Fairford Festival  2008 Presents

ZYCKO Fairford 10k Road Race

Sunday 1 June 2008




Welcome to the Fairford 10k Road Race
The race is accurately measured (MC/08/30).  UK Athletics Licence Number 10545. The course is undulating and may not be suitable for wheelchairs.


Race Start
10.00 a.m. Park Street, Fairford, by St Mary's Church.

Entry fee Pre-register -closing date 24 May NO On-the-day registration
UK Athletics affiliated runners 8.00  
Un-affiliated runners 10.00  

Late Entries
Entries received after 24 May will be processed and kept for collection from the Race Information Desk.  There will be No On-the-day Registration

Parking and Directions
There is ample parking available, which is sign posted from the A417 (see maps). The only vehicle access is along Leafield Road, from the Lower Croft; there is no access through Market Place / High Street nor through Park Street. Fairford is 9 miles to the east of Cirencester on the A417 and 15 miles north of Swindon. When parked, please follow the signposts to the race start.

There are toilets, changing rooms and shower facilities at the Fairford Sports Centre and firther toilets at the Marquee. Bags should be left in your car or in the changing rooms (limited number of lockers available - need 20p coin). All belongings are left at their owner's risk.

Start and Finish
The start of the 10k race is on Park Street near the entrance to Fairford Park. Follow the signs from the car park to the start. The finish is at the other end of Park Street by the Walnut Tree Field. Park Street will be closed to traffic for the entire race duration, i.e. from 8:30 a.m. till 12:30.

Please obey the marshals' instructions at all times. Please do not wear radio headsets, run with a dog or push a pushchair (or similar) with a child in it or be accompanied by others on cycles. The Red Cross will provide medical cover.

There will be a water drink station at just over half way around the course. Drinks will also be available at the finish. The Marquee in the Walnut Tree Field has refreshments (hot and cold), bar and (limited) toilet facilities. There will also be a lunch time bar-b-q and other events to keep both children and adults entertained.

A Momento will be given to all Finishers. Prize giving will take place in the Marquee at the Walnut Tree Field as soon as the results have been compiled; this is scheduled to be about 11:30. Trophies will be presented to the first three overall male and female finishers, first Fairford male and female finishers, plus the first in each of the veteran categories: MV40, MV50, MV60, FV35, FV45 and FV55. Team awards (3 bottles of wine) will be presented to the first male and female teams of three who have entered individually under the same club name.

Free race results will be available on this website. A postal Race Result Sheet is available for an additional 50p fee.
Competitor details are protected under the data Protection Act.

The Course (see map)
From the start in Park Street, the course heads west past Fairford Church over the Mill Bridge. At the end of Mill Lane the course turns right onto the Quenington Road. Mill Lane has some blind bends and will be closed to traffic from the start of the race until runners have cleared. The next 3km are a gently undulating climb toward Quenington. The course turns right in Quenington and down a hill. The 5km point is on the bridge. From the bridge the course climbs for 1km. After the right turn, the course is a straight gradual decline for 3km to Fairford. The course runs through the Croft, right into the High Street and right again by St Mary's Church to the finish in Park Street.

The route will be marked by direction arrows. Marshals will be located at road crossings. There will be kilometre markers. The water station will be roughly half way between the 5km and the 6km points. There will be a lead vehicle preceding the field and a sweep vehicle (with a first-aider on board) following the field.