Sandy 10
Organised by Biggleswade A.C.

Sandy 10 Biggleswade AC 2018. All rights reserved

Sandy 10 Race Information

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Race Date

Sunday 8th APRIL 2018.. Start time 10.30am.

Race Headquarters

Sandy Sports Centre (Sandy Upper School), Engayne Avenue, Sandy, Beds. SG19 1BL. See above for area map.


Registration and Number/Chip collection

Runners must collect their RACE NUMBER and RACE CHIP on the day in the main Sports Hall. Please allow plenty of time to collect your number. We strongly advise that you arrive by 09.30am at the latest to allow time to park, collect your race number and the walk to the start. The race start will NOT be delayed if you are late! Note there are NO ENTRIES ON THE DAY.

Car Parking

Marshals will be on duty to show you where to park at the Sports Centre. Please do not park in Sunderland Road as it is part of the course. In the event of wet weather which restricts our parking at the Sports Centre, you will be directed to park in industrial roads off Sunderland Road. See maps above.

Gateshead Close is the first overflow car park to be used. You can drive to Sunderland Rd via Engayne Ave and St Neots Road. It's a 5 minute jog from these car parking areas to the Sports Centre or Start line


Changing, Toilets, Baggage

There are changing and toilet facilities for male and female runners at the Sports Centre. A baggage area is provided in the main sports hall but please do not leave any valuables. The race organisers will not take responsibility for any losses or damage incurred.

Race rules & etiquette

The race is run under UKA rules of competition, UKA License number 2018-33549. The minimum age for 10 mile runners is 17. Please note that the wearing of headsets/headphones during the race is NOT PERMITTED for the safety of yourself and others. Runners who wear headsets will be disqualified. Run on the left hand side of the road unless otherwise directed by the course marshals. There is a 2hr 10m time limit for the 10m race. Marshals and signage will be withdrawn after 13 minute mile pace.

Winner’s trophies

1st 3 Men, 1st 3 Ladies, 1st & 2nd MV40, 1st & 2nd MV50, 1st & 2nd MV60, 1st MV70, 1st & 2nd LV35, 1st & 2nd LV45,
1st & 2nd LV55, 1st LV65
Best age-graded performance (Roger Wadeley trophy)
1st Men’s Team (4 team), 1st Ladies’ Team (3 team)
1st Local Man & Lady (SG18 & SG19 postcodes)
Erlensee Cup (most runners in 10 mile Road Race and 3k Fun Run from the same affiliated club)
Runners are entitled to ONE individual prize ONLY
Quality tee-shirt to all finishers.
Please collect your tee-shirt after the race near the finish area and present your race number.


Hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available at the Sports Centre before and after the race.


First Aid

First aid cover is provided to Level 1 standard. If you require medical assistance during the race, please inform a course marshal who will alert our first aid personnel.


The 10 mile Start

The start area for the 10 Mile race is in Gosforth Close, just off Tyne Road and Sunderland Road, approximately 800 metres from the Sports Centre. Please allow 15 minutes to walk to the start area along the footpath, and follow the directions given by the marshals. Take great care when crossing Sunderland Road. Please see above maps of the Sports Centre and the Start and Finish areas.


The 10 mile Course

Maps of the 10 mile race route will be on display in the Sports Hall, or you can view the route above.


The 10 mile Finish

The race finish is at the Sports Centre. After crossing the finish line please stay in finish order in the funnel.


3 km Fun Run

The 3km Fun run starts at 10:45. Entries are accepted in advance or on the day provided the entry limit has not been reached. Minimum age for fun runners is 9 years. You can either enter online or post a downloadable fun run entry form. See the 3km fun run page on our website for more information. There is a 60 runner limit for the Fun Run.


After the race

The presentation of trophies will take place in the main Sports Hall between 12:45 and 13:00. Full results will be available on our web site from Sunday evening. They will also be printed in the Biggleswade Chronicle.


Race Proceeds

We are once again supporting Sue Ryder, St Johns Hospice Moggerhanger as our race charity in 2018.

After the 2017 race we wrere delighted to have donated £1000.00 to St Johns Hospice Moggerhanger (Sue Ryder) from surplus race funds.


Race Sponsors

We are very grateful to our 2018 race sponsors:

Marshalls of Sandy

Barns Fitness Studio Potton

Race Date

Sunday 8th APRIL 2018. Start time 10.30am.

Race Headquarters

Sandy Sports Centre (Sandy Upper School), Engayne Avenue, Sandy, Beds. SG19 1BL.

Sandy_10_Area_Map.pdf Sandy_10_school_map.pdf Sandy_10_mile_Race_Route.pdf

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