Alderley Park Winter Trail Race 2022 - Race Day Instructions

ALDERLEY PARK WINTER TRAIL RACE
SUNDAY 16TH JANUARY 2022 9:30 AM
SK10 4TG


VERY IMPORTANT RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

Race Director – Andrew Whittingham | Licence number: 4335
Ran under TRA rules
 
www.runnorthwest.co.uk

Not long to go until you will be lacing up your shoes to join us for our first race of 2022, the Alderley Park Winter Trail Race.  We can't wait to kick start our 2022 race calendar!
 
This race information email includes everything you need to know about the start, finish, number collection, parking and much more.
 
Race numbers are now available for collection from our Run North West Wilmslow Store or can be picked up on the morning from Race HQ which has now returned to the original conference centre venue at Alderley Park which will be open from 8am.

GET 20% OFF ALL FULL PRICED ITEMS WHEN YOU COLLECT YOUR NUMBER IN ADVANCE OF RACE DAY, INCLUDING FULL PRICED TRAIL SHOES!
 
We look forward to seeing you on the start line!

WELCOME - IMPORTANT RACE DAY INFORMATION

Thank you for joining us at our Alderley Park Winter Trail Race 2022, we are really excited to get our first race of the year underway!
 
We are delighted to return to Alderley Park - please note Race HQ has now returned to the original Conference Centre Venue.   Enjoy your pre and post race day experience at race HQ set in 400 acres of Parkland.  Plus The Churchill Tree Pub will be on hand to offer you a post-race pint and refuel (further details below on this fantastic new venue!)

 

RACE START INFORMATION

RACE HQ
Conference Centre
Alderley Park North
Congleton Road
SK10 4TG

Race HQ will be open from 8:00am, within this area you will find the number collection, bag drop, caterers and our fantastic pop-up shop!

The race will start at 9:30am from outside the Conference Centre, please arrive in good time.

 Whilst we are happily out of most COVID restrictions, please be assured we still have some policies in place in order to minimise the risk and keep everyone safe.  PLEASE WEAR A FACE MASK IN THE CONFERENCE CENTRE.

Toilets are located at the Conference Centre.
 
If you have any questions that are not answered within the booklet, please contact us via email run@runnorthwest.co.uk
 
Thank you for choosing a Run North West Race!

ABOUT ALDERLEY PARK
 
Where world leading science, innovation and stylish living come together to create a place like no other.
 
Part of Bruntwood SciTech, Alderley Park is currently undergoing £247m investment. A world leading science and technology campus, the Park offers more than 1m sq ft of high specification lab and workspace, a range of scientific services and an accelerator delivering a comprehensive programme of business support for start-ups and scale-ups.  It is also home to a vibrant and fast growing community of over 200 companies.


TRAVEL TO THE RACE

Event Location: Alderley Park, Congleton Road, Nether Alderley, Macclesfield, SK10 4TG

Car and parking facilities
Where possible please car share 🚗 to ease congestion, traffic and help save the environment 🌍!

Arriving at Alderley Park:

Please head to the Alderley Park North Entrance situated on Congleton Road, SK10 4TG. 

 

Use postcode SK10 4TG (Alderley Park North entrance). 

On-site parking is available for FREE, please follow signage and marshals’ instructions on arrival.


Bike
There are bike storage areas at Alderley Park, SK10 4TG.

Public Transport
The closest train stations/tram stop (on foot) to Race HQ is Alderley Edge, which is a 2-mile walk away (or warm up). Wilmslow train station is 4.5 miles from Race HQ.

NUMBER COLLECTION
Race numbers are now available for collection from our Run North West Wilmslow Store (2 St Ann's Parade. SK9 1HG) or can be picked up on the morning from Race HQ at the Conference Centre.

GET 20% OFF ALL FULL PRICED ITEMS WHEN YOU COLLECT YOUR NUMBER IN ADVANCE OF RACE DAY, INCLUDING FULL PRICED TRAIL SHOES!

TRANSFERS
If you can no longer make the race and need to transfer your entry to someone else you can do this via your original confirmation email or through your nifty entry log-in.  Transfers are free of charge and any monies transferring hands needs to be a direct agreement between the two parties.

NUMBERS
Numbers must be attached to the front of your vest, please do not fold/cut/deface it in anyway. The timing chip is attached to the back of your number and is detected when you cross the start and the finish. Please do not run around the outside of the mat area or your time will not be recorded.
 
Please also take the time to fill in your emergency contact details on the reverse of the number prior to running, in the unfortunate event of an emergency, these can help medics to treat you swiftly and appropriately.
 
Please DO NOT run is someone else’s number as it is against UKA rules, it can cause problems with the results and could also cause a lot of distress should there be an incident and the wrong family are contacted. 
 
TOILETS
Toilets are available inside the Conference Centre. Please try to avoid queuing indoors for the toilets and ensure you are wearing masks while waiting.


BAGGAGE
Please leave your baggage in your car where possible.  However if needed we do have an on-site baggage drop at the Conference Centre (Race HQ).

COURSE
The race is a 2-lap course over approximately 4.5 miles within the hidden grounds of Alderley Park, taking in the impressive lake, the working farm and the beauty of the grounds. The race is on both trail, woodlands and sections of road. Road or trail shoes are suitable for the course, we would advise trail shoes if the days leading up to the race have been extremely wet.

Whether you’re training for a new challenge or looking for a sociable jog in the fresh countryside air, join us and enjoy a trail race through the hidden grounds of Alderley Park.
 
MUSIC PLAYERS/HEADPHONES
We strongly advise against the use of personal music players or headphones during the race, as this can restrict your ability to hear safety instructions from marshals or unexpected events.

MEDICAL SERVICES
First aid is situated at various points along the course. Should you feel unwell during the race please let your nearest marshal know so we can arrange for medics to get to you as soon as possible. If you come across anyone injured or in distress, please report it to the nearest marshal who will be in contact with our event team and our first aid providers. First aid is also available at the start and finish areas.
 
Please also fill in your personal details section on the reverse of your race number. This greatly assists the medical staff, should you require first aid or medical treatment!

ECO WATER 🥤
In a conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint, we have introduced a bring your own water bottle (pre-filled) to place at the finish area for the end of the race.  The finish area is the same point as the start and the tables will be clearly labelled. Completely optional, but every person who brings their own bottle of water is helping to save the planet one small step at a time.

Alderley Park are kindly providing compostable cups and water at the finish for anyone who needs it.

REFRESHMENTS
 
Hot food and drinks vendors, including the fantastic Tatton Perk will be with us on the day at Race HQ to serve you pre and post race refreshments.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Our race day pictures will be free to download and captured by Mick Hall Photos
 
As soon as the pictures are available we will post an update on our social media pages. Do bear with us as there will be lots to edit, they are usually available the day after the race.
 
RESULTS
Timing and results will be available at www.runnorthwest.co.uk as soon as possible after the race has finished, simply go to the Alderley Park Winter Trail Race page and click on the link. If you entered your mobile number into your entry details you should receive a text as you cross the finish line.
 
After the results are published, if you spot any issues or errors please contact Nifty Entries our results provider by clicking on the “query a result button”, or contact run@runnorthwest.co.uk where we will put you in touch with Nifty Entries.

FINISHER T-SHIRT
All runners will receive a RonHill Technical Finishers T-Shirt.  Our Alderley Park Trail Races are Finishers T-Shirt instead of Medal as your finish line reward.

2022 TRAIL RACES
The Alderley Park Summer Trail Race 2022 is open for entries and is already 75% full so don't miss out enter now!
ENTER ALDERLEY PARK SUMMER TRAIL RACE
 

OFFICIAL RACE CHARITY

The official race charity for this years Alderley Park Winter Trail Race is Stockport Foodbank.
Stockport Foodbank is looking to help all those going through "tough times" with the provision of emergency food parcels which contain enough food for 3 days irrespective of the size of your household.

PLEASE BRING A DONATION WITH YOU ON RACE DAY - WE WILL BE NOTIFYING VIA SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE WEEK OF THE RACE OF THE ITEMS THAT ARE MOST IN NEED BY THE FOODBANK.

Join us at The Churchill Tree for post-race food and drinks!

If you would like to experience the full menu, it is advised to book a table.
Set within Alderley Park, The Churchill Tree is a short stroll from the Conference Centre. See you there!

SHOP RACE DAY CLOTHES & SHOES

RETAIL POP-UP SHOP
 

A Run North West Pop-up Shop will be at Alderley Park on the morning of the race so you can get any last minute items you might need and use your 15% race discount! 

Don't forget this discount is also valid in our Wilmslow Store for up to a month after the race and online using code RNW15 at checkout.
 

Finally, from all of us at the Run North West Team we just wanted to thank you again for all of your support and we can't wait to see you all on the start line of our first race of 2022!