Important Information

COVID 19 - Ensuring a Safe Event

  • We will be following Government and UK Athletic guidelines to ensure the safety of all participants and volunteers involved with this event. This will mean some changes to the way the event is organised on the day compared to previous years. The headline changes will be:

  • Online registration will be open until 12 Noon on the 9th January 2021 

  • PARTICIPANT CODE of CONDUCT - please read the UKA Participant Code of Conduct

  • The race start will be done in groups of 50 (please provide estimated running time when registering)

  • You will be advised by email of your race start time and group number (we anticipate everyone will be started within a 30 minute window) 

  • We will NOT be providing WATER STATIONS on the course this year - if you need hydration during the race please bring and carry this with you 

  • We will NOT be providing any REFRESHMENTS this year

  • We’d encourage you NOT to bring SPECTATORS to support you this year to help us manage Social Distancing

  • SPECTATOR CODE of CONDUCT - please read the UKA Spectator Code of Conduct

  • We will be providing an OPEN AIR SELF SERVICE BAGGAGE STORAGE area, HOWEVER we cannot accept any responsibility for losses and would encourage you to leave your baggage and valuables securely locked in your car 

  • Use of FACE MASKS will be inline with current Government requirements applicable on the day when not running. HOWEVER we will be encouraging everyone involved with the event to wear Face Masks at all times whether inside or out (except when running). 

  • MEDALS will be available for all runners completing the race. These can be picked up from tables close to the finish

  • TROPHY’s will be awarded to all category winners and sent to them by post - regrettably there will be no award ceremony on the day this year

  • All registered runners will receive an email confirming there race number, start batch number, registration pack pickup time window together with general instructions for the day 7 days before the event (within 24 hours if registering in the 7 days before race day).


Link to UKA Participant Code of Conduct

Link to UKA Spectator Code of Conduct

Full results will be available in near real time via the 'Results Tab'


  • Car parking spaces in Woodcote village ( RG8 0SD) are limited. We have the use of some car parking at Langtree School but this is strictly on a first come first served basis. Please aim to arrive well before 9.30am to avoid congestion. All vehicles and possessions are left at owner’s risk. Do NOT under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES park on READING ROAD



  • Race Numbers & Timing Chips will be distributed from the Village Hall on race morning, please aim to arrive at your allotted time to help us minimise congestion and maximise Social Distancing.



  • Our event is held on roads open to other traffic and in line UK Athletics rules the wearing and use of headphones is prohibited during the race for YOUR safety. 



  • The race will commence at 10:15 a.m. with each Group of 50 runners dispatched at approximately 2 minute intervals.

On the day entries:


  • Regrettably there will be no “on the day registration” provision this year due to Covid restrictions


  • As in previous years, Barry Cornelius plans to take photographs of the race for publication on his website and for possible use by the press. You will be able to  download his photos free of charge.  If you (or your parent/ carer if you are under 18) do not wish your image to appear as a significant part of any photograph that he publishes on the web or provides to the press, please remove the 'photograph consent tick' on the entry form when you submit it.


All Finishers recieve a medal - Trophies will be awarded to: 


  • Cup for 1st over the line (returnable)

  • 1st - 2nd- 3d Male & Female 

  • 1st Vet (40+) Male & Female

  • 1st Senior Vet (50+) Male & Female

  • 1st Vintage Vet (60+) Male & Female

  • 1st Vintage Vet (70+) Male & Female

  • 1st Junior Male & Female

BAGGAGE STORAGE: An open air self service baggage storage area will be provided at the rear of the Village Hall and baggage may be left at your own discretion (We accept no liability for loss or damage to  baggage and valuables). YOU ARE encouraged to leave all personal possessions in your car.


DIRECTIONS: Woodcote is in South Oxfordshire, on the south side of the A4074, between Reading and Oxford.


First Aid  - Ambulance and first aiders will be in attendance


Entries will be acknowledged by email (don’t forget to check your junk mail folder). If you have sent an entry and not received an acknowledgement within 7 days of the event please do not hesitate to contact the organisers via the 'contact us' form. Please ensure that we have a reliable e mail address for contacting you.

LATE ENTRY PICK-UP: Runners arriving on the day to collect their Running Number must go to Race HQ. The Desk will open at 8.15am and close at 10.00 a.m. prompt.


MARSHALS AND RACE OFFICIALS: Marshals and Race Officials will be identifiable by their yellow tabards. Some marshals will be providing car park assistance - and some will be operating the Number Collection and Late Registration Desks. The majority of marshals will be sited at strategic points around the course. We would like to thank all marshals, who are volunteers and giving their time freely to the event.


PRESENTATIONS: There will be no presentations and awards this year. Trophies will be posted to category winners.



General Instructions

Link to UKA Participant Code of Conduct


  • The Village Hall will be open from 08:15 for collection of envelopes containing number bibs with timing tags and luggage labels. The team will have a full list of entrants; however it will speed up your registration if you can let them know your race number.


  • Enter the Hall through the double doors on the road entrance for pre registered runners. Please follow Social Distancing guidelines at all times. On the day registration is on the playing field side.

  • Once in the Hall you will see tables with volunteers who will issue you with an envelope; this contains your running number, race timing tag, instructions, baggage label, safety pins.

  • Number bibs have timing chips incorporated in them. There are no separate timing tags.

  • If you are intending to leave a bag at the open air self service baggage store, attach the tie on label and deposit it. When you return to retrieve this after the race please ensure you pick up your own bag with a tag number matching your race number.

  • Regrettably we will not be providing Refreshments this year. 

  • Car Parks:  Parking is adjacent to the village hall and at Langtree School. There will be insufficient spaces for all runners, so please allow time to find an alternative space round the village if they are full. Please do not block anyone’s drive. This might mean a 7 -10 minute walk.

  • Lavatories are available in Langtree School, near the start, follow the signs or please ask one of us.

  • The course will be kilometre marked & marshalled, with water stations at the halfway point and at the finish.  A safety car will follow the last runner. The race will be attended by professional First Aiders.

  • Results will be available in real time at All finishers can pick up a medal for completing the race at the finish point. 

Under UK Athletic rules. Licence no. 2019-36324 - Course Measurement certificate No. 14/299