SUNDAY 15TH JULY 2018 – Entries Closed. Race Full
I refer to my email of 8th July and confirm that the planned changes to the race have been agreed with the chip timers. I would remind you that this will only affect teams who are expected to finish in 4 hours and over. The race start times are unchanged
Our intention is to finish the race in 4 hours, at approx. 14:20. The following outlines the change which I estimate will affect approx. 10 to 15 teams based on the previous year’s results. If you have any runners who may need longer for their E (70 mins) or F leg (45 mins) then please let me know
13:10 – Any E leg 10 km runners who have not been tagged by 13:10 will start and complete their 4 laps. This allows them approx. 70 minutes to complete the 10km (4 laps)
13:35 – Any F leg 5km runners who have not been tagged will start and complete their 2 laps. This allows them 45 minutes for the 5 km (2 laps)
We will NOT be stopping the race at 14:20 and will allow all those out on the course to finish at their own pace but with the expectation that the majority will have finished by 14:20. A benefit of the change is that all the participants will be able to run when there are plenty of other runners out on the course.
The event is chip timed and we record the individual lap times for each runner so the chip timers will be able to calculate each team’s final cumulative time.
We will dismantle the course behind the last runner as in previous years but this should result in the race being completed in approx. 4 hours. Whilst we can present trophies as normal at approx. 1:20 the results themselves are unlikely to be published until late afternoon on Monday 16th July. If there is uncertainty over the results then trophies will be posted/delivered to the teams concerned.
There will be over 1600 runners taking part and I take a flexible approach to changes as I am keen for teams to be able to compete on the day. Please help me by keeping your team line ups up to date and not leaving changes until the last minute.
All teams must be registered on the portal ASAP and by Friday 13th at the latest. http://portal.ipswichekiden.co.uk/home
You should be able to use the portal up to race day for changes. If the category of any of your teams change then please let me know as I will need to reallocate a different race number.Once the portal has been closed you will need to complete a changes form at the race desk.
Junior race – The age categorisation is “aged 11 and under” or “aged 12 and over”. It is permitted to have a team with a mix of under 11s and 12s and over. In this example it would be treated as a 12 and over team. The race portal should calculate this for you.
Any questions then please get in touch