchair entrants or buggies cannot be accommodated.

ENTRY FEES

Affiliated to an Athletic Club £10.00
Unattached £15.00

ISLE OF MAN HALF-MARATHON RUN CHAMPIONSHIP – ELIGIBILITY

Any entrant who is a member of a local athletic club namely IOMVAC, Manx Fell Runners, Manx Harriers AC, Northern AC and Western AC,     AND either:
a) was born in the Isle of Man,
or
b) has resided continuously in the Isle of Man for at least nine months prior to race day
shall be eligible to compete in the Isle of Man Half-Marathon Run Championship.

Any competitor eligible to compete in this Championship who finishes in a position that renders him/her eligible to receive an award in both the Open race and the closed Championship (e.g. 2nd overall and First Manx) shall receive both awards.
Entry to the Championship is automatically registered to all local affiliated club members.
Please note: Club vests must be worn if participating in the Championship event.

AGE LIMITS

Walk: Entrants must be 17 years of age on day of race.  Rule No: 308 Maximum Distances

Run: Entrants must be over 17 years of age @ 31.08.17 – Rule No: 207 Age Groups (3)

 

TIME LIMIT
There is a time limit that expires at 12 noon.

TIMING CHIPS

For this event, we will be using timing chips that are integrated with your Bib Number. These should be fixed to the FRONT of your vest with the safety pins provided.

Walkers will also be issued with a second number (no timing chip) which should be affixed to the BACK of your shirt. Both should be visible at all times during the race and do not need to be returned afterwards.

Please note that there will be LIVE results online at manxtimingsolutions.com.

REGISTRATION
Race numbers and bibs with the integrated timing chips will be allocated at registration on
FRIDAY 17th November 2017 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
at Manx Harriers Clubhouse, NSC, Douglas.

Please note: NO registration will be available on Race Day
If you are unable to attend registration at the above times, please arrange for someone to register on your behalf.

PARKING  

We have been granted permission for parking in the old Ronaldsway Social Club car park. For race day only, please ignore the signs stating vehicles will be clamped. Follow the signs on the day.

NB Please note that parking near or within the new Fire Engine depot is not permitted as access is required at all times.

START AREA

The start area is within Ronaldsway Industrial Estate.
Port-a-loos will be available, however there will be NO changing rooms; please turn up ready to walk or run!
A locked vehicle will be available for storage of any kit bags.

THE COURSE

A flat or slightly undulating course starting within Ronaldsway Industrial Estate close to the Sefton Express Hotel.

Firstly complete a lap of the Industrial Estate before heading towards the roundabout at the exit of the Estate. From here you complete 2 laps of the following:
Turn left and head towards Ballasalla. Go through Ballasalla - over the level crossing, passing the Whitestone Pub and turning left at the roundabout at Ballasalla Stores. Continue towards Cross Four Ways and onto the Southern 100 course in reverse, passing through Billown and heading towards Ballabeg Corner. At Ballabeg Corner turn left and continue to Ballakeighan Corner where you again turn left onto the Castletown-By-Pass. At Castletown go straight on at the traffic lights at the railway bridge (leaving the Southern 100 course) and keeping left at the next roundabout, pass the Viking & Sidings Pubs and the Station Garage. Turn left at the Janets Corner roundabout, pass King Williams College and back to the Airport roundabout.

After 2 laps, turn back into the Industrial Estate for a further lap of the Estate, following the same route as at the beginning of the race, noting that the Finish Line is close to the lane leading to the old Ronaldsway Social Club.

Runners are advised to keep to the left at all times in single file unless otherwise instructed by marshals.

HEAD-PHONES AND RACE KIT

HEAD PHONES ARE NOT PERMITTED as the race is along open roads and runners must be able to hear marshals' instructions as well as traffic.
For safety reasons Hi-Viz tops or bright clothing must also be worn by all runners and walkers.
Infringements will result in the entrant being open to disqualification and ineligibility for an award.
 
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT YOU WILL BE RUNNING ON OPEN ROADS –
PLEASE RUN SENSIBLY AND CAREFULLY.

WATER STATIONS

Manned water stations will be situated at Billown Dip and at the start of the Castletown By-pass.
A marshal will transport any competitor's own drinks to the Water Stations from the start area. Please put your own drinks etc into the correct box for the race entered, at least 20 minutes before the start of your race.

PRESENTATION / BUFFET

The prize presentation and buffet for all entrants will take place at Castletown Civic Hall immediatly following conclusion of the race.
Toilets and changing facilities will be available at the Civic Hall, but there are no showers available.
The entrance to the Civic Hall is at the rear of the main square (near the old Fire Station) with parking available in several carparks nearby.

TROPHIES
Perpetual: Run & Walk - winners to hold for one year
 
Race trophies
RUN (overall) First Male & First Female
Second Male & Second Female
Third Male & Third Female
 
WALK (overall) First Male & First Female
Second Male & Second Female
Third Male & Third Female

The above will not be eligible to receive an Age Group Category Award. 

AGE-GROUP CATEGORIES for awards
WALK & RUN Male & Female
 17 -19 (Junior)
 20 - 34 (Senior)
 35 - 39
 40 - 44
 45 - 49
 50 - 54
 55 - 59
 60 - 64
 65 - 69
 over 70

MERIT AWARD: An award will be given for an outstanding performance in the Half-Marathon Run and will be presented at the Isle of Man Veteran Athletes' Club's AGM and Presentation evening.