TATTON YULE YOMP RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS

TATTON YULE YOMP
SUNDAY 12TH DECEMBER 9:30AM
WA16 6AE


RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS - PLEASE READ CAREFULLY

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Run North West are delighted to be hosting the Tatton Yule Yomp!

This race information email includes everything you need to know about the start, finish, number collection, parking and much more.

This 10K trail race attracts both club runners seeking to place and recreational runners enjoying a festive event, many in fabulous fancy dress!

The race is a 1-lap course which runs through and around Tatton Park, consisting of undulating terrain, trail, grass, tarmac and gravel. The final 1K is on a fully closed road, at Egerton Youth Club.

We look forward to seeing you on the start line at the Knutsford Gates of Tatton Park!
KEY INFORMATION FOR RACE DAY:

START TIME: 9:30AM

PARKING: there is plenty of parking available in Knutsford Town Centre (all carparks are a maximum 10 minute walk to the start area), all of which is free on a Sunday.  Parking is not marshalled or controlled by Run North West so please park up considerately.  Please arrive early to find a space and avoid congestion.

NUMBER COLLECTION: Please note we don't post numbers out to help reduce the significant amount of waste this creates and to do our bit to help the planet.

PRE RACE DAY NUMBER COLLECTION: from the Run North West Store, 2 St Ann's Parade, Wilmslow. SK9 1HG.
Store Opening Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30 & Sun 11:00-4:00

RACE DAY NUMBER COLLECTION: from 7:30am, outdoors next to the start at Wallwood, Tatton Street. WA16 6AE (Opposite Apus Peak - please look for the RNW Gazebo's signs).  What 3 Words: Mush.Cycled.Flesh

START AREA: the race starts at the Knutsford Gates of Tatton Park (WA16 6AE).  What 3 Words: Squish.Chairing.Crackling

FINISH AREA: Egerton Youth Club, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford. WA16 6SL. What 3 Words: Folds.Rafters.Rave

T-SHIRT COLLECTION & BAGGAGE: pre-ordered t-shirts will be available for pick-up at Egerton Youth Club, Mereheath Lane. WA16 6SL  
What 3 Words: Tagging.Dolphin.Chuck
T-shirts are also available to buy on the day (subject to availability)  
Baggage will be at the same location (600 metres from the start)

TOILETS: there will be ample portable toilets at the start area and toilets available at Egerton Youth Club, at the finish area.

FOOTWEAR: We would advise trail shoes for this course, particularly if the days leading up to the race have been wet.

RUN NORTH WEST POP-UP SHOP: will be next to the start area, well stocked with lots of winter accessories such as gloves, hats and race clips.

Please note we are avoiding too much indoor activity and the congregation of crowds at Egerton Youth Club due to the current Covid situation.  Its approximately 600m from the finish area at Egerton Youth Club to the start at Knutsford Gates.
 Whilst we are happily out of COVID restrictions, please be assured we still have some policies in place in order to minimise the risk and keep everyone safe.

Please do not attend this event if you have any COVID symptoms - we recommend taking a lateral flow test before attending to ensure the safety of all our participants.  If you would like to see any further details on the current government COVID guidelines visit here: Coronavirus (COVID-19): guidance and support - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)
 
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!
RACE START INFORMATION

 The race starts at Knutsford Gates of Tatton Park - WA16 6AE.

PLEASE NOTE THE START TIME OF 9:30AM
 
Please make sure you are prepared, warmed up and on the start line by 9:20am to catch the important pre-race briefing. It is imperative that everyone listens to the briefing, we kindly request your attention so that all runners can hear important information. Announcements will be made throughout the morning by the race commentator.
 

Please note that number collection is next to the start line - Wallwood, Tatton Street. WA16 6AE (opposite Apus Peak, please look for the RNW Gazebo's)

Please ensure you head down to the start line in plenty of time, the start and finish are approximately 600 metres apart.

FINISH
The race finishes just outside Egerton Youth Club on Mereheath Lane. The final 1K is on a fully closed road, at Egerton Youth Club.

Please keep moving once you have crossed the finish line, as this needs to be kept clear for runners who will be continuing to cross the finish line.

At the finish you will be rewarded with your Run North West finishers medal, water and festive surprise.  With the change of race organiser, Roberts Bakery have come to the decision to cease sponsorship of the Tatton Yule Yomp.  We would like to thank Roberts Bakery for their generous support over the last 8 years.

As part of our environmental policy we have made the decision to no longer supply goodie bags, but we will be handing out a festive surprise to you all at the finish line.
 

COURSE

The race starts at the Knutsford Gate to Tatton Park and finishes just outside Egerton Youth Club on Mereheath Lane. The race is a 1-lap course which runs through and around Tatton Park, consisting of undulating terrain, trail, grass, tarmac and gravel. The final 1K is on a fully closed road, back to Race HQ at Egerton Youth Club.

We would advise trail shoes for the course, particularly if the days leading up to the race have been wet.

We will be holding a fancy dress competition on social media the week after the race, so wear your best festive fancy dress outfits and make sure you smile for our photographers when you see them! 📸

COURSE MAP

TRAVEL TO THE RACE
 
Bike
There are bike storage areas in Knutsford Town Centre or you can leave your bike at at Egerton Youth Club.
 
Public Transport
The nearest train station to the start line is Knutsford, but services will be very limited on a Sunday.
 
Car and parking facilities
Where possible please car share and please arrive early to avoid any road closures and congestion. There is plenty of parking available in Knutsford Town Centre (all carparks are a maximum 10 minute walk to the start area), all of which is free on a Sunday.

Parking is not marshalled or controlled by Run North West so please park up considerately.  Please arrive early to find a space and avoid congestion.
NUMBER COLLECTION

Please note we don't post numbers out to help reduce the significant amount of waste this creates and to do our bit to help the planet.
 
PRE RACE DAY COLLECTION: Run North West Wilmslow Store (2 St Ann's Parade. SK9 1HG).  You can also pick up family, friends and running club numbers in advance, just make sure you have their details (DOB) to hand. 

RACE DAY MORNING COLLECTION: from 7:30am near the start area (Wallwood, Tatton Street. WA16 6AE - please look for the RNW Gazebo's).

STORE OPENING HOURS:
Mon-Sat 9:30-5:30
Sun: 11:00-4:00

In accordance with our terms of entry deferrals and refunds are not possible due to our significant up front costs.  But the following options are available to you:
 
TRANSFERS
If you can no longer make the race and wish 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.  If you transfer your number after collecting it from our store then please note you will need to give the number to the person you have transferred it to.  Transfers will close at Midnight, Saturday 11th December.

VIRTUAL RACE OPTION
If you would prefer to run the Tatton Yule Yomp virtually, we have created a virtual option to allow you to still get involved, run the race virtually and earn yourself our iconic medal!

To opt for the virtual race, an email will be sent out early next week (please check your junk if you don't receive this) with an option for you to switch your entry to this if you wish to.

PLEASE NOTE: If you take the option to transfer into the virtual race, you will NOT have an entry to run the 2021 Tatton Yule Yomp.  This virtual option is INSTEAD of joining us on race day.

BAGGAGE
Please leave your baggage in your car where possible.  However if needed we do have an on-site baggage drop at Egerton Youth Centre, Mereheath Lane. WA16 6SL (please note this is at the finish area and approximately 600 metres from the start line).

FINISHER MEDAL & PRE-ORDERED RON HILL TECHNICAL FINISHERS T-SHIRT

All runners will receive our iconic Run North West Medal.  T-Shirts that have been pre-purchased will be available for pick up on the day please go to EGERTON YOUTH CLUB which is the race finish location (Mereheath Lane. WA16 6SL) to collect this.  If you haven't already pre-ordered a t-shirt you can buy one on the day for £9.95 (while stocks last).

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 in 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
There will be ample portable toilets at the start area and toilets available at Egerton Youth Club at the finish area.
 

FOOD AND DRINK
There are many food and drink venues in Knutsford Town Centre for pre and post race refreshments and lunch options.

Apus Peak is close to the start line and will be open from 8am, they will be offering 10% off all drinks, coffee, flapjack and Veloforte natural gels and bars etc. if you show your race number.

There will also be other food and drink vendors  on the day.

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.

WATER
Bottled water will be provided, as usual, for anyone who doesn’t bring their own. We do use a responsible supplier for our water (as well as being ZERO to landfill), their bottles are made out of a minimum 51% recycled plastic and are 100% recyclable.
Water will be available at the half-way point of the race and at the finish line.

Its important that you either take the bottle home with you to recycle or drop in our recycling bin at the finish.

If you'd like to view our environmental policy please click here.

PHOTOGRAPHY & VIDEOGRAPHY
Our race day high resolution pictures are free to download and will be available the day after the race courtesy of Run North West.  These will be available to view via a link on the Tatton Yule Yomp event page on our website RACE DAY PHOTOS.

Our videographer will be with us on the day to capture an event video. 
 
As soon as the pictures and videos 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 on the TATTON YULE YOMP EVENTS PAGE as soon as possible after the race has finished.  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.

PRIZES

Presentations will take place straight after the race for top 3 male and female finishers based on gun times and are cash prizes along with a special gift.  Vet prizes will be sent out in the post and based on chip times.

All prizes are equal for male and females, they will be awarded to the top 3 finishers as well as the first Vet in all age groups from V35 to V80+ in 5-year increments plus the first U20 (one prize per individual, male and female). 

Trophies will be awarded to top 3 boys and girls of the Fun Run, based on position.

FAMILY FUN RUN
PLEASE NOTE THE FAMILY FUN RUN IS NOW SOLD OUT AND ENTRIES WONT BE TAKEN ON THE DAY.

Our chosen charity is The David Lewis Centre ❤. 100% of the proceeds from the Family Fun Run, will go to the charity!

Family Fun Run numbers are collection on the day only. The Family Fun Run will start as soon as the main 10K event has set off, from the same start location and is approximately 2KM in distance looping back to the same point.

Please line up behind the main race start to be ready to start at approximately 9:35am.

Minimum age 4 years old, children who are unable to manage the run safely on their own without assistance, must be accompanied by an adult.

All Fun Runners will received one of our Tatton Yule Yomp Finisher Medals and Top 3 Boys and Girls will receive a Trophy.
 

TATTON YULE YOMP 2022 DEAL
Keep your eyes pealed as we will be offering a post race deal for the 2022 race!

VOLUNTEERS
Our volunteers have given up their free time to come and help us on race day, please give them a smile or thank you when you see them!  If you would like to volunteer at one of our events please email run@runnorthwest.co.uk.
OFFICIAL RACE CHARITY

Our chosen charity is The David Lewis Centre ❤. 100% of the proceeds from the Family Fun Run, will go to the charity!

David Lewis provides outstanding education, residential, medical and therapeutic support for people with learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism.

David Lewis is a modern, forward-thinking charity with a track record and reputation built over 100 years. They provide a range of educational, residential and medical services to support adults and young people with complex needs, including learning disabilities, epilepsy and autism. They are based in Cheshire, but through residential services, support people from across the UK.

ENTER 2022 RACES HERE!
RUN NORTH WEST 2022 RACE CALENDAR

Below is a full line up of our races for 2022 which we are anticipating to be free from COVID restrictions (but please be assured we have contingency plans in place if some Covid restrictions still exist):

16.01.22 Alderley Park Winter Trail Race (SOLD OUT)
06.03.22 Trafford 10K
24.04.22 Alderley Edge Bypass 10K
04.05.22 Quarry Bank Spring Trail Race (SOLD OUT)
10.07.22 Wilmslow Summer 10K
20.07.22 Alderley Park Summer Trail Race
02.08.22 Quarry Bank Summer Trail Race (COMING SOON)
04.09.22 Southport Seaside 10K
16.10.22 Knutsford 10K
27.11.22 Wilmslow Festive 10K
11.12.22 Tatton Yule Yomp (ENTIRES OPENING SOON)

Key highlights of our races:

🌟Fast courses with great PB potential
🌟Chip Timed
🌟Bespoke Medal for all finishers
🌟Pacers from 40-80 mins
🌟Optional commemorative RonHill technical finisher T-shirt
🌟Drinks station at the half-way point and the finish
🌟Post-race Snack Bar
🌟Pre & Post Race Massage with Harris & Ross (Charitable Donation)
🌟First aid 
🌟Toilets
🌟FREE to download race pictures
🌟FREE parking available
🌟FREE baggage storage
 
All our 10Ks now have a standardised price of £19/£21* and this includes our famous high quality medal. We have now made all race t shirts optional extras as part of our eco drive meaning less waste.

Please note entries for individual races will close when we have reached our limit.
SHOP RACE DAY CLOTHES & SHOES
RUNNING RETAIL SPECIALISTS

As well as events specialists Run North West are also running retail experts with our fantastic Wilmslow retail store open 7 days a week, headed up by well know local club runner Dave Norman.

Come and visit our store where we offer free gait analysis and consultation to find the best running shoe choice for you.  We stock a wide range of road and trail shoes as well as cross country spikes and our friendly, experienced staff will help you find the perfect pair for you. 

 Your 15% race entry discount is valid in our Wilmslow Store for up to a month after the race and online using code RNW15 at checkout.
OFFICIAL RACE PARTNER
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!