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The Race HQ is located in the clubhouse of the golf resort, this will be sign posted from the car park. There are several toilet blocks located throughout the buildings.
Post-race there are showers, changing and bar/food facilities in the clubhouse. Post-race refreshments and food are available to purchase in the golf resort clubhouse and bar.
When using any of the clubhouse areas and facilities please be respectful of the facilities and do not wear muddy trainers through the buildings. Worth taking a spare pair of trainers for post-race use to get to the showers etc...
RACE DAY TIMINGS
Car parking open from: 17:00
Race number/chip pickup: 17:00-18:30
Assemble at start area: 18:35
Pre-race brief: 18:40
Race start: 18:45
Presentations: 20:15 - or as soon as the last team have finished
Whilst normal road trainers will get you around the course, we do recommend that if you have a pair of trail shoes it's worth wearing them for a bit of extra grip.
RACE DAY PICKUP
- ONLY TEAM MANAGERS TO PICK-UP
Race numbers and relay batons are to be picked up on the day, no race packs will be sent out in the post. An email will be sent out a few days before the event directing you to this webpage for all the pre-race information.
- The race number is to be worn on the front of your torso/chest area and must be attached to your outer layer of clothing so as to be clearly visible
- BRING YOUR OWN SAFETY PINS
- WHEN YOU FINISH THE RACE, DO NOT RETURN TO THE CHIP TIMING MATS/FINISH LINE
- DO NOT RUN THROUGH THE FINISH LINE AGAIN
The race baton is hand carried by each competitor, the baton being passed to the next runner just prior to the start/finish line. For those who have competed in the Cosmeston or Rose Inn relays it is the same baton as used in those events. Kindly loaned to us by Penarth & Dinas Runners.
The race numbers are to be worn in a specicifc order, Red = Runner 1, Orange = Runner 2, Green = Runner3.
HEADPHONES, EARPHONES, EAR-BUDS AND SIMILAR EQUIPMENT
Along with many other race organisers we have endeavoured to persuade runners not to wear headphones, earphones or similar equipment during races. These efforts have failed and consequently we have no alternative but to adopt a strict disqualification practice for any runner seen wearing headphones, earphones or similar equipment. In respect of this race it is important that runners can hear the verbal warnings and instructions issued by race marshals.
As much as we love dogs we unfortunately cannot have them racing in our events.
MARSHALS AND VOLUNTEERS
We look after our marshals and offer free or discounted race entries too!
The golf club and both it's courses will be open on event day, where it has been deemed that runners or golfers could be in danger from each other we have taken measures to limit these risks. The run route has been designed bearing in mind the flow and direction of the golf courses as well as ensuring it has what a runner wants. However please ensure you are always alert to what is taking place around you and don't forget to say 'Good Morning' or 'Swap you' to our fellow outdoor enthusiasts, the golfers.
DIRECTIONS TO THE EVENT
From the M4 - Exit at Junction 33 turning left at the top of the slip road. Take the second exit signed Cardiff International Airport off the A4232. Take the fourth exit off the roundabout signed Cowbridge A48. Go through the village of St. Nicholas and Cottrell Park's entrance is on the right-hand side 200 yards after you exit the village.
From Cardiff Central - Merge onto the A4232 link road exiting in a westerly direction from the city. Continue on this road until you exit left signposted A48 and at the large roundabout take the 2nd exit onto A48 to Cowbridge. Go through the village of St. Nicholas, Cottrell Park's entrance is on the right-hand side 200 yards after you exit the village.
From Cardiff International Airport - Turn left after exiting the airport. At the roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Tredogan road. Bear right on the road and turn right toward the A4226. Turn left onto the A4226 and at the end of this road turn right onto the A48. Cottrell Park is on the left hand side.
PARKING AT THE EVENT
As always we ask that you car share with fellow runners to keep the amount of race traffic to a minimum, and let's be honest it's a lot more fun travelling to a race with friends.
Cottrell Park have kindly reserved two large parking areas for race traffic, there will be marshals on the approach road directing you to the designated parking areas, please follow their instructions on race day to ensure parking is safe and efficient. DO NOT PARK IN THE MAIN CAR PARK OUTSIDE THE CLUBHOUSE.