Magna Carta Marathon

7th Apr 2018 • by Hermes Running
Wraysbury, Windsor and Maidenhead, GB

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What you need to know

The marathon event will start on the Thames Path trail right beside the Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club Race HQ. The route will initially be two 2.5 mile out / back loop to the Staines Bridge, followed by 4 out / back 5.3 mile sections to the Old Windsor Lock check point (turnaround point) along this lovely and scenic stretch of the River Thames path.

Distances in this event

  1. Marathon

    Run 26.2mi
    Sat 7th Apr 2018
    £30–£32
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  2. Half Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    Sat 7th Apr 2018
    £24–£26
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What’s Included
Your Entry Fee Includes:
  • Unique Magna Carta bespoke medal.
  • RFID accurate chip timing provided by Race Director timing.
  • Winners’ trophies for the 1st,2nd & 3rd Male / Female runners for each event.
  • R & R Race photography, free certificate and option to purchase photo’s at £4.95 each.
  • Well stocked Aid Stations with HIGH 5 Gels,Tailwind, jelly babies,crisps,fruit cordial and water.
  • Free on-site parking at right the race HQ.
  • Expert medical support provided by the Response Group.
Course Details

The route for the full marathon will initially be 2 out / back 2.5 mile loops to Staines Bridge, followed by 4 out / back 5.3 mile sections, to the Old Windsor Lock Check Point (turnaround point) along this scenic stretch of the River Thames path.

The course is really flat / fast and is run along the Thames Path out / back sections. As this is a national trail we would ask all runners to show courtesy to all other users of the trail as there will be a number of walkers and cyclists using this trail. The conditions are weather dependent and if it rains the Thames Path trail can get muddy on certain stretches of the trail.

Course Marking/Signage: I will be thoroughly marking the Thames Path course with fixed Hermes Running yellow / black chevron signage and yellow ribbons on this run-route.

Raceday Logistics

The registration will be at the Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club Race HQ and it will be open from 7.30am sharp. We would suggest that you were here with plenty of time to spare in order to get changed and get your baggage secured in the Skiff Club. We will have tear off Tyvek baggage tags that correspond numerically with your colour coded race numbers on the day, so please ensure that these are tagged onto your bag when you hand your bag to the baggage marshal. When you collect your race bags you will need to show your race bib number for security purposes to collect it again. We don’t accept liability for any loss of personal possessions but there will be someone in charge of the baggage. There is an on-site car park at the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds which is a short walk to Race HQ for your use, and the car parking is free for the whole day. There are plenty of car parking spaces available for all runners and spectators.

Travel
Parking ON / OFF Site

Yes there is an allocated car parking facility is located at the Runnymede Pleasure Grounds, Windsor Road, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0AE this will be available for all runners taking part and any spectators that want to support their runners too. The car parking facility is free for all day parking and there is plenty of parking available for spectators to use too.

There are frequent trains running form London to Staines and to Old Windsor Train Station, from either of these stations it’s a short walk to the Race HQ at the Wraysbury Skiff Club.

FAQs
Where Will The Aid Station / Marshals be For The Both Courses Out / BACK?
  • Aid Station 1 Wraysbury Skiff & Punting Club Start / Finish.
  • Aid Station 2 Old Windsor Lock.
    *Additional marshals will also be at the half / marathon initial turnaround point near Staines Bridge.

Both the turnaround points near Staines Bridge and the Old Windsor Lock Check Point will be very clearly marked and fully marshaled.

What Is The Time Limit For Half / Full Marathon?

The time limit for the half marathon course is 6 hrs and it’s 6.5 hrs for the marathon course.

Will There Be Ample Changing Facilities & Toilets?

There will be changing facilities in the tents situated outside the Skiff Club for male / female runners to change in.There will also be toilets located in the Race HQ, as well as portable toilets situated right outside the Skiff Club close to the Thames Path for all runners taking part.

What Will We Get At The Aid Station?

The 2 Aid Stations on course will have a selection of food / drinks including Tailwind electrolyte / carbohydrate drink, High 5 electrolyte gels and Chia Charge Bars which are provided by my sponsors. In addition there will also be jelly babies, crisps, water and fruit cordial.

Will The Course Be Chip Timed?

Yes we will be using RFID timing systems to do the chip timing, which will mean that access to provisional results will be available straight after the race. All final results will be based on gun times, though you’ll have your chip time too. There will be a race Chip timing mat at the start /finish and all race participants will be required to cross this mat at the start / finish in order to have their respective chip times correctly recorded, the Chip timing device will be contained within you race bib. We encourage participants to record their own times too using watches or Garmin’s if possible.

Is There a Entry Limit For Each Distance?

There is an on-line entry limit of 300 runners inclusive for the full / half marathons, although I might be accepting entries on the day, on a discretionary basis.

What Level Of Medical Support Can I Expect On The Day?

We will have qualified medics managed by David Monk from The Response Group who will be providing professional medical support on race day. Your safety is of paramount importance to us and if you’re feeling unwell prior to or on race day we would strongly urge you not to run. If you have to retire from the race due to feeling unwell please ensure that you notify a medic, marshal or one of us so that we can account for you. My contact number is clearly displayed on your race bibs for this reason.

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